Flu Vaccines are Critical for People with Certain Chronic Conditions

The holidays are here, and while that means more opportunities for spreading cheer, there is also more opportunity for spreading not just COVID-19, but also flu and other respiratory viruses. As to the flu, health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are particularly concerned about people who are already at higher... Read More

We’re Thankful for Caregivers

When November comes around every year, we start thinking about Thanksgiving and the people and things we are grateful for. So it’s fitting that November is also dedicated to the many people who provide care and whose work touches so many. November is: National Family Caregivers Month, National Home Care Month, and National Hospice and... Read More

Coping With Grief and Loss

Grief is a normal response to loss during or after a disaster or other traumatic event. It can be caused by the death of a family member, friend, or even a pet. It’s also a normal reaction to drastic changes to daily routines and ways of life that usually bring us comfort and a feeling... Read More

Reducing the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer, after breast cancer? Prostate cancer occurs only in people with a prostate, and it is more common in older people. It is more likely to occur in those who have a family history of prostate cancer and/or are of African American... Read More

What to Expect After a Stroke

Among the many patients we serve at Family Home Health are stroke survivors. Although stroke is a disease of the brain, it can affect the entire body. Our interdisciplinary team of nurses, aides, and therapists (physical, occupational, speech) helps patients recover at home according to their doctor’s orders.   There are two kinds of stroke.... Read More

How to Prepare for a Telehealth Appointment

The coronavirus pandemic had a big impact on the acceptance of telehealth (or telemedicine) appointments. More healthcare providers adopted the practice, and more patients learned how to use the technology. Instead of traveling to a provider’s office, many patients can now have their visit using their phone, tablet, or desktop computer, from the safety of... Read More

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