The Solution for All of Your Home Care Needs

10 Tips to help make this holiday special for that Senior in your life!

For most of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family life and friendship. But for many older adults, the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing, or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account. If you have older friends and family members with underlying health issues, you can help them enjoy the holiday season more by following these simple tips, based on advice from specialists in senior medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine: 1. Stroll Down Memory Lane Holidays provoke memories, which

12,04,2018 Comments Off on 10 Tips to help make this holiday special for that Senior in your life!

Read More

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes. These changes include: eating healthy, getting more physical activity, and losing weight.

11,05,2018 Comments Off on November is American Diabetes Month

Read More

Top 5 Travel Tips for Seniors

Summer has arrived! It's time to break out the beach chairs, picnic baskets, tents, and cameras. With a more active senior population than ever, it’s no surprise that senior travel trends are on the upswing. In fact, most of the seniors polled by AARP in a recent survey planned on taking four to five trips in 2018. Before you hop in a plane, train, or automobile, be sure to read these five tips to help keep your travel plans safe and stress-free. Make your doctor’s office the first stop. Seniors should schedule a visit with their primary doctor prior to

11,05,2018 Comments Off on Top 5 Travel Tips for Seniors

Read More

Beating the Holiday Blues for Seniors

Beating the Holiday Blues…We’ve written on this topic previously, yet I never find it outdated to share advice that may help others from developing feelings of unhappiness, insomnia, loss of appetite, or even depression. So here are 10 tips to Beat the Holiday Blues. The “Holiday Season” – that time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s – is supposed to be happy times filled with get-togethers between friends, neighbors, and family. They are a time of celebration and joy; a time to remind us all of the brilliant, wonderful things life has bestowed upon us. Unfortunately, for many people, this special

10,03,2018 Comments Off on Beating the Holiday Blues for Seniors

Read More

Feature Highlight: National Primary Care Week (October 1-5, 2018)

National Primary Care Week (NPCW) 2018 will be held October 1-5, 2018. The theme for this year is “A Call to Primary Care,” with a focus on the role of primary care physicians in their communities. We will touch on topics such as firearm safety, the 2018 midterm elections, and additional ways in which physicians can positively influence their communities. The topics for each day are: Monday – Maternal mortality/pre-natal care Tuesday – Firearm safety Wednesday – Mental health Thursday – Women in medicine Friday – Opioid abuse Reach out to cph.chair@amsa.org for questions.

10,03,2018 Comments Off on Feature Highlight: National Primary Care Week (October 1-5, 2018)

Read More