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How Home Care Helps Arthritis Patients

Did you know that one in every four adults in the U.S. has arthritis? It’s a leading cause of work disability – in fact, 8 million working-age adults report that their ability to work is limited because of their arthritis. For example, they may have a hard time climbing stairs or walking from a parking... Read More

It’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Are You at Risk?

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a good reminder about precautions we should take not just in the summer months but all year long. The Skin Cancer Foundation is sharing this information to help you determine your risk of getting skin cancer. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than... Read More

April is Stress Awareness Month

“Stress is just a normal part of life,” says common wisdom. Unfortunately, during the coronavirus pandemic, stress among U.S. adults hasn’t been just “normal” – it has quadrupled, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). “During the pandemic, about four in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder …... Read More

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Are you feeling sleepy right now? There’s a decent chance you are, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Americans feel sleepy on average three times a week, with 62% trying to “shake it off” as their primary response, says the NSF. Those who feel sleepy even more often – five to seven days a... Read More

Improve Your Heart Health – With Friends and Family

Heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Most adults have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or being a smoker or overweight. Having multiple risk factors increases your risk for heart disease. Follow these heart-healthy... Read More

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Here’s a good New Year’s resolution: Protect your eyesight by getting a dilated eye exam. Glaucoma Awareness Month reminds us that glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Many people don’t know that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages. The only way to find out if you... Read More

Talk About Healthcare Choices Before Facing a Crisis

A family is gathered by the bedside of a loved one who has been seriously ill, and now is likely near the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what their loved one would have wanted. That’s when they realize they should have planned... Read More

Serving Those Who Serve Our Country

At Family Home Health Network, we are proud and honored to serve veterans. In fact, we have partnered with the Department of Veteran Affairs to improve veterans’ access to quality hospice care through a program called We Honor Veterans. We Honor Veterans is “focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment.” According to their... Read More

How Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Quality of Life

October is National Physical Therapy Month – a great time for us to honor Family Home Health’s physical therapists and the work they do to keep our clients healthy. In case you’re not familiar with what physical therapists do, we wanted to share some information about their work and how they can help improve your... Read More

What You Should Tell Your Doctor

September is Healthy Aging Month, which focuses on ways that people can stay healthy as they age. An important aspect of aging well is communicating well with your doctor. Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel not just physically, but also emotionally and mentally. Here are a few tips for your... Read More