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

Senior Spectrum Health Faire

Thank you to all of you who came out to the Opening Ceremonies of Older Americans Month and the associated Health Fair at the Washoe County Senior Center on Friday!  The turn out was great and getting the chance to talk with so many people about our in home personal and companion care services was [...]

By | May 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

May is Older Americans Month!

May is Older Americans Month and there are many activities and events planned to celebrate!  Come out and join Heartrock Care at the Older Americans Month Info Fair as part of the Opening Ceremonies at Washoe County Senior Services Center at 1155 E 9th Street from 9 am to 1 pm on Friday, May 1, [...]

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

Aging Makes Us Happier!

The images that are portrayed in the media and sometimes our own perceptions of the elderly lead us to believe that as we age we get more and more unhappy; however, a study published last month from the University of Buffalo tells a different tale.  The study completed by Michael Poulin showed that as we [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Normal Age Related Memory Loss or Something More?

How can we know if forgetting someone's name or a phone number is just normal age related memory loss or an indication of a serious problem?  A newly published booklet, available at the National Institute of Aging, provides insight on what is normal in memory loss and what should cause concern.  The booklet also covers [...]

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