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What You Should Know about Resveratrol

Scientists have discovered that resveratrol, a compound in the skin of red grapes and red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type 2 diabetes, have many of the neuroprotective benefits of a low-calorie diet and exercise. In a study published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, scientists from the Virginia Tech...

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Sitting Too Much Can Age You — a Lot

…but regular exercise could counteract the harmful effects! Researchers say that the more you move your body, the more alert your brain becomes.  Sitting too much can be a trigger for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and myriad other health problems, past research has found. And now a new study is sending up yet another red flag for couch potatoes to...

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Taking the Final Step

On November 6, 2016 a dear friend of mine ended her journey on this planet, surrounded by her closest friends and family.  She took her last breaths in her bed, in her home, in her own way.  She planned every detail of her last day.  Her main wish was to have a life celebration in her home where we could...

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What the Trump Presidency Means for Seniors

The election of Donald Trump, along with continued Republican majorities in the House and Senate, will likely result in major cuts in federal programs that benefit older adults and younger people with disabilities. Some of the programs that could be targeted: Medicaid, important reforms in the way health care is delivered through Medicare, and services funded through the Older Americans...

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10 Worries Aging Americans Face

At Home Health Care, Inc, no one is more actively committed to helping our clients address the worries they face by helping them maintain their health and well-being as they choose to stay in the comfort and happiness of their own home… The National Council on Aging has conducted a survey of Americans age 60 and over, along with various...

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What is Case Management?

Case Management, or Care Coordination, is a multifaceted process performed by Registered Nurses that coordinates all aspects of care for their patients, while also ensuring proper utilization of all prescribed services and resources. The goal of case management is to improve the life of the client with continuity and quality of care. Registered Nurses provide comprehensive, high quality care in...

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The Early Stages of Dementia: What to Watch For and How to Help

Do you have a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s (Dementia)? If so, NEVER FORGET, you are not alone! Over 5.3 million people were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015. It’s important to understand there are 3 stages in the ongoing process of this disease—Early, Middle and Late Stage.  We’ll focus, in today’s post, on the EARLY STAGE. What are the...

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Ideals Challenged by Rising Expenses

Home Health Care, Inc. was started with the ideal that we would make a difference in the care of the person who wanted to stay at home as long as they could. Thirty years have passed and we were able to manage our patients with loving care and maintain our caregivers with jobs that they enjoyed and were proud of...

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How the New Law Effective October 14 Affects You

We lost our petition with the Department of Labor. The Supreme Court refused to hear our complaints concerning the classification of Live-in Caregivers and their overtime. As a result, a new law becomes effective Oct 14, 2015. So how does this affect you? All caregivers must be paid overtime for any hours that exceed 8-9 hours. No caregiver can work...

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Avoiding the Dreaded Caregiver “Gray Area”

Caregivers are the heart and lifeblood of every home health agency; they are only as good as their caregivers. Caregivers are the front line and the soul of your loved one’s care. They perform the vital daily visits, provide assistance for those with disabilities, provide the personal care, cooking, take their clients to doctor appointments, and make certain that the client takes...

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