Archive for 2013

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Alcohol Abuse Among Older Adults

Once in awhile, it’s nice to sit back, relax and enjoy a cocktail. But how much is too much? According to the Department of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at New York University School of Medicine, “adults 65 years of age […]

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Remember to Smile!

When it comes to health and wellness, most of us prefer to take a natural approach. And who knew that by simply smiling, we can all make ourselves feel a bit better? Some of you may be skeptical and claim […]

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Today is American Diabetes Alert Day

Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is celebrating the 25th annual American Diabetes Alert Day. Every fourth Tuesday in March, the ADA urges Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test, an online test that helps individuals discover if they are […]

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10 Ways to Keep Older People from Wandering

Take a moment to imagine being in the middle of a crowded, unfamiliar place. How do you feel? Confused? Frustrated? Lost? Now imagine feeling like this in your own home. It seems nearly impossible since you’re so accustomed to that […]

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Be Safe This Spring With Proper Medication Disposal

Spring is just around the corner and many of us acquire that “out with the old, in with the new” mentality. Many will be breaking out the broomsticks, opening the windows to let in some fresh air and catching up […]

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March is National Professional Social Work Month

I would like to take this opportunity to speak about Freedom Home Healthcare’s model and the person who fulfilled my hope of what a home care company could look like using that model. For those who are not aware, Freedom […]

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10 Tips to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Caring for your older loved ones can be a very rewarding experience. Whether you’re caring for them one-on-one or responsible for their overall well-being, you may feel a strong sense of gratification. However, taking on this task adds to the […]

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4 Tips to Promote Independence

Take a moment to sit down in your home and look around. Observe the foundation you have built to live securely and comfortably. Now imagine the possibility of leaving that familiar environment one day. This is practically unthinkable, especially knowing […]

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Love Your Heart with These Helpful Tips

Roses are red, violets are blue, why do women live longer than men do? We know this isn’t your typical Valentine’s Day poem, but it is a question that comes to mind every now and then. According to researchers, women, […]

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8 Tips to Help You Avoid Health Insurance Scams

Have you ever received inconvenient telemarketing calls in the middle of supper? Has your mailbox ever been filled with countless sweepstake offers? Or even better, have you ever had a “new best friend” who insists on giving you financial advice? […]