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Convalescent Homes – Exploring Convalescent Homes for the Elderly

If you are a loved one or caretaker of an elder with long-term illness, a convalescent home may be something that you have considered looking in to. Convalescent homes are generally considered housing for elderly or ill patients to recover from long term illnesses. They offer specific and immediate medical care and support to post-surgical […]

Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer Review

According to WebMD, infants and small children are prone to get fevers because their immune systems are still developing, and are not as capable of warding off infections as older children. Therefore, it’s important for parents to be able to take their infant or young child’s temperature accurately to determine an appropriate course of treatment. […]

Announcing the Senior Housing Guide and Senior Housing Trends Infographic

For many seniors and their family members, the choices for senior citizen housing can be overwhelming. From aging in place with the assistance of caregivers in independent living communities or senior assisted living facilities, to more extensive care giving options for seniors with higher levels of acuity like memory care centers and skilled nursing facilities, […]

MRSA UTI Prevention – 5 Contributing Factors to Developing a MRSA UTI in a Nursing Home

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) UTIs are increasing throughout the United States, and transmissions acquired in hospitals and care facilities are of particular concern. A MRSA UTI cannot be treated with traditional antibiotics and the prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria is a growing problem, especially for the elderly living in residential care facilities, as more […]

Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker Review

The Fitbit Wireless Activity/Sleep Tracker is a multipurpose health monitoring unit that has all of the functionality of a normal pedometer, but also features several additional features that are surprisingly useful for overall sleep health. Like a pedometer it can track your walking activity, and in addition also can monitor the quality of your sleep […]

Spotlight On: Copper Creek Inn

Finding a senior living solution for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can sometimes prove to be difficult. Often, seniors with dementia are the picture of physical health, but their memory impairment limits their ability to care for themselves. In some areas, the choices for care are limited, assisted […]

Weight Loss in Elderly Relatives: When Should You Worry?

As elderly relatives grow older, caretakers and relatives need to keep an eye on warning signs of problems. The signals come in many forms, and one common symptom the elderly experience is weight loss. Weight loss in the elderly, however, is not always a sign of a problem, which can make it particularly difficult to […]

Eatsmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale Review

The Eatsmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale is a revolutionary scale that is meant to be one of the most accurate digital scales for home use, and it is especially useful for aging adults to keep track of their overall health. The clean design and ease-of-use are only a couple of the popular features of […]

Recognizing Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease in Elderly Patients

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disease that is characterized by body tremors, stiffness and difficulty moving. This disease is often difficult to diagnose in the elderly; thus, caregivers and family members should familiarize themselves with the symptoms of this disease. Body Tremors and Stiffness Body tremors and stiffness are two of the most common symptoms […]

Withings BP800 Blood Pressure Monitor Review

Withings BP800 Blood Pressure monitor is a way for patients to work with their health care professionals to manage blood pressure and cardiovascular health using any Apple device, which in an of themselves represent state of the art technology. This blood pressure monitor is not only an effective way for patients to chart the readings […]