Watch Out for These Diabetes Complications

If we don’t struggle with the condition ourselves, we certainly know someone who does. Diabetes impacts as many as one in four seniors, resulting in the need for lifestyle changes including a carefully-followed nutrition plan, exercise, routine blood sugar checks, and ongoing medical care to manage the disease. What we may not be as familiar

2018-10-23T14:26:34-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Diabetes Care, Senior Health|

Technology Improves Quality of Life for People with Parkinson’s

Technology is booming and improving quality of life for all of us in so many ways, but for those with Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, it can mean the difference between dependency and independence. As the disease progresses causing increased challenges with motor skills, movement, and the many daily tasks that make up our

2018-10-11T14:55:23-04:00October 11th, 2018|Senior Health, Technology|

Making the Kitchen Accessible After a Spinal Cord Injury

Independence and autonomy are so important to our overall wellbeing, and for those with a spinal cord injury or other disability, there are a number of steps we can take to make sure the home allows for maximum freedom and self-reliance. In honor of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, the in-home care professionals at

2018-09-28T10:15:49-04:00September 18th, 2018|Senior Safety|

Top Ways Technology Is Improving Senior Care

Today’s seniors have a wonderful advantage over previous generations: the boom in technological advances that create fascinating new opportunities to enhance quality of life, safety, and socialization. At THE MEDICAL TEAM, we know firsthand the benefits of technology in a health care at home setting, and have outlined some of our top picks here. Smartphone

2018-09-10T21:10:29-04:00September 10th, 2018|Technology|

THE MEDICAL TEAM’s Post-Stroke Communication Tips

According to the CDC, as many as 795,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke. It’s especially prevalent in older adults, and a third of those impacted by stroke also have one or more of the conditions or habits that put them more at risk: obesity, high blood pressure or cholesterol, smoking, or diabetes. Recovering

2018-08-20T16:23:27-04:00August 20th, 2018|Heart Health, Senior Health|

Better Hospice Care: Understanding Informed Consent

How informed are you about informed consent? It’s important for all of us to know the criteria used to determine a person’s ability to make important health care choices, and how that ability can impact their quality of life. This is especially true for individuals receiving hospice care. Learn more here from THE MEDICAL TEAM.

2018-08-08T15:05:06-04:00August 8th, 2018|Hospice, Older Adult Issues|
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