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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
Preventing hip fractures Arizona
As we discussed in our last post, hip fractures can be devastating for older adults. Research reveals that one in three adults over age 50 who suffer a hip fracture will die within 12 months of the injury. In addition, older adults with hip fractures face a greatly increased risk of death for a decade […]
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hip fracture Arizona home care
Falling is one of the biggest health threats seniors face. According to the CDC, “one out of four older people falls every year.” To make matters worse, if a senior falls once, their chance of falling again doubles. While not every fall causes injury, each year 300,000 seniors suffer hip fractures, caused mostly by falls. […]
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Quadriplegia Arizona Home Care
Paraplegia and quadriplegia are both caused by injury to the spinal cord. This can be the result of a complete spinal injury, where the spinal cord is completely severed, or a partial injury where the cord is damaged so severely that it no longer functions. We discussed these injuries in more detail in our last […]
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Arizona Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are relatively uncommon occurrences. According to the Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are some 17,000 new cases across the country every year. While these injuries may be rare, they can have devastating consequences for patients who are often forced to relearn many tasks they previously took for granted. With the […]
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Multiple Sclerosis in-home care
As part of multiple sclerosis (MS) education and awareness month, our last post reviewed the different types of MS and the symptoms sufferers experience. In today’s post, we’ll share a few strategies MS sufferers can take to improve their quality-of-life. Improving Your Quality of Life with MS Multiple sclerosis is a relatively rare disorder, but […]
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MS Arizona
March is multiple sclerosis education and awareness month. In recognition of this event, we’d like to dedicate a bit of space to providing more information about MS and how it can impact that daily lives of those it affects. In many cases, in-home care can provide the support patient’s need to maximize their quality-of-life. What […]
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Arizona Dialysis
As part of National Kidney Month, we’re highlighting the risk chronic kidney disease (CKD) poses to many Americans and how debilitating the disease can be to those affected. In our last post, we discussed the different causes and types of kidney disease. In this post, we’ll review dialysis, which is the only treatment option for […]
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Kidney Disease Arizona Home Care
March is National Kidney Month and with that in mind, we’d like to highlight this important health issue that affects more than 30 million Americans nationwide. What is Kidney Disease? As the body’s main filtration system, the kidneys are responsible for cleaning excess fluid and waste from our blood. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the […]
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healthy hearts arizona
In a previous post, we highlighted the importance of cardiovascular health during American Heart Month and discussed the unique care needs veterans and their caregivers face. We also announced an exciting new partnership between Generations Home Care and Veterans Care Coordination™ which will help vets get the care benefits they’ve earned. In this post, we’d […]
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Arizona Veterans Care
According to the Census Bureau, there are 18.2 million veterans living in the United State today — 50% of which are over 65. As we discussed in our last post, many aging veterans suffer from conditions that make certain daily activities difficult. As a result, they require help from caregivers — often unpaid family members […]
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