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

Practicing Mindfulness

September 12, 2023 — You’ve probably heard about practicing mindfulness before but what exactly does it mean? In short, mindfulness means that you’re focusing on being rooted in the present moment. It sounds simple enough. But just like any skill, learning to be mindful takes practice and patience. Purpose of Mindfulness Overall, the idea behind mindfulness is being actively... Read More

The Ultimate Social Influencer? Grandparents.

August 30, 2023 — The poet Odgen Nash joked, “When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” We often think of grandparents spoiling their grandchildren, loading them up with sugar just in time to return them to their parents as hyperactivity sets in. But the truth is, grandparents play an important role to the younger generations. In... Read More

AgeTech 101

August 22, 2023 — Nanobots, robotic surgeons, and regeneration pods are all examples of the futuristic healthcare ideas we’ve seen in science fiction movies. The future of healthcare is intriguing and entertaining in pop culture. While we don’t yet have the technology to re-grow limbs or diagnose all illnesses with a scan of an eye, some of these ideas... Read More

Nurses Complete Wound Care Training Program

July 18, 2023 — Resilience Home Health is committed to providing continuous training to our employees so they stay current with the specialized knowledge needed to help our patients receive the best care possible. Last week several of our nurses completed a five day wound care training program at our Aurora Office’s training center. They learned in-depth practical skills... Read More

Summer Food Safety

July 11, 2023 — As we approach the heart of summer, with its beautiful sunshine and balmy weather, many of us look forward to dining alfresco and enjoying barbecues and picnics with friends and family. It’s a lovely season, but for older adults, it’s crucial to remember that warm weather can bring with it a higher risk of foodborne... Read More

Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

June 28, 2023 — When a natural disaster strikes, all living things are in danger. But older people are especially at risk of injury or illness because of pre-existing conditions or mobility issues. Being prepared for natural disasters can literally mean the difference between life and death or serious injury. And unfortunately, these natural disasters and climate events are... Read More

Heart Healthy Travel Tips

June 13, 2023 — Summer is in full swing and many of us are traveling for leisure or to spend time with family and friends. A getaway is good for our mental and physical health. Travel offers the chance to create lasting memories and forge meaningful connections. But if you or a loved one has a history of heart... Read More

More Than Memory Loss

June 2, 2023 — Movies and television shows have long portrayed people with dementia in a very stereotypical way. The scene is usually a woman wandering around (probably in a nightgown) outside of home; she appears lost and distracted. The woman is unable to recognize her own children when they find her and want to bring her to safety;... Read More