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November 2021 | Generations Home Care
A family caregiver
Caregivers are an essential part of our health and elder care system. They put in long hours to provide the support, attention, and assistance many seniors need to continue living independent lives. Caring for a family member isn’t always easy, but it can be an enriching and powerful experience. This November, National Family Caregivers Month […]
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An older women concerned about UTI prevention
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common illnesses that tend to affect seniors with surprising symptoms. These infections occur when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra, which is the tube that passes urine from the bladder to outside the body. This bacteria then moves through the urinary system potentially infecting the bladder, or cystitis. […]
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Arthritis pain in the hands
Aching joints are a common complaint as we get older, but did you know that over 20 percent of American adults have been diagnosed with arthritis? Afflicting over 50 million adults, it’s currently the leading cause of disability in America. “Arthritis” is actually a catch-all term for joint pain spanning over 100 different conditions. All […]
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a senior couple enjoying healthy aging month
Twenty years ago, Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, designated September as Healthy Aging Month . The purpose of Healthy Aging Month is to focus attention on the positive aspects of aging. Healthy Aging aims to encourage everybody over the age of 45 to let go of the negative expectations of aging and embrace […]
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A woman admiring a plant while gardening
The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said that “Nature itself is the best physician.” While science has advanced significantly since the renowned father of medicine made that proclamation, the sentiment still rings true. Getting out in nature provides several health benefits for your mind and body that combine powerfully with modern medicine. These advantages are […]
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