Blog - November 2016

Content Spark: Preventing Falls in Senior Care

Posted on November 21, 2016 in Active Aging, Caregiving, Health and Wellness

The first day of fall was September 22 this year, and the National Council on Aging and other organizations across the country used this day (and month) to help prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.

Co-Workers Run Half-Marathon to Raise $1,500 for Make It Happen

Posted on November 18, 2016 in Community Care, Hospice

Two Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice staff members and one of their spouses recently ran a half marathon to raise more than $1,500 for the Make it Happen program.

Time-Saving Tips for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Posted on November 18, 2016 in Health and Wellness, Senior Lifestyle Options

No matter how big or small the group, gathering with loved ones over a delicious meal is a holiday season essential. However, if you've offered to host the event, panic is likely to set in as you realize the amount of work it's going to take to cook a memorable meal for friends and family.

A Good Caregiver is a Healthy Caregiver

Posted on November 16, 2016 in Active Aging, Health and Wellness, Home Care, Hospice

The deeply personal responsibility of caring for a loved one with a devastating disease constitutes a "labor of love," but caregiving can take a severe emotional and physical toll on those providing it.

Alzheimer’s Awareness — What to Do First After Dementia Discovered or Diagnosed

Posted on November 16, 2016 in Caregiving, Home Care

While much about Alzheimer's disease is focused on facts and figures, consider this from another angle: What to do when you suspect a loved one has Alzheimer’s, or you’ve just received the diagnosis (What next?).