Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Yet those statistics don’t tell the whole story: there are many people who go undiagnosed, believing that the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are normal aging, and then there are people whose memory loss may not be dementia.
Northbrook, Illinois – Homewatch CareGivers North Shore announced today that it has received the 2015 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. Awarded to only the top ranking home care providers, based on client and caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, Homewatch CareGivers North…Details
Taking measures to remain safe in one’s home is a key part of maintaining independence. The National Patient Safety Foundation has created the annual Patient Safety Awareness Week, which occurs March 8-14, 2015. This year’s theme is “United in Safety” and the goal is to “enhance communication, which can increase engagement.”Details
Social work and caregiving have a lot in common and often work together to improve the lives of those in need of assistance. March is National Social Work Month and the goal of the National Association of Social Workers during this time of awareness is “to educate the public about how social workers and the…Details
There are many opportunities for people over the age of 50 to learn how to get the most out their technological devices for more meaningful experiences. Technology seems like a young person’s thing: all those “intuitive” buttons that aren’t necessarily intuitive to anyone over the age of 30, much less 50. However, there is so…Details
March is National Nutrition Month and also American Diabetes Alert Day occurs, thus a perfect opportunity to look at the relationship between food and diabetes. Diet plays an important role in managing diabetes. March is National Nutrition Month and also American Diabetes Alert Day occurs, thus a perfect opportunity to look at the relationship between…Details
To understand how important it is to start planning for long term care, you need to know how relevant it is to your current situation and how likely you may need help. Below are some startling statistics about long term care in America. 40% of people receiving long-term care are working-age adults between the ages…Details
It’s usually the first question an adult son or daughter asks when researching home care for their elder parent: “How much does it cost?”
February is National Heart Month, and during this month is also a single day, National Wear Red Day on Feb. 6, to bring attention to the facts about heart disease in women.
The new year is a time for reflection and possibly new beginnings at any stage of life. While a new year’s resolution can seem contrived, it can also be incredibly meaningful and lead to greater happiness and fulfillment in life.