Resources

The information below is not to be construed as professional or medical advice, but has been provided for the purposes of home care education and general knowledge.

Welcome to Empress Home Care’s Resource Center. Displayed below are topics on home care and common conditions that seniors or the disabled often face. Each one of these topics is supported by extensive educational material brought to you by Empress Home Care. The Resource Center supplements the Caring Times Blog by bringing relevant information on certain subjects together in one comprehensive location. Its sole purpose is to support and enhance our mission to celebrate, educate, and advocate aging issues and the choice to remain independent at home.

Aging Issues

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia


Learn how to identify the early warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, as well as the role caregivers can play in assisting those with the disorder. Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, there are still a number of ways that loved ones and caregivers may be able to help individuals suffering from this condition.





Bone and Joint Pain

Arthritis


Nearly 1 out of every 5 American adults are afflicted with arthritis. This chronic condition is painful, however, its effects can be managed with a variety of treatments — ranging from doctor-prescribed painkillers to natural treatments such as exercise. Learn more about arthritis and its many facets, as well as how to help a loved one with the disease with these helpful tips and resources from Empress Home Care.




Osteoporosis


Adults over the age of 55 are more susceptible to osteoporosis, a disease in which the bones become more porous and less dense, which can eventually make it more difficult for a person to move. There are a number of warning signs and signals of osteoporosis, as well as several ways to treat the disorder including exercise and supplements. Empress Home Care is pleased to offer a number of informative resources designed to help you learn more about osteoporosis and how to manage the condition.





Brain Damage

Aphasia


Aphasia is a symptom that occurs following major trauma to the head, a stroke, or other brain disorder. The National Stroke Association mentions that nearly one-fourth of all stroke victims who survive the initial stroke will experience some form of aphasia. Aphasia affects a person’s ability to clearly communicate and find the right words to express themselves. To help you learn more about this condition and how, as a family caregiver, to help a loved one dealing with aphasia and a loss of speech / expressive capabilities, Empress Home Care has put together a list of resources to arm you with the information you need.




Brain Injury


Brain injury and head trauma can be particularly devastating in older adults and can potentially lead to a stroke. Prompt medical attention is required in the event of a brain injury, but it’s not often so easy identify the symptoms. Empress Home Care is here to offer some helpful tips to prevent brain injury and how to recognize some of the more subtle signs of head trauma.




Stroke


A stroke is the result of a blockage of blood and oxygen to the brain that yields long-term effects in an individual, making it difficult for them to function normally in the aftermath of a stroke. The majority of Americans affected by a stroke are over the age of 65, although a stroke can hit anyone at any time. Empress Home Care has compiled a number of helpful resources designed to equip you with the information you need to spot warning signs of a stroke, what to do, and how you can help a loved one who’s suffered a stroke.





Cancer

Arthritis


Nearly 1 out of every 5 American adults are afflicted with arthritis. This chronic condition is painful, however, its effects can be managed with a variety of treatments — ranging from doctor-prescribed painkillers to natural treatments such as exercise. Learn more about arthritis and its many facets, as well as how to help a loved one with the disease with these helpful tips and resources from Empress Home Care.




Osteoporosis


Adults over the age of 55 are more susceptible to osteoporosis, a disease in which the bones become more porous and less dense, which can eventually make it more difficult for a person to move. There are a number of warning signs and signals of osteoporosis, as well as several ways to treat the disorder including exercise and supplements. Empress Home Care is pleased to offer a number of informative resources designed to help you learn more about osteoporosis and how to manage the condition.





Eye Problem

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia


Learn how to identify the early warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, as well as the role caregivers can play in assisting those with the disorder. Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, there are still a number of ways that loved ones and caregivers may be able to help individuals suffering from this condition.





Heart Health

Arthritis


Nearly 1 out of every 5 American adults are afflicted with arthritis. This chronic condition is painful, however, its effects can be managed with a variety of treatments — ranging from doctor-prescribed painkillers to natural treatments such as exercise. Learn more about arthritis and its many facets, as well as how to help a loved one with the disease with these helpful tips and resources from Empress Home Care.




Osteoporosis


Adults over the age of 55 are more susceptible to osteoporosis, a disease in which the bones become more porous and less dense, which can eventually make it more difficult for a person to move. There are a number of warning signs and signals of osteoporosis, as well as several ways to treat the disorder including exercise and supplements. Empress Home Care is pleased to offer a number of informative resources designed to help you learn more about osteoporosis and how to manage the condition.





Memory Concerns

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia


Learn how to identify the early warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, as well as the role caregivers can play in assisting those with the disorder. Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, there are still a number of ways that loved ones and caregivers may be able to help individuals suffering from this condition.





Mental Disorders

Depression


Older adults may be more susceptible to depression than other age demographic. This list of resources can help you pinpoint and identify common symptoms of depression, as well as tips for supporting those suffering from this disorder.




Mental health


Although many older adults are hesitant to discuss depression and/or mental health issues that plague them, they do exist. Learn about a variety of mental health problems, signs, and symptoms and gain access to helpful tips on how to diagnose and treat these issues.





Neuromuscular Diseases

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia


Learn how to identify the early warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, as well as the role caregivers can play in assisting those with the disorder. Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, there are still a number of ways that loved ones and caregivers may be able to help individuals suffering from this condition.





Senior Health

Bath Safey


The bathroom may well be the most dangerous room in your home. Hard surfaces and slippery conditions can make using the bathroom problematic for many older adults, especially those with a compromised sense of balance. Thousands of falls occur in the bathroom each year, yet they can be prevented. Read helpful tips for preventing accidents in the bathroom and keeping senior loved ones safe.




Fall Prevention


There are numerous reasons why older adults fall. From environmental factors such as rugs that aren’t adhered to flooring, toys and other objects littering their path, and many others, there are several household hazards that can cause a senior loved one to fall. To help prevent falls from happening, we’ve put together a list of articles and informational assets to give you the info you need to keep the path clear from falls for the senior in your life.




Home Safety


Older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease or who may not be as steady on their feet as they used to be can be more susceptible to falls that can drastically impact their quality of life. Learn how to make your home a safer place for older adults.




Skin Safety


As skin ages, it becomes more sensitive. Learn how seniors can protect themselves from some of the more harmful effects of the sun’s rays. From melanoma to skin made more sensitive as a result of some medications, check out a list of helpful resources designed to help seniors stay safe in the sun.





Senior Safety

Bath Safey


The bathroom may well be the most dangerous room in your home. Hard surfaces and slippery conditions can make using the bathroom problematic for many older adults, especially those with a compromised sense of balance. Thousands of falls occur in the bathroom each year, yet they can be prevented. Read helpful tips for preventing accidents in the bathroom and keeping senior loved ones safe.




Fall Prevention


There are numerous reasons why older adults fall. From environmental factors such as rugs that aren’t adhered to flooring, toys and other objects littering their path, and many others, there are several household hazards that can cause a senior loved one to fall. To help prevent falls from happening, we’ve put together a list of articles and informational assets to give you the info you need to keep the path clear from falls for the senior in your life.




Home Safety


Older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease or who may not be as steady on their feet as they used to be can be more susceptible to falls that can drastically impact their quality of life. Learn how to make your home a safer place for older adults.




Skin Safety


As skin ages, it becomes more sensitive. Learn how seniors can protect themselves from some of the more harmful effects of the sun’s rays. From melanoma to skin made more sensitive as a result of some medications, check out a list of helpful resources designed to help seniors stay safe in the sun.





Various Resources

Bath Safey


The bathroom may well be the most dangerous room in your home. Hard surfaces and slippery conditions can make using the bathroom problematic for many older adults, especially those with a compromised sense of balance. Thousands of falls occur in the bathroom each year, yet they can be prevented. Read helpful tips for preventing accidents in the bathroom and keeping senior loved ones safe.




Fall Prevention


There are numerous reasons why older adults fall. From environmental factors such as rugs that aren’t adhered to flooring, toys and other objects littering their path, and many others, there are several household hazards that can cause a senior loved one to fall. To help prevent falls from happening, we’ve put together a list of articles and informational assets to give you the info you need to keep the path clear from falls for the senior in your life.




Home Safety


Older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease or who may not be as steady on their feet as they used to be can be more susceptible to falls that can drastically impact their quality of life. Learn how to make your home a safer place for older adults.




Skin Safety


As skin ages, it becomes more sensitive. Learn how seniors can protect themselves from some of the more harmful effects of the sun’s rays. From melanoma to skin made more sensitive as a result of some medications, check out a list of helpful resources designed to help seniors stay safe in the sun.





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