Regular hearing aid use linked to 50 percent falls reduction

Older adults with hearing loss in both ears are half as likely to fall if they use hearing aids compared to their peers who do not use the devices, according to a new survey analysis. Regular use reduces this risk even further, the researchers said. Investigators from the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus conducted a […]

Eating Right for Older Adults

Healthy eating is recommended throughout life, but as we age certain factors can affect our nutrient needs. Choosing a variety of foods from all the food groups (vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy and protein foods) will help you build a healthy eating routine. The following tips can help you get started on your way to eating […]

Preventing a Fall at Home

Some Facts about Falls: The risk of falling increases with age. More than half of all falls happen at home for people age 65 and older. Often, people don’t know how or why they fell.  Older adults who fall once are likely to fall again within a year. At least 95% of the 200,000 annual […]

HEALTHY AFTER A HALF-CENTURY

While you may expect changes like gray hair and wrinkles as you age, the Mayo Clinic urges you to take action to address the other changes your body experiences and promote your good health. Changes occur to your . . . Cardiovascular system (heart) Musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles) Digestive system Bladder and urinary […]

HONORING JUVENILE ARTHRITIS AWARENESS AND INDEPENDENCE

If you are reading this, you are likely old enough to be experiencing the aches and discomforts we attribute to “maturity.” Your knees may be a bit stiff after a long car ride. When you get out of bed in the morning, you need some time to “work the kinks out” of your body. You […]

IF YOU HAVE A HEART FOR HELPING PEOPLE, GO FOR IT!

March is National Social Work Month, and this year the National Association of Social Workers has chosen “Social Workers are Essential” as its theme. At Panhandle Home Health, we wholeheartedly agree, and we thought the best way to celebrate all who dedicate their lives to this honorable profession would be by sharing a bit about […]