Is It Possible to Go Overboard with Senior Health Care?

Mature radiologist talking to senior patient.Most people want the most effective medical care for our family and friends, but is it possible that in some cases, less is the most beneficial? Based upon a recent report published in Plos One by Dr. Martin Makary, professor of surgery and health policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a full 21% of treatment people receive is unneeded – meaning that huge numbers of patients put through various treatment plans, tests and scans are receiving little or no benefit. And these types of unwarranted healthcare services come at a price: up to $210 billion on a yearly basis, as revealed by the National Academy of Medicine. [Read more…]

Living with MS on Your Own Terms

Living with MSTo quote Jane Austen, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for someone who is living with MS, comfort is crucial, as is remaining safe. If a loved one has been diagnosed with MS, the initial step in caregiving should be to make the appropriate modifications so the home is a safe, comfortable sanctuary, and not a hazardous place. [Read more…]

What Is Multiple Sclerosis? Regency Home Care Has the Info You Need!

What is Multiple SclerosisWhat is multiple sclerosis, or MS? It’s a long-lasting disease that can affect a person’s brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves. And while there is not yet a cure, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States are living with it – roughly 400,000 people to be exact, and of that, 86 percent list fatigue as the number one symptom of the disease. The cause of MS is not known; it is not contagious or known to be directly passed down from one family member to another, but factors that may come into play include the following: [Read more…]

3 Reasons Those with MS Should Avoid Nursing Home Care – and Residences by Regency’s Alternative Solution

Group Of Senior Couples Enjoying Afternoon Tea Together At Home With Home HelpMultiple sclerosis is an unsettling, unpredictable and often misunderstood disease, with a lot of unknowns. For many of the over 2.3 million people affected by MS, a nursing home may appear to be the inevitable outcome as the disease progresses. For a number of reasons, however, we at Residences by Regency urge those with MS to carefully consider nursing home alternatives. For example: [Read more…]

The Most Effective MS Treatment & How Home Care Services Can Help

MS treatmentAccording to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, an estimated 350,000 to 500,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with MS, a chronic neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system. The most frequently prescribed drug for MS treatment is beta interferon, an expensive drug that recent research has revealed may not be as effective at treating the disease as once thought. However, 50 years of research has shown a low-cost alternative that anyone can do, and that many are calling the most effective MS treatment ever.
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