Occupational Therapy Can Help You Live More Independently

April 30, 2023 — Occupational Therapy Month is celebrated every April to focus on the meaningful difference occupational therapy can make in people’s lives. There are over 134,000 occupational therapists in the U.S., including our own here at LifeSource. Their services can help with a wide range of recovery and adjustment needs. Here’s a quick primer on what occupational... Read More

Celebrate Home Care and Hospice Workers

November 18, 2022 — Did you know that: Home care health providers travel about 8 billion miles to deliver the best health care in the world? Ninety percent of Americans want to age in place, and home care is the preferred method of health care delivery among the disabled, elderly, and chronically ill? Home care agencies—including LifeSource Home Health—provide... Read More

Surprising Fall Risks

August 18, 2022 — Home is where the heart is. It’s also where six out of 10 falls happen. Certain factors are well-documented as increasing the risk of falling: low vision, muscle weakness, memory problems, inner ear disorders, low blood pressure, medication side effects, and hazardous home conditions (naturally). Recent research has also revealed other surprising factors that could... Read More

Grilling Season Safety Tips

July 18, 2022 — BBQ season is in full swing! Grilling is an American tradition. And as the pandemic continues, reports the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more people than ever are firing up the grill, because it’s a safe way to be with a group of people outdoors. Before you put on your chef’s apron and pick up... 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

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

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

Do Your Homework to Prevent Falls at Home

June 2, 2020 — Most of us are spending a lot more time at home than usual these days, and that’s leading to lots of projects like decluttering and deep cleaning. Another project to consider—one that will help keep you healthy—is to make small tweaks that can prevent falls in the home.  “While common perception is that falls only... Read More

Ordering Takeout or Delivery During COVID-19? Play It Safe.

May 12, 2020 — Not wanting to risk exposure to the coronavirus at a public grocery store during the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are opting to have groceries, prepared foods, and meal kits delivered to their homes. And though restaurants are closed, many still deliver. People are wondering if this is safe. Your main risk of contact with the... Read More