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As we previously learned, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the Health and Human Services Department of the United States.  Its mission is to protect the public health by regulating food supply, human and veterinary drugs, medical products, cosmetics, and more....

Caregivers care for adults and children who need assistance with their medical care or activities of daily living.  The Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that in the United States 43.5 million people have provided caregiving to adults and/or children in the last year.  Caregivers play such...

A large part of healthcare for the elderly or those in emergency situations can be dictated by advance care planning.  Advance care planning is predetermined healthcare that one would want if they were too ill to communicate it to their healthcare provider(s) them self.  Because...

Hospice care and Palliative care are treatment services provided to patients with serious illnesses.  Their purpose is to provide medical care in a way that is comforting to the patient and they are designed to alleviate the patient’s discomfort.  Hospice care and Palliative care are...

This summer are you looking for a new career path?  Or are you considering advancing your career?  Consider exploring a home health aide!  Here are three questions and answers about what a home health aide is all about. What is a home health aide? A home health...

Planning for long term care is often done for a loved one, as it becomes needed. However, long-term care should be thought of in advance.  It is hard to imagine getting into an accident or having an injury that could cause long-term care, or aging...

May is recognized as the National Stroke Awareness Month.  According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death.  Stroke Awareness month is highly promoted and important, because statistics show that 80 percent of strokes may be...

What is an Adult Care Home? An adult care home, also known as an assisted living residence, is a facility where residents who cannot live alone or choose to no longer live by themselves reside.  An individual may need to reside at an adult care home...

Understanding basic medical terminology is becoming more and more helpful in everyday life. But, if you are working in any aspect of the healthcare industry, having a little background can be a useful tool for a successful career. Medical terminology is a language defining the human...

Most of us are familiar with the terms nursing home or senior living or maybe even skilled nursing facility.  All of these facilities provide Long Term Care to their patients.  Long Term Care can range in duration from short term to long term, depending on...

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