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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

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

Tips for a Healthier Heart in 2020

February 3, 2020 — With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there’s more than just love in the air—February is also American Heart Month. This year’s theme is controlling high blood pressure, which is especially common in people who are providing care for older or disabled family members. Fostering a healthy heart is a key factor in a long... Read More

How to Make for a Healthier New Year for Both Seniors and Caregivers

January 2, 2020 — The start of a new year is a natural time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. For both seniors and those who care for them, improving or maintaining their health is often at the top of their list of resolutions. If staying well is on your resolutions list, here are three... Read More