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Health Risks for Elderly With High Sodium Intake
Health Risks for Elderly With High Sodium Intake
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 14, 2015

Most Americans consume more than twice the recommended daily amount of sodium, which is found in processed food and beverages, and even in some over-the-counter medicines. As your elderly loved one ages, excess sodium intake can lead to many dangerous health conditions. Here are some of the health risks of a high sodium intake, brought to you by the senior care experts at Home Care Assistance Henderson. Fluid Retention One of sodium’s natural jobs is to help maintain proper water balance in the body. The more sodium your loved one ingests, the more fluids he or she may retain. Excess fluid retention can lead to swelling, which can cause or…

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Five Things Seniors Can Do to Prevent a Stroke
Five Things Seniors Can Do to Prevent a Stroke
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 7, 2015

A stroke takes place when blood flow is cut off from part of the brain, depriving the brain cells of oxygen and damaging them. Your elderly loved one can take some healthy measures to help reduce the risk of stroke, and the experienced staff at Henderson Home Care Assistance has a few suggestions for what measures to take. 1. Keep Blood Pressure in Check High blood pressure is the leading cause of most strokes, often doubling or quadrupling the chances of one occurring. Your loved one should try to maintain a blood pressure of 120 over 80 or less to prevent high risks of stroke. 2. Control Cholesterol If your…

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Let Home Care Assistance Ensure Senior Safety
Let Home Care Assistance Ensure Senior Safety
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on August 24, 2015

Senior home care can often be the most effective way to ensure your loved one remains safe in the comfort of his or her home. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a trusted provider of senior home care in Henderson, would like to share how professional caregiving services can help keep your loved one safe. Medication Reminders Forgetting to take medication on time can be a common occurrence, especially if your loved one is balancing multiple medicines. A caregiver in Henderson can remind him or her to take the correct doses at the right times and make sure prescriptions are refilled regularly. Transportation If your loved one has impaired vision…

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Ask These Questions to Potential Home Care Providers to See if They Are Right for You
Ask These Questions to Potential Home Care Providers to See if They Are Right for You
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on August 17, 2015

If you’ve decided that hiring a home care provider is the right choice to help your elderly loved one, it’s important to make sure you are confident in your choice. As there are many home care providers, you want to ensure that the company or individual you pick is the right fit for you, your family, and your loved one. To help you screen potential home care providers, Henderson senior care experts suggest asking candidates the following five questions. 1. How long have you been in this field? When you hire a home care agency, it’s important that you’re comfortable with the company’s level of experience. As agencies that are…

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