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 [...]
By Bryan Bardwell, Oxford’s Security and Privacy Officer Don't get hooked by crooks! Our latest blog post outlines several ways to avoid online scams. Even in the relative safety of our homes, the world can be a dangerous place. [...]
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.
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.
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.
Hospice is not about death; it is about living and helping patients and their families make the most of the time they have together in familiar surroundings with comfort and dignity. Patients and families benefit most when Hospice care begins early.
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.
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.
Oxford HealthCare's Memory Care Program presents Coping with Caregiving, a free event to help those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.