Parkinson’s disease is a serious, progressive neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to move, balance, write, think, sleep and speak. Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s, it can be managed with medication, lifestyle changes and help from loved ones and medical professionals.
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Family caregivers responsible for frail elderly and disabled adults carry many burdens. This is why they engage the help of Aging Life Care™ Managers, social workers and nurses who provide a range of services.
“Root Cause Analysis” purpose is straightforward: to get better at what we do through rational analysis.
A person has diabetes when their blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, is too high. The most common types of diabetes are type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
As the Executive Director of Stowell Associates, I have been thrilled to be part of a business culture that is based on learning, serving and supporting our community.
Beginning a conversation about death and end-of-life care can create anxiety or confusion for older adults, their families and even the most seasoned professionals. Research has found that discussing advanced care plans with older adults can improve their quality of life and the experience of end-of-life care.
The address of the place you call home may change. However, when you are deciding to change your living situation, the issues you face may be complex and cause apprehension. We know that the best decisions are made when we are well informed about our options.
Everyone slips, trips or falls occasionally. One out of five falls causes a severe injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Over 700,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in emergency […]
“Could you please speak a little louder?” Age-related hearing loss affects almost half of Americans above the age of 75. Because the loss is usually gradual, many people do not realize they are having problems with their hearing. Studies show that a person with a mild hearing loss is three more times likely to fall […]
The best time to consider your goals for your future health care and end of life care is now and periodically over time. These goals will naturally change, reflecting one’s current health status, treatment options, life situation and perhaps age. These goals must be documented in an advance directive and should be discussed. Click Here […]