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Bouncing Back from Accidental Falls

Accidental falls, or unintentional injuries, are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. There are a number of safety measures a caregiver can take to reduce the risk of injury within their loved one’s home, but older adults can also use daily exercise to improve their sense of balance to better navigate the bumpy road ahead. Here are five everyday tips to practice and implement to prevent falls:

What\’s up with the Green Smoothie?

Everywhere I look, the green smoothie has overtaken breakfast. My friends are blending for their kids. Our CEO is drinking one during morning meetings. Random people on the street are walking around with them. But is juicing the secret to all of my wants and desires? Perhaps, but here are things to consider.

You may be the caregiver, but who is taking care of you?

If you’ve ever traveled via airplane, then you’ve heard flight attendants warn that if a loss of cabin pressure occurs you should put your own oxygen mask on before helping others put theirs on. This principle of helping yourself before helping others can be related to caregiving. As a caregiver, you’re giving a significant amount of your time to help a loved one. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and stop taking care of yourself when you’re worried about the welfare of another.

A Typical Day in a Senior Rehab Facility

If your parent or loved one has a surgery planned or they have been recently hospitalized, it is likely that they will be referred to an in-patient rehabilitation facility to help them recover. You may be curious about what their stay will be like and how their days will be structured. Whether they will be in the facility for a few days or a few months, each day will be filled with physical therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy and other medical treatments tailored to help them regain their ability to be as independent as possible.

Coming Clean on the Importance of Handwashing

It was the year 1846, and women admitted to the maternity clinic of Vienna General Hospital were inexplicably dying during childbirth. Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, a new addition to the maternity clinic, was disturbed by the high mortality rate of patients and was determined to find the cause. After a number of experiments and observations, Dr. Semmelweis changed the course of healthcare with one simple discovery: Washing hands saved lives.

How Do I Find the Best Home Health Care?

You’ve spent your life knowing your parents and loved ones were there for you providing support, safety, and love. Now, as the roles reverse and the health of your loved one declines, you may be facing the reality of finding proper home care. Mindy Hill, marketing director for iCare Home & Hospice understands this process and respects the importance of finding proper care for those who need it.

Real Cures for Tendonitis

Tendonitis is the inflammation or irritation of a tendon. It is most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels. I sat down with Dr. Ryan Slater, Sports Medicine Specialist with Revere Health, to find out more about how to treat and even cure tendonitis.