Though rewarding, taking care of loved ones who cannot take care of themselves is hard work that is filled with many demands. Sometimes it's easy to forget that taking care of yourself is a priority in order to be able to care for others. A caregiver's health can actually be negatively affected, research has shown [...]
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Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with and this means you must be as prepared as possible to ensure that you are ready. While you may think that you are safe in your home, your home can be a dangerous place too. We want your loved one to be safe, prepared, and comfortable throughout [...]
While tried and true treatment has existed since the 1920s, there is more diabetes research funding than ever before. You want the best treatment available for you or a loved one with diabetes. Below are some of the latest advancements in diabetes management. Coffee. Coffee does more than just wake you up in the morning. Studies [...]
Thanksgiving is a time for family and celebration. But when a member of your family requires elderly care and support, you might worry about whether they’re up to a big family event. At Independence, our experience as elderly care providers has helped us counsel our clients and their families about how they can make holidays, [...]
Home health care services may be an option for you and you may not even realize it. A lot of people think home health is only for individuals that are physically restricted to the confines of their home. Even some physicians may not realize their patients qualify for home health care. Home health services are available [...]
A physical therapist is there to help you when you: Have trouble moving Experience pain Need help functioning Want to prevent disability There are many different situations when a physical therapist can help improve the quality of your life. Some examples are: You’ve been in a car accident You are recovering from a hip replacement surgery You [...]
A good physical therapist can make you work, sweat, and cheer all at the same time. That may not sound all that positive to you, but a physical therapist should be a key member of your health care team if your goals include: Regaining movement Reducing pain Restoring daily function Preventing disability A physical therapist [...]
You do not have to feel helpless when you find out that a loved one is coping with a life-changing illness or injury. There are many helpful ways to support them — chief among them are your words. “Your words may be all you can give and words are what stay with us the longest,” [...]
Enrolling in Medicare can be an intimidating and confusing process. With the 2018 enrollment season beginning on October 15, it’s time to begin thinking about the best ways to prepare for enrollment, whether you need to change a plan or start your first one. Here are some helpful tips leading up to enrollment. Know what [...]
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the risk of being involved in a traffic accident increases once drivers reach 70 years of age. The CDC also finds that, on an average day, 712 older adults are injured in a car accident, and an additional 19 people are killed. It’s important to determine [...]