Considering Hospice for late-stage Alzheimer’s

The late stages of Alzheimer’s can be challenging for patients and their loved ones. Oftentimes caregivers face serious health issues that have resulted from the amount of care required to care for a family member with Alzheimer’s. As sleep patterns change, dementia increases and other common behaviors such as wandering and increased paranoia surface, caregivers … Continue reading Considering Hospice for late-stage Alzheimer’s

What is Comprehensive Disease Management (CDM)?

A Comprehensive Disease Management (CDM) program, like the one offered at Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, focuses on providing patients with palliative care and relief from symptoms, pain, and stress caused by serious illness, in addition to assisting them with completing advanced directives and discussing extended health care goals. This care can be provided alongside … Continue reading What is Comprehensive Disease Management (CDM)?

For Some, Mobility and Freedom are One and the Same

For those living with a physical challenge of any kind, the freedom to be mobile and to get around as easily as possible is just as important to them as it is to the rest of the public.   Moreover, anyone with a physical limitation wants and deserves the same opportunities as everyone else.  In … Continue reading For Some, Mobility and Freedom are One and the Same

What is an Advanced Directive? And Why Should I Have One?

It’s no secret, the healthcare field can be tricky to navigate. There are so many different things that encompass the different routes and roads that you have to take to make sure you or your loved one is taken care of. If the healthcare field were a map- one of the main roads would be … Continue reading What is an Advanced Directive? And Why Should I Have One?

Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Crucial for Planning and Treatment

By Dr. Gary Small Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but dementia from Alzheimer’s continues to be underdiagnosed and underreported. In fact, according to a U.S. survey conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, almost half of patients with AD are already in the moderate to severe stages by … Continue reading Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Crucial for Planning and Treatment

Older Running: Start Running at Age 55 and Beyond

Lots of older folks run regularly for fitness and fun, and a large percentage of them are relatively new to the sport. Consider that more than half of participants in the annual New York City Marathon are over the age of 40, and it’s easy to see that running is a sport for all age … Continue reading Older Running: Start Running at Age 55 and Beyond