• Women's Health Week | Heart Disease

    Making healthy lifestyle choices is important at any age, especially physical activity and a healthy diet. The middle of May each year we celebrate Women's Health Week. It is a reminder to women to take care of themselves, and to make their health a priority. Did you know according to the CDC, heart disease remains the leading killer of adults over age 65? Heart disease also is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! [...]

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    April is Parkinson Awareness Month

    Did you know April is Parkinson’s Awareness month? The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is working to help educate and shatter the myths around the disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its[...]

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    Why United Home Healthcare

    When it comes to Indianapolis home health care, there are a variety of different options to choose from, and aging in place assistance options usually depend on the assistance needed in order for your loved one to live happy, healthy life at home. United Home Healthcare is pleased to be a top choice for many Hoosier families. Sometimes, this help can be as “simple” as companionship care, or someone just being there to spend time when with your loved one when you cannot, all the way to [...]

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    National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month, and United Home Healthcare is happy to share a few helpful healthy eating tips for Indianapolis' elderly population. Nutrient dense foods like whole, unprocessed high in calories/nutrients are best Healthy fats…nut butters, nuts, seeds, olive oil Whole grains…brown rice, whole wheat bread, oats, whole grain cereal Fresh fruits/vegetables…canned and frozen are also good choices Protein rich beans, legumes and dairy products [...]

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    Medicaid Waiver Programs and Home Health Care

    Seniors look to caregivers for assistance with their daily routines, home health care and companionship. Friendships blossom, home health care needs are met and safety increases for older adults who have a home health caregiver around to assist. Most of today's elderly come from the Depression Era and were frugal hard workers. It is disheartening to experience older adults who gave so much of themselves in their younger days, who now have a variety of needs and very little extra money. [...]

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