September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Disasters do not plan ahead, but we can. September is National Preparedness Month and encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The effort is led by the Federal Emergency Management...

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Delusions and Paranoia with Dementia

“Someone stole my purse and all my money!”  “Why am I being held a prisoner in my house?” “Why are all these people in my home?” For people with dementia and in particular with Lewy Body Dementia, it is...

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Malnutrition in Adults

While many of us focus our diets around trying to lose weight and prevent disease; nutrition issues for the elderly can be the just the opposite. Good nutrition plus calorie intake is important for overall health and well-being, yet...

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What is Memory?

What is memory? According to the definition in the dictionary, memory is the power of the brain to recall past experiences or information. Memory is the process of encoding, storing, and retrieving experiences and knowledge. It makes us who...

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UV Safety Month

The summer months are known for being hot, hot, and HOT! There are many benefits to being outdoors in the sunlight, such as exercising, swimming, and getting a daily supply of Vitamin D. While the sun shines brightly in...

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Know the Covid-19 Facts

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first detected in China and now has been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including the United States. According to...

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Is Expired Medicine Safe?

Imagine a headache that has you searching the medicine cabinet in hopes of finding some Tylenol, only to discover it expired a year ago, now what? What do expiration dates for over-the-counter and prescription drugs really mean? Medicines have...

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Feeling Woozy?

Ever feel lightheaded or dizzy from standing up too quickly? It could be caused by a condition called orthostatic hypotension. Orthostatic hypotension is when the blood pressure drops when a person changes position, such as rising from a sitting...

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Jeanine Whitacre joins McKenney Home Care

McKenney Home Care is pleased to announce that Jeanine Whitacre has joined the Agency.  Jeanine comes to us with a wealth of experience in home care and will be assisting us in the area of Human Resources, including recruiting...

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Self Isolation – Stress Eating

Gaining Covid – 19 Pounds? Trapped in the house with a fridge filled with food? While we are practicing social distancing, and reading all-things coronavirus, it’s tempting to turn to food for comfort and escape during stressful times. According...

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