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Seven Great Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

March 2, 2021 — March 14-20 is Sleep Awareness Week. Sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation, this recognition week is a great time to learn more about the many health benefits of getting enough good quality sleep. Need some motivation? Here are seven ways good sleep keeps us healthier: Sleep may act as a “fountain of youth,” protecting against... Read More

Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine

February 3, 2021 — Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care – such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals, and not cheating on sleep – can all benefit your heart. And that’s a... Read More

Could You Benefit from Prehabilitation?

January 7, 2021 — Here at LifeSource Home Health, we help people recover from surgeries and illnesses in the comfort of their own homes. Rehab helps them build their muscles, regain function, and cope with the emotional and cognitive aspects of recovery. But you should also think about your physical and mental health before you have surgery. Experts say... Read More

Too Much Sitting is Bad for the Body

December 7, 2020 — “Are you sitting down?” This question usually means bad news … and in this case, the bad news is about sitting itself! Most of us know that exercise is a top factor in keeping us healthy as we grow older. But few people know that even if they are active and eat well, their health... Read More

Gratitude and Resources for Family Caregivers

November 5, 2020 — November is the month our thoughts turn to gratitude – usually inspired by a certain holiday involving turkey and pumpkin pie. We love Thanksgiving as much as anyone, but we love family caregivers even more. And November is specially designated as National Family Caregivers Appreciation Month. We suspect most of our readers either are caregivers... Read More

Flu Shots Are Extra-Important This Year

October 7, 2020 — Whether you’re recovering from surgery, living with chronic illness, or anything in between, our mission at LifeSource Home Health is to help keep our clients healthy. Now that flu season is upon us, we are reminding everyone that getting a flu vaccine is important – especially so this year because of the coronavirus. What role... Read More

Does an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Mean Giving Up the Car?

September 10, 2020 — Mom has been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. She insists that it’s still perfectly safe for her to drive—but is it? This conversation has led to some tense moments as the family discuss the best way to care for Mom as the disease progresses. Experts say that people in the early stages of the disease... Read More

Keep Glaucoma From Stealing Your Vision

August 13, 2020 — Are you getting regular eye examinations? Eye exams are important for many reasons, not just for determining whether you need glasses or updating your vision prescription. They’re also the only way to detect glaucoma, which can cause irreversible vision loss. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF), “Glaucoma is an eye disease that gradually steals... Read More

Learn How to Recognize Heat Illness

July 2, 2020 — You may be used to hot weather, but too much heat is not safe for anyone. It’s even riskier if you’re older or have health problems. Hyperthermia — when the body’s internal temperature is too high — can show up in many different ways. The National Institute on Aging shares these tips for recognizing the... 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