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Dudley’s Home Health Care blog that focuses on senior care, elder care, caring for aging parents, respite care, caregiver tips, RN’s, CNA’s, VA, Medicaid and more.

“Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week”

Dudley's Home Healthcare - Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Source/Credit: http://www.tchin.org/

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week is February 7-14, 2013.

Congenital Heart Disease is considered to be the most common birth defect, and is a leading cause of birth defect related deaths worldwide.

Despite the fact that CHD affects approximately 1.8 million families in the U.S., a relatively small amount of funding is currently available for parent/patient educational services, research, and support.

By sharing our experiences and providing information, we hope to raise public awareness about conditions that affect approximately 40,000 babies each year in the United States alone.

It is our sincere hope that efforts to educate the public will result in improved early diagnosis, additional funding for support and educational services, scientific research, and access to quality of care for our children and adults.

For more information on this disease and to find out how you can help click here.


Heart Disease Awareness Month

Dudley's Home Healthcare - Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The month of February is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and this Friday, February 1, 2013 is National Wear Red Day. Whether you or someone you know suffers from heart disease you can show your support by wearing red this Friday. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women so we urge you to educate yourself on this disease and protect your heart! See how you can reduce your risk of this deadly disease by Clicking Here! 

New Year’s Resolutions

Dudley's Home Healthcare - Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Year, New You! Starting the year off right with small changes to your lifestyle can make a really big difference. Staying active is the key to feeling better and living longer! So, if your senior loved one is not getting enough exercise then make it a resolution this year to help them become more active! Visit MedLine Plus and NIH to check out their great article on Exercise for Seniors by Clicking Here

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Dudley's Home Healthcare - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. More than 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older suffer from glaucoma. Often there are no symptoms at first and nearly half of those with glaucoma do not know they have the disease. Please visit Prevent Blindness America for more helpful information about this “Sneak Thief of Sight.” | www.preventblindness.org

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dudley's Home Healthcare - Friday, October 26, 2012

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime so if you have not been diagnosed chances are you probably know someone who has. Here at Dudley’s Home Health, our director of Nursing, Chasney, knows first-hand what it’s like to have loved ones fight this horrible disease.

“I understand the importance of educating others about breast cancer more so now than ever before. I have worked in the nursing field for almost 20 years, but when it hits close to home you can never be prepared for the roller coaster of events and emotions surrounding this illness. I am very proud that Dudley’s Home Health takes such an active role in supporting the American Cancer Society and educating our community. Early detection is such a crucial part of winning the war on breast cancer. I, myself, have been receiving yearly mammograms since the age of 33. The National Cancer Institute recommends women 40 and older get mammograms annually unless they are at a higher risk. Also, it is extremely important to do a monthly self-breast exam. The best time to do this is one week after your period. I have witnessed the devastation that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis as well as the hope and joy it can bring to a family watching their loved one fight to beat it and become a member of the ever-growing survivor’s club!”–Chasney

Detecting Breast Cancer in its early stages is the best way to fight it. It is also important to make sure that you and your loved ones are educated on this disease. Remember, you are your own advocate. You are ultimately responsible for your treatment so you need to understand the disease as best you can. Working with your doctors to choose the best treatment for you is imperative on your road to recovery.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has a free application that you can download straight to your Smart Phone or computer called “Early Detection Plan”. This is a great way to be proactive about your health and wellness.

Whether it’s you, a loved one or someone you know that has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer there are many ways that you can give back. By making donations or buying products that honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month you can contribute to finding a cure for this disease.

Welcome to Our New Website

Dudley's Home Healthcare - Wednesday, October 17, 2012

We are proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. On behalf of us all here at Dudley’s Home Health, welcome! We wanted to rebuild our site so that you might find your experience more user friendly and easier to navigate. You’ll find many new interesting features including:

  • Request a free consultation
  • Blog
  • Social Media link to Dudley’s Home Health Facebook page

At Dudley’s Home Health, the health and welfare of our clients has always been at the forefront of our concerns and our main goal with this new website is that you will find answers to any questions that you might have for yourself or a loved one.

We hope that you enjoy our updated look and that you will take a few minutes to explore our new website. Be sure to check back often for updates and announcements!

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