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 [...]
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 [...]
By Carol Combs, MSW, Oxford’s Memory Care Program Coordinator Stress is defined as mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress is inevitable—everyone deals with it. So, during Stress Awareness Month, it is [...]
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.
Extreme cold during the winter can cause serious and life-threatening health issues. Be safe and be prepared with these winter weather tips.
Hospice is a compassionate option for people facing end of life illness. When faced with the unique needs of end stage Alzheimer's and other related dementias, hospice can be especially beneficial to the patient and family.
Oxford provides a variety of customized, quality-of-life services to help our clients continue to do the things they have always loved. Private duty services provide the help needed to remain independent at home.
Coping with Caregiving is a free event to help those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Don't face these challenges alone—Oxford HealthCare is here to help.
If possible, be proactive and start a relaxed conversation with an elderly loved one about the possibility of receiving help at home. Practicing listening skills and spending time with your loved one can create opportunities for meaningful conversations and empower your loved one by having input in decisions regarding his/her care.
Researchers at Georgetown University and Pennsylvania State University found that 70% of individuals age 65 and older will need some form of long-term care during their lives. Long-term care is not the same as nursing home care. In fact, most long-term care is provided in the home.