Adaptive Clothing: Comfort and Style for Every Body

November 16, 2023 — We have come a long way in recognizing the needs and rights of Americans with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in July of 1990, enshrined into law that equal access for people with disabilities is a matter of civil rights. With one in four people in the United States having a disability, more... Read More

Falls Prevention Awareness

September 21, 2023 — Falls Prevention Awareness is a national health campaign observed as fall begins to increase awareness around falls health and injury prevention. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other falls research: More than one out of four Americans age 65+ falls each year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal... Read More

Bone Up to Protect Your Bones

March 23, 2023 — Osteoporosis is a quiet disease that impacts the bones, weakening them over time and making fractures more likely. About 50 million people over 50 in the U.S. have low bone mass, although they may not know it until they break a bone. Although many connect fragile bones as a normal part of the aging process,... Read More

National Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 15, 2023 — As part of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, we asked Danny Blomquist, an occupational therapist at Resilience Home Health, for his top tips on keeping patients safe at home and common safety hazards that can be prevented. Blomquist said that “minimizing the risk of falls is an important reminder for patients” and shared the following... Read More

Spring Safely into the New Season

March 13, 2023 — Spring is finally here! The days are getting longer and the weather is warmer. Spring is a wonderful time of year, but it’s also a time when older adults need to be cautious about certain safety risks. Here are some tips to help keep seniors safe during the spring season: Protect skin from the sun:... Read More

The Importance of Stretching

February 27, 2023 — It’s a stereotype about aging—muscles tighten and we can’t quite move like we used to. Getting older doesn’t mean we are destined to decreasing mobility and range of motion. And one of the most important things we can do to maintain mobility as we age is stretching! As we age, our muscles, tendons, and ligaments... Read More

Heart Healthy Habits for Couples

February 13, 2023 — It’s February and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you thinking of gifting jewelry, candy, or a fancy letterpress card to your spouse or partner? One gift you can give your spouse that will be beneficial long after that candy is eaten is the gift of heart health! Heart health is a crucial... Read More

Understanding Glaucoma

January 23, 2023 — Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a good time to revisit the symptoms and risk factors for “the sneak thief of sight.” The most common form of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, usually has no symptoms in the early stages. As many as... Read More

Resolve to Exercise More

December 26, 2022 — The end of the calendar year has many of us thinking about the year ahead and the changes we’d like to implement for our physical and mental health. One excellent resolution that many people can use to improve their health is a goal to get more exercise! Numerous research studies have established that regular physical... Read More

Managing Diabetic Complications

December 12, 2022 — More than 133 million Americans are living with either diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how the body turns food into energy. Normally, the body breaks down most of the food we eat into sugar (glucose) and releases it into the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that... Read More