Fall Prevention

The first step to preventing in-home falls is identifying the cause of the problem. Some falls are caused by weakness of the body while others may be brought on by dizziness or fatigue from prescriptions. There are plenty of causes of falls, so the best thing to do is sit down with your loved one…

A Word from Our Chaplain

Did you hear the latest about the ice in Antarctica? A chunk the size of Delaware (it’s a small state, but just imagine a rock the size of a small state!) broke off from what’s called the Larsen C Ice Shelf. It’s 2,240 square miles in size, and experts say it probably weighs more than…

Home Health: The Essentials

At LifeSpring, we know how hard of a decision it can be to use Home Health Care. That’s why we want to provide our readers with some essentials to utilizing Home Health for loved ones. 1. You don’t have to do it alone. If there is need for a Home Health Care Provider, insurance can…

Why Home Health is so Important

A sick or injured loved one who has been hospitalized goes through a lot during the recovery process. Home Health Care is a great way for your loved one to be monitored and given a little extra care during recovery. Home Care is usually most common in patients who have surgical wounds, a need for…

A Word from Our Chaplain

Is your life perfectly calm? Are you perfectly content? Do you find yourself in a peace that surpasses understanding, that will keep you safe? How about moments of peace? Do you have them in the midst of your life’s chaos? Maybe you don’t feel that chaos is even at play in your life. Maybe you…

Alzheimer’s Awareness – Signs to Watch for

The following are common early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s. LifeSpring encourages you to take note of things you find out of character in your loved ones. Sometimes the slightest changes can warrant a simple check-up. Confusion with time and place is a major early sign when looking for Alzheimer’s. Pay attention if your loved…

A Word From Our Chaplain

They can kill. They can soothe. They can elucidate. They can bless. They can build. They can destroy. What are they? Words. Not just words themselves, but how they are used, how they are put together. And, if spoken, how the voice sounds which speaks them. “Sticks and stones can break my bones,” we’d rebuff…

5 Things to Know about Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Education “When those rays from the sun are shining brightly” Sunscreen helps keep UV rays at bay. Get a sunscreen with a high SPF and use it daily. Remember, most sunscreen is only effective for a few hours, so be sure to re-apply when needed. Skin cancer does not discriminate. Everyone is susceptible,…

Be Careful In The Heat

With the summer approaching, it’s important to remember that the heat can cause extreme damage to your body. Always be sure to hydrate. Drinking plenty of fluids is a very important task when you and your loved one are running errands in the summer heat. There are also lots of other things you can do…

Signs and Symptoms

Sometimes skin abnormalities are nothing. And sometimes, they’re serious. Here’s the “ABCDE” method to help you see when you should take action. Is your mole Asymmetrical? Are the Borders of the mole irregular, blurry, or ragged? Does the Color of your mole have multiple shades throughout? What is the Diameter of your mole? Is your…

A Word From Our Chaplain

What do you know? And, when some day you may not be able to tell anyone what you know, how will anyone know what you know? Early in my career as a hospice chaplain, I visited a woman in her 90’s, who lived those last days of hers in a nursing home that no longer…

Skin Cancer Prevention

May is Skin Cancer awareness month. Here are some preventative tips for both you and your loved one this summer. Do your best to rest in shaded areas between 10 am and 4pm, considering these are usually the times when the sun is shining it’s hardest. Always pay special attention to your skin. Make sure…