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Myths and Misconceptions about Cancer in the Elderly

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 [...]

By |2019-01-24T09:33:41+00:00January 24th, 2019|Health|0 Comments

Vaccines for Senior Citizens

As we age, our immune systems become weaker, making it more difficult to fight off infections. Older adults are more susceptible to diseases such as the flu, shingles and pneumonia. They are also more likely to suffer from complications of these diseases, which may even lead to death. Vaccines are especially important for people suffering [...]

By |2018-07-26T10:36:38+00:00July 26th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Is Your Insurance Up to Date?

We just love esoteric holidays like Insurance Awareness Day. They’re excellent opportunities to talk about topics which often get ignored. And how many of us like to talk about insurance? Hanging out with your insurance agent may not be your idea of a good time, but it’s important to review your insurance every year to [...]

By |2018-06-21T08:57:16+00:00June 21st, 2018|Health|0 Comments

The Top 5 Most Important Factors in Senior Health

We all know how precarious health can be at an older age. And yet, we tend to hang onto old habits which were never healthy but are even more risky as the senior years roll in. Our health is, of course, not entirely in our hands, but we can reduce the likelihood of disease by [...]

By |2018-05-17T23:53:00+00:00April 16th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Alternative Medicine for the Elderly

Conventional medicine is not the only accepted health treatment anymore. Therapies such as herbal medication, acupuncture, Naturopathy and massage treatment have also become accepted in recent years. But are they a good idea for the elderly? Pros of Alternative Medicine Alternative medicine can complement a conventional course of treatment. Some conditions, such as heart disease, [...]

By |2017-08-31T19:52:32+00:00August 31st, 2017|Health|0 Comments