Daily activities for seniors can become difficult due to normal aging factors (loss of mobility or cognitive ability), but even more so after surgery, illness or injury. Physical therapy helps restore physical function when possible, but occupational therapy (OT) is usually needed, as well. […]
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Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services in Akron Ohio: What is It and What’s Covered?myfamily-admin 2019-03-13T20:06:20+00:00
If your elderly loved one is a Medicaid beneficiary and doesn’t have a means of transportation, they may be able to utilize non-emergency medical transportation services (NEMT). The Code of Federal Regulations requires all states to ensure that eligible Medicaid beneficiaries have NEMT transport them to and from non-emergency appointments. But what is non-emergency medical [...]
Properly managing and taking medications is extremely important for seniors. Despite this importance, it can also be difficult to take medications regularly, remember proper dosage or recall updated instructions. There are many reasons this crucial task can be difficult, including: Timing of doses Number of medications Frequent medication changes Medication side-effects Conditions that make it [...]
As seniors age, there are a variety of issues that may arise, including managing medications, needing in-home assistance or dealing with medical claims. It can be difficult for family members or caregivers to navigate each new challenge. For this reason, a home health social worker who specializes in seniors can be a huge support in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]