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How exercise may help with slow Parkinson’s

December 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

A new study published in JAMA Neurology this week has the potential to dramatically impact one aspect of senior health care: Parkinson’s disease. Clinical trials showed that those who have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease may be able to dramatically reduce its progression through strenuous treadmill exercise. Alternatively, less strenuous exercise for those who have […]

How to age gracefully

December 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

Aging doesn’t have to be something to dread or fear.  Although our bodies and minds do change over time, you can age with grace and have some fun while you’re at it. Here are a few tips to stay forever young and to improve your health care. Live Well This may go without saying, but […]

Taking Care When a Caregiver Isn’t There

November 15th, 2017 (No Comments)

How Much Help Do Seniors Need to Live Independently? Determining the Right Amount of Support When it comes to the issue of elder care and taking care of our senior parents, we are unfortunately torn between two somewhat extreme decisions—1) they are fine living independently or 2) they require 24/7 support and care. What more […]

Seniors, Caregivers and the End of Daylight Savings Time

November 13th, 2017 (No Comments)

Handling the End of Daylight Saving Time When Daylight Saving Time ends, and we return to standard time, it’s a struggle for everyone as we try to adjust to earlier sunsets and earlier sunrises and less sunlight overall. It can be quite disorienting. The Benefit of Routines Anyone who thrives on routine will see their […]

Finding the Humor in Hospice

October 25th, 2017 (No Comments)

Isn’t one of the best things to do in life to laugh at ourselves? If we have no sense of humor, then who are we? Although we in no way are claiming that hospice care is anything to joke about, of course, one man and his good friend decided to poke fun at the home […]

Animal Therapy Benefits for Hospice Care

October 25th, 2017 (No Comments)

We have heard of therapy puppies and cats but never a therapy duck! Meet Webster, the mallard duck that wandered into Johnston’s WesleyLife as the new pet therapy volunteer. What is so interesting about Webster is that you can actually pet him! He even goes up on patient’s laps! Webster is no ordinary duck though, […]

Home Health Care to be Revolutionized with Smartwatch Technology

September 20th, 2017 (No Comments)

Watches are in and they are no stranger to helping people out; especially home health care patients. It seems as though necklaces aka life alert systems are a thing of the past thanks to Samsung and their recent partnership with Reemo Health, a senior health technology company. Originally set out to improve the quality of […]

Home Health Care to Get “Uberized” in the Future: What Does This Mean?

September 1st, 2017 (No Comments)

Improvements in technology seem to be bettering the quality of everything in life these days when it comes to convenience and control. In an attempt to “uberize” the healthcare system, well-known company Axxess, intends on appealing to the convenience of those that lack quality healthcare. Claiming it’s an “innovative new solution,” according to PRN Newswire, […]