Importance of Having Visitors

Make a world of difference to someone: visit a nursing home resident. My fellow nursing home administrators estimate as many as two-thirds of residents don’t receive regular visitors, according to Volunteers of America (, which has a program called Caring Companions that matches volunteer visitors with nursing home residents. I can’t tell you how important... Read More

Deep Vein Thrombosis

DVT: a preventable, treatable but potentially fatal condition. We all need our blood to clot. If it didn’t, we wouldn’t stop bleeding when we get cut. But sometimes the body triggers the blood clotting process unnecessarily or excessively. Blood clots can also form when the blood’s flow rate is lowered or you’ve had damage to... Read More

Thinking about home care?

Thinking about home care? So often, we are faced with a medical condition in ourselves or a loved one that requires skilled care—like the care a nurse or doctor provides. For some of us, those conditions are chronic and we need that skilled care often, even around-the-clock. Home care is offering more and more kinds... Read More


Be alert to the symptoms of diabetes. Nearly 24 million people have diabetes in the U.S., according to the American Diabetes Association. That’s about 8 percent of the population. It’s even more prevalent among older adults: 23 percent of people over age 60 have diabetes. If you’re over 45, consider getting tested for diabetes, especially... Read More