Falls are not only the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in older people, they are the most common way for a senior to lose their ability to live independently. The statistics tell a cautionary tale: One in every four senior citizens falls every year in the US. Every eleven seconds, a senior [Read More]
You have made sure all of Mom’s legal paperwork is taken care of. Or have you? Yes, you have a will, documentation of Power of Attorney, Advance Directives, and Healthcare Proxies, but do you have a Letter of Competency? Without it, these other documents may be subject to dispute. Bitter arguments can arise between family [Read More]
Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.
Staying socially active is good for the brain. And being able to see and hear makes it easier to be socially active. So, is being able to see and hear good for the brain? In a word: Yes. Remarkable new research shows that hearing aids and cataract surgery, which improve hearing and vision, actually protect [Read More]
The old saying, It’s not the heat it’s the humidity, applies to winter as much as it does in the summer. But with the opposite effect. Warmer air holds more moisture, so in summer, the humidity usually goes up with the temperature, often making the heat feel unbearable. In the winter, on the other hand, [Read More]
National Patient Recognition Week promotes observance of health care patients. This week revolves around patient satisfaction, and upon observing patient satisfaction, Patient Recognition Week promotes the idea that patient involvement is paramount to increase their satisfaction.
Our body’s natural defense system, the immune system, helps keep us healthy by fighting off bacteria, viruses and a variety of destructive cells. These seven tips will help strengthen our immune system and enhance our health — at any age. Eating fruits and vegetables is one of the easiest ways to boost our immune system. [Read More]
Beacon of LIFE provides community-based care and services to people who may require nursing home level of care. PACE was created as a way to provide the elderly with flexibility to receive health care and recreational care needs while helping them remain in the comfort of their own community.