Companion: Which Type Do You Need?
24 February 2015
When you get older, you may find that some of your daily tasks are harder to handle on your own. For this reason, you should look into the different types of companions from home healthcare agencies (such as AAA Referral & Home Health) and choose the right one for your needs.
The first type of companion you will find offers non-medical assistance to their clients. These individuals help with daily activities such as laundry, cooking, cleaning, transportation and shopping.
Do This Dynamic Stretching Routine Before Running To Avoid Injuries
12 February 2015
Forget about what your elementary school gym teacher taught you about touching your toes and doing v-sit stretches before working out. As it turns out, research has shown that static stretches like these, when performed before a workout, can actually inhibit the muscle's ability to fire. A far better pre-run stretching routine relies on dynamic stretches, which involve taking the muscle through repetitive motions to loosen it up. This warms the muscle and helps prevent injury.
Drinking In The Background: Senior Citizens and Alcohol Abuse
6 February 2015
Approximately 40% of Americans over the age of 65 drink alcohol. A large number of these senior citizens have alcohol problems, but so many of them go undiagnosed. When senior citizens combine alcohol problems with prescription medications and existing medical conditions, the results can be deadly. Here is a look at senior citizen drinking and why older Americans slip through the cracks, especially if they live at home and receive in-home nursing services.
3 Nail Fungus Home Remedies To Try Before Visiting The Doctor
4 February 2015
Toenail fungus is about as much fun as it sounds. It is a common condition that can lead to discomfort in your toes and toenails, thickened and yellowed toenails, and even broken nails as well. Onychomycosis affects up to 32 million people in America alone, and it can be a very tough condition to beat. Since the fungus is actually down in the nail bed, many over-the-counter treatments are simply ineffective at rooting out the fungus entirely—many people will see improvement but never see complete eradication of the fungus.