Locals Choose HEART ‘N HOME as Best of Treasure Valley

Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care was awarded The ​Best of Treasure Valley​™ 2019 in home care by Inbound Systems! ​ ​The Best of Treasure Valley introduces a new way of identifying and recognizing the best businesses in the community. Using a combination of online reviews and community votes, winners were determined across nine categories and 184 subcategories. More than 18,000 unique ballots were cast during the voting round by Treasure Valley residents. Local

When Was Your Last Hearing Test?

Regularly scheduled hearing tests should be part of your normal health routine but are often not included as part of an annual physical. It is recommended that people over 50 have a hearing test every 5 years and over 65 every two years. Your hearing may have influence on many aspects of health. People with even mild hearing loss are three times more likely to suffer from falls. Johns Hopkins studies show that people with

Affordable High Quality Dental Care

At Independent Dental Care, we believe in providing high quality dental care at an affordable price. Many of our patients are seniors or those with very limited healthcare policies that give few benefits and charge more for their other needs. We understand this and go out of our way to make sure that patients receive quality dental care at a fair price. After watching the dental profession change, we felt it had to be done

Alzheimer’s Awareness: Are You Aware?

Not as many people are aware, but every one of us is impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe the disease affects somebody we know – we’re all just a few degrees of separation away from someone suffering from the disease. We are all indirectly paying the bill as Alzheimer’s will cost our government $277 billion by the end of 2018, and that does not reflect informal care. Nationally, 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, every 66 seconds

Senior Friendship Health Centers –Restoring Hope One Patient at a Time

The Senior Friendship Health Center (SFHC) was established in Collier County in 1985 to serve the medical and dental needs of low-income older adults. Our patients are age 50+ who live at 200% or less of the Federal Poverty level, thereby living on less than $24,120 per year. Our center provides care to patients that have very few places to turn for services after they pay for housing, food, or transportation. Our medical and dental

A New Kind of ER for Older Adults

As our population grows older, the importance of understanding and addressing the unique healthcare needs for the elderly is increasing. That’s why the Emergency Department at Physicians Regional- Collier Boulevard has developed their new Older Adult ER, the only one of its kind in Lee and Collier County. Knowing that an ER visit can be a stressful experience, especially for older adults, they have taken steps to help make them feel more at ease and