How to Protect Yourself From Heat Edema in the Summertime

By Liseia Parisian, Network Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan According to the Cleveland Clinic, edema is a condition characterized by fluid being trapped in body tissues. There are many causes of edema, but heat edema is caused by extensive sitting or standing in hot weather. Heat makes the blood vessels dilate, and gravity causes body fluids to collect in various parts of the body. Edema is … Continue reading How to Protect Yourself From Heat Edema in the Summertime

Senior Daycare Facilities

By Michelle Jackson, Screening and Application Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Adult daycare centers are extremely popular throughout the country. These centers are known as safe places for seniors to go. Seniors spend their daytime with others, use their minds, and receive quality services such as transportation, health screenings, physical therapy, and supervision as well as nutritious meals. Adult daycare centers allow caregivers and loved ones … Continue reading Senior Daycare Facilities

Eating Seasonally: Asparagus

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Michigan is one of the top producers of asparagus in the U.S., according to Statista. Oceana County, Michigan is home to the National Asparagus Festival and is also called the Asparagus Capital of the nation. Throughout May and June asparagus can be found at farmers markets, roadside stands, u-pick asparagus farms, and even growing wild along … Continue reading Eating Seasonally: Asparagus

May was Mental Health Awareness Month: Here are a few Activities to Keep Your Brain Active

By Pam Canty, Intake and Screening Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Sometimes when we forget things it makes us frustrated even if it’s just, “Where did I put my keys?” It makes us think we are getting older because society keeps reminding us that only older adults are forgetful. Also, it suggests, if we do not keep our brain active that small forgetfulness may become major … Continue reading May was Mental Health Awareness Month: Here are a few Activities to Keep Your Brain Active

Eating Seasonally: Eggs

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Each spring, people around the world participate in egg related activities and celebrations, from decorating Easter eggs and egg trees to Bosnia’s celebration of Cimburijada, The Festival of Scrambled Eggs. One reason eggs could play such a significant role in Spring celebrations is their abundance during this time. Seasonal changes in daylight affect when chickens and … Continue reading Eating Seasonally: Eggs

Preparing Seniors for Surgery

By Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Screening and Application Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Deciding to have surgery is one of the most important decisions that we make in our lifetime. There are many decisions that we make before the day of surgery like finding a surgeon we feel comfortable with, finding the right facility to have the surgery as well as making sure our … Continue reading Preparing Seniors for Surgery

Stretching to Prevent Injuries and Improve Mobility

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Often when people think about fitness they think about cardio or strength training. However, stretching can be as beneficial to your health as other forms of exercise. We engage in activities every day that tighten our muscles, but stretching does more than relieve tight muscles and improve flexibility. According to Wexner Medical Center, stretching can help … Continue reading Stretching to Prevent Injuries and Improve Mobility

These are the Days

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member for MiCAFE at Elder Law of Michigan Masks, social distancing, quarantines, Stay at Home orders, avoid crowded indoor spaces, work from home, order groceries to be delivered, order prescriptions to be delivered, leave it on the porch, sanitize all incoming items, let mail sit for three days before opening, use gloves, wash your hands, isolate from others when sick, … Continue reading These are the Days

Seniors Who Face Loneliness During COVID-19

By Pam Canty, Screening and Intake Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan During the early part of March 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines to help protect people until a medical vaccine or effective treatment is found. The most important guidelines are wearing a facial mask, social distancing, and washing hands. However, … Continue reading Seniors Who Face Loneliness During COVID-19

Taking a Look at Diabetes

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member for MiCAFE at Elder Law of Michigan As the constant need to slow the growing epidemic of diabetes continues in the United States, National Diabetes Month strives to encourage and strengthen patients again this November.   I live with diabetes every day. My husband has diabetes and it’s not anything to take lightly. He takes four insulin injections per … Continue reading Taking a Look at Diabetes