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By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on March 14, 2022

Hospital readmissions can cause new health issues for seniors and financial hardships for families. Most hospitals have programs in place to lower the risk of readmissions, but they still occur in large numbers. Here are some common factors that increase hospital readmission risk.  1. Multiple Prescription Medications Medication side effects…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on February 28, 2022

There’s growing evidence suggesting a link between high blood sugar and cancer. Researchers are specifically focusing on people who have type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by fluctuating blood sugar levels. The link appears strongest with kidney, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers.  High Insulin Levels The strongest correlation between high blood…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on February 14, 2022

Retaining mobility is understandably a big part of maintaining as much independence as possible for older adults. Even seniors with conditions impacting their degree of flexibility and stability may be able to safely retain their mobility by considering any of the following suggestions.  Exercising Based on Abilities  There’s no age…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on January 24, 2022

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that approximately 15 million people in the United States care for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Most family caregivers likely agree the task is quite challenging, and there are several factors they must consider to ensure they’re providing effective care. …

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on January 10, 2022

Diet and exercise are essential for achieving and maintaining optimal health at any age. For seniors, it can be more challenging to strike the best balance between getting the nutrition they need while controlling the number of calories they eat. With age, metabolism slows, so seniors need fewer calories to…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on December 27, 2021

Obesity increases the risk of many diseases in older adults. The excess weight can have a negative impact on the organs and body systems, which is why seniors need to do everything possible to control their weight as they grow older. Here are some tips for older adults who want…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on December 13, 2021

Engaging in hobbies can be just as important for your senior loved one’s health as the foods he or she eats. Participating in healthy activities could enhance your loved one’s cognitive abilities and reduce the risk of depression. Here are a few healthy hobbies your loved one should consider. 1….

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on November 22, 2021

Seniors with mobility issues often need assistance with their daily routines. Your senior loved one may have a temporary challenge with mobility after an illness or injury, or he or she may need long-term help. These five tips can help you keep your loved one safe while also meeting his…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on November 8, 2021

Caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s can be a difficult job. There may be good days as well as bad. Family caregivers need to remain positive and look for ways to maximize their loved ones’ brain health. Here are some tips you can use for treating a senior loved one…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on October 25, 2021

If your senior loved one lives with chronic or even sporadic migraines, it can interfere with his or her quality of life. While over-the-counter medications are the most common solution, some seniors prefer holistic methods, such as drinking natural teas. Below are some soothing teas that are known to relieve…