Why Am I So Tired?

May 6, 2022 — Ever have one of those days where it feels like you’re moving in slo-mo and you’re too tired to do much of anything? Sometimes the reason is obvious – unusual physical exertion, or a late night out. Other times it may be an ailment or chronic condition we’re living with. And sometimes the culprit can... Read More

Stroke in Adults Under Age 45

April 12, 2022 — “They’re too young!” is a common line you hear when someone under 45 unexpectedly has a stroke. It’s true that the risk of stroke increases with age, but people of any age can experience one. Here’s a look at how strokes affect younger adults and how rehabilitation can help them recover. FAST still applies “FAST”... Read More

When a Loved One Hoards

March 17, 2022 — Many of us get the spring cleaning impulse this time of year. Out go old possessions that don’t “spark joy,” as organizing guru Marie Kondo would say. But for some people, asking if an item “sparks joy” is futile—because they are tied emotionally to all their possessions. For people living with a hoarding disorder, discarding... Read More

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

February 7, 2022 — Evidence suggests that over the past two years, many people have adopted unhealthy behaviors. These include skipping exercise, eating unhealthy foods, drinking more alcohol and using tobacco – all of which can increase the risk for heart disease and stroke. What’s more, people who had mild cases of COVID-19 may have changes to their heart and brain health because of their encounter with the virus. This... Read More

Loneliness is Bad for Our Brains

January 18, 2022 — Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. was seeing what was called an “epidemic” of loneliness among seniors. Just before the pandemic, a study from the University of Michigan found that 25% of older adults reported feeling lonely. Experts believe that number has risen during the pandemic, due mostly to the isolation and distancing needed... Read More

Honoring Home Care Workers

November 10, 2021 — November is National Home Care and Hospice Month. Every year the home care and hospice community honors the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers – many of whom work at Family Home Health – play a... Read More

4 Medication Safety Tips for Adults

October 7, 2021 — October is Talk About Your Medicines Month, a great time to make sure you’re using and storing all of your medications – both over the counter (OTC) and prescriptions – properly. Here are some tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If you’re caring for an older loved one, help them stay safe too.... Read More

How to Manage Pain Safely and Effectively Without Opioids

September 9, 2021 — Physical pain can be devastating, and unfortunately it’s a daily reality for many people. Effective pain management can help people can enjoy doing what matters to them most – and in many cases it can be accomplished without the use of opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer three ways you can safely manage... Read More

Adapting Loving Relationships During Health Challenges

August 9, 2021 — Most people over age 65 are living with at least one chronic illness. While some of the most common of these, such as high blood pressure or arthritis, are not necessarily life threatening, they can still put a crimp in one’s love life. Sometimes the spouse of the person who is ill assumes the caregiver... Read More