Balancing Family Life with Children and Aged Parents It’s probably not the sort of sandwich we had in mind. As we gratefully see generations of our family living longer, many families feel crushed by the duties of caring for parents [...]
Caregiver stress can affect sleep, relationships -- even your health. If you've spent time taking care of a newborn, disabled child, incapacitated adult or aging parent, you know that it’s a big challenge. But were you aware that [...]
Can you spot the warning signs of a stroke? Learn them and you could save a life -- maybe even your own! Why is stroke prevention and recognition important? Because it's the 5th-leading cause of death in the U.S., [...]
National Nurses Week is May 6 - 12 – Make sure you let your caregivers know you appreciate them! Has your life been improved by a member of the nursing profession? You have a great opportunity coming up this [...]
Good skin health is important to living a full and active lifestyle By Corrie Dinwiddie, RN Oxford HealthCare Wound Coordinator The skin is the largest organ of the human body. According to the online journal LiveScience.com, the average [...]
In the 53 years that American Heart Month has been observed, great strides have been made in the detection, treatment and prevention of Heart Disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S., responsible for 25% of all mortality.
By Pam Gennings, Executive Director Special Projects* Over the years I have talked to many family members who come home for the holidays and become concerned because they have noticed “changes” in their loved one or their circumstances. They are [...]
Recognizing and supporting caregivers is tremendously important. This month, please take the time to lend a hand, or at least a kind word, to someone you know that Is caring for another. Whether the need comes from aging, disability, illness [...]
Caring for a parent is hard. Work together with your siblings to ensure your parent gets the support they need.
When a loved one has Alzheimer's disease or dementia, behavioral changes that accompany these diseases can make visits difficult. Here are some helpful tips to help ease the discomfort and make the visits more pleasant.