What You Need to Know about Home Healthcare for Diabetic Patients

About 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes, including over 11 million seniors. The disease creates dangerously high levels of blood glucose or sugar in patients, which is caused by either a lack of the hormone insulin (Type 1 Diabetes) or inadequate amounts of it (Type 2). Diabetic patients must monitor their blood sugar levels and require insulin shots to help them manage glucose and break it down into energy.

Living with Pneumonia in Colorado

Living in Colorado comes with a unique set of challenges for those suffering from illnesses affected by changes in elevation. In our three-part series, we’ll go over the difficulties that arise from living with three different health conditions that are impacted by high altitudes. The third and final part of the series focuses on dealing with pneumonia in Colorado.

Living with MS in Colorado

Living in Colorado comes with a unique set of challenges for those suffering from illnesses affected by changes in elevation. In our three-part series, we’ll go over the difficulties that arise from living with three different health conditions that are impacted by high altitudes. Part two in the series focuses on MS patients in Colorado.

Living with COPD in Colorado

Living in Colorado comes with a unique set of challenges for those suffering from lung disease and other illnesses affected by changes in elevation. In our three-part series, we’ll go over the difficulties that arise from living with three different health conditions that are impacted by high altitudes. Part one focuses on COPD patients in Colorado.

The Distinct Challenges of Hospice Care

The primary concerns of our healthcare culture are providing preventive care and treatment for recovery. With so many incredible medical advancements, which focus on trying to keep us healthy or helping us heal when we fall ill, we often lose sight of the importance of hospice care. Hospice or end-of-life care is a necessary but challenging course of action for terminally ill patients. It is a delicate practice that requires a great deal of fortitude from both medical professionals and loved ones.   

Assistive Technology: Tools for Caregivers

Seniors, as well as many individuals who are disabled, rely on adaptive or assistive devices on a regular basis. Commonly known as assistive technology, these tools include basic, low-tech items like eyeglasses and canes to more specialized, high-tech products like wheelchair lifts or climbers and touchscreen computer monitors. Assistive devices give patients more independence while also helping caregivers take on their responsibilities.