We live in a complicated nutritional landscape, surrounded by fad diets and superfoods. Though we are all eager to make better choices, few of us have time to sort through the latest research. Is the new trend a breakthrough or misleading hype? Fortunately, good nutrition does not have to be…


It starts with a slight tremor in the hand. Or maybe trouble sleeping. Then the arms and legs grow stiff. Shoulders hunch. Steps become slow and spasmodic. Your loved one can barely talk, and their muscles shake so badly it is a struggle to get dressed. Their balance is so…


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, as well as an opportunity to honor the legacy of our loved one. They can also be a heavy burden, coming as they do…


Knowing how to remain active and independent is important, especially if you have suffered an accident or injury. What’s more, understanding the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy will tell you how best to accomplish this. Though the concepts are frequently conflated, they are not identical. When patients can…


Poor fitness is the biggest obstacle to healthy aging. More than anything, our physical abilities shape the quality of daily life. Whether we remain independent, active, and free of injury is ultimately determined by the steps we take to build strength, balance, and flexibility. Challenging these key components of health…


Parkinson’s disease takes more than our health. It steals our independence. No one likes being a burden, but it extends beyond that. There is a real satisfaction that comes from relying on our own faculties, free to go, do, and live how we please. While there is no cure for…


When a patient enters physical therapy, it is assumed the speed of their recovery will depend on their relationship with their therapist. But what a patient gets out of therapy depends primarily on what they put into it. Even the best therapist cannot help someone who does not do the…


Home health, comfort care, and crisis care exist to promote quality of life. Though each serves different ends (treating causes vs. treating symptoms), they exist on a continuum, providing patients with vital support at each phase of life’s journey.

Home Health

Due to advances in medical science, services once available only in…


Alzheimer’s disease affects every aspect of personality and behavior. Patients become forgetful. They struggle to talk, lose control of their emotions, and neglect basic tasks. By the time they enter late stage Alzheimer’s, they will no longer be able to function on their own. Whereas before they retained some limited…


When their time comes, we hope our loved one dies peacefully. Unfortunately, the process is not always soft and gradual. In the final days or weeks, complications can emerge that upset our loved one’s well-being, leaving them agitated, delirious, or even hostile. Treating and comforting patients experiencing this type of…

Parentis Health

Senior Care centered on the belief that everyone deserves a healthy, dignified, and empowered life.

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