Therapy dogs can improve the quality of life for those who live alone

Having just adopted a cute little puppy, I was inspired to share what I know about pets, especially dogs, assisting those who are mostly immobile or homebound. Not everyone of course enjoys animals, but for those that do… Therapy Dogs’ owners are dedicated to providing services to individuals living at home through “Home Visit Programs”. […]

Alternatives to Nursing Homes

Before you make any decisions about long term care, get as much information as you can about where you might live and what help you may need. A nursing home may not be your only choice. Discharge planners and social workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies can explain your options and help […]

Signs your Parent Needs Help

Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one might need support with completing daily living tasks. How do you know if it is time for in-home care? Here are many of […]

10 Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

There are a number of benefits for seniors that practice Tai Chi . Tai Chi only requires about 20 minutes a day and is a low-impact, relaxing type of exercise.  Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art in the sense that it focuses on mental and spiritual aspects integrated into movement.  This meditative form of exercise […]

How Cardiac Rehabilitation Can Help Heal Your Heart

If you have a heart attack or other heart problem, cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) is an important part of your recovery. Cardiac rehab can help prevent another, perhaps more serious, heart attack and can help you build heart-healthy habits. Learn more about who needs cardiac rehab and how it can help your recovery. What is cardiac […]

Unknown Health Conditions Linked to Poor Oral Health

Oral health is much more important than you may have thought.  Aside from  cavities, gum disease and even oral cancer, there are a number of health problems you may not have realized can be traced back to having poor dental hygiene or damaged and missing teeth. Here are some less known conditions that can be […]

Storm Preparation for Seniors with Mobility Disability

Planning for a hurricane or major storm is critical for those with a mobility disability. Seniors and disabled people in South Florida are just entering into Hurricane season which runs 6/1/17-11/30/17. Palm Beach and Broward County offer several resources for those with people disabilities.  You should maintain a list of all emergency services and medications […]

Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans

The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. Living in Palm Beach and Broward County we are especially aware of this as we enter into hurricane season.  Seniors and families with special care and/or medical needs have to take into account […]

New Film Series Emphasizes Vital Role of Good Nutrition for Healthy Aging

Washington, D.C., March 8, 2016 –Constant exposure to our environment, the things we eat, and stresses from both inside and outside our bodies all cause us to age over time. Although scientists have not yet found a way to delay the biological processes of aging, they are learning more about how healthy behavioral practices, such […]

Review: The experience with Home Care One was very good from the beginning

The experience with Home Care One was very good from the beginning. The aid selected was very respectful and helped around house with other chores such as cooking and cleaning. Management was very informative from the beginning, and my wife and I were pleased with the service provided. Rafael Fano