March is National Nutrition Month!

March 4, 2019 — As we grow older, our body changes the ways it uses the food we eat. We’re more likely to be less active as we age, which means we don’t need as many calories to stay at a healthy weight—but our nutrient needs remain the same. On the other hand, older adults who are underweight face... Read More

American Heart Month 2019: Cholesterol and You

February 6, 2019 — It’s February, which means it’s American Heart Month! This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is focusing in on the conversation about cholesterol. In the United States, 1 in 3 adults has high blood cholesterol, which can be a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke—so it’s definitely a conversation worth having... Read More

Top Six Healthy Aging Resolutions for 2019 

January 7, 2019 — Make 2019 the Year of You! Regardless of age, forming healthy habits is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions—and though we may make the promise to ourselves to be healthier in 2019, finding realistic, measurable goals can be a challenge. So we’ve compiled some of our favorite methods for building a happier, healthier... Read More

Responsible Drinking This Holiday Season

December 4, 2018 — One of the best parts about enjoying the holidays as an adult is holiday cocktails! From sparkling champagne on New Year’s, to warm apple cider and bourbon on Christmas, chances are you or your loved ones are going to enjoy a holiday drink. In fact, about 75 percent of Americans consume alcohol, and some studies show... Read More

A Healthy Thanksgiving Feast for People with Diabetes

November 6, 2018 — According to the International Diabetes Federation, over 425 million people are currently living with diabetes—more than 30 million of them in the United States. World Diabetes Day and Month both fall in one of the most tempting seasons of the year for people with diabetes—Thanksgiving. It can be tough to stick to a healthy diet... Read More

Immunizations for Seniors

October 4, 2018 — The topic of immunizations for seniors is something that comes up usually around flu season—”Do I need a flu shot? What other shots am I missing?” While flu shots are incredibly important, especially for older adults who may be more vulnerable to complications from the flu (over 60% of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations occur in adults... Read More

Pain Management and Medication Safety

September 5, 2018 — You’ve probably heard about the opioid epidemic—115 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. But if you have a chronic pain condition, you may have been prescribed a heavy-duty painkiller to help you manage your symptoms. However, in recent months, many doctors have been making the switch from opioids to non-opioids for pain management, so... Read More

What is Wound Care?

August 10, 2018 — For seniors who have illnesses that may cause chronic-non-healing wounds, wound care can be an important part of aging in place. As we get older, our bodies are less efficient at healing open wounds, so seniors who undergo surgery or suffer an injury may have a hard time healing without a little extra help. When... Read More

Summer Safety: Don’t Let the Heat Get You Down

July 13, 2018 — According to the National Weather Service, heat is one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths in the United States, causing hundreds of fatalities each year. As we grow older, our bodies become less efficient at regulating body temperature, and it’s tougher for us to tell when the temperature outside is rising. Seniors are also more... Read More

Emergency Preparedness with LifeSource Home Health

June 15, 2018 — During natural and manmade disasters, older adults and people with temporary or long-term disabilities are often hit hardest. Emergency preparedness is one of the most important topics to adults who may have health or mobility issues, especially in Louisiana, where weather disasters are a very real concern. At LifeSource Home Health, our goal is to... Read More