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Tips for preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis During Travel

Tips for preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis During Travel

If you plan on taking a long trip, you should be aware of a vein disorder that is especially prevalent for travelers over 50. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that occurs when a blot clot forms in a deep leg vein. DVT has fatal potential because a clot could travel to the lungs […]

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Preventing Heat Stress & Heat Stroke in Seniors

Preventing Heat Stress & Heat Stroke in Seniors

For many people, summer is the year’s most enjoyable season. But for seniors, the extreme temperatures of July and August can represent a serious health concern. At Visiting Angels, our elderly care providers take extra care every summer to protect seniors against the dangers of heat stress and heat stroke, both of which can be […]

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How Much Daily Water Does the Body Need?

How Much Daily Water Does the Body Need?

A book that caught my eye, or should say, a book’s title that caught my eye, Your Bodies Many Cries for Water: You’re not sick, You’re Thirsty, by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. The title got my attention. It’s based on a pioneering physician’s twenty years of clinical and scientific research into the role of water in […]

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Summer Safety Tips For Seniors

Summer Safety Tips For Seniors

With the weather getting warmer every day, there’s no doubt that summer is fast approaching. The summer can be a great time for relaxing with family and enjoying the nice weather. But it can also be dangerous if you don’t take the proper precautions. Summer Safety Tips For Seniors Your body works hard every day to […]

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Dehydration Tips

Dehydration Tips

Summer is now here… as we approach the “heat of the summer” you should be aware of your need for fluids.  If you are exercising, spending time in the sun, or are under the weather, you can more easily become dehydrated.  Once dehydration starts your body begins to shut down, except for vital functions.  Luckily […]

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