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Diabetes Management When You’re Under the Weather

Posted by Troy Abbott on Sep 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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Living with diabetes can be challenging on its own, but when you’re sick, management can become even more difficult.  Illness can cause your blood sugar levels to shift, and it can become harder to determine when your sugar levels are off due to already feeling pretty bad.  If monitored poorly or not at all, diabetes can lead to other complications such as ketoacidosis or other long term effects.  In older adults, it can be even more difficult because often they are juggling other health issues and medications.  If you have ever struggled managing diabetes while sick or are unsure of steps to take if it happens to you in the future, these three tips are for you.

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'Vestibular Rehab' Sounds Dizzying - But It's Quite the Opposite

Posted by Troy Abbott on Aug 22, 2017 11:30:00 AM

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Fall risk continues to increase as we get older, and vestibular dysfunction, better known as vertigo or dizziness, plays a big role in our ability to stay on our feet.  As we age, dizziness can be a major symptom indicating underlying health problems, and in fact, nearly 80% of people over the age of 65 experience some form dizziness.  Untreated dizziness can even turn into permanent balance deficit leading to limitations with every day functions.  In response, Residential Home Health’s trained clinicians and therapists have developed programs to provide you with the help you need in treating your vestibular dysfunction. 

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5 Signs You Need to Consider Home Health Care for Your Loved One

Posted by Troy Abbott on Aug 8, 2017 2:30:00 PM

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Home health care can be very beneficial for your loved one, but how do you decide when it’s time to give a home health provider a call?  Many factors can affect your decision, but what it really boils down to is: are your loved one’s health risks too much to handle for you or for them to remain independent in their home? It’s hard to admit when you need help in any situation, but sometimes that’s exactly what’s needed to improve their quality of life in the long run.  Home health is a great resource to help patients after a recent hospital discharge or in recovery from a surgery, but what about some of the less obvious symptoms that home health could help with? Here are five signs that help determine whether you should give a home health provider a call.

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Keeping You on Your Feet and Engaged in Your Favorite Activities

Posted by Troy Abbott on Jul 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Mobility becomes increasingly challenging as we age, and as a result, one in three seniors over the age of 65 experiences a fall causing over two million ER visits each year.  Not only does falling pose a risk to our health, but decreased mobility can hinder our ability to do the things we love.  At Residential Home Health, we have a mission to keep you on your feet, allowing you to stay active and engaged in your favorite activities. 

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LSVT® BIG & LOUD, a specialized therapy program that helps patients with neurological disorders walk and talk to their fullest potential

Posted by Troy Abbott on Jul 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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We’ve been told our whole lives to “think big,” but what if that simple statement was the key to treating neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Often patients with these diseases struggle to use their bodies to the fullest capacity, and it only gets worse as the disease progresses.  Utilizing larger than life movements and sounds, Residential Home Health therapists are trained to use the innovative program, LSVT BIG & LOUD, to slow progression and improve conditions for patients dealing with a neurological disorder.

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