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Know the facts: heart disease and stroke

Many of us associate February with romance, pink and red foiled chocolates and aisles of cheesy cards in stores; but February is also associated with a more serious topic: heart health. February is American Heart Month, which is a dedicated time of year created by the American Heart Association to raise awareness and funds for heart disease in the US. To help educate you on the causes and risks of heart disease and stroke, we've rounded up some http://www.canadianpharmacy365.net/ … [Read more...]

Our favorite fall prevention resources

Every year one-third of Americans aged 65+ falls. There are many causes and risk factors of falls in older adults such as balance, lack of strength and/or gait. Click the links below in order to learn more about fall prevention techniques. The National Council on Aging has a brief animated video to help you learn more about falls. Read this guide for fall proofing your home from the National Institute for Health shares The National Resource Center for Osteoporosis and Related … [Read more...]

Seniors, are you prepared for winter weather?

You've bought bread, milk and eggs, so now what do you need to do to stay safe in winter weather? All Care suggests following these simple tips in order to maintain your health and safety colder temperatures hit. Stock up! Keep nonperishable food on hand that does not require cooking. You should also have batteries for flashlights and radios and access to a phone. Warm up! Even if you are indoors, it is a good idea to wear layers. If you are concerned about a high power bill and decide … [Read more...]

5 Ways to better manage your health care

A new year often means focusing on health related goals: losing weight, eating better, exercising more, and cutting out unhealthy habits. The new year is also a time to get organized and to tackle those projects you have been putting off year after year. In 2016, make it a year of better health and organization by establishing a system to better manage your health care. From medical bills to appointments, you can be in control of your own care by following these simple tips: Go digital. … [Read more...]

3 Things to Consider When Making a Plan of Care

Creating a plan of care, both in case of emergency and for long-term care, is beneficial not only to the recipient of care, but also to the caregiver. Plans of care can clarify expectations, enable better communication, help to eliminate stress and keep health and safety as top priorities. If you are a caregiver or the recipient of care from someone, consider creating a plan to ensure your health is not compromised in unforeseen circumstances. Here are some questions to consider when creating … [Read more...]