GREAT ADVICE FOR EVERY FAMILY CAREGIVER

Caring for a loved one as he or she ages can be a very rewarding experience, but it isn’t without challenges. Millions of Americans have taken on the role of caregiver for an elderly parent in recent years, and while your relationship with your parent may have always been great, constant caregiving and feeling like […]

THE PROBLEM WITH MEDICATION REGIMENS

Be honest. Do you always take the medication your doctor prescribes? New research reveals some very surprising statistics. Approximately 30 percent of new prescriptions are never even filled, meaning that many patients are not following their doctors’ orders. This new study also shows that the majority of patients who are prescribed medications for chronic diseases either […]

PROTEIN NEEDS PAST AGE 65 MAY SURPRISE YOU

Protein is one of the building blocks in a healthy diet, but are you getting enough for your age? According to the scientific journal Cell Metabolism, people under age 65 benefit from a lower-protein, higher-carbohydrate diet. However, for people over age 65, the opposite is true. Because our muscle mass decreases as we age, dietician […]

10 TREATMENTS PHYSICIANS AND PATIENTS SHOULD QUESTION

Most of us trust that our doctors know what they’re doing when they prescribe a drug or a procedure. However, just because a medication or procedure is commonly used as treatment for a particular illness or disorder doesn’t mean it’s always necessary―or even beneficial. Choosing Wisely, an initiative founded by the American Board of Internal […]

BLOOD TEST CAN DIAGNOSE ALZHEIMER’S. WOULD YOU TAKE IT?

It’s an age old question: If you could see into your future, would you? For people who are concerned about whether or not they will get Alzheimer’s, a new blood test can purportedly detect Alzheimer’s disease in a person up to three years before the onset of symptoms. But would you want to know if the […]

BODY MECHANICS: CAREGIVER WORKSHOP

Responsive is a home health agency committed to our clients’ wellness and supporting our incredible staff of caregivers. Through our education and training programs we offer our caregivers and office staff important new techniques to keep safety a priority. This past month, Responsive Home Care, providers of home health services of Broward County hosted four […]

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COPING WITH ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA

Managing the behavior of a person who has Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be a demanding task. It is important to recall that they are not deliberately being difficult and understanding their situation will lead to better care and comfort for the client. Coping with difficult behavior takes time, effort and patience but having the awareness […]

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DINNER & DIALOGUE WITH RESPONSIVE

Last week home care Broward County agency, Responsive Home Care, hosted a Dinner & Dialogue party with Leadership Broward. Leadership Broward is an organization designed “to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community”. Debbie Savage, President of Responsive Home Care, is a graduate of Leadership Broward, Class of XXV. The topic of the evening was […]

SECRET TO SUCCESS FOR AGING AT HOME WITH DEMENTIA

Most older adults wish to age in place at home, where they feel most comfortable. However, many older adults with dementia have other health and welfare needs that are not being met, any number of which could jeopardize their ability to remain living at home, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins. In fact, in […]

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MAKE LITTLE CHANGES IN LIFESTYLE FOR LOWER CHOLESTEROL AND A HEALTHY HEART

Home care Fort Lauderdale cargivers, Responsive Home Care, have a goal to help ensure that you or your loved one have the best quality of life possible as you age. Aging brings about many changes, one of which can be a rise in cholesterol. Part of your own at home health care efforts can focus […]