Common Senior Illnesses

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“Common Senior Illnesses” covers some of the most common illnesses we face as we get older. It goes over the best ways to address them so you can keep living life to the fullest.

In-Home-Care for Alzheimer’s Clients

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.

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.

Cancer: 12 Tips for Visiting A Loved One With Cancer

Above all, don't run and hide. Your loved one needs your support now more than ever. And you may not need to worry about what to say.

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,

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

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.

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,

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

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


It's caused when cartilage deteriorates where bones meet to form a joint. When the exposed bones rub against each other, this causes pain

Osteoporosis: Prevention and In-Home Care

Even though women are four times more likely to develop the disease than men, every senior needs to understand the symptoms and prevention

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms and the Importance of Early Diagnosis

Rheumatoid Arthritis, also called RA, is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own tissues.

Pneumonia Prevention Tips

Pneumonia is a common but serious ailment. Our knowledgeable caregivers can help reduce seniors' chances of coming down with it by

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

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.