Chronic pain is a health issue that disproportionately affects elderly Americans. According to a 2001 study, more than 50 percent of seniors (65 years and older) in retirement communities and more than 80 percent of nursing home residents said they suffered from persistent pain. Pain was the most frequently reported symptom among elderly test subjects […]
Growing older almost always comes with physical difficulties. When those challenges arise, many seniors lean on non-medical home care providers. Caregivers help seniors live more comfortably, manage existing conditions, and limit the risk of injury or illness related to their physical concerns. How Home Care Can Help 6 Common Physical Difficulties At Visiting Angels, our home […]
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By now, you may have probably already heard about cannabidiol, better known as CBD. It’s the non-intoxicating cousin of THC that can offer all of the potential benefits of the cannabis plant without any of the high. It comes from industrial hemp, and has recently become federally legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. That’s […]
It’s normal to have a few bumps and bruises from time to time, but when those bumps become nagging injuries, it can put a serious dent in your quality of life. Whether it’s a bad back, old injury, or illness-induced pain, it’s all equally hard to deal with when it goes on for more than […]
Muscle and joint pain can make everything more difficult. From your morning routine to your overall mindset, frequent pain throws a wrench in everything. Even fun activities like playing with the grandkids, going for a walk, or gardening can become ruined by stiff joints, aching muscles, and tired bones. Not only does this pain take […]