Hearth Health 300x200Wine, cheese, and fine leather all improve with age. If you take preventative measures for your heart health, you will too.

Our hearts change as we age, and though that fact is inevitable, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of age-related heart disease. First, let’s look at how your heart works to circulate blood through your body.

Senior man experiencing chest painDo you notice yourself frequently short of breath or regularly having chest pains?

You may not be having a heart attack, but you could be heading for one as these are typical symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, so it’s time to get serious about watching for symptoms.

Seniors having healthy Christmas dinner with familyThe holidays offer plenty of treats but consider your heart health before going back for seconds. Half of deaths from heart disease, diabetes, and stroke result from bad eating habits, so here are some tips to help you take control of your heart health this holiday season.

Senior couple jogging in the winterWinter – the season for flannel pajamas, cozy evenings by the fireplace, hot chocolate and …. arthritis-friendly exercise videos?

It isn’t a trick question. All of these are appropriate in the winter when frigid temperatures and snow-covered sidewalks make going outside for a walk less desirable.

Senior couple holding hands in winterAvoid getting bogged down by the flu and other winter worries by taking steps to keep yourself safe and healthy through the cold.

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that attacks the central nervous system, causing communication breakdowns between the brain and the body.

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Not all stays in skilled nursing facilities are long-term situations.

Sometimes, all that’s needed are a few days or weeks under professional medical supervision and guidance to get you back on the road to recovery from an illness, surgery or accident.

cardiac rehab300Undergoing coronary bypass surgery is one step on the road to better heart health.

The surgery helps restore the flow of blood to the heart by diverting – or bypassing – it around a blocked coronary artery. The blood is transported around the blocked artery by using a blood vessel from another part of the body.

senior man yelling with letters graphic near mouthCommunication is a universal part of the human experience – an elemental ability that helps us connect with those around us.

Effective communication is more difficult for some of us than others. Injury, disease and the aging process can lessen our ability to converse and understand our loved ones. All Embassy Healthcare locations in Ohio include speech therapy as part of our comprehensive set of services.

inpatient physical rehab 300Rehabilitating from an injury or medical trauma from an inpatient rehabilitation center can offer your senior family member the best of two worlds.

They get many of the comforts of home in a professional rehabilitation facility that helps keep an eye on their progress and keeps them on the road to a full recovery.