Author Archives: Louise Savoie

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Taking Care of Post-Surgery Incision Wound

After surgery, the incision would need care as it heals. To avoid infection, limit scarring, and lessen pain, the wound needs to be carefully given attention. Your doctor will give instructions as to how to clean the wou...

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Ways to Age Healthily

Many seniors think that being old means succumbing to illness or physical weakness. While some physical changes are unavoidable, others are very preventable. Research has found the areas in our life that we need to take ...

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A Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is one of the leading threats to a woman’s health. In fact, women have unique risk factors for heart disease that men do not share. These factors include gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes, pr...

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How to Overcome Common Medication Adherence Barriers

Medication adherence has always been a challenge for most seniors. In fact, most non-adherence result in potential harm to seniors and increased healthcare costs. If this is the case for your senior loved one, you must c...

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Self-Care for Caregivers: Know How to Prevent Stress

During this unprecedented time, caregivers are on the front lines providing home health services and comfort for elderly patients. As first responders, they often experience stress due to fatigue, heavy workload, and res...

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How to Care for People with Dementia During COVID-19

Caring for a senior loved one with dementia poses many challenges, but throw in a global pandemic, and even the most experienced health services in Illinois will find it challenging. If you are caring for someone with de...

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