Senior Health


How to Help Your Senior Loved One Retain Their Sense of Independence

Posted on: May 27th, 2022 by To The Rescue | No Comments

Guest post by Andrew Needham Helping loved ones as they age is a family’s responsibility. If you’ve noticed a decline in physical or cognitive functioning, you’ve probably also thought about getting them some additional help. However, many older adults resist this because they’ve been independent for most of their lives. Ultimately they will need to […]

A Guide to House-Hunting If You Need an Accessible Home

Posted on: May 24th, 2022 by To The Rescue | No Comments

Photo Credit: Pixabay.com Guest post submitted by Jenny Wise House-hunting is always a challenge, as you have to find a property that’s both in your price range and meets your unique needs. If you’re differently-abled and require an accessible property, the process can become even more challenging. The key to success is careful planning and […]

Exploring the Many Health Benefits of Home Care

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 by Renee Williams | 21 Comments

From isolated older adults to veterans experiencing PTSD to individuals with cognitive disorders, in-home care is playing an increasing role in improving outcomes for those with mental health issues. In honor of national Mental Health Month coming up in May, To The Rescue shares the following information on how our skilled in-home care services can […]

Chew on This: Key Links Between Diet and Health

Posted on: March 12th, 2018 by Renee Williams | No Comments

March is National Nutrition Month, and it’s the perfect time to review how our diet affects our health, both now and in our later years. Studies overwhelmingly support the link between poor nutrition and a variety of chronic diseases. For instance, key findings from the WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of […]

Heal Your Heart: Recovering at Home After Heart Surgery

Posted on: February 14th, 2018 by Renee Williams | 1 Comment

It’s the season when we’re surrounded by hearts – in cards, balloons, candy boxes, etc. Store shelves are draped in pink and red, encouraging us to devote time to sharing what’s on our hearts with those we love the most. But for those who’ve recently undergone heart surgery, thoughts are likely more focused on the […]

No Time for Home Cleaning? Here’s Why It’s Crucial to Your Health!

Posted on: November 16th, 2017 by Renee Williams | 4 Comments

Has life ever gotten in the way of maintaining your home to the standards you’d like? For example, are there times when dishes stacked in the sink, laundry piled to overflowing, and dust bunnies in the corners cause your stress meter to rise? It can quickly become overwhelming to manage the many intricate to-dos we […]

Who Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy Services?

Posted on: October 31st, 2017 by Renee Williams | 2 Comments

You may have heard the term “occupational therapy” and wondered exactly what it is, and who can benefit from this type of service. Although it may sound like a type of on-the-job training program, occupational therapy actually has nothing to do with one’s occupation. Rather, it refers to therapeutic services that cover a wide range […]

Stay Active No Matter What Life Brings

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by Renee Williams | No Comments

It’s something many of us take for granted: the ability to simply hop in the car and go wherever, whenever we please – to make a run to the grocery store when we realize we’re out of milk or bread, stop to pick up a prescription refill along the way, and pop in for an […]

Take a Shot: Top Recommended Vaccines for Seniors

Posted on: August 10th, 2017 by Renee Williams | 1 Comment

With summer winding down, stores are overflowing with parents frantically shopping for school supplies and back-to-school wardrobes, running the kids to the doctor for physicals, and, in most cases, bracing them for the necessary vaccinations. But school children aren’t the only ones in need of immunizations at this time of year. Senior health is a […]

The More You Know: Understanding the Signs of Alzheimer’s

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 by Renee Williams | 2 Comments

While visiting Mom recently, you picked up on some subtle, yet concerning changes. She seemed to struggle more with remembering the names of family members. She misplaced her keys not just once, but three times. And she mistakenly substituted salt for sugar when making her famous strawberry shortcake. Are these normal signs of aging? Or […]