Has your elderly parent’s doctor suggested they have a total hip replacement? This can seem like an overwhelming prospect, but you’ll be able to make better decisions and support your aging mom or dad when you know more about the procedure as well as the steps toward recovery. Many elderly adults have hip replacement surgery but the ones that have the smoothest recovery are those with a strong support network of family members, elder care assistants, physical therapists and community senior ...
Each year on the second Monday in May, the U.S. Department of Health holds National Woman's Check-up Day. On this day, women are urged to go for a check-up. Has your mom been for a check-up lately? If you're not sure, now's the time to talk about scheduling one. During that medical appointment, make sure your mom's physician is running the following exams.
Blood pressure is usually one of the first tests your mom's doctor will run each year. High blood ...
Elder Care in Plainview NY
When it comes to elder care and diabetes, the more you know the better.
Having diabetes puts your elderly loved one at greater risk for gum disease. But what many caregivers may not know is, some serious forms of gum disease may also lead to the progression of diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association.
If your loved one has diabetes, he or she has an increased risk for gum disease, like gingivitis and periodontitis. Having diabetes causes a ...