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Build Strength, Balance to Prevent Falls

One in three adults over the age of 65 falls every year resulting in injuries ranging from scrapes and bruises to hip fractures. In recognition of Fall Prevention Awareness Day on September 23rd, Home Care Assistance interviewed Julie Groves, occupational therapist and owner of Therapy In Your Home – OT, PT, ST, a specialized outpatient therapy service.

Below Julie recommends tips to prevent falls and explains how an occupational therapist can help reduce fall risk in the home. Read more

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Kidney Disease is Silent

In observance of Kidney Month, Home Care Assistance is raising awareness around kidney disease. According to the Kidney Foundation, kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States and the tenth leading cause of death in Canada. Read more

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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Home Care Assistance is raising awareness around heart disease and stroke prevention in observance of heart month. Heart Disease is a leading cause of death and a major cause of disability. In fact, there is a heart-related fatality in America every minute. In Canada, heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death for women and account for 33% of mortalities overall.

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