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May 2020 | Generations Home Care
falls
Falls are common among individuals of all ages. A typical trip-and-fall event may involve a skinned knee or maybe even a broken wrist. For a younger person, the healing process is relatively short, and there are few long-term ramifications. However, for people over the age of 65, the risk increases significantly. Over 3 million older […]
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Stroke
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. While COVID-19 rightfully dominates the health news at the moment, we shouldn’t ignore this ever-present threat. According to the CDC, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of adult disability. And while an individual’s risk increases with age, anyone at any age […]
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empty alcohol bottles
As the nation continues grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and prolonged social distancing, evidence suggests we’re coping with alcohol. According to Nielson figures, for the week ending March 14, 2020, “off-premise outlets such as liquor and grocery stores saw sales of wine up 27.6%, spirits by 26.4% and beer, cider and malt beverages by 14% […]
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A spring bloom
Spring and early summer is a great time to start spending more time outside. Even though COVID-19 and social-distancing guidelines make going outside more challenging, the health benefits of doing so are undeniable. By taking the right precautions, like wearing a face mask, avoiding crowds, and maintaining proper distancing, you can reduce your risk and […]
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