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!
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?
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
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
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
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 […]
Adapting to Life at Home After a Stroke
For stroke survivors, there truly is no place like home when it comes to recovery. Many families assume that a loved one who’s suffered a stroke is destined to long-term care in a facility; but To The Rescue wants to assure you that recovery at home is not only possible, it can allow for optimum […]
March into a Safer Home: Personal Home Care Modifications to Prevent Senior Falls
Home is supposed to be where we’re most safe from danger or harm, but did you know that one of the greatest risks to older adults – falls – happen 60% of the time right at home? Experiencing a fall is the leading cause of serious injury and even death in the elderly, according to […]
Dementia Care: Top Ways to Love Your Brain by Keeping It Active
Alzheimer’s disease is perhaps one of the greatest puzzles we have yet to solve, and for those of us who care for the aging, we’re waiting with bated breath for the many unknowns to be unraveled. Thanks to organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, education and resources are at our fingertips to not only provide […]
Is Your Senior Loved One at Risk for Hospital Delirium?
With nearly half of all hospitalizations nationwide attributed to seniors over age 65, older adults can become all too familiar with the hospital routine: check in, get the IV started, begin the process of healing and recovery, for whatever condition has landed them there. But what they may not anticipate is a disturbing side effect […]