Making Decisions About Home Care

  • Prosthetics Fact Sheet | FAQ's For The Recent Leg Amputee Patient

    28 April 2015

    Amputation is a customary medical treatment when a patient's leg cannot be saved. Amputation can be due to a variety of ailments, including poor circulation to the leg, traumatic injuries, birth defects, and certain diseases, such as cancer or diabetes that leave the leg without function. If you have had a leg amputated, it can be a difficult situation emotionally and physically. Thankfully, artificial limbs have undertaken great developments to make them work better now than what they ever have before.

  • Use These 3 Tips To Successfully Breastfeed When You Return To Work

    14 April 2015

    If you're a breastfeeding mother who is about to return to work for the first time since your baby's birth, you may be unsure whether you can keep giving your milk to your baby. Luckily, you can pump your milk at work and bring it home later. Doing this can be a challenge, but if you use the tips that follow, you'll be able to keep providing milk for your baby while working away from home.

  • 3 Tips For Dealing With Anxiety Attacks Without Prescription Drugs

    1 April 2015

    Do you suffer from anxiety that is so severe that it manifests itself in the form of panic attacks? If so, you may be familiar with the wide range of drugs that are available to treat anxiety. While prescription drugs can sometimes be a fast and effective solution, they're not for everyone. Some sufferers of panic attacks don't like the side effects of anxiety drugs, which can include weight gain, nausea, and diminished sex drive.

  • 5 Tips For Helping Your Older Parent Feel Safer At Bath Time

    17 March 2015

    As your senior parent is getting older, he or she could be having a hard time bathing alone. A slippery bathroom can be scary for a senior citizen, and your mom or dad could be afraid of slipping and falling or otherwise getting hurt. Luckily, there are ways to help your older parent feel safer at bath time, so you can help your loved one feel confident while bathing while also cutting down on the risk of an accident.

  • Getting Yourself Summertime Ready

    4 March 2015

    Most major retailers are rolling out their swimming suit collections, which can only mean one thing--wintertime is ending. Before you can hit the beach or start wearing those cute new shorts you bought, it's important to make sure that you are summertime ready with these simple steps. Shed the Winter Weight Summer bodies are made during the winter. Unfortunately, colder weather usually means a lot of baked goods and loads of carbohydrates.

  • If Your Loved One Has Alzheimer's, A Miniature Horse May Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

    23 February 2015

    If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, you know how challenging some days can be. Since there is no cure for Alzheimer's, you might feel helpless knowing that your loved one's symptoms will inevitably worsen. Miniature horses can provide much-needed therapy for both you and your loved one. Sound strange? Here is a glimpse at why routine visits from a miniature horse can help you and your loved one cope with the symptoms of Alzheimer's.

  • What Could Be Causing Your Shortness Of Breath?

    11 February 2015

    Of all of the medical and health symptoms you could experience throughout your life, one of the most frightening and distressing is when you begin to experience trouble breathing. While it's understandable that not being able to breath normally makes you worry and wonder what is going on, you should by no means panic. In fact, panicking will only make the symptoms worse. So, before you freak out and make a bad situation worse, learn some of the possible causes for your shortness of breath and what other symptoms to watch out for.