Centenarian Didn’t Have Anyone to Celebrate With

Winnie Blagden is 99 years old and will hit the century mark this Sunday.  Unfortunately, Mrs. Blagden didn't have anyone to help her celebrate the very impressive birthday.  BBC Radio Sheffield in the U.K. heard about her and launched a Facebook campaign that reached over 6,000,000!  The results of the campaign were 16,000 birthday cards and [...]

By | May 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Need to Increase Physical Activity – Try Video Games!

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lack of regular physical activity is a leading cause of the reduction of stamina and strength in those over 65 years of age.  The lack of activity is also directly link to increases in a number of major health issues.  The lack of physical activity is common [...]

By | May 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Depression and Parkinson’s Disease Solid Link

A study by researchers at Umea University in Sweden, that was published last week in Neurology, shows what is believed to be a connection between depression and Parkinson's Disease.  Understanding the connection remains a mystery, yet the relationship between the two appears to be solid.  Those study participants with depression were 3.2 times more likely [...]

By | May 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a special day for all of us Americans as we remember those who have given the greatest sacrifice of all to protect us and to keep us free.  We are especially thankful for those of the greatest generation for all they did and continue to do to make our country great!  They [...]

By | May 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More on Elder Orphans

A call to 911 for help from an 81 year old veteran has become an eye opener for those unaware of elder orphans.  On the CBS Evening News tonight, the segment focusing on this issue is another example of this growing problem.  This veteran had been recently released from the hospital and was sent home [...]

By | May 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elder Orphans Increasing

Elder Orphans?  Yes, those 65 years of age and older who are single and without family or without family members nearby have been termed elder orphans.  This group is dramatically increasing.  In a recent report by Maria Torroella Carney, MD, chief of geriatric and palliative medicine at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, there has been a [...]

By | May 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Failing Grades For Many Nursing Homes

A recent analysis of nursing homes across the country found that 11 states had nearly half of the care facilities within the state with failing grades.  Nevada was on the borderline with 38% of the nursing homes having grades of 1 or 2 stars.  According to the report by The Kaiser Family Foundation, Texas had [...]

By | May 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

How do you know if you have Arthritis? Why It’s a Good Question Lot of people think they might have arthritis, but for some reason they never discuss it with their doctors. Many older people accept joint pain as a part of aging that can’t be avoided. They don’t talk to their doctor because they [...]

By | May 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day

A family is made happier, stronger and more beautiful by the special women in it!  Happy Mother's Day!

By | May 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Food You Will Actually Like!

Our Personal Care Attendants at Heartrock Care let our clients choose the foods they like most!  In fact, if we can't make that favorite meal perfect, we'll go to cooking school!  Our goal is to keep loved ones in their home where they are most comfortable.  If you want a sandwich fast we can do [...]

By | May 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments