Heart disease is one of the most common health conditions amongst men and women in the United States. While our risk of heart disease increases as we age, many seniors can still reduce their risk of developing congestive heart failure or experiencing a heart attack by making some simple changes. And with February being American [...]
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Nearly 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease. For seniors who wish to age in place at home, it can be a struggle to manage symptoms, avoid costly hospital stays and coordinate the right kind of support. Fortunately, with increased access to online resources and improved options for in-home care, seniors have [...]
As seniors age, they may need help at home with daily tasks and medical care. If you and your loved one’s goal is to remain at home as long as possible, it might be time to bring in some help. When you start researching to find the right option for your loved one, however, it [...]
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, My Family Home Health Care participated in the East High School Career Expo. The main goal of the event was to encourage Akron, Ohio students to examine the career opportunities available to them upon graduating high school. The expo was part of the College & Career Academies initiative to transform Akron [...]
Having an active kid in your home can be entertaining and rewarding, but also result in sports-related injuries. If your child gets sidelined with an injury from football, track, gymnastics or another sport, your doctor may refer you to a pediatric physical therapist (PT). A physical therapist’s purpose is to work with your child to [...]
Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Elderly: How In-Home Care Can Help Seniors Combat the Winter Bluesmyfamily-admin 2018-12-21T19:11:21+00:00
Cold, dark winter months can lead to depressive symptoms in seniors who live at home. Even if your elderly loved one hasn’t been diagnosed with clinical depression, less sunlight and shorter days may lead to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Symptoms of SAD vary greatly, but if you notice your loved one exhibiting the following behaviors [...]
As you look for senior care options for your loved one, you will come across many types of services including skilled nursing care and assisted living. While seniors may have access to skilled nursing when residing in assisted living facilities, a home health nurse can also offer similar nursing services at home. Before you choose [...]
Caring for a parent or loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s disease at home can be rewarding but also challenging. While the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s maybe mild, the disease can progress rather quickly and bring on new sets of challenging situations you may not be prepared for. If your elderly loved one wishes [...]
Seasonal influenza affects millions of Americans every year and causes hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations. Older adults are especially likely to get seriously ill from the flu and develop dangerous complications. But the flu shot is a simple and effective solution that can keep seniors healthy throughout the season. […]
When it comes to choosing in-home senior care, you will find that there are many types of home care services available for the elderly. Home health aides are a common option for seniors who want to remain at home but need both personal and basic health care assistance. But, what does a home health aide [...]