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

Aging and Driving


Driving is an important skill and functional activity for all adults. However, as older adults’ senses may deteriorate over time, staying safe behind the wheel is just as important as maintaining their independence. Check out Empress Home Care’s list of resources geared toward older adults and driver safety behind the wheel. Read real stories, gain actionable insights, and learn best practices for evaluating senior driving skills and staying safe on the road.
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Elder Abuse


From emotional abuse to physical abuse, many adults over the age of 65 can fall victim to those who may want to take advantage of them. Learn more about the warning signs of elder abuse and what you can do to prevent it from happening to someone you love.




Hospice and Palliative care


There are a number of misconceptions about hospice care and who can benefit from these services. People with serious or chronic conditions can also benefit from in-home hospice care. Educate yourself on the ways that hospice and palliative care may be able to provide you and your family with an added layer of support throughout an illness.




Immunization


Access Empress Home Care’s resources on immunization and vaccination for senior citizens, as well as tips for preventing and treating colds and flu.




Sandwich Generation


The Sandwich Generation — adults in the 40-59 year age bracket — have the difficult task of caring not only for their own children, but their aging parents as well. Empress Home Care has compiled a list of helpful resources to help members of the Sandwich Generation expertly juggle a career, family, and dual caregiving for two distinctly different generations.




Occupational Therapy


As noted by the American Occupational Therapy Association, an occupational therapist is a healthcare professional who specializes in helping individuals regain skills and guide their charges through physical and cognitive changes. Learn more about how occupational therapy may be beneficial to older loved ones following an accident, injury, or other ailment that requires them to regain greater mobility and quality of life.




Senior Sleep


No one feels their best when they’re operating on a sleep deficit. However, many older adults don’t receive a full 8 hours of rest each night. Read more about common causes behind sleep disorders in older adults, as well as how to identify these causes and what you can do to treat them.





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

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.





Cancer

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.





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

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.





Mental Disorders

Aging and Driving


Driving is an important skill and functional activity for all adults. However, as older adults’ senses may deteriorate over time, staying safe behind the wheel is just as important as maintaining their independence. Check out Empress Home Care’s list of resources geared toward older adults and driver safety behind the wheel. Read real stories, gain actionable insights, and learn best practices for evaluating senior driving skills and staying safe on the road.
Read more




Elder Abuse


From emotional abuse to physical abuse, many adults over the age of 65 can fall victim to those who may want to take advantage of them. Learn more about the warning signs of elder abuse and what you can do to prevent it from happening to someone you love.




Hospice and Palliative care


There are a number of misconceptions about hospice care and who can benefit from these services. People with serious or chronic conditions can also benefit from in-home hospice care. Educate yourself on the ways that hospice and palliative care may be able to provide you and your family with an added layer of support throughout an illness.




Immunization


Access Empress Home Care’s resources on immunization and vaccination for senior citizens, as well as tips for preventing and treating colds and flu.




Sandwich Generation


The Sandwich Generation — adults in the 40-59 year age bracket — have the difficult task of caring not only for their own children, but their aging parents as well. Empress Home Care has compiled a list of helpful resources to help members of the Sandwich Generation expertly juggle a career, family, and dual caregiving for two distinctly different generations.




Occupational Therapy


As noted by the American Occupational Therapy Association, an occupational therapist is a healthcare professional who specializes in helping individuals regain skills and guide their charges through physical and cognitive changes. Learn more about how occupational therapy may be beneficial to older loved ones following an accident, injury, or other ailment that requires them to regain greater mobility and quality of life.




Senior Sleep


No one feels their best when they’re operating on a sleep deficit. However, many older adults don’t receive a full 8 hours of rest each night. Read more about common causes behind sleep disorders in older adults, as well as how to identify these causes and what you can do to treat them.





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

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.





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

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.





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