Preparing the Home for Hip Replacement

If your doctor has recommended hip replacement surgery, you’re in good company; as many as 2.5 million Americans are currently living with a hip implant, according to the Mayo Clinic. With a little advance planning and preparation, you can ensure your home is conducive to the unique needs you’ll experience post-surgery, allowing for enhanced safety and

2019-03-13T15:26:57-04:00March 13th, 2019|Senior Health|

Q&A About Speech Therapy for Adults

While speech therapy is of course beneficial for children to correct any communication problems early on, it’s just as helpful for older adults challenged by a variety of conditions: cognitive problems, brain injury, stroke recovery, and more to overcome language and swallowing obstacles. The professional in-home speech therapists at THE MEDICAL TEAM have provided answers

2019-02-19T14:09:35-05:00February 19th, 2019|Senior Health|

How Can Medicare Help You Care for Your Heart?

We only have one, so it’s important to take care of it! Thankfully there are a number of steps we can all take to keep our heart healthy: staying physically active, making wise dietary choices, and staying up to date with regular checkups. This is especially vital for older adults as heart disease is the

2019-02-08T09:59:58-05:00February 8th, 2019|Senior Health|

Medications & Falls: What Seniors Should Know

With the majority of older adults taking multiple prescription medications – a full 80% take at least two medications, and more than 50% take four or more –managing these medications is crucial to ensure they’re providing maximum benefit while minimizing side effects. One important side effect of many prescriptions for seniors is the increased risk

2019-01-24T07:24:49-05:00January 24th, 2019|Senior Health, Senior Safety|

Helping Seniors Cope with Vision Loss

It’s common, and even normal, for some degree of vision loss to be experienced as we age. We learn adaptive techniques – using reading glasses or a magnifying glass, holding a book slightly farther away from the eyes, and utilizing stronger lighting. Yet when a condition such as glaucoma, retinal detachments, or macular degeneration is

2019-01-14T13:00:38-05:00January 14th, 2019|Older Adult Issues, Senior Health|

THE MEDICAL TEAM’s Tips for Managing MS Symptoms

Just as no two people are alike, each individual diagnosed with multiple sclerosis will experience it uniquely. In fact, the unpredictability of the progression of the disease can make managing it challenging. Yet there are some common symptoms that occur in many cases of MS, and we at THE MEDICAL TEAM have compiled some helpful

2018-12-14T13:50:33-05:00December 14th, 2018|Senior Health|
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