Posts Tagged ‘talk to dr’

Don’t let the social stigma of incontinence prevent you from seeking help and getting the supplies you need to address it head on. We hear sad stories from customers whose loved ones essentially stopped leaving the house for fear of leaks and embarrassment. With the right products, you can maintain your daily activities with confidence and get back to doing what you love—like traveling and having a hearty laugh with friends. Here are 3 essential steps to overcoming incontinence insecurities.

Did you know that 1 in every 4 Americans is providing unpaid care for a friend or family member who is disabled, aged, or ill? These people, called informal family caregivers, do our country a great service and provide an estimated $306 billion of free care each year, saving our Medicare and Medicaid systems tremendously. They are motivated out of love, duty, and responsibility, but the stress can leave them feeling isolated, trapped, and even depressed if they don’t learn how to manage their responsibilities. “Caregiver Burnout” is a significant issue many caregivers struggle with. We need to combat this by caring for the caregiver!

Read the latest Homecare Advocate Post for 7 ways to Care for the Caregivers.

At last weekend’s Home Remodeling Show, Lambert’s addressed the 3 keys to creating an accessible home. Read this post to learn about involving your physician in fall prevention and removing the physical and psychological barriers that prevent you from living safely and independently in your home.

In our 4th & final post on the Fall Prevention series, we’ll explore how minerals, fruits, & vegetables are the superfoods that keep your bones & muscles strong.

This month’s theme: Fall Prevention in a 4-part series. This post is 5 Important Conversations You Need to Have with Your Physician. It covers previous falls, health conditions, medications, assistive devices, exercise.