• Published On: July 11th, 2019|Categories: Senior Health, Senior Safety|

    When we think of senior falls, we envision a variety of injuries that can occur – bruising, fractures, and head injuries, for instance. Yet there’s an increasingly common injury that may seem surprising: eye trauma. Injuries to the eye typically result from blunt force trauma leading to black eyes, damaged eyelids and/or tear glands. The

  • Published On: May 14th, 2019|Categories: Senior Health|

    One out of every five older adults is impacted by some type of mental illness, and a third of those seniors remain undiagnosed and untreated. Reasons for this vary and include: the stigma associated with mental health concerns, the isolation that’s all too common with older adults, transportation difficulties, financial concerns, and more. May is

  • Published On: April 17th, 2019|Categories: Senior Health|

    Those with rheumatoid arthritis (or RA) know all too well about the pain, stiffness, and deformity that it brings. What they may not know, however, is that those symptoms could be reflective of an entirely different condition that closely mimics rheumatoid arthritis. For instance: Psoriatic arthritis causes similar joint pain and stiffness; yet unlike RA, the

  • Published On: March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Senior Health|

    When a patient is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it’s the beginning of a number of life changes to come, and can leave the person feeling uncertain as to how to move forward and meet the challenges ahead. Maintaining a sense of control is important, and can be accomplished by putting together a plan of action

  • Published On: February 19th, 2019|Categories: Senior Health|

    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

  • Published On: February 8th, 2019|Categories: Senior Health|

    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