According to WebMD, late-life depression affects 6 million Americans over the age of 65. The death of a significant other, a sudden lack of ability to do things that once came easy, and adjusting to new daily challenges are common catalysts for depression among seniors. Depression has a very serious impact on senior’s health. Late-life depression doubles a senior’s risk of cardiac disease and will decrease an elderly person’s ability to recover from an illness or injury;
Caregiving is an incredibly rewarding career. Very few professions allow a worker to make a real difference in someone’s life. Everyday, family caregivers and personal care assistants give of themselves to make life easier for another struggling with a physical or mental disability. While there is no better feeling than helping others in need, home caregiving also comes with many stressors and challenges. Aside from the daily physical stress of performing the variety of tasks that come with
Heart disease is consistently the leading cause of death for adults over the age of 35 in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease and 735,000 suffer a heart attack each year in the U.S. These numbers have steadily risen over the last decade.
With nearly a quarter of all American deaths attributed to heart disease, the World Heart Federation (WHF) has created
The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) is the largest and most respected professional association representing home care patients and caregivers in the United States. At its basis, the Association seeks to establish and retain the highest possible level of public confidence in the at home care industry.
The NAHC Code of Ethics serves to inform its members and the public as to what is acceptable conduct for home care agencies and their personal
Ahh September. Nights are getting cooler, football is back in season, and kids are heading back to school. While the start of school is often a stress reliever for parents, it tends to have the opposite affect on kids suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
ADHD is a type of developmental disorder that affects between 8-12 percent of children and is characterized by behavioral problems such as inattention and hyperactivity. As a result, kids with ADHD find