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This conversation has become more common lately but there is still so much stigma surrounding mental illness. It is so easy for society to place mental health on the back burner when there are many other chronic health concerns. However, the approach that we have taken as a society is not sustainabl read more.
Jessica Mays Nursing Clinical Manager, Porter Hills Home Care Navigating a loved one’s aging process can be a very difficult situation. When your loved one can no longer care for themselves, it is time to seek help. But what kind of care environment is the best choice for your family? What read more.
Recently I taught a class for a group of caregivers in the community. To prepare I spent some time doing research. I have worked in the caregiving field for 13 years and I am still learning things! Our understanding of dementia and caring for people affected by dementia continues to evolve. We al read more.
Baby Shots Again? When we think of immunizations we often think of babies getting their shots but it’s important that adults of all ages stay current on their immunizations. Did you know that the CDC has a chart with the recommended vaccinations for people over 55 years of age? http://www.cd read more.
Think about learning your ABC’s. What is the first thing that comes to your mind? How about the way you would soothe a crying baby? What was your go-to lullabye? Does the song Amazing Grace conjure any emotions for you? Do you find yourself tapping your feet to a catchy tune or perhaps s read more.
Nikki Urbon, RN QA/PI Manager Why is heat safety so important? During the summer months it is especially important to be aware of the dangers that high temperatures and a hot sun may pose, and to know how to be prepared for the heat. On average, 675 people die from complications related to extr read more.
Clinical Manager, Therapy As I began doing some research about skin cancer in the last couple of weeks, I was amazed at how many things about it I didn’t know. It is the most common form of cancer. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Yet, for decades, tann read more.
As we celebrate Father’s Day, we are reminded how important our dads are to us. Because we cherish the roles these men have played in our lives, we want them to be involved in our lives as long as possible. We want them to be healthy, happy and wise. A man in the United States today who reaches t read more.
Jessica Mays Nursing Clinical Manager, Porter Hills Home Care June celebrates National Safety Month. Awareness is key in being safe and healthy. A topic that should be discussed with care is elderly drivers and their safety. Many children begin to worry about their parents’ driving skills read more.
Jocelyn Bunce, MPA, ACSM-CPT, NASM-SFS, Fitness Specialist Often we decrease our physical activity as we age. While we may need to modify the exercises that we do, there is no reason to slow down! As an exercise professional I get all sorts of questions regarding fitness and exercise, especially read more.