Avacare Medical Blog

Carpal Tunnel Due to Work: Understanding Your Rights

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common workplace injuries and can be caused by a variety of factors. If you have to have a carpal tunnel procedure due to the effects of your workplace, this article will explain how you can seek compensation and what you should do if this occurs. What is [...]

By | 2019-05-20T12:34:08+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Carpal Tunnel Due to Work: Understanding Your Rights

Tips for Sound Sleep

We all know what it feels like when sleep is hard to come by. It doesn’t matter if you are a lighter sleeper, have a hard time falling asleep, feel unrested after sleeping or experience insomnia; the effect is all the same — you’re sluggish, as if you’re operating with run-down battery, and your tiredness [...]

By | 2019-05-15T15:11:42+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Tips for Sound Sleep

Why Hospice is the Right Choice for End-of-Life Care

Hospice is the best way to provide a loved one with compassionate, comforting care at the end of life. Unfortunately, many families wait too long to use hospice care, only to regret it later. Half of all hospice patients receive hospice care for 14 days or less, while more than a third are in hospice [...]

By | 2019-05-13T13:49:40+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Why Hospice is the Right Choice for End-of-Life Care

Benefits of Ostomy Support Belts

Ostomy is an artificial opening in the organ of the body that is created during an operation such as colostomy, gastrostomy or ileostomy. The opening or stoma is usually created when the anus, rectum or colon cannot perform as usual due to injury, disease or if it needs rest from its regular functions. Since your [...]

By | 2019-05-14T14:56:27+00:00 May 12th, 2019|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Benefits of Ostomy Support Belts

Social Security Disability Benefits

The older we get, the more we start to think about our jobs, retirement, and what might happen if we were to get injured or otherwise become unable to work. Luckily, there are programs in place that can help if such an unfortunate situation were to occur, and one of these safety nets is Social [...]

By | 2019-05-09T10:23:27+00:00 May 10th, 2019|Guest Posts, Guides|Comments Off on Social Security Disability Benefits

NURSE’S WEEK: A Time for Appreciation

In honor of Nurse’s Week 2019, we asked our customers to share the story of their hero. Here are some of the beautiful responses we received!   My hero is a friend I've had for 40 years. Met her when she was 13, we did a lot of heavy partying. I moved away and through [...]

By | 2019-05-09T10:45:36+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Caregiving, Our News|Comments Off on NURSE’S WEEK: A Time for Appreciation

5 Bedroom Essentials for Seniors

  Watching our parents or relatives grow old is tough. Watching them lose their physical abilities and mental sharpness can take an emotional toll, and can be even more trying for them. The best we can do is create as comfortable and safe an environment as we can to make them feel more at ease. [...]

By | 2019-05-08T10:11:19+00:00 May 8th, 2019|Bedroom Safety, Guest Posts, Senior Living|Comments Off on 5 Bedroom Essentials for Seniors

Limitations of Medical Alert Systems

Medical alert systems are necessary devices for many patients. A medical alert system does exactly what its name implies - it alerts caregivers when a patient is in need of medical assistance. This is particularly important for people who might not be able to raise the alarm themselves if they have a medical issue. Medical [...]

By | 2019-05-14T14:56:05+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|Caregiving, Guest Posts, Medical News|Comments Off on Limitations of Medical Alert Systems

How Diabetic Shoes Differ from Regular Shoes

People who suffer from diabetes are at a much greater risk of developing a variety of serious health complications, including severe foot problems. The longer someone has diabetes, the greater the risk of health issues. Improper care of diabetic feet could lead to life-threatening health complications such as cellulitis, gangrene, osteomyelitis, and sepsis, so proper [...]

By | 2019-04-30T09:18:03+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Guest Posts, Health|Comments Off on How Diabetic Shoes Differ from Regular Shoes

How Massage Can Help Improve or Restore Mobility 

A muscle injury can occur to anyone regardless of gender, age or occupation, but  those involved in sports or extreme physical activities tend to suffer muscle injuries more frequently than others. Muscle injuries can be very painful, and can restrict someone from walking comfortably, or from moving at all. Massage therapy is one of the [...]

By | 2019-04-18T13:29:45+00:00 April 18th, 2019|Guest Posts|Comments Off on How Massage Can Help Improve or Restore Mobility