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Sheltering Arms Homehealth Names New Branch Director

Sheltering Arms is please to announce that Enetta Pong joined Sheltering Arms Home Healthcare as its Branch Director in April of this year. In the role of Branch Director, Enetta will work with a team of therapist, nurses, and administrative staff to coordinate clinical services for patients with a need[…]

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Type II Diabetes: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that involve problems with the body producing insulin, a hormone that helps your body store and use sugar and fat from the food you eat. Diabetes occurs when one of the following conditions is present: the pancreas does not produce any insulin the[…]

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Fall Prevention

Reducing Risk & Keeping Seniors Safe from Falls Facts Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among people 65 or over. Annually, falls are reported by one third of all people 65 and older and two-thirds of those will fall again within six months. Risk Factors Vision: Age-related[…]

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Congestive Heart Failure: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

What is congestive heart failure? Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic progressive condition that affects the pumping power of your heart muscles. While often referred to simply as “heart failure,” CHF specifically refers to the stage in which fluid builds up around the heart and causes it to pump[…]

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The Importance of a Healthy Weight in Seniors

It is important to maintain a healthy weight as we age. Weight has a big impact on the health and independence of seniors. Being overweight is the leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Obesity limits mobility an puts stress on our joints and worsens arthritis. Obesity[…]

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Cold Weather & Seniors

Staying Safe During the Winter Months Cold weather may bring many health hazards, but winter is especially dangerous for older adults. Seniors are at risk for developing a dangerous condition called “hypothermia,” which means is a lowering of the body temperature. With hypothermia, the body’s internal temperature cools to below[…]

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Pulmonary Disease Management Program

Helping Patients Manage COPD at Home Patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease must make lifestyle and environmental changes in order to manage symptoms. Home health care is a great option to improve life quality and prevent disease progression. Our COPD care plan works to make these changes and increase[…]

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Senior Summer Safety Tips

Summertime is a season of fun, vacation and relaxation for most. However, for seniors, the heat and sun can be dangerous. Here are some precautions that aging adults, and their caregivers, can use to keep seniors safe in the summer. Stay Hydrated & Keep Cool Seniors are susceptible to dehydration[…]

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What is Home Health Care?

If you are healing from an injury or getting back on your feet following an illness, traveling to and from doctor visits can present challenges. Therapy may be necessary to regain your health, but it can be hard to make scheduled appointments without help from family and friends. If this[…]

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