Michael Ferraina

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Walking: A Simple Exercise with Multiple Benefits

Posted by Michael Ferraina

11/30/16 4:48 PM

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You know that exercise is good for you. But many people, especially seniors, feel that it might be too late to start an exercise program or that they have to join a gym or run a 5K in order to gain the most health benefits.

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Topics: Assistive Care

Aging Life Care Professionals Help Families Navigate Complexities of Elder Care

Posted by Michael Ferraina

10/18/16 10:51 AM

Should-I-have-a-geriatric-care-manager-2000x700.jpgMany families feel overwhelmed when an aging loved one needs care. Whether it’s help managing their health, household, finances, or other areas of their lives, families don’t always have the time or knowledge to research resources and make the appropriate decisions. Who can help manage such a wide variety of needs?

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Topics: Assistive Care

Getting to Know Your Parent’s Caregiver

Posted by Michael Ferraina

9/29/16 9:14 AM

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Your dad is aging and struggling with everyday tasks like dressing, bathing, or even preparing meals for himself. You try and help out when you can, but you can’t always be there; you worry about his safety and independence. Maybe it’s time for private duty home care.

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Diagnosed with ALS? You Can Live at Home with Care and Comfort

Posted by Michael Ferraina

9/7/16 8:00 AM

Home-care-assistance-ALS-2000x700.jpgPrivate duty home care plays an important role in keeping people with ALS safe in the comfort of home. Since ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)—or Lou Gehrig’s Disease—is a progressive disease, those with it often need additional care and support as their needs change over time. Being able to stay at home, surrounded by loved ones, helps bring comfort those with this devastating disease and their families.

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Could I Have Parkinson’s Disease? Common Signs and Symptoms

Posted by Michael Ferraina

9/3/16 9:00 AM

Could-I-Have-Parkinsons-Disease-2000x700.jpgParkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder in which vital nerve cells in the brain called neurons malfunction and die. When this happens, a brain chemical called dopamine, which helps to control muscle movements, is greatly reduced. Without enough dopamine, the nerve cells cannot properly send messages, leading to the loss of muscle function which gets worse over time.

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