Low-Carb, High-Protein Diets: What the Elderly Should Know

Low-carbohydrate diets, such as the ketogenic diet, have become more popular due to claims they may aid in weight loss, improve cholesterol levels, decrease blood pressure and increase energy. In relation to seniors, low-carb diets have also been linked to a decrease in the prevalence or progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Here, the aging-in-place home care…

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The Serious Risk of Pneumonia for Seniors

While pneumonia can be a dangerous disease for anyone to develop, it is particularly concerning for senior citizens, in which pneumonia may prove fatal. Seniors can help lessen their risk of pneumonia in several ways. Here, the elder care providers at Avila Home Care provide an overview of pneumonia, detail the risks and explain how…

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Avila Partnering with LifeBridge Health and GBMC/Gilchrist

Avila Home Care is excited to announce their new partnership with LifeBridge Health and GBMC/Gilchrist.  LifeBridge Health and GBMC/Gilchrist are two of the leading medical systems in the Mid-Atlantic region.  By partnering with Avila, these respected health care systems will be able to provide a more seamless continuum of care for their patients and allow…

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Skin Care Tips for the Elderly

As we age, our skin loses the firmness, clarity, elasticity and resiliency it had in our youth. While much of these changes are inevitable, there are steps seniors can take to help mitigate the effect the aging process has on their skin. Here, the elder care providers at Avila Home Care discuss some of the…

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