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Know the Signs of a Stroke

Being able to recognize the signs of a stroke is imperative to a timely and effective response. That’s why we want all of our Regent caregivers and the public to be educated on how to recognize the signs. Remember the acronym FAST Face: Ask the client to smile. Does one side of the face droop or appear unequal? Arm: Ask the client to raise both arms. Does one arm appear weaker or drift down? Speech: Ask the client to repeat a phrase/sentence. Is their speech slurred or

Proper Eye Care with Aging

Did you know that just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also suffer a decline in performance? Age related diseases are the leading cause of blindness or vision loss in the United States. The risk of eye disease increases as you age. Many people put off seeking care until an issue arises. However, early detection of eye disease can prevent vision loss. Common condition affecting your eyes as you age are: Macular degeneration Cataracts Glaucoma Dry eyes Diabetic retinopathy. Symptoms include: Blurry, clouded vision Sensitivity to

November is National Hospice Month!

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Hospice care is something that our #RegentFamily is very passionate about. You may not know this, but Regent Healthcare is licensed to assist a patient in their end-of-life care. We have a team of nurses who provide compassionate caregiving and have the assessment knowledge that is so important to patients and their families. We can also provide medication administration and work alongside their chosen hospice organization. Not only do we care for our clients who need

Senior Exercise and Fitness Tips No Matter Your Age, It’s Never Too Late to Get Started There are many reasons why we tend to slow down and become more sedentary with age. It may be due to health problems, weight or pain issues, or worries about falling. Or perhaps you think that exercising simply isn’t for you. But as you grow older, an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever to your health. Getting moving can help boost your energy, maintain your

Keep Your Brain Active

Keep Your Brain Active We are told that in order to age well, we must keep our bodies in good working order. Health care providers encourage us to eat a balanced diet, exercise, and take medications as prescribed.  What about our brain?  It is critical to work your brain as well.  [We talk] about eating your veggies for brain health, but it is also important to exercise your brain. There are many ways to keep your brain active, including reading, socializing, and

Regent Healthcare Chosen for Panel Discussion

Regent Healthcare Chosen for Aging in Place Panel Discussion Regent Healthcare was chosen to participate in a panel discussion, along with 7 other Healthcare professionals, for their expertise on Aging in Place, a term used to describe the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably.  Tricia Joseph, Regent Healthcare’s Senior Care Consultant spoke about the variety of services Regent Healthcare provides to make Aging in Place a reality for seniors throughout Maryland. The panel discussion was