November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Communities and organizations throughout the country observe National Diabetes Awareness Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. November also means it's Thanksgiving time. Living with diabetes can be challenging...
One of the most significant challenges hospitals face in reducing readmission rates (when a patient is readmitted within 30 days of their discharge) is keeping their patients actively engaged in their own health, recovery, and care. Readmission, in many...
Cost increases for long-term elder care have moderated in recent years... but they have started to speed up again this year. According to industry research, the average increase for six types of care has risen 4.5% this year. The average...
Defining necessary health care for veterans can be almost impossible. Everyone has unique needs. They might be young but have mental and emotional scars from their time overseas, or they could be older and have health care needs related...
Dehydration can cause issues such as low blood pressure, cognitive impairment, and urinary tract infections. Proper hydration is vital to keeping the body regulated. Seniors, those over age 65, are much more prone to heat related issues than other...
Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. Click on link below as we overview social services and resources available to community seniors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4AkRQV2hKI
J.D. Miller, CEO/Founder of Home Care Partners, appeared as a guest on a recent radio segment of "My Generation." Click on lick to listen. Hosted by the publishers of South Shore Senior News earlier last month. We discussed issues relating to home...
Heart disease is under-diagnosed, and under-treated. It is estimated that 6 million women develop coronary heart disease on an annual basis. And, the symptoms of a heart attack are different between men and women. Females should work to be educated...
Thinking about funding retirement years? Seniors need to understand their resources and options. See additional information from the Social Security Administration regarding benefits, your eligible age, and your ability to be patient... ****************************************************************** You may start receiving Social Security benefits as...
Have you noticed your elderly parents needing household assistance? During this holiday season, be observant when visiting elderly family. If you notice a problem in one area, for example: stale food in the refrigerator...this might also be indicative of other...