Making Decisions About Home Care

  • Three Myths About Bee Stings: Busted

    9 October 2015

    Most people get stung by a bee at least once in their life. For many, the experience is just a little uncomfortable. For others, getting stung leads to a dangerous allergic reaction and lands them in the emergency room. Whether you have a known insect allergy or not, it is important to know a bit about bee stings so that if you or a friend get stung, you can react properly.

  • Why You Should Use Your Hearing Aids In The Workplace

    22 September 2015

    If you have been balking at wearing hearing aids in your workplace, then you have been doing a great disservice to yourself, employer and colleagues. Maybe you have been avoiding them because of the associated stigma and prejudice; for example, some people think that they make one look old. However, you need to use them because hearing aids bring multiple benefits to the workplace. Here are four examples of such benefits:

  • About Hiring A Home Care Nurse For Easier Stroke Recovery

    8 September 2015

    Are you aware that neglecting to move around on a regular basis after partial leg paralysis from a stroke can make the condition worse? It is a good idea to hire a nurse that can visit your home and help you move around, as well as with other daily tasks. Below, discover how helpful a home care nurse can be for your stroke complications as you recover. How is a Home Care Nurse Helpful When Recovering from a Stroke?

  • The Steps Of Hip Replacement Surgery

    20 August 2015

    As you become older, there is a chance that you could develop hip arthritis. Hip arthritis can develop into a severe condition that can cause severe pain when moving the hips. At this point in time, your doctor may suggest hip replacement surgery to be done by an orthopedic surgeon. Although the sound of surgery sounds complicated and scary, it only requires a few simple steps that orthopedic surgeons know exactly how to complete.

  • Recovering From Total Hip Replacement Surgery

    7 August 2015

    You've had a painful hip condition for years and are getting ready to have a total hip replacement. This is a common procedure and will reduce your pain and allow you to walk comfortably. One key to a successful hip replacement is the therapy you receive when you get home. Here is what you can expect after your surgery to make sure you'll get a long, pain-free life out of your new hip joint.

  • Pardon Me? Three Signs That It's Time To Get Your Hearing Checked

    28 July 2015

    Everything from quiet conversations with a loved one to noisy get-togethers with friends can be challenging when you struggle to hear. Although you might begin to question your ability to hear things effectively, it's easy to shrug off your concerns -- especially if the idea of getting a hearing aid doesn't appeal to you. What you might not know, however, is that many modern-day hearing aids are designed to be nearly invisible once inside your ear, which means you won't have to be self-conscious about wearing one.

  • 3 Things Parents Should Expect From A Speech Therapist

    9 July 2015

    If you are concerned about your child's speech and language skills, you might consider making an appointment with a speech therapist (also known as a speech pathologist). It is a speech therapist's job to work with your child to evaluate and improve communication disorders and/or swallowing disorders. It can be confusing to try to set up an appointment and find the right therapist for your child, especially if this is your first time dealing with a speech therapist.