Entries by Independent You

Vaccinations for Older Americans are Behind Schedule

When the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved in mid-December, the world breathed a collective sigh of relief. This is especially true for the residents and staff of long-term care facilities who – after months of being ravaged by death – were slated to be among the first to receive the vaccine. However, this is not […]

Remember the Simple Things

Life is busy – in fact it is exhausting. As humans, we are perpetually running around doing a million things at once. In the midst of this controlled chaos, it can be extremely difficult to take care of yourself – to remember the simple things like dental care, physicals, and sleeping. However, now more than […]

An Emerging Model of Home Care Agency

Independent You, like most other home health agencies, aims to provide high-quality, personalized care to every senior it supports. However, a recent article by Home Health Care News explains that some agencies are adopting an innovative new form of home care, one that is uniquely tailored to a clients’ ethnic and/or cultural background. The philosophy […]

Going the Extra Mile with Dementia Care

By 2050, the number of people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s or dementia is expected to jump from 5 million to 15 million. More startling, new research shows that half of medical professionals are not equipped to effectively care for these patients. In response, public health experts are recommending additional dementia training for doctors […]

Projecting the Future of Senior Health Care

According to the Center for Disease Control, 80% of COVID-19 deaths have been reported in people 65 or older. As we watch this disease wreak havoc on retirement communities, it can be easy to bash on the existing healthcare system and its current failings. However, researchers are now forecasting the future of geriatric care in […]