NEWS & STORIES
NEWS & STORIES
Sharing our health care expertise
Health-related stories and resources for seniors in Eastern North Dakota.
The stories and articles shared here are to provide you with valuable information related to your health and wellness journey. You will also find news related to Ethos Home Health Care and Hospice and resources to educate you on the benefits of in-home services.
Additional resources are available across the Ethos website, including our step-by-step process on getting started with home health care and answers to our most frequently asked questions about home health care and hospice services.
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The word “hospice” can be scary for individuals and their families when nearing the end-of-life. Often times, those that could benefit most from hospice care might push it off due to fear or lack of education. What many don’t know is that hospice care can offer comfort and a higher quality of life to your loved one far before their final days of life.
Arthritis is a chronic condition characterized by joint pain and inflammation. It can make it difficult to engage in some activities and may reduce your quality of life. Here are 5 ways to reduce your risk of developing osteoarthritis.
Ethos Home Health Care and Hospice works diligently to serve the ever-changing needs of older adults. This May, join us as we recognize the 60th anniversary of Older Americans Month and challenge the narrative on aging. Here are some ways we can all participate in Aging Unbound.
Receiving personalized 1:1 care at home can help detect any early complications and prevent rehospitalizations. It is also an effective way to promote independence within the home. Read more from Lizzie Twedell, RN Case Manager with Ethos, about the benefits of in-home recovery and rehabilitation.
Experiencing chronic pain can be difficult for the individual, but it can also be difficult for their friends and family. While each situation is different and what helps one individual may not work for another, we have put together a few tips that may help you better support your loved one living in chronic pain.
90,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year. This diagnosis is life-changing for individuals and their families, but it doesn’t mean that achieving a higher quality of life isn’t possible with the right interventions in place. Read more about how home health care can help with Parkinson’s Disease.
An “occupation” can be thought of as anything that a person does during their day that is meaningful and gives a person a sense of purpose and identity. Home health care can be an ideal setting for occupational therapy because it incorporates so many aspects of the profession as explained by our expert in this article.
Do I qualify for home health care services? This is one of the most common questions we receive at Ethos Home Health Care. If you’re curious about eligibility on behalf of yourself or a loved one, you’re not alone. At the same time, finding answers isn’t always straightforward. That’s why we’ve broken down the need-to-know in this article.
It’s important to drink enough fluids every day to keep your body properly hydrated. Many factors contribute to how much you need to drink. Your overall health, medications, exercise level and diet all affect your body’s hydration needs. As temperatures rise, you’re also more likely to sweat and that can lead to dehydration if you don’t replace lost fluids. Here’s why pure water is best for your body.
I have often seen firsthand how the illness of one family member can have wide-ranging impacts on the entire family. This is particularly true when a loved one is dealing with a terminal illness. Though it can be difficult to discuss the end of life with patients and their families, I have learned how important and ultimately comforting having this conversation can be for them. Meet our expert and learn how hospice care might help.
The decision to place a loved one in hospice care is oftentimes met with a heavy heart and uncertainty. During her father’s time of need, Sue Wiger and her sister made the joint decision to call our care team at Ethos Hospice. By sharing her experience, we hope to shine a light on the uncertainty that so many families face during these trying times.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs or STs) work to prevent, diagnose, and treat swallowing, communication, and cognitive-communication problems. There are many reasons why you might have a swallow, communication, or cognitive-communication problem. Meet our expert and learn more about how SLPs can help.