Horizon Care Services Blog

Key To The Cure – Remembering a Friend and Colleague

One of the great champions of Horizon Care Services family was Tina Edington.  Tina was one of the most amazing home health liaisons whose genuine care for our clients and their families made her a star in the local industry. When we lost Tina to cancer, we lost a truly remarkable team member and great […] Read More »

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Key to the Cure Kick-Off Celebration!

I invite you to participate in the upcoming 16th Annual Saks Fifth Avenue Key To The Cure Kick-Off Celebration on Wednesday, October 15 to benefit the Foshay Cancer Center at Jupiter Medical Center.  This always popular event presents a perfect opportunity to showcase and to market your business to a well-heeled audience, which enjoys shopping […] Read More »

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Planning Ahead for Long Term Care

Maintaining Activities of Daily Living It’s not uncommon to start questioning about aging.  Where you will live when you start to need help.  Not just with minor aspects of getting around, but potentially needing a live-in caregiver to help with the very basics of maintaining ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living.  Don’t wait for your […] Read More »

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Guarding Your Medical Identification

Personal data theft is growing! As a provider of private duty home care in the Palm Beaches and most of South Florida, we constantly speak with clients who have had great concerns with the protection of their medical data. The news headlines are dominated with stories about financial identity theft.  However, there’s a much bigger […] Read More »

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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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