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Looking Out for Post-Surgical Complications

Most people assume that the worst is over once you survive the surgery. However, that is not quite true. Patients still require care and monitoring after their surgeries to look out for post-surgical complications. As a provider of home healthcare services in Fort Washington Maryland, it is part of our job to make sure that … Continue reading

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Senior Skincare: Is Your Bath Gentle Enough?

Our skin goes through various changes as we age. It may not be as supple as it used to be and may now be prone to dryness and irritation. This is why senior skin requires care and attention. As a provider of home healthcare services in Fort Washington Maryland we always make sure to care … Continue reading

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Foot Swelling: Home Remedies for Edema

Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid that is trapped in your body’s tissues. It can affect any part of your body. However, it is more noticeable on your hands, arms, feet, legs, and ankles. Some causes of edema are pregnancy, medication, heat, or underlying diseases, like kidney disease or congestive heart failure. If you … Continue reading

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Signs and Symptoms of the Flu in Seniors

Influenza (or the flu) is a common seasonal virus. People who get the flu suffer mild to severe symptoms, seniors being the most vulnerable to the latter. Given the high risk of complications in older adults, Breakthrough Healthcare Services wants to shed light on the early signs of the flu in your seniors so you … Continue reading

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Wound Care Management After Surgery

After surgery, the discharged patient will still need to rest at home for a prescribed period for their body to recover. Aside from that, they will also need to have someone to change their bandages and dressings to ascertain that their wounds won’t develop an infection. In this case, they can benefit from skilled nursing … Continue reading

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Calcium Plays an Important Role in Seniors

Everybody needs calcium for stronger bones and teeth, especially senior adults. According to healthcare studies, many aging residents develop bone concerns such as osteoporosis due to a lack of calcium. There is also a high risk that their bones can easily be fractured or broken if they experience a fall or collision. Doctors usually recommend … Continue reading

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