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Caring for a Loved One with Dementia


It’s very difficult when your loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia because there are so many questions surrounding that news. And now you find yourself in the position of caregiver which can be difficult and overwhelming especially if you’re still working and have a family. One of the most important...


How Can a Rehabilitation Hospital Help You and Your Family?


Deciding on care for a loved one with serious medical conditions can be confusing. In south central Pennsylvania, rehabilitation hospitals offer patients opportunities to move toward wellness and independence. An inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides physical medicine as well as rehabilitation...


Empower!You


Did you know that 1 in 3 people aged 65+ falls every year? Or that chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and lung disease can force older adults to give up their independence too soon? The good news is that there are free classes available to help older adults reduce their risk...


Medicare Competitive Bidding and Mail-Order Diabetic Supplies


If you are covered by Medicare, are diabetic, and receive necessary testing supplies such as blood glucose meters, test strips, and lancets through the mail, Medicare Competitive Bidding will affect you. In the first round of Competitive Bidding which covered nine Metropolitan Service Areas (MSA) the...


The Management of Diabetes in the Home Health Arena


       Diabetes has been noted to be one of the costliest and burdensome chronic diseases of our time. This is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone necessary to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.  Research indicates...


Diabetes is Manageable


With more than 20.8 million people in the United States living with diabetes, it is a disease that affects many of us on a daily basis.      Diabetes is defined as high levels of blood glucose because of problems with the body’s insulin production.      There are two types of diabetes.  Type 1 diabetes,...


Diabetes Management


Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Although it can lead to serious complications, people with Diabetes can take steps to control the disease and the risk of complications.1st Choice Home Health...


Do You Have Kidney Disease Early detection is key!


Chronic kidney disease affects more than 26 million people in the United States.  That means that more than 13\% of the population is at risk for progression to end-stage renal disease and dialysis.   Many people don't know they have the disease.  The costs associated with caring for kidney disease are...

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