Category Archives: care giver

Paying for In-Home Care Services with Long-Term Care Insurance

Many home care agencies today accept long-term care insurance as a form of payment for 24 hour care, live-in care, live-out care, home helper services, companion care, senior care, disability care, incontinence care and more.  The most popular type of … Continue reading

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Brentwood Arthritis Care for Seniors with Gout

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis caused by a build-up of uric acid in the bloodstream.  The painful, swelling symptoms are especially noticeable in the feet, notably the big toe.  Whenever the sudden, intense pain comes in waves, or … Continue reading

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Brentwood Brain Injury Care: Life after Subdural Hematomas

A subdural hematoma is a type of brain injury caused by blood clotting outside the vessels.  The clotting builds pressure inside the skull which eventually causes you to lose consciousness.  Acute subdural hematomas are commonly caused by physical trauma to … Continue reading

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Brentwood In-Home Care: How Geography Affects Your Chances for Multiple Sclerosis

Is your living situation a contributing factor to your chances for developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?  Research suggests that developed countries with better sanitation have more cases of Multiple Sclerosis than other places; the cause is undetermined, but in the words … Continue reading

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Brentwood In-Home Stroke Care: How Skilled Is Your Caregiver?

When a family brings in an in-home caregiver, they expect their caregiver to have a full breadth of knowledge about stroke, risks for stroke, and signs of heart attacks.  However, according to a new study from Linköping University, “there seems … Continue reading

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Brentwood Parkinson’s Care: A Potential Treatment Provides Hope

A team of researchers directed by Professor Kwang-Soo Kim, a leading expert in Parkinson’s Disease, discovered that certain drugs used to treat malaria could also potentially treat a debilitating neurodegenerative disease that afflicts about 3 million Americans a year.  “Our … Continue reading

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Incontinence Care for Elderly & Seniors

Caring for an Incontinent loved one can be difficult, especially if you don’t prepare and are not knowledgeable about how to deal with it.  It’s natural for family members to be hesitant and repulsed in having to provide care for … Continue reading

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Brentwood Multiple Sclerosis Care

Young adults are typically associated with exuberant health and vitality.  However, each year about 400,000 unlucky young adults are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.  Nerve cells are covered … Continue reading

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Brentwood ALS Care

The medical term for Lou Gehrig’s Disease is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease that destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.  When muscles do not receive enough nourishment, they start to waste away and the affected … Continue reading

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Diabetic Care in Brentwood

What is Diabetes? If you have too much glucose in your blood, then you have a case of Diabetes. Glucose is the medical term for “blood sugar,” and it is essential for energy. However, if you have too much of … Continue reading

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