Protect Your Loved Ones From Falls

Preventing falls in the home is an important part of caring for those at home versus other settings. According to the CDC one in three adults 65 years and older sustains a fall each year. Of those that fall the majority of these experience a moderate to severe injury. The type of injuries that occur can lead to other problems and can be potentially fatal. There are things that can be done to help decrease the likelihood of a fall with these types of injuries. Read more »

Can the elderly use acetaminophen?

Acetaminophen is a medication that we are all familiar with. We use to relieve aches and pains, to relieve headaches and migraines, and to reduce fever. We know it by the many different names such as APAP and Tylenol. We find it in common over the counter medication such as Excedrin for migraines and in combination with cold medicines to help relieve symptoms of the flu or the common cold. We are also familiar with prescription medications such as codeine and oxycodone. As a society we depend heavily on its uses but there are some drawbacks. Read more »

What is the impact of age on circulation?

As we age our bodies do not heal as well as they used to. Blood circulation is one main cause of this. When your body gets proper blood flow to all of its vital areas healing can begin quickly. Blood carries oxygen and other vital gases to our tissues so that movement, blood production and other basic metabolic actions can take place.

Reduced circulation can be a problem throughout Read more »

Is my loved one suffering from SAD?

During the winter months it is often hard to get out and about in bad weather especially if you are an individual who has problems with mobility. This can lead to a specific type of mental and emotion health issue known a seasonal affective disorder or SAD for short. This mental malady’s symptoms can range from mild to severe, from the “Winter Blues” to downright depression. There are many things you can do to help combat the effects of SAD. Read more »