As they age, their own health starts to deteriorate. They’re no longer as mobile as they once were. They may become disabled and may not be able to get out of their homes frequently.
Physical therapy can help seniors retain their independence, whether they are managing a long-term illness or just want to improve their general health and mobility. The goal of physical therapy is to help restore and improve functionality, reduce pain and increase mobility for better strength and balance.
Home Health Care Is In Demand With the recent events tied to the COVID pandemic we have seen the CDC recommend social distancing, face coverings and shelter in place orders. One of the major concerns in the health care industry is the at risk patient populations. These patients are the ones in short and long term care facilities. We have reports of these facilities becoming COVID hot spots due to the confined nature. These circumstances have driven patients to utilize home health in order to by-pass short term care facilities.
Home Health Care is skilled medical care and equipment provided in the home or at a living facility. This type of care is typically needed after a medical emergency such as a stroke or a fall. Making progress to regain health and lifestyle are the main goals.
As we round the corner of 2020 into the remaining months of the year the CDC maintains its guidelines for Americans. The best way to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications is with a flu vaccine. CDC recommends that almost everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine each year by the end of October. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination should continue throughout flu season, even into January or later.
Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States. It began in 1966 under the Social Security Administration (SSA). Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now administers the plan.
Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.
The demand for home health care is expected to increase over the next decade. More people are living longer. Older adults rely on home health services to a greater extent than any other population. Older adults are the fastest growing segment of the population. This growth is also the result of an increase in life expectancy for people living in developed countries.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the US, other than skin cancer. The prostate is a gland found only in males. It makes some of the fluid that is part of semen.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by a loss of muscle control, which results in trembling of the body; stiff, slow movements; and impaired balance. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, it is estimated that as many as 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease. Further, more than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year. Worldwide, 7 to 10 million people are living with Parkinson’s disease.