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Pain Control and Close Calls: Benefits of Wound Care at Home

Residential in the Real World At Residential Home Health, we ask ‘What’s your health challenge?’ because our care is far from one-size-fits-all. Each patient’s health status and history informs what kind of care is appropriate for the situation, whether that be nursing,…

A Simple, Reliable Test to Predict Fall Risk

The Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test, a standardized evaluation tool, is an early warning indicator for seniors who may need therapy intervention due to fall risk.  Though it is simple, the results of the reliable Timed Up and Go effectively correlate…

6 Healthy Meal Planning Tips for Caregivers

Coordinating healthy menu options that address the nuances around a loved one’s specific health concerns can be challenging for caregivers. While proper nutrition is vital for every age and gender, maintaining a healthy eating plan for individuals coping with one or multiple…

Finding In-Home Health Care for Seniors in Michigan and Illinois

If you are considering in-home health care in Michigan or Illinois, there are a number of factors to take into account. From figuring out just the right type of in-home care that your loved one needs to weighing the differences between private…

Heart-Healthy Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake

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If you or a loved one recently have been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), you’ll find the return home from your hospital stay may require certain lifestyle changes. Modifying long-standing behaviors is never easy. A key modification many individuals coping with…

Conquering the Medication Challenge

During one of my visits with my mom, I observed small collections of pills on the counter that should have been taken several days ago. When I asked her why these medicine piles were on the counter, she didn’t know. I knew…

3 Ways to Unleash the Power of Rituals in Dementia Care

Imagine worrying about forgetting your past while also having a hard time remembering new events and information. Pretty scary, right? This is something that many individuals with dementia face every day. Fortunately, routine and consistency may help alleviate some of these challenges….

Advocating for Your Loved One During Hospital Discharge

A common misconception when your loved one is discharged from the hospital is that, since they feel well or are well enough to return to daily activities, they are able to take care of themselves. The reality is that the transition from…