National Glaucoma Awareness Month | Apple Valley St. Bernardine Hospice Care

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Now that January is upon us, you may be hearing more about glaucoma. This is because January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time to teach others, particularly senior citizens who are most at risk, about this dangerous disease. If you are one who likes to wait to seek medical treatment until you experience symptoms,…

Should You Get the Flu Shot? | St. Bernardine Apple Valley Hospice Care

Should You Get the Flu Shot?

As a senior, you are probably asked every fall or winter whether you have already received the flu shot, which vaccinates you against influenza. You may see this vaccination advertised at your local clinic, on the local news, and in area pharmacies. However, because there is a lot of confusion on this subject, you may…

November is American Diabetes Month | Victorville Hospice Care for Seniors

November is American Diabetes Month

November is designated as American Diabetes Month, and while this may be a problem that affects people of all ages, it is most frequently seen among the elderly. In fact, as of 2012, adults who were between the ages of 45 and 64 were the most frequently diagnosed age category for diabetes. Whether struggling with…

What Is the Truth about Memory Changes? | Apple Valley Hospice Care

What Is the Truth about Memory Changes?

Most seniors have experienced some memory problems. Whether they cannot remember where they put the keys or they cannot quite pull a specific word out of their memory banks, memory changes seem to be a part of aging for anyone. However, not all memory issues or confusion is normal. Here is how to know what…

Knowing the Right Time to Move to Memory Care | Hospice Home Care

Knowing the Right Time to Move to Memory Care

It can be difficult to watch parents age. It can be even more difficult to see aging loved ones struggle with memory issues. These people may struggle to remember basic tasks, may struggle to care for themselves, may wander or become a danger to themselves and may have personality changes that are difficult for those…

How Can Art Therapy Help? | St. Bernardine Apple Valley Hospice Care

How Can Art Therapy Help?

Art therapy is used in many sectors to help people feel calm and express themselves. It has found great success among seniors, including those who live independently at home as well as those who are in nursing facilities. Even seniors facing cognitive difficulties, such as dementia, have found great improvement psychologically as well as physiologically…

It Is Healthy Vision Month | St. Bernardine Apple Valley Hospice Care

It Is Healthy Vision Month

May marks the celebration of Healthy Vision Month, put on by the National Eye Institute. Eye health is vital throughout life because it is necessary for nearly all forms of work and play. However, seniors need to put a priority on their vision because of the numerous degenerative eye diseases that can gradually disrupt their…

How to Keep a Lookout for Oral Cancer | Apple Valley Hospice Care

How to Keep a Lookout for Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Over 49,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a form of oral cancer every year. Survival rates for oral cancer have not gotten better over the years with only 57% of those who are diagnosed surviving past the five-year mark. Oral cancer is more concerning than other…