While many seniors want to stay in their homes as they age, there is a downside if steps aren’t taken to ensure their safety. According to the American Geriatrics Society, falls, fires and poisonings pose significant threats to older Americans at home. Since June is National Home Safety Month and we are all finding ourselves [...]
Elder abuse, the intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or trusted individual that causes harm to an older person, is a widespread injustice with many consequences for our society. A comprehensive review published in 2015 by the New England Journal of Medicine found that approximately one in ten seniors is the victim of elder [...]
Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads an observance of Older Americans Month to celebrate the older adults in our communities. Their unique experience and talents benefit their family, peers and neighbors every day. In a special message to Congress in 1976 regarding the Older Americans Act, President Gerald Ford spoke eloquently about [...]
Kadan’s Director of Operations and Business Relations, Dina Kadan-White, speaks with WSB-TV news about caring for Metro Atlanta families during the pandemic.
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, nearly one million people are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the United States alone, and approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with it each year. Every April, the foundation sponsors Parkinson’s Awareness Month to educate the community about the disease and how those diagnosed with it can improve their lives. [...]
Did you know that diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans but nearly 1 in 4 adults living with the disease are unaware that they have it? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is sponsoring Diabetes Alert Day on March 24, 2020 as an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease. The organization encourages everyone to learn [...]
ATLANTA – February 25, 2020 - Kadan Homecare, a highly respected provider of quality home care for Atlanta area families for more than 35 years, announced today that it received the distinguished Best of Home Care – Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, the industry’s leading firm in quality assurance for home care. The Leader in Excellence Award is the highest recognition awarded by Home Care Pulse and is given to select home care businesses that consistently rank among the very highest in 10 or more quality metrics.
February is American Heart Month, and it’s always wise to refresh our knowledge on heart health and disease prevention. Seniors and their families and caregivers should particularly look out for signs of disease. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), people age 65 and older are much more likely than younger people to suffer [...]
Now that the new year is well underway, you may be thinking about ways to improve your life and how you will achieve those goals. Seniors especially can resolve to make healthy changes for the better – changes that are focused on improving their physical and mental wellbeing. Eat healthier food and focus on good [...]