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Articles posted by "Moorings Park Home Health Agency"

3 Signs that it May be Time to Bring in Outside Help

It is not uncommon for couples that have lived together for a long time to learn how to adapt, adjust and compensate for each other’s weaknesses. They figure out how to make it work until something happens and everything falls apart. You do not have to wait until an emergency happens to get help, though. […]
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Remain Independent in Your Own Home

It came to our attention through the time that our area was affected by Hurricane Irma, that there are many families in need of help during a time of crisis, whether a natural disaster or another type of crisis. Various issues that arise with regard to aging can be difficult to deal with, however, it […]
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Heart Health

World Heart Day was established at the beginning of the 21st century as a means or the World Heart Federation to increase awareness about heart health. Worldwide, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death each year, resulting in the lost of over 17.5 million lives. The World Heart Federation has the goal […]
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Pain Medications and Risk of Falling and Addiction for Elderly

Many elderly persons suffer from chronic pain due to musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis, nerve damage due to diabetes or shingles, or various forms of cancer. Reports indicate that over 30 percent of people enrolled in Medicare Part D use opioid prescriptions in efforts to manage pain. Opioids (hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, etc.) are powerful pain medications […]
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Dementia Awareness and Care

Dementia is a brain disorder that diminishes memory, thinking and the ability to communicate, making daily self-care difficult and average daily activities challenging to perform. Many people have memory loss issues and this does not automatically mean that they have Alzheimer’s or another dementia. While symptoms of dementia can vary greatly, at least two of […]
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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist as Florida Braces for Irma

It is especially important to be prepared if there are babies, elderly, ill persons or special needs persons in the home, to ensure all needs are properly met in case a hurricane affects the area. Here is a hurricane safety checklist to help you in preparing: Water in plastic containers. One gallon of water per […]
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The Benefits of Elderly Persons Owning a Pet

For elderly persons who live at home alone or even in a group facility, owning a pet can provide stress reduction, result in lower blood pressure, encourage social interaction and physical activity, and prompt the desire to do research and learn about their pet. Studies have found a connection between cardiovascular health and pets. A […]
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The Importance in Informing Your Doctor About Any Fall or Injury

Falls and fall-related injuries amongst seniors are undoubtedly an area of concern. Despite this, a recent study shows that approximately half of seniors who have suffered a fall do not discuss the fall with their doctor. When someone has suffered a fall, it is very important to discuss it with the doctor for a variety […]
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The Importance of a Local Primary Doctor for Seasonal Residents

Southwest Florida enjoys a substantial inflow during the winter and early spring months especially. When seasonal residents experience an injury or become ill, they are often unsure as to whom to go to for medical care, since many seasonal residents do not have a local primary physician. Often times, their only primary care doctor is […]
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Diabetes and Fall Prevention

Diabetes is a condition that has been established as a risk factor for falls. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which is nerve damage affecting sensation, movement and balance, is a common complication of diabetes that puts aging persons at a higher risk of falling. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by increased blood sugar levels, which damage the nerves […]
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