The Paradise Home Health Care Blog

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season 2017 - Above Normal Activity This Hurricane Season, NOAA is predictions a higher number of named storms than usual. The 2017 Hurricane season begins June 1st and goes through November 30th. NOAA predicts 11 -17 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-4 major hurricanes.  Florida is on alert during these months due to its location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Beyond geography, South Florida is home to many vulnerable seniors. Natives are more in tuned with the idea ... Read more

Recognizing Depression in Aging Adults

Becoming Depressed is not an Inevitable part of Aging Being depressed isn't normal in aging or at any age. If it was, all seniors would be suffering from it and we know that is not the case. That is not to say that many people; including older adults do not deal with it at some time in their post retirement years. Illness and health issues do occur more frequently in older people and debilitating diseases or medical conditions which alter one's life ... Read more

Problem Solving in Older Age

Each stage of life has its own problem solving challenges from childhood through adulthood and into old age. Some obstacles include health or medical issues, change in status, stubbornness of habits and loss of friends and spouses. Whatever situation you are facing, a positive resolution or outcome is hoped for. However, what has worked before may or may not be applicable to your present situation so a variety of skills are needed and a few things may need to be tried. Remember, every day is a ... Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms

Alzheimer's is a Disease of the Brain  Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disease which causes a decline over many years in memory, thinking (cognitive) and reasoning or judgement. Dementia is an umbrella term for loss of cognition skills. What used to be called senility is now termed "dementia" and Alzhiemer's disease is the most prevalent of the brain affecting diseases. Over five million Americans are battling Alzheimer's disease. It affects the person, their family and threatens the U.S. economy due its ... Read more

Reminiscing Through Genealogy

  Reminiscing with Our Great Grandparents Reminiscing together; today more families are composed of five generations who can all sit in the same room. This has not been true in generations past. Genealogy and DNA searches are very popular today as any Google search will show or number of commercials on television. Since vast amounts of public records; birth certificates, death certificates, military and property records etc. are now digitized, many searches can be done from home. Curiosity is one reason to look for ... Read more

Family Dementia Care

"Family Dementia Care -Who Knows What, Will Happen?" Family Dementia Care; what do we know? Well, though it is true we don't have a crystal ball to look into the future, we do know that a progressive, degenerative disease will worsen. We also have an idea of the time frame. Alzheimer's disease and other dementias tend to go through mild, moderate and severe stages. The disease process can last around 15- 20 years. Everyone experiences the disease and its symptoms a bit differently. However, ... Read more

Home Care: Myths and Facts

"I Don't Need home Care" Home Care is not the first thing to be considered. People often deny the need for help until their situation becomes a crisis. This is unfortunate, as many crisis situations can be prevented with some degree of assistance earlier. Risks of falling are real for anyone over the age of 65. One in three is likely to fall and a third of them will have their life altered by the fall or complications involved.  Sixty percent of ... Read more

Things to Consider When Wintering in Florida

Florida in the Winter - Return of the Snowbirds Florida Snowbird Tips: Sherry Picker MSW, The social worker at Paradise Home Health Care, a licensed home care service that helps seniors in the Palm Beach County and Broward County Florida areas, discusses what a "Snowbird" needs to bring with them or prepare for when planning to come down for the winter. It is always easier to manage in your own home base. Snowbirds by definition are spending several months away from their ... Read more

Memory Meds – Where We Stand Now

Memory Medications for Alzheimer Dementia Disease Currently in January 2017 there are still just four main medications to help slow the progression of memory loss, cognitive impairment and reducesymptoms, at least or a time. No matter what you may read or hear, there is no cure at this time for Alzheimer's disease. We have improved testing through imaging, while the person is alive and family members can, if they choose to, test if they are likely to acquire the disease. We have bio-markers ... Read more

Parkinson Patients Ballroom Dance

Parkinson Dance Exercises Parkinson Disease responds well to many movement exercises. Ballroom Dancing makes movement fun so Paradise Home Health Care is happy to introduce a  Ballroom Dancing Workshop to The Parkinson’s Foundation in Boca Raton, Florida Judy Simon, founder of T.A.P. will be leading a ten week workshop for people with Parkinson Disease, and their significant others, starting Wednesday, January 4th through Wednesday, March 8th at the Parkinson’s Foundation Center located at 21301 Powerline Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33433 at 11:00 a.m. ... Read more
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