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Tips for Seniors Maintaining Independence at Home

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February is National Senior Independence Month. To celebrate, the staff at ProHealth has put together some tips to help you live on your own for years to come. Stay active Exercise can enhance your sense of balance and fend off illnesses. Even simple exercises such as yoga and walking can make a big difference. Declutter […]

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The Physician House Call is Back, for Good Reason

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Prior to 1950, it wasn’t uncommon for doctors to grab their medical bags and head to a patient’s home. They made house calls for everything from adults with chronic headaches to kids with upset tummies, conducting an exam and often providing treatment during the visit. In fact, nearly half of all doctor’s appointments in the […]

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Sight Matters for Seniors

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Nearly everyone experiences some degree of vision loss as they age. According to recent research, about 7 million Americans aged 65 and older have severe visual impairment, and experts say that number is likely to double by 2030. For seniors, declining or low vision can make simple daily tasks more complicated and can even lead […]

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How to Choose an In-Home Healthcare Provider

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Finding quality healthcare that comes to your home can be a big challenge. These tips will help you evaluate the companies you’re considering and choose the right one for your needs. Ask the right questions As you look for a potential provider, be sure to ask questions about their services and write down their responses. […]

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Gift Ideas for Seniors

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Do you struggle to come up with thoughtful but practical gifts for your senior loved ones? We do, too! Here are some ideas from the ProHealth Partners team to make holiday shopping for the older adults in your life a little easier. Classic candy treats Let them relive their childhood and order them a box […]

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Making the Holidays Enjoyable for Caregivers and Senior Loved Ones

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Being a caregiver for one or both of your parents can be a tough task, but it can become even more difficult during the holiday season. In addition to having a busier schedule, you may also discover your parents are struggling to accept the fact that they can’t participate in the celebrations the same way […]

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Benefits of In-Home Health Services for Patients with Dementia

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5.5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease. While there’s no cure, treatments like medication therapy and physical, occupational and speech therapy can slow its progression and help patients remain in the comfort of their homes longer. In-home therapy and physician visits are beneficial for patients […]

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Not All Physical Therapy Services Are Created Equal

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Physical therapy is an ever-expanding part of the medical field that helps millions of people recover from illness or injury. While it’s growing in popularity, many people are discovering that not all services are created equally. If you’ve suffered an injury or illness that requires specialized therapy, make sure your physical therapist has the specific […]

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Patient Rights & In-Home Healthcare

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When it comes to long-term care, it’s important for patients to know their rights and make sure they’re treated with dignity and respect. That’s why the National Consumer Voice has designated October as Residents’ Rights Month. Throughout the month, long-term residents and their advocates are encouraged to speak up and make sure their care provider […]

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Managing Osteoarthritis at Home

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Osteoarthritis affects roughly 27 million people in the United States. Since many of these individuals are older and unable to drive, going to physical therapy at a doctor’s office can be difficult. Fortunately, ProHealth offers in-home physical therapy which allows patients to easily manage their osteoarthritis at home. By scheduling in-home physical therapy visits, patients […]

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