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Living with a Loved One’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month is in June. Read this article to learn more.

Paige Oyaga

Empowering Women in Their Health Journey

Women's Health Week begins on Mother's Day each year. Join Shield HealthCare in raising awareness for women's health.

Paige Oyaga
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Older Americans Month: The Power of Connection

Each May, we celebrate Older Americans Month to recognize the countless contributions older adults make in our communities. The time, experience, and talents of older adults enrich the lives of those around us. The 2024 theme of Older Americans Month is “Powered by Connection,” which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections… Continue reading Older Americans Month: The Power of Connection

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when vessels that lead to the brain rupture or become blocked by a clot. Without adequate oxygen and nutrients, brain cells begin to die.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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Living with Spina Bifida: Challenges for Adults

Common health issues in adults with Spina Bifida are stunt failure, high blood pressure, latex allergy, lung health, and...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
smiling mature black doctor sitting in her office with a parent and young child, showing them something on her desk and explaining what Medicaid Waivers are.

What Are Medicaid Waivers?

Before explaining waivers, let’s take a minute to review the government-funded health programs available in the United States for those who meet eligibility requirements. What is Medicare? Medicare is federal health insurance for anyone age 65 and older, and some people under 65 with certain disabilities or conditions. Medicare is run by CMS, the Centers… Continue reading What Are Medicaid Waivers?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Differences between dementia and Alzheimer's

Activities for Caregivers of Older Adults

While routines and schedules are beneficial for both caregivers and seniors, fresh activities can bring new life to your time spent together. There are plenty of crafts, food activities, and games that can be modified to accomodate people of all abilities. Activities such as game play stimulate the mind in beneficial ways. Game play brings… Continue reading Activities for Caregivers of Older Adults

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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Are You at Risk of Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2021, heart disease was responsible for 1 in every 5 deaths. It is a silent killer that often does not show symptoms until you are already experiencing a medical emergency. Did you know around 1 in every 20 adults aged 20 or… Continue reading Are You at Risk of Heart Disease?

Allison Dalton
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In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) For Minors

In-Home Supportive Services Make A Difference Providing specialized care for children with disabilities takes a mental, emotional, physical and financial toll on families. In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a crucial aid that can calm the overwhelming process. When I was injured in 1999, I was no longer a minor and filed for IHSS services on… Continue reading In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) For Minors

Aaron Baker
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Mapping Out Your Medicare Route

Navigating your way through Medicare can be confusing. Becoming familiar with the complicated system before you even reach age 65 may help when...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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