Elderly Senior Care

May 3, 2018

Making the Big Decisions

2018-05-03T07:34:09-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Assisted Living, Elderly Senior Care|

Life and time have a beautiful yet tragic relationship. Time passes quickly, and so does life. You start out life usually with parents who worry over and take care of you. Then, as time passes, those roles slowly reverse. As you grow older so do your parents, and you begin worrying over and taking care of them. [...]

Feb 22, 2018

Is This a Heart Attack?

2018-02-22T13:25:33-05:00February 22nd, 2018|Elderly Senior Care|

Something is off, you feel it. You just cannot put your finger on why you do not feel well. Maybe it was the spicy food from last night? Perhaps you are stressed about an upcoming event. Maybe the pressure in your chest will pass. Why the sweating? Why the feelings of nausea? Should you call for help [...]

Jan 18, 2018

Stay Safe In the Cold

2018-01-18T09:02:33-05:00January 18th, 2018|Elderly Senior Care, Home Health Care|

A cold snap can occur anytime, even in Melbourne, FL, as we were recently a witness to. Seemingly out of nowhere the temps dropped and Brevard County became a winter wonderland. Were you prepared? Did you have the necessary clothing items and appropriate shelter to make it through comfortably? While our Northern neighbors may scoff at the [...]

Jan 11, 2018

Preserving Precious Memories

2018-01-11T08:10:27-05:00January 11th, 2018|Elderly Senior Care|

There is something about a story. Something that catches our hearts and refuses to let us go. Have you ever been enraptured by tales of times gone by? Have you ever sat with an older adult and listened to an account of their youth told by them? Memories give flesh and bone to what stories really are [...]

Nov 16, 2017

The Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

2017-11-16T11:44:00-05:00November 16th, 2017|Elderly Senior Care|

It is no secret that many seniors enjoy time in their gardens. From luscious indigenous foliage beds to colorful annuals and perennials or vegetable patches, gardening is something that brings a wealth of happiness and joy to baby boomers and beyond. A meta-analysis conducted by Preventative Medicine Reports found that gardening provides many benefits. This study analyzed [...]

Sep 7, 2017

Tech Savvy Tips for Seniors

2017-09-07T08:14:56-04:00September 7th, 2017|Assisted Living, Elderly Senior Care|

Today’s seniors are more tech savvy than ever. The need for communication and the swift changes that have occurred in the technology sector in the last decade alone have necessitated a need for devices like smart phones, personal home computers, and more. Although seniors are not as into technology as their younger counterparts, recent data from The [...]

Aug 17, 2017

Celebrating Seniors

2017-08-17T07:44:21-04:00August 17th, 2017|Elderly Senior Care|

August 19, 1988 was a significant day in our nation’s history, a day that many are not even aware exists. On this day, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the necessity for an official day celebrating the seniors here in our country. Proclamation 5847 declared August 21 as National Senior Citizen Day. In an eloquent statement, President Reagan formally [...]

Aug 9, 2017

Staying Sane at the Doctor’s Office

2017-08-09T10:25:02-04:00August 9th, 2017|Elderly Senior Care|

Health care certainly has changed over the years. Gone are the days of home visits. Nowadays, there are specialists for every condition, and while this is a great thing it can make doctor visits complex. In past years simple blood work and x-rays could be taken care of in-house rather than at a lab in a different [...]

Aug 3, 2017

How to Create a Personal Health Record

2017-08-03T08:30:23-04:00August 3rd, 2017|Aging Seniors, Elderly Senior Care|

Champion Home Health Care recently discussed the importance of having a PHR, personal health record. This is a collection of your personal health history including doctor visits, medications, blood work, procedures, etc. Having all of this information in one place helps you stay an informed consumer and allows you to make the best decisions regarding your health. [...]

Mar 16, 2017

March: Social Workers Month, Certified Nurses Day, Patient Safety Awareness

2017-03-16T07:58:49-04:00March 16th, 2017|Caregivers, Elderly Senior Care|

March is focused on many topics which easily encompass or are relevant to the heading of home health care. Our most recent blog focused on social workers and how they are such an essential part of the home health care village. Often serving as liaisons and referral sources, social workers work hand in hand with home health [...]