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February 27, 2019

Urinary incontinence occurs when a person leaks urine by accident. Although urinary incontinence can affect anyone, it is more common in people ages 65 and older, especially women, according to the National Institute on Aging. Causes of urinary incontinence include urinary tract infections, vaginal infection or irritation, medication side effects, or constipation. More serious and long-lasting causes of urinary incontinence include:

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February 13, 2019

More than half of men and women over the age of 65 complain of at least one sleep problem, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in aging adults, however sleep apnea, movement disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can impact your senior parent’s sleeping habits.

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January 16, 2019

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Did you know that glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States? Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions or diseases that damage the optic nerve, according to the Mayo Clinic. Glaucoma usually occurs when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, therefore damaging the optic nerve, according to MedlinePlus. “This internal fluid normally drains out through a tissue called the trabecular meshwork at the angle where the iris and cornea meet,” according to Mayo Clinic. “When fluid is overproduced or the drainage system doesn't work properly, the fluid can't flow out at its normal rate and eye pressure increases.”

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October 31, 2018

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we at SYNERGY HomeCare Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills want to shed light on the signs, symptoms, and impact of breast cancer, as well as honor and provide information to those at every step of the breast cancer journey.

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June 30, 2018

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is the body’s main source of energy. “Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy,” according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). “Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough – or any – insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.”

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January 25, 2018

Create a list of your senior parent’s care needs. As you and your senior parent research home care providers like Synergy HomeCare Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills, create a list of your senior parent’s care needs, as well as your questions and expectations on how your aging parent’s home health needs will be served.

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February 21, 2017

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Is your senior parent leading a heart-healthy lifestyle? Here are some tips to help your aging parent achieve a healthy heart:

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October 17, 2016

Breast cancer is a type of cancer than forms in the cells of the breasts. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States – one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Although breast cancer can occur in both men and women, the disease is rare in men.

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September 13, 2016

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is a full-time job. Alzheimer’s disease is a serious illness of the brain, and causes the nerve cells in the brain to die, according to NIH Senior Health. This affect’s a person’s ability to remember and reminisce – people with Alzheimer’s have a difficult time concentrating and become forgetful and easily confused. The results of memory loss significantly affect the health of those with Alzheimer’s disease, and hinder their ability to complete daily tasks including preparing meals, bathing and dressing.

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September 05, 2016

San Bernardino County’s Blue Cut Fire – a brush fired turned large wildland inferno that ignited on August 16, 2016, in the Cajon Pass along Old Cajon Boulevard north of Kenwood Avenue west of Interstate 15 – has now grown to more than 37,000 acres. More than 100 homes have been destroyed, 82,000 residents have been evacuated and 57 square miles have been burned.

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March 03, 2015

If your senior parent struggles with preparing fresh, healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, encourage them to buy frozen fruits and vegetables to incorporate into simple, nutritious meals. Frozen fruits and vegetables act as healthy substitutes for fresh – here’s why:

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February 24, 2015

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, with about 610,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 740,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack each year.

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January 30, 2015

Like most in-home care companies, we offer it all. From aging care to memory care to illness care, we at Synergy HomeCare Corona/Riverside work to offer services to families with diverse needs and backgrounds. So, how do you and your loved ones choose which home care provider best fits your family’s needs? Most home care companies appear to offer similar services – it can be difficult to choose the best team to support your family’s lifestyle and budget.

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December 23, 2014

Apple pies, apple strudels, apple fritters, apple cobblers and even apple ciders are popular treats during the holiday season. Generally adorned with golden buttery crusts, cinnamon and sugar, apple treats infuse sweet smells into every bustling home and holiday party. But, are you enjoying the sweet treat without the added sugar, butter and dash of salt?

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October 01, 2014

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it is called breast cancer.

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September 29, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other mental functions, according to Mayo Clinic. Alzheimer’s disease causes brain cells to degenerate and die, resulting in steady decline in memory and mental function. 

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September 22, 2014

Stress, depression and anxiety affect millions of Americans. Late-life depression often goes untreated because most people believe that depression is a normal part of aging and a natural reaction to chronic illness. Many medications and self-help tips flood the medical field and media to help individuals alleviate these ailments, but easing the mind and body may be as simple as turning on some tunes.

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September 08, 2014

Home remedies and healthy food tips circulate the media, but what remedies and treats are actually tasty and therapeutic? Raw honey is a powerhouse of potential health benefits, and has been known to not only sweeten up an orange-spiced tea or baked biscuit, but also help alleviate ailments, from coughing to stomach ulcers.

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September 05, 2014

News and rumors about Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF) have dominated newspapers and news stations throughout the nation, and we at Synergy HomeCare Corona/Riverside want to inform you about this highly-covered and controversial news topic.

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September 05, 2014

Type 1 diabetes, which used to be called “juvenile diabetes” or “insulin-dependent diabetes,” develops most often in young people; however, the disease can also develop in adults, according to NIH Senior Health. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces insufficient amounts of insulin, a hormone needed to allow glucose to enter cells and produce energy, according to Mayo Clinic. The percentage of Americans age 65 and older diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is relatively high at 25.9 percent, or 11.8 million seniors, according to data provided by the American Diabetes Association.

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August 11, 2014

More than one-third of people ages 65 or older fall, according to NIH Senior Health. Fall-related injuries, such as brain trauma and hip fracture, can seriously impact an older person’s life, limiting independence and self-sufficiency.

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July 02, 2014

You don’t need a spoonful of sugar to help this medicine go down, as eating more blueberries may be a tasty way to ensure heart health, according to a study published by the Harvard Medical School. This July, dubbed National Blueberry Month, incorporate more berries into your diet, as studies link berry consumption with improved heart health.

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June 04, 2014

Foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning, occurs when certain disease-causing bacteria, viruses or parasites contaminate food. Roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The majority of people affected by food poisoning include children, people with weakened immune systems and older adults.

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May 28, 2014

Personal hygiene is a difficult topic to discuss, especially when addressing the hygiene of your elderly loved one. Are you worried about your parent’s personal hygiene? Do you find that your loved one is refusing to bathe regularly? Sometimes, it’s difficult to casually initiate a conversation about bathing without offending, upsetting or confusing your parent. If you fear that your loved one’s personal hygiene is being compromised, assess the reasons for your loved one’s lack of good personal hygiene, constructively address your concerns with your parent and consider hiring a home-health professional.

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May 19, 2014

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Do you or your senior parent have skin cancer? Or, do you think you and your family members are at risk? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The most common types of skin cancer – basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas – are curable, but can be disfiguring and costly, according to the CDC.

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April 18, 2014

Vitamin D is a nutrient crucial to the body’s health that helps maintain strong bones. The nutrient helps the body absorb calcium – one of bone's main building blocks –from food and supplements, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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April 18, 2014

Water-based exercise, or swimming, provides numerous health benefits for people of all ages –especially seniors. Two and one-half hours a week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, can decrease the risk of chronic illnesses and improve health for people with diabetes and heart disease. Swimming also allows people to exercise longer in water than on land without increased effort or joint or muscle pain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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March 31, 2014

When was the last time you or your senior parent took a walk? Walking is an understated exercise, but provides numerous health benefits. Consider encouraging your elderly loved one (and yourself!) to walk for 30 minutes a day. Health benefits from regular physical activity such as walking include:

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February 12, 2014

Corona/Riverside is unseasonably dry this winter – inland temperatures may reach 85 degrees by Friday! High temperatures and a lack of moisture certainly contribute to dry skin for members of all age groups, but these environmental factors create common skin problems for elderly individuals.

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February 07, 2014

As of January 31, state health officials reported 147 flu-related deaths in the state of California, and the number may rise – 44 deaths are currently under investigation for possibly being flu-related. Last year, 106 people in California died from flu-related illness.

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February 07, 2014

Remaining active during the winter months may be difficult for your elderly loved one. Fortunately, an abundance of indoor activities can help your family member maintain physical, mental, and social stimulation. Maintaining an active lifestyle - for the body and mind - is the key to a happy, fulfilling, and rewarding life. Most likely, your loved one has an abundance of free time at their fingertips. 

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February 07, 2014

Ken Kuck, president of Synergy HomeCare of Corona/Riverside and Inland Empire Alzheimer’s Association sponsorship chair, has been selected to attend the Leadership Summit in New Orleans, an annual national conference designed to encourage Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers to brainstorm for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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January 09, 2014

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States, and more than 2.2 million Americans ages 40 and older suffer from glaucoma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This week, we at Synergy HomeCare Corona/ Riverside strive to raise awareness for National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread awareness about this sight-debilitating disease.

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December 05, 2013

We at Synergy HomeCare Corona/Riverside take pride in honoring our country’s war veterans, and would like to encourage you to do the same this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Congress, by Public Law 103-308, amended December 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, a day in which American citizens are encouraged to honor our country’s military members and observe this solemn day of remembrance.

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