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

Infographics


Here you’ll find a collection of infographics created by Empress Home Care designed to educate on a variety of health topics using an attractive visual format. Check out infographics on such health topics including Alzheimer’s Disease, depression in the elderly, safe driving tips for seniors and more.




Webinars


Empress Home Care’s Solutions Series Webinars and educational videos take a more in-depth look at the common conditions that seniors and disabled adults often experience. Industry experts often co-present and provide actionable insights and valuable resources for those looking for general information or assistance.





Bone and Joint Pain

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS)


Each year, nearly 5,000 U.S. citizens are diagnosed with ALS, a life-changing illness that affects motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. As these neurons die off, the afflicted individual has greater difficulty with movement. The eventual outcome of the disease is paralysis. While an ALS (often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s disease) diagnosis can certainly be frightening, many people have risen above these difficult circumstances to lead full lives. Learn more about ALS.




Multiple Sclerosis


Over a quarter-million Americans live with MS. While there is no cure for this dread disease, there are ways its effects can be managed and minimized. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, and ways you can help a loved one with MS with these helpful resources from Empress Home Care.




Parkinson's Disease


Roughly 600,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year, with many of the cases occurring in adults over the age of 60. Despite the fact that there is no cure for Parkinson’s Disease yet, there are a number of ways to treat, manage, and live life to the fullest following a diagnosis of PD. Learn more about the symptoms, signs, and methods of treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.




Spinal Muscular Atrophy


Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) encompasses a variety of genetic conditions that reduce and weaken the muscles. Learn more about its symptoms and treatment here.





Brain Damage

Diabetes


Diabetes affects more than 25% of adults over the age of 65 — the fastest growing group of adults impacted by this disease. Check out the list of resources that Empress Home Care has collected to learn more about the early warning signs of diabetes, along with diet, wellness, and disease management tips for those with diabetes.




Nutrition


Aging adults may require a change in diet to maintain good health and keep health conditions at bay. Depending upon any pre-existing conditions your loved ones may have, they may have specific dietary requirements or considerations. Learn more about healthy eating for seniors.




Senior and Fitness


Staying in shape is an important part of maintaining good health with age. While exercise is important for seniors, they do need to take special care not to injure themselves. Seniors can be just as active as their younger counterparts and lead vital lives, regardless of age or even diminished physical capacity. Browse through a selection of Empress’s articles on older adults maintaining a healthy, fit lifestyle.





Cancer

Cataracts


Cataracts, while treatable, stand as the chief cause behind a loss of vision in older adults, particularly those over the age of 75. Learn more about this pesky, cloudy film over the eye along with warning signs, symptoms, and surgical methods of treating cataracts in senior citizens.




Claucoma


Glaucoma encompasses a group of conditions that cause slow, progressive damage to a person’s vision. Learn more about this ocular disorder and what measures can be taken to preserve eyesight via early detection and treatment.




Low Vision and Eye Problem


Loss of eyesight over time is a normal part of the aging process. However, there is a big difference between “normal” loss of vision and a far more serious condition. Read more about eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and others, as information on how to identify and treat these problems immediately.





Eye Problem

Cataracts


Cataracts, while treatable, stand as the chief cause behind a loss of vision in older adults, particularly those over the age of 75. Learn more about this pesky, cloudy film over the eye along with warning signs, symptoms, and surgical methods of treating cataracts in senior citizens.




Claucoma


Glaucoma encompasses a group of conditions that cause slow, progressive damage to a person’s vision. Learn more about this ocular disorder and what measures can be taken to preserve eyesight via early detection and treatment.




Low Vision and Eye Problem


Loss of eyesight over time is a normal part of the aging process. However, there is a big difference between “normal” loss of vision and a far more serious condition. Read more about eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and others, as information on how to identify and treat these problems immediately.





Heart Health

Cholesterol


Learn more about how to manage your cholesterol, symptoms, and support available to older adults. This section includes educational info on various types of cholesterol, as well as helpful tips to naturally lower bad types of cholesterol.




Heart Health


As the leading cause of death in the U.S., heart disease is one crucial area that older adults and their caregivers should know more about. Empress offers information on the treatment and prevention of a variety of heart ailments including Atrial Fibrillation, strokes, and more.





Memory Concerns

Cataracts


Cataracts, while treatable, stand as the chief cause behind a loss of vision in older adults, particularly those over the age of 75. Learn more about this pesky, cloudy film over the eye along with warning signs, symptoms, and surgical methods of treating cataracts in senior citizens.




Claucoma


Glaucoma encompasses a group of conditions that cause slow, progressive damage to a person’s vision. Learn more about this ocular disorder and what measures can be taken to preserve eyesight via early detection and treatment.




Low Vision and Eye Problem


Loss of eyesight over time is a normal part of the aging process. However, there is a big difference between “normal” loss of vision and a far more serious condition. Read more about eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and others, as information on how to identify and treat these problems immediately.





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

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS)


Each year, nearly 5,000 U.S. citizens are diagnosed with ALS, a life-changing illness that affects motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. As these neurons die off, the afflicted individual has greater difficulty with movement. The eventual outcome of the disease is paralysis. While an ALS (often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s disease) diagnosis can certainly be frightening, many people have risen above these difficult circumstances to lead full lives. Learn more about ALS.




Multiple Sclerosis


Over a quarter-million Americans live with MS. While there is no cure for this dread disease, there are ways its effects can be managed and minimized. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, and ways you can help a loved one with MS with these helpful resources from Empress Home Care.




Parkinson's Disease


Roughly 600,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year, with many of the cases occurring in adults over the age of 60. Despite the fact that there is no cure for Parkinson’s Disease yet, there are a number of ways to treat, manage, and live life to the fullest following a diagnosis of PD. Learn more about the symptoms, signs, and methods of treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.




Spinal Muscular Atrophy


Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) encompasses a variety of genetic conditions that reduce and weaken the muscles. Learn more about its symptoms and treatment here.





Senior Health

Diabetes


Diabetes affects more than 25% of adults over the age of 65 — the fastest growing group of adults impacted by this disease. Check out the list of resources that Empress Home Care has collected to learn more about the early warning signs of diabetes, along with diet, wellness, and disease management tips for those with diabetes.




Nutrition


Aging adults may require a change in diet to maintain good health and keep health conditions at bay. Depending upon any pre-existing conditions your loved ones may have, they may have specific dietary requirements or considerations. Learn more about healthy eating for seniors.




Senior and Fitness


Staying in shape is an important part of maintaining good health with age. While exercise is important for seniors, they do need to take special care not to injure themselves. Seniors can be just as active as their younger counterparts and lead vital lives, regardless of age or even diminished physical capacity. Browse through a selection of Empress’s articles on older adults maintaining a healthy, fit lifestyle.





Senior Safety

Cholesterol


Learn more about how to manage your cholesterol, symptoms, and support available to older adults. This section includes educational info on various types of cholesterol, as well as helpful tips to naturally lower bad types of cholesterol.




Heart Health


As the leading cause of death in the U.S., heart disease is one crucial area that older adults and their caregivers should know more about. Empress offers information on the treatment and prevention of a variety of heart ailments including Atrial Fibrillation, strokes, and more.





Various Resources

Infographics


Here you’ll find a collection of infographics created by Empress Home Care designed to educate on a variety of health topics using an attractive visual format. Check out infographics on such health topics including Alzheimer’s Disease, depression in the elderly, safe driving tips for seniors and more.




Webinars


Empress Home Care’s Solutions Series Webinars and educational videos take a more in-depth look at the common conditions that seniors and disabled adults often experience. Industry experts often co-present and provide actionable insights and valuable resources for those looking for general information or assistance.