Month: March 2019

Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers: Why people born between 1945 and 1965 should get tested

Are you or is someone you love a Baby Boomer? Then here's some important information to know: All people born between 1945 and 1965 (the generation commonly referred to as the Baby Boom) are five times more likely to have the Hepatitis C than adults of other generations. Three out of four Baby Boomers have the disease. But one huge problem with Hepatitis C — aside from its potential dangers — is that many people don't even realize that they are infected with it. Many people live with Hepatitis C for decades without symptoms or feeling sick. Despite this, Hepatitis C can eventually lead to deadly conditions such as liver damage, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer. . . . READ THE REST

Why being itchy could mean a serious problem for older adults

We all get itchy, sometimes. And usually, it's no big deal. An area of skin tingles and feels irritated, and it moves a person to scratch it. But there are times when being itchy is actually a sign of a serious health problem, and these problems often affect older adults. Read on to learn what some of some of those problems might be. . . . READ THE REST

Can your care plan weather the weather? 

The bad weather of last month highlighted how important it is to have a high-quality agency tending to the needs of our loved ones. Cars break down, children get sick, and the family members or friends who help care for our older adults can suddenly become unavailable and unreliable. . . . READ THE REST