Walking as a Workout for Seniors

Is Walking as a Workout for Seniors the Ultimate Workout for Seniors? Agility Health knows that exercise is important, and this fact is doubly true for seniors. Because seniors are at increased risk for many diseases that can be partially or fully prevented by exercise, finding a suitable workout regimine is necessary. However, working around […]

Improving Cardiac Heart Health in Seniors

Happy American Heart Month! Fitting for a season about love, February is American Heart Month! American Heart Month was created to raise awareness surrounding heart health and encourage everyone to embark on a healthier lifestyle to prevent heart disease. Heart disease increases as a risk as age increases, but it is largely preventable. With the […]

Reducing Stress in Seniors

How Stress Affects Seniors Aging comes with a multitude of new, unexpected stressors. Many of them are due to circumstance, meaning that they’re issues your senior loved one has never handled before. Among the causes are chronic illnesses, the loss of a spouse, and adjusting to major lifestyle changes concerning retirement, finances, and moving to […]

Everything You Need to Know About Ostomies

Ostomy Care Ostomy surgery can occur as a result of a medical condition including cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and more.  Depending on the severity of the condition, an ostomy can either be temporary or permanent. Whether you’re about to get an ostomy, looking for help taking care of yours, or are learning on behalf […]

Diabetes During the Winter

Keeping the Cold From Affecting Your Diabetes It’s that time of year again; the holidays are close, much of the country is affected by snow, and temperatures drop with each passing day. As the cold weather sets in, Agility Health is making a helpful list of tips for those with diabetes when dealing with frigid […]

Tips for National Hand-Washing Week

National Hand-Washing Awareness Week As the weather gets colder and people spend more time indoors, it’s more important than ever to be washing your hands! Sickness tends to spread more during the winter months, but it’s mostly because everyone stays indoors to keep warm. This December, make a note to celebrate National Hand-Washing Awareness Week, […]

Checking for COPD in the Elderly During COPD Awareness Month

COPD Awareness in the Month of November COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This common disorder is often undiagnosed, meaning that millions of people have it and do not know. COPD is especially prominent in the elderly, and they are more prone to morbidity and mortality associated with it. Moreover, the physical and cognitive […]

Celebrating Family Caregivers Nationally This November

National Family Caregivers Month November is National Family Caregivers Month! This means that it’s time to honor those who provide care across the country, performing a vital role in society and in the lives of those they love. Caregivers are any people that supply physical or emotional care for those who are ill, disabled, or […]

Live Life to the Fullest With Geriatric Care

Improve Quality of Life With Geriatric Care Aging is a natural part of life. There are many changes that result from aging that can impact a person’s overall wellbeing. Over time, some people may have difficulty with their balance and stability, some may struggle with cognitive health, and some may even have a hard time […]

Thinking About the Elderly During Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness in the Elderly Mental health is often under-identified by healthcare professionals, dismissed as something less serious. This stigma makes those who are afflicted less likely to seek help. This Mental Illness Awareness Week, Agility Health is looking to fight this stigma and remind our patients that we always take every health problem seriously, […]