Keeping Up Your Winter Exercise Routine

As we all know, everyday activities like walking from your car to the front door become potentially hazardous in the winter. Building and maintaining your muscles—especially when you have to travel on slippery ice and snow—is critically important to keep your body strong, improving your physical resiliency, and minimizing the likelihood that you will fall. [...]

Keeping Up Your Winter Exercise Routine2019-02-20T16:49:47+00:00

5 Ways to Provide Self-Care When Caring for a Loved One

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 [...]

5 Ways to Provide Self-Care When Caring for a Loved One2019-01-07T17:12:33+00:00

Four Ways to Manage Diabetes

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 [...]

Four Ways to Manage Diabetes2018-11-28T17:40:06+00:00

When Do You Need A Physical Therapist?

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 [...]

When Do You Need A Physical Therapist?2018-10-29T17:33:21+00:00

What is a Physical Therapist?

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 [...]

What is a Physical Therapist?2018-10-26T19:33:51+00:00

Say This, Not That: Supporting Your Injured Loved One With Words

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,” [...]

Say This, Not That: Supporting Your Injured Loved One With Words2018-09-27T02:58:10+00:00

Tips to Prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment

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 [...]

Tips to Prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment2018-09-25T19:40:05+00:00

The Checklist Every Senior Needs to Help Maintain an Active Social Life

Many seniors face obstacles when it comes to maintaining an active social life, which is proven to have benefits in all areas of a person’s well-being. The loss of a spouse, physical ailments, mobility problems, cognitive decline or lack of family nearby can all lead to isolation and a steady decline in physical, emotional and [...]

The Checklist Every Senior Needs to Help Maintain an Active Social Life2018-08-21T14:51:52+00:00

Caregiver tips for interacting with someone with Autism

Interacting with someone with autism can feel frustrating for both of you. Autism can present communication, socialization, and behavioral challenges that can make you feel like you don’t know what to say or how to respond. The secret is to always try to understand, to aim for kindness, and to learn as much as you [...]

Caregiver tips for interacting with someone with Autism2018-07-10T14:07:07+00:00

How to Prevent These Top 5 Illnesses

Independence Home Health & Hospice is devoted to helping our clients and their family members stay informed and up to date on aging and the illnesses and conditions that affect seniors most. This week we’re here to discuss the most common illnesses seen in individuals over the age of 50 years old, and the best [...]

How to Prevent These Top 5 Illnesses2018-05-23T22:08:27+00:00