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  1. How to Safely Manage Senior Medications

    At Nightingale Homecare, the top provider of home care in Paradise Valley, we often hear from seniors and their families about the challenges they’re facing with senior medications. As people age, it’s not uncommon for their doctors to prescribe a complicated list of senior medications to manage and prevent health conditions. While these medications may[…] Read More…

  2. Psychotropic Medications: Are They Helping or Harming Seniors?

    Medications that are capable of affecting the mind, emotions and behaviors are called psychotropic medications. These include commonly used pain medications called opioids as well as medications used to treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, sleep problems, dementia and other mental illnesses. When given to older adults, psychotropic medications are typically intended to improve quality of[…] Read More…

  3. Understanding the Differences Between Palliative Care and Hospice

    Palliative care services are on the rise in hospitals and outpatient facilities, but many individuals and families don’t understand the differences between palliative care and hospice and so they miss the opportunities palliative care can provide. Some individuals are hesitant to use palliative care, erroneously believing that it’s the same as hospice. In fact, palliative[…] Read More…

  4. Protect Seniors from Post-Heart Attack Depression

    Surviving a heart attack is cause for celebration – yet rather than joy, many seniors experience a surprising but common condition: post-heart attack depression. And by the same token, those with depression are more prone to having a heart attack later in life than those without mental health concerns. Nightingale Homecare, the leading senior caregivers[…] Read More…

  5. Coping with Chronic Stress from COVID-19

    The arrival of COVID-19 has forced our country to face a major crisis. Although Americans of all ages are experiencing the stress associated with the outbreak, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) estimates that nearly 28 percent, or 14 million older Americans, live alone and are especially vulnerable to stress. NIA studies have shown that[…] Read More…