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Here, you will find a variety of informational articles from our medical directors, nurses, counselors, therapists and wellness coaches that can help in your own decision-making process.

January 18, 2022
Director Series 1: Home Care with Marco Aguiluz
The Director Series—a Parentis Health Learning Center exclusive—connects you with our leadership team in a whole new way.
January 13, 2022
Palliative Care vs. Hospice: What’s the Difference?
Palliative care and hospice are two types of health care that are often used interchangeably—but they differ in several key ways, including what they are, when they’re most appropriate, eligibility requirements and coverage options.
January 9, 2022
Treating High Blood Pressure in Seniors  
Treating High Blood Pressure in Seniors   America’s leading heart experts have discovered almost 80 percent of the nation’s seniors have high blood pressure. Sometimes called the “silent […]
July 8, 2021
Tips on How to Eat Healthy
Tips on How to Eat Healthy We live in a complicated nutritional landscape, surrounded by fad diets and superfoods. Though we are all eager to make […]
July 8, 2021
End Stage of Parkinson’s  
The end stage of Parkinson's is painful and debilitating. To preserve quality of life, families need a plan to provide round-clock-care.
July 7, 2021
Checklist for Funeral Planning
Checklist for Funeral Planning Funerals do more than acknowledge the reality of death. They mark the transition from this life to the next, providing a channel for grief and support, […]
July 7, 2021
What’s the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy?
What’s the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy? Knowing how to remain active and independent is important, especially if you have suffered an accident or […]
June 9, 2021
Yoga Strength, Balance & Flexibility Exercises Poor fitness is the biggest obstacle to healthy aging. More than anything, our physical abilities shape the quality of daily […]
June 4, 2021
The Importance of Family in the Physical Therapy Process
The role of family in physical therapy is crucial. Their support motivates patients, ensuring they continue to exercise and rebuild their strength.
May 24, 2021
Late Stage Alzheimer’s: What to Expect
Late Stage Alzheimer’s: What to Expect Alzheimer’s disease affects every aspect of personality and behavior. Patients become forgetful. They struggle to talk, lose control of their […]
May 5, 2021
What is Terminal Restlessness?
What is Terminal Restlessness? When their time comes, we hope our loved one dies peacefully. Unfortunately, the process is not always soft and gradual. In the final […]
May 5, 2021
Mindful Eating 101: Everything You Need to Know
Mindful Eating 101: Everything You Need to Know The average American makes roughly 200 food-related decisions per day according to Brian Wansink, author of ­Mindless Eating. Whether consciously […]
May 5, 2021
Elderly Fall Prevention: Tips & Strategies to Stay Safe
Elderly fall prevention exercises improve your strength, balance, and coordination, so senior can continue living free and independently.
May 5, 2021
Recovering From a Broken Hip: 7 Strength-Building Exercises
Recovering From a Broken Hip: 7 Strength-Building Exercises For seniors, hip fractures can have a devastating impact on mobility and independence. People once capable of living on […]
April 27, 2021
What is Anticipatory Grief?  
What is Anticipatory Grief?   Too often, we think grief follows death. But people can grieve before death as well. When people ask, “what is anticipatory grief?” they are referring to the fear, […]
April 16, 2021
Hospice Volunteers: Making an Impact in People’s Lives
Hospice volunteers play an integral role in hospice care, helping patients find peace and happiness during one of the most trying periods of their lives.
April 14, 2021
Memory Care: A Short Guide for Families
For people suffering from dementia, memory care offers a way to stay healthy, stay connected, and preserve their mental abilities as long as possible.
April 14, 2021
5 Healthy Comfort Foods with Proven Benefits  
5 Healthy Comfort Foods with Proven Benefits What we eat affects how we feel. There is a reason we crave sweets and processed foods when we are […]
March 31, 2021
Signs Death is Near  
Signs Death is Near During the final stage of life, each person goes through a unique set of physical and psychological changes. As their body begins shutting down, their thoughts […]
March 31, 2021
15 Ways to Boost Daily Fiber Intake  
15 Ways to Boost Daily Fiber Intake   Most of us know we ought to eat more fiber. However, despite the talk of numbers, most of us are not getting […]