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Managing Your Asthma as You Age

If you’re an older adult with asthma, make sure to keep track of your lung function and identify any breathing problems immediately. Checking with your doctor is important because some symptoms of asthma, such as shortness of breath, a cough, chest tightness, and fatigue, can be an indication of certain age-related health problems, like chronic … Continue reading

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How Is Parenteral Nutrition Administered?

Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), also known as intravenous or IV nutrition feeding, is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins. Receiving TPN allows an individual to obtain nutrition using a route other than the digestive tract. TPN is ordered for patients who may have trouble swallowing, have difficulty moving food through … Continue reading

Treating Pressure Ulcers

A pressure sore (also known as pressure ulcer or bedsore) is a result of tissue getting compressed between bone and an external surface. These pressure ulcers are caused by an area of skin being pressed up against something hard, such as a bed, bone or chair. This causes damage to skin tissue over time. Pressure sores … Continue reading

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Home Nursing to Help Manage Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis is a common condition that affects the joints. It causes inflammation and pain in one or more joints and is most prevalent among older people. Arthritis can make it difficult or impossible to manage daily tasks, especially for seniors at home. Professional home care services can provide help and support for your elderly loved one … Continue reading

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National Home Care Month

Did you know that November is National Home Care Month? This is a time for the home care and hospice community to recognize the compassionate nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a difference for millions of patients and families. So many individuals and families (and even our health care system) rely … Continue reading

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Signs That Your Aging Loved One Needs Home Care

Taking care of a parent or loved can become more demanding as they age. Eventually, many family caregivers seek professional home care services to ensure optimal care for their loved one. Senior home care in Pingree Grove, Illinois Professional home care aims to delay or prevent seniors from moving to a nursing home or assisted living center. Its … Continue reading

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