Author Archives: Andrea Albertini

In-Home Care Can Help Avoid Common Medication Mistakes

Medication Statistics It’s no secret that seniors take a lot of medications.  A study by the National Institutes of health found that 90% of Americans over the age of 65 take at least one prescription medication, and that 40% take 5 or more prescriptions!  The same study found that as many as 55% of seniors […] Read More »

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Beating the Common Cold

As a home health care provider in South Florida, we’ve learned that sometimes it’s simple health issues like the common cold that can create complications with other aspects of one’s health.  Especially if you’re in recovery, or simply have the need for live-in or hourly care.  Here are a bunch of easy ways to help […] Read More »

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Benefits of Long-Term Care Insurance

Home Care vs. Nursing Home Care If you were to take a wild guess, out of all of the people suffering from acute illnesses, long-term health conditions, permanent disability or terminal illness, would you think that there are more individuals currently receiving care at home or individuals in nursing homes? The numbers are pretty staggering.  According […] Read More »

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It May NOT Be Dementia!

There Are Many Conditions That Mimic Symptoms of Dementia Dementia is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of symptoms affecting memory and thinking. Alzheimer’s disease is only one type of dementia in which damage is especially sever in the area of the brain where the short-term memories are stored. It’s hard to look […] Read More »

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Reduce the Risk of Diabetes with Small Dietary Changes

Making Dietary Changes Can Help Fend Off the Need for In-Home Care Diabetes is no joke.  It’s difficult when you are young, but can be devastating when you get older.  The debilitating effects of diabetes in elders will most likely require them to need some type of in-home care.  When one is diagnosed with diabetes, […] Read More »

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New Treatments for Arthritis

Over 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, or OA, an often debilitating disease caused primarily by wear and tear on the joints.  That number is more than any other chronic disease except cancer and heart disease.  In its most advanced form, OA can result in the complete loss of joint cartilage which causes bone to […] Read More »

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What is Private Duty Home Care?

Private Duty In-Home Care One of the most often-asked questions we get is “What is Private Duty Home Care”?  Simply put, it is a service that was created to provide the elderly assistance with activities of daily living in a familiar setting.  Private duty caregivers offer the elderly the ability to remain in the comfort […] Read More »

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Doctors Warn Against Certain Medical Tests

Make Sure Medical Tests Are Necessary Before You Consent Recently, the AARP presented a discussion about tests that can, and possibly SHOULD, be avoided.  Doctors warn that some of the common medicals tests that are routinely taken by American can do more harm than good.  In addition to wasting billions of dollars spent on health […] Read More »

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Heart Health Begins With Eating Red

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  That’s an adage that we grow up, and it’s a good habit to follow.  But now there’s new research that shows incorporating the following round red fruits into your diet can reduce your risk of heart disease by as much as 40 percent!  When treating high cholesterol […] Read More »

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How to Pay for Long-Term Care

Depending on your unique situation, the costs associated with long-term care are paid for in a variety of different ways. For example, you may have a lot of assets and income so long-term care insurance may be an option for you. The opposite situation is where an individual has no assets and no income except […] Read More »

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