More seniors are embracing in-home health technology. Seniors have been historically slow to join the digital revolution. But over the past several years, technology adoption rates for seniors have strongly outpaced the overall adult population, according to a [...]
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 Jan Untz, RN, BSN, Oxford Orthopedic Coordinator Falls can put you at risk of serious injury. Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it is quite important. Physical changes and health concerns—and sometimes the medications used [...]
By Meagan Ennis, RN, Oxford’s Diabetes and Neurology Coordinator Some things you might not know about Diabetes: According to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, and 21 million of those people are undiagnosed. Another 86 million people [...]
By Cindy Tucker, RN, Oxford’s Quality and Compliance Coordinator Anne’s bus was late. Even though it was noon on a very hot summer day, she decided to walk from the grocery store to her home. At 72—healthy and active—Anne thought [...]
Home repair scammers are looking to make a quick buck; and unfortunately, older adults are most vulnerable. Learn how to protect yourself, or a loved one, from scammers.
Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. Strokes are TREATABLE, but every second counts.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure—is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. However, many CVD deaths could have been prevented through healthier habits and managing risk factors.
Non- verbal communication is critical when dealing with dementia, and touch is a powerful way to connect with someone who is losing other avenues to communicate.
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another—or to "walk a mile in someone else's shoes." Often, our personal experiences bring this opportunity as well as teach us this important lesson.