Articles and News

At Maxim Healthcare Services, we believe that an informed patient is an empowered patient. That is why we’ve compiled the latest news and information from the home healthcare and companion service industries here. Here you can find a selection of home health articles.

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Elderly Contributions to Society

All over the country, elderly people are demonstrating that they are still useful long after they reach their supposed prime. And, research has shown that people over 55 who volunteer tend to die at an older age than those who do not. So, why not get involved?


Recovering From a Stroke

The thought of a spouse or loved one coming home after having a stroke may seem overwhelming. However, there are resources and people available to help caregivers cope with the changes. But good planning is key.



The Therapeutic Value of Laughter

It's often said that laughter is the best form of medicine. While this may be an old proverb, there is truth to it – laughter provides many health benefits. And, best of all, it is free and easy.



All About Bringing Baby Home–What You Need to Know in the First 48 Hours

With patience, compassion, and a little advice, parents will discover that the first 48 hours at home with a new baby can be a wonderful and memorable time.



Changes in Relationships

Becoming the primary caregiver for a family member can present many changes in family dynamics and relationships. Some of these life-changing situations may include: parents caring for disabled children, children caring for their aging parents, wives caring for their husbands, and husbands caring for their wives.



Kidney Health

The kidneys may be the size of a fist, but they are not to be overlooked. Located on either side of the spine, the two bean shaped organs play several roles that are vital to health.



Taking Children’s Earaches Seriously

February marks Kids Ear, Nose and Throat (E.N.T.) Health Month, instituted to promote awareness about the various E.N.T. ailments that affect children. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, E.N.T. conditions are the main reason why children visit their pediatrician.



Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Congress deemed January Cervical Cancer Awareness Month—just in time to make a resolution to schedule a yearly gynecological exam. According to the Foundation for Women's Cancer, cervical cancer was once the number one cause of cancer deaths in women.



Holiday Travel Tips

Making travel arrangements for an elderly relative during the holiday season can be a daunting task for caregivers and family members. There are a variety of factors to consider, such as medical needs, travel insurance, medications, safety, and handicap accessibility. Depending on the individual's condition, it may be necessary for the caregiver or a family member to accompany them on the trip.



Recognizing the Early Signs of Alzheimer's

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older.




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