How to Support a Grieving Friend Who has Lost a Loved One

Unfortunately, it’s likely to happen to each of us when we least expect it: we hear the news that a friend or family member has lost a loved one through an unexpected or expected death. We may have an immediate feeling of doubt about how we should respond. What do we say? What do we […]

Summer Is Here! Drink Water.

How much water should you drink each day? The answer is 1-2 liters for the average adult. If you aren’t familiar with metric measurements, substitute quarts for liters and you’ll come close to the same amount. The human body is well equipped to regulate its fluid balance. Many systems contribute to this balance. In healthy adults […]

Stress Management * Three Simple Steps

We all experience stress. It’s an unavoidable part of life. Some stress is positive – like when we’re preparing for a party. Other stress is negative – such as dealing with loss of employment, natural disaster or debilitating illness. The normal human response to stressful events is emotional or physical tension. The CDC (Centers for Disease […]

How to Choose a “Nursing Home” for Your Elderly Parent

Administrator’s Note: Welcome to the Envision Home Health and Hospice Blog. This post is the first of many to come on a variety of health topics. At some point it’s bound to happen: your elderly mother or father is no longer safe to live at home. It may be because they’ve had a long illness […]