Winter Arthritis

If your knees tell you when a snowstorm is coming, or you can sense impending rain in your wrists, it’s time to take some steps to protect your joints from changing weather. There is no concrete evidence to suggest a change in the weather affects joint health, but many people will tell you it certainly does.

Know what you can do this winter to protect yourself from unnecessary aches and pains and leave the forecast predictions to the weatherman.

Holiday Blues

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes the holidays can be a source of stress and depression. Seniors are particularly susceptible to holiday depression if they live alone or far away from loved ones. Check out these tips to beat the holiday blues.

The Shining Star Program

Embassy Healthcare strives to personalize our care service to each resident. What better way to cater to our residents than by creating a custom activity schedule to keep their minds agile and entertained?

With the Shining Star Program (SSP) at our Grande Pavilion and Willow Park locations, that's precisely what we do.

Long-term Care

Your loved one is still perfectly capable of caring for themselves and enjoys their independence, so discuss the different options about possible long-term healthcare while they still can.

Sit down with your family and have an honest conversation about what your senior loved one wants to do, should they need assisted care. Being prepared now means you and your family will not have the stress of coping with a “surprise” situation.

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.