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You may be the caregiver, but who is taking care of you?

If you’ve ever traveled via airplane, then you’ve heard flight attendants warn that if a loss of cabin pressure occurs you should put your own oxygen mask on before helping others put theirs on. This principle of helping yourself before helping others can be related to caregiving. As a caregiver, you’re giving a significant amount of your time to help a loved one. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and stop taking care of yourself when you’re worried about the welfare of another.

A Typical Day in a Senior Rehab Facility

If your parent or loved one has a surgery planned or they have been recently hospitalized, it is likely that they will be referred to an in-patient rehabilitation facility to help them recover. You may be curious about what their stay will be like and how their days will be structured. Whether they will be in the facility for a few days or a few months, each day will be filled with physical therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy and other medical treatments tailored to help them regain their ability to be as independent as possible.

Coming Clean on the Importance of Handwashing

It was the year 1846, and women admitted to the maternity clinic of Vienna General Hospital were inexplicably dying during childbirth. Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, a new addition to the maternity clinic, was disturbed by the high mortality rate of patients and was determined to find the cause. After a number of experiments and observations, Dr. Semmelweis changed the course of healthcare with one simple discovery: Washing hands saved lives.

How Do I Find the Best Home Health Care?

You’ve spent your life knowing your parents and loved ones were there for you providing support, safety, and love. Now, as the roles reverse and the health of your loved one declines, you may be facing the reality of finding proper home care. Mindy Hill, marketing director for iCare Home & Hospice understands this process and respects the importance of finding proper care for those who need it.

Real Cures for Tendonitis

What do tennis elbow, pitcher’s shoulder, golfer’s elbow, and jumper’s knee have in common? First, they all hurt. A lot. Many sufferers describe the pain as a dull ache, tender to the touch with visible swelling in the affected area. Second, they are all forms of tendonitis. Tendonitis is the inflammation or irritation of a […]

6 Foods You Should Be Eating to Prevent Alzheimers Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. With this in mind, it’s important that every American lives a healthy lifestyle to combat the onset of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. One of the most important lifestyle changes to prevent memory loss is eating foods known to […]

Does your loved one need palliative care?

It was Henry Miller who once said, “It is a very limited concept of medicine that strives to understand disease, but not the needs of sick people.” Nowhere is that need greater than the care of our elderly. Fortunately, the healthcare industry is taking steps toward recognizing the unique needs of our senior loved ones […]

The benefits of midwifery

While more than 90 percent of births in the U.S. are delivered by physicians, a growing minority of women rely on midwives to provide their prenatal care and delivery. These women use state-of-the-art technology and best practices in medicine combined with a patient-centric philosophy to give expecting mothers what they believe is the highest-quality healthcare with the best overall outcomes. Interview Diana Lee, a certified nurse midwife and a women’s health nurse practitioner at Revere Health.