Making Decisions About Home Care

  • 5 Tips For Helping Your Older Parent Feel Safer At Bath Time

    17 March 2015

    As your senior parent is getting older, he or she could be having a hard time bathing alone. A slippery bathroom can be scary for a senior citizen, and your mom or dad could be afraid of slipping and falling or otherwise getting hurt. Luckily, there are ways to help your older parent feel safer at bath time, so you can help your loved one feel confident while bathing while also cutting down on the risk of an accident.

  • Getting Yourself Summertime Ready

    4 March 2015

    Most major retailers are rolling out their swimming suit collections, which can only mean one thing--wintertime is ending. Before you can hit the beach or start wearing those cute new shorts you bought, it's important to make sure that you are summertime ready with these simple steps. Shed the Winter Weight Summer bodies are made during the winter. Unfortunately, colder weather usually means a lot of baked goods and loads of carbohydrates.

  • If Your Loved One Has Alzheimer's, A Miniature Horse May Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

    23 February 2015

    If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, you know how challenging some days can be. Since there is no cure for Alzheimer's, you might feel helpless knowing that your loved one's symptoms will inevitably worsen. Miniature horses can provide much-needed therapy for both you and your loved one. Sound strange? Here is a glimpse at why routine visits from a miniature horse can help you and your loved one cope with the symptoms of Alzheimer's.

  • What Could Be Causing Your Shortness Of Breath?

    11 February 2015

    Of all of the medical and health symptoms you could experience throughout your life, one of the most frightening and distressing is when you begin to experience trouble breathing. While it's understandable that not being able to breath normally makes you worry and wonder what is going on, you should by no means panic. In fact, panicking will only make the symptoms worse. So, before you freak out and make a bad situation worse, learn some of the possible causes for your shortness of breath and what other symptoms to watch out for.

  • Managing Your Contact Lenses: There's An App For That

    5 February 2015

    Contact lenses are an effective way to correct vision problems, and they eliminate the need to worry about cleaning and maintaining a pair of glasses. That doesn't mean, however, that you're off the hook in caring for your contact lenses. Changing your contact lenses according to your eye doctor's recommendations will help keep your eyes as healthy as possible. Many people forget when the time to switch to new lenses as arrived so they end up wearing the same pair for longer than they should.

  • Ready To Plan A Baby? Talk With An Obstetrician First

    3 February 2015

    If you are thinking of having a baby, but you aren't sure if your body is ready, make an appointment with an obstetrician. You may want to put more thought into having your baby than you previously contemplated, and an obstetrician can give you some insight. You want to make sure that your body is healthy, that you are ready for the change in your lifestyle, and you want to find an obstetrician you feel comfortable with.

  • A Man's Guide To His Significant Other's Routine Gynecological Exam

    29 January 2015

    Most women feel unease and some level of discomfort when the yearly gynecological exam is on the horizon. If you are a male, however, you might not completely understand what your significant other is experiencing and why she might feel the dread that she does. Here are the basics of what happens during your significant other's routine gynecological exam so that you can better understand why she is going and what exactly happens during the appointment.