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MCVAN Home Care Services is “Where Comfort Meets Care” anywhere your loved one considers home. MCVAN Home Care Services can range from in-home nursing care or rehabilitation following a hospital stay to ongoing assistance with daily living activities. No matter what your age, our services are individually tailored to support you.

Friday, July 8, 2011

"Health Tweets" an easier way to "Follow Health"

Social Media does it again!

Now is easier to get information and useful tips regarding health and healthy living on Twitter. "Health Tweets" as I like to call them, are helpful, interesting and easy to follow. Follow us on Twitter and you will find a list of health related Twitters on our profile.

Twitter Unlocks Health Information - Tech Europe - WSJ
Yet more evidence, if it were needed, of the value that can be found in the Twitter stream. The social media service that has been credited with doing just about everything, may even turn out to be a medical goldmine.
A couple of researchers from John Hopkins University have been mining more than two billion tweets and used them to uncover a range of valuable health information, reports GigaOM."

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Depression Symptoms Varies Across Age Groups

Depression is a serious condition that needs to be identify and caught on time so the healing process can start as soon as possible. Our family members specially our elderly need for us to be aware of the symptoms of depression, so they can get help before it get worse. Identifying and treating depression is not a one person's job and is not a one fits all approach or treatment. We needs to get informed and ready to deal with it before depression grow roots and takes away the health and joy of our love ones. 

On our Facebook, YouTube and Twitter you can find more web sites that can be helpful and 

inspiring for our Senior Citizens .  


[dih-pres] –verb (used with object)
to make sad or gloomy; lower in spirits; deject;dispirit.
to lower in force, vigor, activity, etc.; weaken;make dull.
to lower in amount or value.

Depression Symptoms Varies Across Age Groups

"Depression symptoms can show up in every person on the planet. No matter what sex or culture a person comes from they can still suffer from a depressive disorder. Even medical professionals must remember that depression affects everyone differently."

Depression in Older Adults and the Elderly


The difficult changes that you may face as you grow older—such as the death of a spouse or medical problems—can lead to depression, especially if you don’t have a strong support system. Left untreated, depression prevents you from enjoying life like you used to. And its effects go far beyond mood.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Could New Technology Help Senior Drivers? - AgingCare.com

Could New Technology Help Senior Drivers? - AgingCare.com

These days, the airwaves are filled with commercials for cars that do the driving—or at least some of it—for you. Could this be, at least in part, an answer to the perpetual problem of what to do about the waning skills of senior drivers?

Some models of Lincoln and Lexus, for instance, will parallel park themselves. Mercedes Benz offers a system that can sense when a driver is getting drowsy by monitoring steering angles. When the driver nods off, the car emits an audible warning and activates a dashboard icon in the shape of an espresso cup that says "time for a break." And Volkswagen is looking into a "temporary auto pilot" system that will use monitors, cameras and scanners to monitor and manage the position of a vehicle.