Fit for Life: The Impact of Exercise on Men’s Health
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by Kyle Kane
1w ago
June is Men’s Health Month, a time to spotlight the critical role of exercise in promoting men’s health and well-being. Regular physical activity is a cornerstone of preventive health care, offering profound benefits that extend beyond physical fitness to mental and emotional health. The Benefits of Exercise for Men: Cardiovascular Health: Regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death among men, by improving heart function, lowering blood pressure, and increasing good cholesterol levels. Weight Management: Combating obesity is crucial for preventing chronic di ..read more
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Navigating Through Grief: Understanding Loss in Later Life
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by Kyle Kane
1M ago
May, recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, brings a crucial aspect of mental health into the spotlight—grief and loss in older adults. As we age, the inevitability of losing peers, partners, and aspects of our independence becomes a more frequent reality. Understanding and navigating through grief is essential for the mental health and well-being of our elderly population. The Unique Nature of Grief in Older Adults: Grief in later life is often multifaceted. It’s not just about dealing with the death of loved ones but also grieving the loss of physical abilities, independence, and the s ..read more
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Recognizing Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Understanding, Support, and Hope
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by Kyle Kane
1M ago
April marks Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about Parkinson’s disease (PD), a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement. With millions of people worldwide living with PD, the importance of understanding, supporting, and advancing research for this condition cannot be overstated. This month, we aim to shed light on the challenges faced by those with Parkinson’s, celebrate the strides in research and treatment, and offer ways for communities to come together in support of individuals and families affected by PD. Understanding Parkinson’s Disease P ..read more
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Caregivers vs. Companions 
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by Tim
1M ago
Caregivers and companions enable older adults to live comfortably in their homes while receiving the support they need to remain safe, healthy and happy. These roles have different benefits depending on an older adult’s physical and emotional needs. What Does a Caregiver Do? A caregiver, also called a personal care assistant, offers qualified personal care. They help older adults with physical needs such as bathing, toileting, dressing, positioning, walking and eating. They can also provide minor medical care. What Does a Companion Do? A companion caregiver helps older adults who need non ..read more
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Nutrition Month: A Guide to Healthy Eating for Older Adults
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by Kyle Kane
1M ago
March is Nutrition Month, an opportune time to spotlight the significance of nutrition in the lives of older adults. As we age, our nutritional needs evolve, making it crucial to adapt our diets to meet these changing requirements. For older adults, proper nutrition can help manage chronic conditions, maintain mental acuteness, increase energy levels, and improve immunity. As a home care agency dedicated to the well-being of seniors, we understand the unique dietary challenges they face. Here’s how caregivers and families can support older adults in adopting healthier eating habits for a fulfi ..read more
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Home Health Care vs. Older Adult Home Care
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by Kyle Kane
1M ago
It can be confusing to find the exact service and care necessary for an older adult. You may encounter terms for home health care, home care, personal care and companion care services that can be tricky to understand. At Corewood Care, we provide many of these services across the greater Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. region, in accordance with our licensures. In this guide, we’ll explain the difference between home health and older adult home care to make it easier to find the nec ..read more
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10 Simple Steps to a Healthier Heart for Older Adults
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by Kyle Kane
1M ago
Heart health is crucial at any age, but for older adults, taking steps to protect the heart can significantly improve quality of life and independence. As a home care agency dedicated to the well-being of seniors, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities in promoting heart health among the elderly. Here are ten simple, caregiver-friendly steps to support heart health in older adults. 1. Adopt a Heart-Healthy Diet Encourage a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. For older adults, focus on easy-to-prepare, nutrient-dense foods that are high in fiber and ..read more
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How to Support Your Loved One Following Surgery
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by Tim
1M ago
Recovery after surgery is a slow and sensitive process for older adults. The surgery itself is already nerve-wracking, as the risk of complications is higher for older adults. Couple that with a longer and often more intensive recovery process, and it’s easy to see why older adults need physical and emotional support during and after surgery.  From helping with medications and ensuring the home is conducive to their needs to transporting them to physical therapy appointments and checkups, there are many ways you can care for older adults following surgery.  Returning Home F ..read more
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How Much Does Dementia Care Cost?
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by Tim
1M ago
Dementia is different for everyone, but all individuals with it deserve compassionate and kind care to help them through each day. Due to the differences individuals with dementia can experience, their care plans are also highly personalized. While care is essential, understanding what you’re paying for is also crucial so you can provide professional help to your beloved family member. At Corewood Care, we understand the financial worries and challenges of finding dementia care for your family member. We break down how much dementia care costs and the payment options for it. Treatments for Dem ..read more
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Some Of The Most Common Cancers Can Be Prevented
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by icepickdev
1M ago
Did you know that approximately one-third of cases of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented by eating healthy, being active, and staying lean?  That’s an estimated 374,000 cases of cancer in the United States that would never happen.  Corewood’s 3 Guidelines for Cancer Prevention can help you focus on what’s most important. Choose mostly plant foods, limit red meat and avoid processed meat. Be physically active every day in any way for 30 minutes or more. Aim to be a healthy weight throughout life. Choose mostly plant foods, limit red meat and avoid processed meat ..read more
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