Genetics play a large part in determining our health as we age, but other factors can go a long way toward improving our health, such as exercising, taking care to reduce stress, and, of course, eating well. What we eat – or don’t eat – has a major influence on our overall wellbeing.
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Protein Packs a Nutritional Punch
March 7, 2023 | News
Protein keeps us fuller longer, speeds up the metabolism, and helps the body build and maintain muscle. Protein helps your body repair and is also essential as an energy source – which is why it’s critical that we get enough protein from high-quality food sources....
Living with Heart Failure Program at McLean
February 23, 2023 | News
A diagnosis of congestive heart failure can sometimes mean increased hospitalizations and rehab stays – but it doesn’t have to. McLean Home Care’s Living with Heart Failure Program provides education and assessment to those with congestive heart failure, with the goal...
Strength Training for Heart Health
February 6, 2023 | News
Year after year, the leading cause of death for people over the age of 65 is cardiovascular disease. Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise can help reduce the risk and reverse the effects of the disease. In fact, exercise has been shown to...
Preventing Falls in the Winter
January 23, 2023 | News
We have not seen a lot of snow yet this winter, but we New Englanders know that it is coming! And we know that winter weather can equate to winter falls. Older adults are especially susceptible to these falls; in fact, the CDC website states that “Every second of...
Beating the Winter Blues
January 4, 2023 | News
Dark mornings, darker evenings, chilly gray days, and the end of the holiday season mean winter is here to stay for a while. During this period of limited sunlight and less time spent outdoors, many of us can experience some mood...
Dealing with Grief at the Holidays
December 14, 2022 | News
“Happy Holidays” are sometimes anything but for people experiencing grief. Grief is our response to loss – such as the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or a relationship, or our own or a loved one's declining health. Although grief is nearly universal, it...
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Seniors in Your Life
December 7, 2022 | News
Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means the hustle and bustle of the December holidays is here. Finding just the right gift for loved ones of any age can often be a challenge. Gift-giving can be extra-challenging when buying for seniors who have downsized to...
What Is Skilled Home Health Care — and Is It Right for You?
November 28, 2022 | News
Skilled home health care is an insurance-driven medical service delivered to you at your home, wherever that home is at the time of the need – your house, apartment, or assisted living residence. Skilled home care is prescribed by your doctor as a temporary or...
Lights of Hope Shine Brightly
November 16, 2022 | News
McLean Hospice Memorial Quilt Honors 2021 Patients McLean is privileged to provide care and support to our Hospice patients and their families. This caring continues after a patient’s passing, with bereavement support and services offered for the year after a patient...