Heat-Related Illnesses

Why and How to Stay Cool When Temps are on the Rise Heat-Related Illnesses May 31st is National Heat Awareness Day and this day has been established to educate the public on the precautions they can take to avoid heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke- especially those who work outdoors or spend a […]

Prescriptions May Increase Your Risk of Falling

Is Your Prescription Increasing Your Risk of a Fall? Recent study found that nearly 95% of older adults take prescriptions that increase their risk of falling A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Buffalo explored how certain prescription drugs that are meant to help with specific conditions actually may pose a health […]

Parkinson’s Disease

An Overview of Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.  Dopamine serves as a neurotransmitter and enables neurons in your brain to communicate and control movement. With Parkinson’s Disease, one type of neuron steadily degenerates and no […]

Hiring an Elder Law Attorney

5 Smart Tips for Hiring a Qualified Elder Law Attorney Just as there are primary care physicians and specialty doctors, there are regular estate planning lawyers and then there are elder law attorneys. You wouldn’t select an Orthopedic Surgeon to perform an open-heart surgery so why would you choose a regular estate planning lawyer over […]

Caregiver Spotlight: Finding her calling at ABC

Meet Jess Walters, RN- Licensed Nurse for ABC Home Healthcare Professionals I started working for ABC as a homemaker when I was 18. I always worked retail part-time through college while I was working on my writing degree. When the store I was working at closed, I went looking for another job while I finished […]

COVID Vaccine Program for Homebound Individuals

Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination Program In-home vaccinations are available for those who are homebound and unable to leave their home to travel to a physical vaccination site, even with assistance. Such individuals who would be eligible to for an in-home vaccination either: Have considerable difficulty and/or require significant support to leave the home for medical appointments […]