What began more than 100 years ago as a group of 13 Cleveland women dedicated to home health care now includes more than 700 professionals providing comprehensive home healthcare, hospice and rehabilitation services throughout Northeast and Central Ohio.
People who provide care at home for loved ones with debilitating injuries or medical conditions are at high risk for exhaustion, burnout and even stress-induced illness. But, for caregivers who care for patients requiring rehabilitation, the risks include physical injury.
On Wednesday, May 28th, more than 100,000 older adults will participate in various physical activities to celebrate the 21st annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Throughout 1,000 locations across the country, various health and fitness events will be held at retirement communities, health clubs, senior centers, hospitals, and other community locations.
For someone recovering from surgery, illness or an accident, the threat of falling can be as much of a concern as complications from the medical condition itself.
In the United States, arthritis affects over 46 million individuals, costing the economy more than $124 billion per year in medical care. The indirect expenses, including lost productivity in the workplace contributing to that staggering number. As the population ages, the numbers and cost will continue to rise in the years ahead. Learn today if you or your loved one may be at risk.