Flu Prevention Tips

Why should I get the flu shot, when statistics show that this year’s vaccine is only 23% effective? The CDC states that this is a very uncommon year and still recommends getting vaccinated because the flu virus could shift again before the flu season ends. This is the...

Care Transition Programs from Hospital to Home

Returning home from the hospital can be a traumatic experience for the elderly for many reasons. In most cases the patient has been 100% dependent on hospital staff and the transition to life with less help at home can be a challenge. Assistance may be needed in the...

Institution vs Community Support

In-home care and assisted living facilities has been an increasing segment of elder care in the past decade. Approximately more than 1.8 million people live in nursing homes today and will gradually decrease in years to come. Statistics have shown a slight decrease in...

Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Today, many people don’t understand the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. By knowing the meaning of both terms you will be able to determine the correct symptoms for you or a family member. Dementia refers to a set of symptoms, not the disease...

Preventing Trips and Falls at Home

Trips and falls can be extremely devastating for seniors. Fortunately, some simple tips can help keep elderly family members safe when they're on the go and at home, and prevent injury: Check Your Vision ·See your doctor for a vision check up every year and pursue...

Benefits of In Home Care

Children of elderly parents are being provided with the valuable option of in-home senior care. Deciding how to take care of your aging parent comes with limited choices. You can bring them to a nursing home, move in with you, or hire a home health care service to...