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MAY IS OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS MONTH!

By Joan Sardino | May 13, 2019 | Comments Off on MAY IS OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS MONTH!

Did you know? We have 206 bones in our body, and keeping them strong and healthy is important to your ability to be active and to do all the things you want to be able to do physically. Good ways to protect your bones include getting enough calcium, vitamin D, and engaging in weight-bearing and…

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WHAT IS COPD?

By Joan Sardino | May 13, 2019 | Comments Off on WHAT IS COPD?
Home Care Liverpool, NY: What is COPD?

SUPPORTING COPD CLIENTS AT HOME WITH SERVING SENIORS   According to the COPD Foundation, “COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. COPD is a progressive and (currently) incurable disease, but with the right diagnosis and treatment, there are many…

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FASCINATING BIRTHDAY FACTS ABOUT MAY!

By Joan Sardino | May 9, 2019 | Comments Off on FASCINATING BIRTHDAY FACTS ABOUT MAY!
Happy Birthday to all who celebrate a birthday this month!

Happy Birthday to all who celebrate a birthday this month! Those of you born during the month of May share some interesting qualities. Chances are that you are self-motivated… you’re a big dreamer but you also never let go of reality. People born in May are hardworking and ambitious. You also can be stubborn and…

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5 Ways to Cope with Lewy Body Dementia

By Joan Sardino | May 6, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Cope with Lewy Body Dementia
Home Care Clay, NY: 5 Ways to Cope with Lewy Body Dementia

Being a family caregiver for someone with Lewy body dementia (LBD) entails a lot of different responsibilities. You’re likely to find yourself doing things you wouldn’t have believed you could do or would ever be doing. On top of all that, it can be very hard to watch someone you care about live with a…

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Signs a Senior May Have Skin Cancer

By Joan Sardino | Apr 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Signs a Senior May Have Skin Cancer
Elder Care Cicero NY: Signs a Senior May Have Skin Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer in the United States. And, it doesn’t just beat out other cancers by a few hundred cases—it’s the most common kind by a long shot. It’s also one of the most treatable kinds of cancer when it is caught early.…

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APRIL is Medication Management Month

By Joan Sardino | Apr 5, 2019 | Comments Off on APRIL is Medication Management Month
APRIL is Medication Management Month

April ushers in our first full month of spring, but April is also Medication Management Month. During April we focus special attention on various aspects involved in managing our medications, including safely issues, how to get our numerous questions answered, and what to do in case of a medication emergency. Two important safety considerations are:…

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Happy birthday to all who celebrate a birthday this month!

By Joan Sardino | Apr 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Happy birthday to all who celebrate a birthday this month!
Happy birthday to all who celebrate a birthday this month!

April babies are known to be friendly and diplomatic, yet brave and fearless. Have you noticed this about yourself? You are active, dynamic, and love attention. You can be very frank and outspoken. At the same time, you are someone who is good at helping others to solve their problems. You are generous, and can…

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Four Questions to Ask Your Senior if She Plans to Age in Place

By Joan Sardino | Apr 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Four Questions to Ask Your Senior if She Plans to Age in Place
Home Care Clay NY: Four Questions to Ask Your Senior if She Plans to Age in Place

Aging in place is a common goal for seniors, but it’s not always something that’s possible. If your elderly family member has expressed this goal, you need to have a conversation and these questions can help. How Do You Feel about Your Current Home? Does your senior love her home? And if so, does she…

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What Redirecting Techniques Work Best When Family Caregivers Can’t Get a Parent to Calm Down?

By Joan Sardino | Mar 22, 2019 | Comments Off on What Redirecting Techniques Work Best When Family Caregivers Can’t Get a Parent to Calm Down?
Caregivers Cicero NY: What Redirecting Techniques Work Best When Family Caregivers Can't Get a Parent to Calm Down?

Agitation is common with some health issues. It’s also possible if your parent is just fed up and can’t express the frustration easily. When your parent has reached that point, how do you get them to calm down? Redirecting is a technique used regularly by caregivers to calm people with dementia. Here are some of…

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Managing Diabetes Can Feel Overwhelming… but Serving Seniors can help!

By Joan Sardino | Mar 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Managing Diabetes Can Feel Overwhelming… but Serving Seniors can help!
Managing Diabetes Can Feel Overwhelming… but Serving Seniors can help!

What exactly is diabetes? Well, diabetes describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar). This occurs either because the person’s insulin production is inadequate or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Once a person has been diagnosed with diabetes, they typically…

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