National Nurses Week History

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse [...]

By |2018-05-10T17:09:16+00:00May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Choose Healthy Foods at the Grocery Store

Have you ever noticed the first thing you see when you walk into the grocery store? We often see the produce aisle first and candy snacks at checkout. We're here to help you outsmart these marketing tactics so you can leave the store with heart-healthy items. These ten healthy items are staples for any grocery [...]

By |2018-02-28T16:32:08+00:00February 28th, 2018|Heart Month, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways to Calm an Older Adult with Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia can feel overwhelming. Family members deal with the loss of the person they knew and the new reality of the disease, which causes agitation and cognitive impairment. These challenges can be heartbreaking. Learning how to handle the difficult behaviors associated with dementia give you the ability to spend [...]

By |2018-01-30T19:12:32+00:00January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Gifts for Seniors

Are you last minute shopping for an elderly loved one? It can be difficult to find the right gift for elderly parents when it seems like they have everything. After downsizing and retiring, there is usually no space for knickknacks. However, with a little bit of information, you can get simple and meaningful gifts. Fun [...]

By |2018-01-02T17:03:07+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overcoming Holiday Depression

Many older adults over 65 are depressed. Unfortunately, few seek treatment. Chronic illness, feelings of loneliness and the loss of loved ones can all influence feelings of depression. These factors can make the holidays a very difficult time of year for seniors. The tips below can help caregivers and family members support their aging loved-ones [...]

By |2017-12-06T18:52:33+00:00December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hurricane Irma | Emergency Phone Numbers

Information below is courtesy of abcactionnews.com The State of Florida Emergency Hotline has been activated 24/7. For up to date information regarding Hurricane Irma, call 1-800-342-3557. In order to find a hurricane shelter close to you, you can text the word "shelter" and your zip code to the number 4-F-E-M-A or 4-3-3-6-2. Text FLPREPARES to 888777 to [...]

By |2017-09-14T10:59:24+00:00September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FEMA | Hurricane Irma Resources

All of the information below is courtesy of FEMA.  If You Are In A Life-Threatening Situation And You Need Rescue Call 911 first Then your local emergency management agency. If you are unable to connect with your local emergency services, then call the U.S. Coast Guard. Sector San Juan CC: (787) 289-2041 Sector Miami CC: (305) 953-4617 Sector Key West [...]

By |2017-09-12T12:56:35+00:00September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disaster Preparedness for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The following information is courtesy of The National Aging Institute People with Alzheimer’s disease can be especially vulnerable during disasters such as severe weather, fires, floods, earthquakes, and other emergency situations. It is important for caregivers to have a disaster plan that includes the special needs of people with Alzheimer’s, whose impairments in memory and [...]

By |2017-09-07T21:56:57+00:00September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Identify Malnutrition in The Elderly

Good nutrition is critical to overall health. Unfortunately, many older adults are at risk for poor nutrition. Malnutrition is often the result of a combination of physical, social and psychological issues. Older adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s often experience a decrease in appetite. Other health factors that influence a loss of appetite include: chronic illness, [...]

By |2017-08-24T19:54:57+00:00August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Signs of Elderly Pneumonia

What is pneumonia? The Mayo Clinic defines pneumonia as, “an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia”. [...]

By |2017-08-11T18:08:42+00:00August 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments