Making Decisions About Home Care

  • 3 Ways To Find Support During The Final Days Of A Loved One's Life

    29 December 2014

    It is never easy to hear that someone you love is dying. There is no doubt that this realization will leave you grappling to find a balance between a myriad of emotions and being strong for your family member. This constant struggle, along with taking time off of work, and losing track of your own priorities, often leads to longing for some form of support just to get through. Here are three options you should consider during the final days of your loved one.

  • Caring For An Aging Parent? 3 Unpleasant Emotions You Might Experience

    27 December 2014

    When you first agreed to become your mom or dad's caretaker, you may not have realized how much work it would entail. Aging parents often require a significant amount of care, whether they are physically disabled or battling Alzheimer's. No matter how much you love your parent, there may be days where you feel physically and emotionally exhausted. Here are three common emotions that you may experience after you commit to care for your elderly mom or dad.

  • Back Pain: The Possible Reasons Heavy Lifting Causes It & How To Get Relief

    26 December 2014

    Has years of heavy lifting led to your back suffering bad pain? You may need to seek assistance from an orthopedic doctor so he or she can examine your back to diagnose and treat it. Below, discover the possible reasons heavy lifting made your back hurt and how to get treated for relief. What are the Possible Reasons Heavy Lifting Causes Back Pain? There are several ways that pain can develop in the back from heavy lifting.

  • How To Warm-Up Your Body Before You Go Skiing

    22 December 2014

    Skiing can be a lot of fun and a great way to get some exercise in during the winter, but you have to be careful to avoid injuries. Professional athletes spend time stretching and warming up their bodies before each practice and event—and they are typically in prime physical condition. If you are a recreational skier who only takes to the slopes occasionally, you should do the same thing as professional athletes and spend some time preparing your body before you go skiing.

  • 4 Hearing Aids Problems And What You Can Do About Them

    22 December 2014

    Your audiologist will walk through how to care for your hearing aids when you first get a pair. However, even with good care, you might experience occasional problems with your hearing aids. Fortunately, most of the problems are easy to fix without the need to head back to your audiologist.  Whistling When you first insert your hearing aids, you might notice a whistling or howling sound. The noise could be the result of a build up of wax in your ears.

  • How To Serve In A Nursing Home

    19 December 2014

    There are many elderly people who live in nursing homes. This may be because they have no family to take care of them or possibly because they even prefer the environment of a nursing home. A nursing home will provide many of the needs that an elderly person has, such as food, shelter, social activities, healthcare and much more. Even though these elderly people are receiving great care, there are still opportunities for everyone to help serve in a nursing home and try to bring even more happiness into the residents' lives.

  • A Change Of Heart: How Changing Your Mind Can Help Your Heart

    19 December 2014

    The numbers are staggering—600,000 Americans a year die from heart disease or related cardiovascular disease, which accounts for 25 percent of all the deaths in the U.S. And although heart disease isn't always preventable (there are genetic factors that cause it), there are steps people can take to reduce their chances of developing heart disease. The problem is that most of it requires changes in diet and exercise, which isn't always easy for people to do.