A young nurse, specializing in Alzheimer's home care services, patiently explains the dosage of medicine to an elderly patient.

The Role of Home Care in Alzheimer’s Support

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of brain health. For individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s, home care services play an important role in providing the support and care needed to manage this challenging condition. The Importance of Personalized Home Care Alzheimer’s disease affects each person differently,…

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Safe and Comfortable Travel Tips for Seniors

Travel season is upon us! Traveling can be one of life’s greatest joys, and it’s an activity that should be enjoyed at any age. For seniors, embarking on a trip requires a bit more planning to ensure safety, comfort, and overall well-being. Whether you’re heading to a nearby city or an exotic destination, here are some practical tips to help…

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AmeriCare Medical, Inc. and their home care company, QCN Home Health Care, partnered with Oakland University School of Nursing to sponsor the 36th Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence.

AmeriCare Medical Partners with Oakland University to Honor Michigan’s Top Nurses at the 2024 Nightingale Awards

AmeriCare Medical, Inc. and their home care company, QCN Home Health Care, partnered with Oakland University School of Nursing to sponsor the 36th Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence. This annual gathering brings together hundreds of healthcare professionals to celebrate the exceptional contributions of nurses across Michigan. This year, the spotlight shone on ten Nightingale award recipients, selected from a pool…

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Young female sleeping with CPAP machine for sleep apnea.

How to Use a CPAP Machine for Sleep Apnea

Are you or someone you know struggling with sleep apnea? If so, you’re not alone. Sleep apnea is becoming increasingly prevalent due to advancements in medical technology enabling more accurate diagnosis. One of the top treatments for sleep apnea in adults is with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machine. CPAP machines work by pressurizing air that is delivered through…

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An adult granddaughter supporting her senior grandmother with limited mobility when taking her for walk with walker in park in summer.

Helping Seniors with Limited Mobility Spend More Time Outside

As the days grow longer, the start of spring invites us to leave our winter retreats and spend more time outside. For seniors with limited mobility, going outside may seem daunting, but with the right support, they can enjoy the benefits of outdoor activities. In this guide, we will explore simple ways caregivers can help seniors with limited mobility embrace…

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A senior man with a green winter coat walks down a dirt pathway with a rollator.

Should I Use a Rollator or a Walker? Understanding the Key Differences and Choosing the Right Mobility Aid

When it comes to selecting the right mobility aid, there may seem like an endless number of options to choose from. If you have found yourself deciding between a rollator or a walker, it’s essential to understand the distinct features and benefits of each. These devices can significantly enhance mobility and independence for individuals with mobility limitations. Although they may…

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Close up on hands of physical therapist or doctor helping older male patient learn to walk with a walker after an accident.

The Role of Home Healthcare in Accident Recovery

In healthcare, the importance of allowing patients to recover in their home environment cannot be overstated. Home healthcare, especially for those recovering from traumatic accidents, offers a practical alternative to lengthy hospital stays by providing professionally administered home healthcare and services. This approach not only improves the quality of patient care but also allows for a cost-effective alternative to care…

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Woman with chest pain suffering from heart attack during running.

8 Ways to Incorporate Heart-Healthy Habits into your Daily Life

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. However, there are practical steps you can take to improve and maintain your cardiovascular health that can be incorporated into your daily lifestyle, reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other major health issues. Prioritize Physical Activity in your Daily Routine According to the American…

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A caregiver in blue scrubs places her arm over the shoulder of an elderly woman as they walk together outside.

How Do I Know if a Home Caregiver is Needed?

As we age, the dynamics of our lives undergo profound changes, and sometimes, those changes may require the involvement of a caregiver, also called a Home Health Aide (HHA). HHAs help perform activities that the patient is no longer able to do unassisted. Whether you are contemplating this decision for yourself or an elderly loved one, it is important to…

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