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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

Scam Alert: Con Artists Prey on COVID-19 Fears

April 6, 2020 — From natural disasters to world disturbances, any time there is big news that worries people, con artists are quick to capitalize on our fears and concerns. We haven’t seen a more concerning current event than the COVID-19 pandemic in many years—and no sooner did the word “coronavirus” appear in the headlines than fraudsters unleashed their... Read More

Eat Right, Bite by Bite

March 4, 2020 — These days, it’s hard not to hear something about nutrition—how dairy may not be as healthy as we think, or supplements may not be so great, or how no one is getting enough fiber. For older adults especially, it can be hard to know for sure what foods are good for you and which you... Read More

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October 7, 2019 — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! As we age, it’s especially important (for both women and men) to keep breast health in mind. Check out this infographic we crafted to help you learn more about breast cancer, its symptoms, and treatment options! Be sure to share with your friends and family!  

August: National Immunization Awareness Month

August 6, 2019 — As we prepare for a new school year, you may hear a lot of buzz about immunizations; but don’t forget that older adults also need vaccines! You may need to boost childhood vaccines that have worn off over time, or you might be at a higher risk of serious complications and even death from preventable... Read More