According to a 2005 study, owning pets can be good for your health! Pets are a welcomed companion for seniors that provide a meaningful outlet for companionship. The emotional bond between pet owners and their pets can be as strong as a human friendship. Studies have shown that people that are pet owners have better […]
In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, the American Stroke Association shares information on Stroke prevention and early identification of Stroke. You may not realize that high blood pressure is the single most modifiable factor in Stroke prevention. It is important to monitor your blood pressure and to understand what your blood pressure reading means. Talk […]
Each year in April people across the country engage in activities to help raise awareness and support a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, over one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease. Understanding the causes of Parkinson’s disease is an area of emerging medical research. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that […]
As April approaches, most associate the beginning of the month with the ever infamous holiday April Fool’s Day. Certainly any one during any stage of their life can get a kick or two out of the practical jokes that go along with this day.
And that is one of the greatest parts of laughter, it’s timeless […]
As February comes to a close, let’s continue to practice healthy heart behaviors so you and your loved one can be proactive in staying active and building a healthy heart.
Consider these practical ways to keep your heart in great shape.
Stress can amplify heart disease risks, especially if it is continuous in one’s life. For […]
The theme around February 14th is love—the most beautiful gift one human can give another.
As our parents’ age, it’s important that we remember to adapt and show them love in the ways they need it. After all, the parents that we now have in our 40s, 50s, and 60s need a different kind of […]
Cursive can Provide Psychological Benefits and Emotional Connection for Seniors
Every year on January 23rd, our nation celebrates National Cursive Handwriting Day. This provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the benefits of cursive handwriting.
Penmanship is a beautiful form of art. This was the norm of Baby Boomers and Generation X growing up in the […]
Illinois Home Care in 2018
Ensuring Respect, Dignity,
and Quality Care
2018 is sure looking to be bright and eventful—especially for those involved in home care in Illinois.
On August 11, 2017, Illinois passed the Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act. This is going to be a game changer for both home care providers, health […]
3 Reasons Why Art Is Essential For The Aging Brain
The aging brain needs art. It is an incredible form of therapy—it has been for centuries. The most amazing thing about art is that it operates as therapy for two individuals—the creator and the viewer.
The creator. Art is a way for the creator to show an […]
The Many Benefits of Seniors Owning A Dog
As seniors age, they might start to isolate themselves and not even realize it. Having a dog can prevent the issue of loneliness and give seniors something to look forward to every single day. So many benefits are associated with owning a dog, and it has been medically […]