It was a bright sunny morning when I innocently answered a call from a number I didn’t recognize. I was in complete shock when the voice on the other end told me that my husband Dan had suffered a heart attack and was in critical condition in the hospital. He had never complained about any ill health, was still working hard at his job as an architect and seemed as strong as a horse. I
The Red Cross is a household name, but how much do you know about this organization? In honor of Red Cross Month, here are 10 interesting facts about the Red Cross. The Red Cross was founded in 1881 by Clara Barton. The United States government has tasked the Red Cross with providing services to the armed forces and providing disaster relief around the world. The Red Cross relieves suffering of individuals, regardless of their nationality,
In honor of World Cancer Day (Feb. 4, 2019), we at Towne Home Care are spreading awareness of how cancer affects the elderly. Myths about cancer abound and there are some major misconceptions about the elderly in particular. Myth: The Risk of Getting Cancer Is the Same at Any Age Actually, 9 out of 10 cancers are diagnosed in people who are 50 or older. The risk of contracting cancer definitely goes up with age.
You may be surprised to learn that your bathroom is the most dangerous room in the house. There are about 370 incidents a day of shower or tub-related accidents, and babies and the elderly are the most vulnerable. Getting In and Out of the Bath One out of every 3 adults aged 60 and older have trouble getting into the tub, and getting out can be just as big a challenge. Slippery surfaces mixed with
My dad’s favorite day at the senior center is Monday. That’s because on Monday afternoon, a group of boys from a neighborhood after-school club come to spend a few hours at the center. They play checkers with the seniors, hear their stories and just hang out together. Dad loves being around young people and it energizes him for the whole week. Dad is luckily of sound mind, despite being confined to a wheelchair. He is