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And Our Valentine’s Day Contest Winner is…

It’s time to announce our Valentine’s Day contest winner! For those who don’t know, we hosted a contest called “Kissing Booth” on our Facebook page last week. Our fans were able to guess how many Hershey’s Kisses were in our vase for a chance to win four free hours of in-home care. Turns out, we were able to fit 199 Kisses in…

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Every Minute Counts: 7 Heart Attack Warning Signs

The latest heart attack stats from the CDC are in, and they’re alarming: nearly 720,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and 1 in every 4 deaths nationwide is a result of heart disease. The American Heart Association stresses the importance of learning the warning signs of a heart attack, and acting quickly if a heart attack is suspected.…

Weight and Aging: Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight

To many people’s dismay, our metabolism slows down as we age. This unfortunate process poses an even greater risk for seniors, as studies have shown that after the age of 40, we lose one-third to one-half of a pound of muscle each year and gain that much in body fat. This is significant because the less muscle we have, the…

Diabetes Symptoms to Take Seriously

Let’s get serious and take a closer look at the numbers: About 29 million Americans have diabetes—that’s over 9 percent of the population. Diabetes is more prevalent in the U.S. than ever before, and caring for someone affected by the disease is an everyday event. Naturally, some days will be better than others, and certain symptoms may crop up that require…

The Truth About Diabetes

George Bernard Shaw once said, “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” Many times complexities are misunderstood, and diabetes is a complex disease that is often times miscomprehended. Even though diabetes is on the rise in America, there are still many myths surrounding the disease. Here are some of the common misconceptions people have about diabetes and the real facts:…

Diabetics Can Benefit from Non-Medical Home Care

Providing proper nutrition with tasty meals, implementing a new, safe exercise program and inspecting feet daily—these are just some of the daily care activities in-home caretakers can assist with when caring for an individual with diabetes. We understand that home care options can be confusing, especially when it comes to trying to decipher non-medical home care from home health care services. In…

Do you have unstable glucose levels? Recognize the symptoms.

One of four people over the age of 60 who are reading this blog are living with diabetes. It’s a demanding disease, one that should not be left untreated and must be treated properly. If neglected, diabetes can result in heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputation. Diabetes care is an everyday event, and some days you will naturally…

7 Creative Gift Ideas for Seniors

Tired of wandering the stores searching for the perfect gift for Grandma and coming up with the same old ideas: socks, perfume, fruitcake? What can you give to a senior loved one who has given so much of her time and love to you and your family over the years, and who seems to have everything she needs, or not…