November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and it’s important to continue to shine light on this devastating illness that affects an estimated 5.7 million Americans. While progress is made every day toward finding a cure, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that Alzheimer’s death rates increased 55% over the 15-year span from 1999 to 2014.
AARP research reveals that 75% of older adults prefer to age in place when given a choice. Aging in place is defined as the ability to safely, comfortably and confidently live in the home and community of your choice, regardless of your age, income and the condition of your health. At Kadan Homecare, we broaden the definition of ‘home’ to [...]
September is the time of year when we observe greater awareness around the dangers of falling, particularly for seniors. On September 23, the National Council on Aging will sponsor its annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. Greater education is needed about the impact of falls, fall prevention strategies and [...]
It’s that time of year when students are heading back to school, and for most busy parents, this means that a more hectic schedule is imminent. Whether they’re shuttling kids to and from school or to various school activities, sports practices, and rehearsals, the demand on parents’ time is significant as they jump into a new school year. When a [...]
Every July, Americans take the time to reflect on the gift of independence and what it means to us as a society. In fact, it’s been said that Americans’ most cherished values are individualism and the ability to be in control of their own lives. Most people think of independence for themselves as not having to rely on other people. [...]