Monthly Archives: August 2020

A Ringing Alarm Bell

That ringing in your ear could be more than a hassle – it could be a sign of a vitamin B12 deficiency. Surprisingly, the key to a problem in the ears can actually be connected to a problem in the gut. But what links the two? The trouble starts at mealtime. Vitamin B12 can ordinarily be found in foods such as eggs, cheese, fish, shellfish, and meat products. A lack of vitamin B12 can lead to health problems such as fatigue – which is why this nutrient is often suggested as a supplement to combat feeling tired – but a healthy diet can often combat this. Normally, the foods that you eat provide the amount of vitamin B12 that you need. If you are experiencing a persistent ringing in your ear, however, this could be a sign that your digestive Read More +

What You Need To Know About Hearing Care In Nursing Homes

Having a relative or loved one in a nursing home is never easy. Will they be safe? Will someone make sure they’re eating enough? Will someone be looking after their physical and mental health diligently? Obviously, you will have many concerns when deciding if, when, and where to place your loved one in a nursing home, but one important part of the care that can be easy to forget about is hearing care. Hearing Care is Often Overlooked The vast majority (70-90%) of adults will eventually be affected by long term hearing loss in some capacity. Despite this, hearing care is one of the least considered aspects of nursing home care, and many nurses overlook it. One study of a nursing home found that only 11% of residents had even had a hearing loss screening in the past year. For Read More +

Senior Living Home Safety Checklist

Many old Americans prefer living at home to an assisted living facility or care home, but it does pose some safety risks. Seniors are more likely to be targeted by criminals, as well as have an increased risk of falls, burns, and even poisoning. In this article, we’ll go over some of the best tips for preserving seniors’ safety. Emergency Contacts Emergency numbers should be kept in a highly visible position and written in large font in case eyesight becomes an issue. Seniors safety can be increased if emergency services are easy to access. Here is a list of important emergency numbers: 911 Poison Control – 1-800-222-1222 Nearby next of kin like a family member or friend Contact information of the resident’s primary care doctor Home Safety Organizing a residence the right way can go a long way to increasing Read More +