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Seniors Can Quit Smoking — And It’s Never Too Late to Benefit

There’s no sugar-coating it: smoking cessation is an uphill battle. In surveys of older smokers, as many as half say that they would like to quit smoking altogether. But beating the harsh chemical addiction to nicotine is only part of the equation; smoking…

Elmhurst Memorial Home Health, Hospice services join Residential Home Health

Elmhurst Memorial Home Health and Elmhurst Memorial Hospice have become part of Residential Home Health, ranked among the leading home healthcare providers in the U.S. Current patients may continue care through Residential Home Health, which will operate Elmhurst Memorial Home Health and…

5 Signs You Need to Consider Home Health Care for Your Loved One

Home health care can be very beneficial for your loved one, but how do you decide when it’s time to give a home health provider a call?  Many factors can affect your decision, but what it really boils down to is: are…

Giving Patients the Tools They Need to Stay Out of the Hospital and In Control

Did you know that the oldest person to climb Mount Everest was eighty? That a sixty-seven-year-old once rowed across the Atlantic? That an eighty-two-year-old completed the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii? Seniors are capable of amazing things. Too often, there is a mentality…

Bathing Tips for Older Adults with Dementia

Caring for an elderly parent or spouse with dementia requires flexibility and sometimes changes the way you do things.  Even routine tasks like taking a bath must be approached in a manner that is a little different from in the past.  Consider…

See How Easily You Can Improve Incontinence with Hydration

There are many causes of urinary incontinence, a condition which tends to occur as the bladder muscle weakens and has more difficulty holding urine. Common physical changes resulting from the aging process, like reduced mobility, increase the time that it takes…

8 Simple Ways for Caregivers to Promote Healthy Hydration in Seniors

Though hydration is important for healthy living at any age, seniors are at greater risk of dehydration due to physical and physiological changes that occur during the natural aging process. With potentially dangerous symptoms of dehydration like disorientation, constipation, and low blood…

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness in April!

Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive. Nearly one million Americans are living with Parkinson’s. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected….

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…

Prescription costs for Medicare recipients down

Seniors who are on Medicare may have found that their prescription costs have dwindled in recent years.

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