Avacare Medical Blog

Most Common Infections in the Elderly: Prevention and Treatment

Anyone can get sick and acquire infections like UTI and pneumonia. But elderly adults over age 65 are at a higher risk of infections due to their plummeting health conditions. Early detection is crucial to reduce the risk of more severe diseases, and even death. If you have an elderly family member, make sure that [...]

By | 2020-07-08T13:55:17+00:00 January 31st, 2020|Caregiving, Guest Posts|Comments Off on Most Common Infections in the Elderly: Prevention and Treatment

Stocking Your Medical Office

Do you want to establish a new healthcare office? Are you interested in replenishing your office's current surgical supplies stock? Do you want to upgrade your outdated devices? It is vital to well-stock your healthcare office with surgical and medical supplies. If you want to provide the best customer service and medical facilities to your patients, [...]

By | 2020-07-08T13:57:04+00:00 January 30th, 2020|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Stocking Your Medical Office

6 Steps to Making Your Home Senior Friendly

When updating your house to make it senior-friendly, there are several things to consider. These include kitchen conveniences, bathroom fixtures, and much more. There are many options you can find on the internet which, together with your novel ideas, can prepare a lovely home for your loved ones. Not everyone has the luxury of designing [...]

By | 2020-07-09T14:52:22+00:00 January 16th, 2020|Bathroom Safety, Bedroom Safety, Guest Posts|Comments Off on 6 Steps to Making Your Home Senior Friendly

The Unexpected Costs of Cancer Care

Cancer treatment is a long and unpleasant process, and, unfortunately, it doesn't end with the stay in the hospital. The ordeal continues and is compounded by the financial burden that many sufferers have to carry during their battle with cancer. The list of unexpected costs for cancer care is endless. It goes beyond treatment, and [...]

By | 2020-07-09T14:55:30+00:00 January 15th, 2020|Bedroom Safety, Caregiving, Daily Living Aids, Guest Posts|Comments Off on The Unexpected Costs of Cancer Care

Winning the Smaller Battles: Life After Surviving Cancer

Getting a cancer diagnosis is one of the most overwhelming and devastating experiences you can face in life. Once you begin your cancer treatment, it’s only natural that you can’t wait for it to be over, but the irony is that once treatment is complete, many cancer survivors aren’t sure how to get back to [...]

By | 2020-07-09T14:59:24+00:00 January 8th, 2020|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Winning the Smaller Battles: Life After Surviving Cancer

5 Crucial Skills for Caregivers

Caregiving is a truly noble profession that, when done right, can have a lasting positive impact in the lives of one’s patients. However, becoming an effective caregiver requires more than just completing a course and attaining certifications. Aspiring caregivers should master a wide variety of both technical and soft skills in order to do fulfill [...]

By | 2020-07-09T15:00:36+00:00 January 7th, 2020|Caregiving, Guest Posts|Comments Off on 5 Crucial Skills for Caregivers

How to Manage Urinary Incontinence in an Adult-Care Facility

Urinary incontinence is a common condition among elderly patients. Patients with incontinence typically have a lower quality of life, with increased rates of depression and mental and sexual impairment.With the rise in aging adults requiring residential care in United States, this condition cannot be ignored. In this article we aim to describe how to manage [...]

By | 2020-07-09T15:03:51+00:00 December 31st, 2019|Guest Posts, Incontinence|Comments Off on How to Manage Urinary Incontinence in an Adult-Care Facility

Do I Need a Wheelchair After Hip Replacement?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 326,000 hip replacements were performed in the US during the year 2010. This shows how common this intense procedure has become. Between 2000 and 2010, the age distribution of patients involved in this surgery changed significantly with the number increasing for younger groups and [...]

By | 2020-07-22T14:16:10+00:00 December 24th, 2019|Senior Living, Wheelchairs|Comments Off on Do I Need a Wheelchair After Hip Replacement?

Looking For A Nebulizer? Here’s What You Need To Know!

When looking for nebulizer, there are several things you need to get right. Doing so will help you reap the maximum benefits and also avoid possible complications. But what is it, and how does it work? The nebulizer is a drug delivery device that converts liquid drugs into mist, which are inhaled into the lungs. [...]

By | 2019-12-17T12:58:49+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Looking For A Nebulizer? Here’s What You Need To Know!

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bathroom Senior-Friendly

As we age, so do our bodies, meaning our balance and mobility decrease and it’s easier to fall. Studies have shown that making your bathroom more senior accessible is important since there is a greater chance for falls. Considering a good portion of daily life is spent in the bathroom it should be in any [...]

By | 2020-07-22T14:18:21+00:00 December 9th, 2019|Bathroom Safety|Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bathroom Senior-Friendly