Common Senior Illnesses
How Preferred Care at Home can help
At Preferred Care at Home, we want to help you stay as independent as possible. Our caregivers are specially trained to help people with many illnesses common in seniors. The articles below are meant to enhance your general knowledge of these health conditions and tell you how Preferred Care at Home can help.
In-Home-Care for Alzheimer's Clients
Alzheimer's Disease and the Role of In-Home Care
Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s.
As many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s
right now. But it's estimated that 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime. At Preferred Care at Home, we believe it's essential that in-home care providers be trained and prepared to help people facing this disease. Read the full article
Anemia—and How In-Home Care Can Help Seniors
People with anemia don't have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to their body's tissues. Anemia can be temporary or long-term and mild to severe. Whatever the case, our in-home caregivers are here to support you and make sure you stay safe. Read the full article
Cancer: 12 Tips for Visiting A Loved One With Cancer
Cancer. It's one of those diseases people don't like to talk about. But when a friend or family member gets it, what do you do? Read the full article
Cardiovascular Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Care
Cardiovascular disease is a disease of the heart and blood vessels. It's often due to plaque buildup in the lining of the blood vessels, which narrows them. Preferred Care at Home caregivers can help support a healthy lifestyle to combat this disease. Read the full article
Cataracts: How to Get Discounted Help at Home
Seventy percent of seniors will have cataracts by age 75, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In fact, 45 people are diagnosed with them every hour in the United States.
Protecting your eyesight is one of the most important things you can do to maintain a high quality of life. So Preferred Care at Home offers a discounted cataracts-care package
. It starts with transportation to and from surgery. You'll also receive homemaker services for as many days after surgery as you need. These services include meal preparation, light housekeeping, hygiene supervision, medication reminders and more. Read the full article
Diabetes: Type 1 Vs. Type 2
When you have diabetes, your sugar level is abnormally high. Different things cause this, so there are two main types of diabetes. Here's a quick explanation of each. Read the full article
Ear Problems: The Importance of Trained In-Home Caregivers
Many people have some hearing loss as they age. Ear problems can also affect balance. Both of these issues impact your quality of life, and we're all about improving that at Preferred Care at Home. So our trained in-home caregivers help by: Read the full article
Glaucoma: How In-Home Care Can Help
Glaucoma is one of the most common diseases affecting the eye. If left untreated, it can lead to blindness. It's important to catch glaucoma early and follow your doctor's orders. At Preferred Care at Home, we're committed to helping with both of these steps. Read the full article
Heart Disease: 4 Prevention Tips
The number-one killer in America is heart disease. More than 70 million Americans live with some form of it, and most aren't taking any steps to prevent it.
Here are some easy prevention tips that can make a difference. Read the full article
Osteoarthritis: Symptoms, Prevention and Home Care
What Is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that affects around 33 million Americans. It's most common in people over 65. Read the full article
Osteoporosis: Prevention and In-Home Care
Did you know that over 44 million Americans are at serious risk for developing osteoporosis?
Even though women are four times more likely to develop the disease than men, every senior needs to understand the symptoms and prevention methods to guard against declining bone health. Read the full article
Parkinson’s Disease and the Role of In-Home Care
When you have Parkinson’s disease, the brain cells that control movement become damaged. Parkinson's often starts with only a slight tremor in one hand, but it progresses with different symptoms and rates in different people. Read the full article
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms and the Importance of Early Diagnosis
What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid Arthritis, also called RA, is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own tissues. This can affect many tissues and organs, but it often involves the thin membrane that lines joints, causing pain and swelling. Over time, you may develop damage to cartilage, tendons and even bones, causing joint deformity and disability. Read the full article
Pneumonia Prevention Tips
Pneumonia is a common but serious ailment. Our knowledgeable caregivers can help reduce seniors' chances of coming down with it by encouraging prevention techniques. These include: Read the full article
Respiratory Conditions: What Is COPD?
Your respiratory system brings in oxygen and blows out carbon dioxide. When this function is interfered with, you have chronic obstructive lung disease.
There are three main types of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD): Read the full article
Stroke Signs for Men and Women
Stroke is the third leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. It's the most common cause of adult disability in the United States. Do you know how to recognize a stroke? Read the full article