You are what you eat

A balanced and nutritious diet is the cornerstone to every healthy lifestyle.

So, what happens when you’re unable to cook for yourself?

Many people are faced with that problem daily.  Whether advancing years makes it hard to stand for extended periods of time, healing from a surgical procedure precludes you from moving into the kitchen, or if you have a loved one who has diminished mental capacity and is not safe to use kitchen appliances – there are times when meal preparation is not possible.

Unfortunately, what happens to some is a complete lack of a healthy diet, which in turn leads to additional and troubling health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, or other conditions.

One of the most common and under-appreciated aspects of home care is that of meal preparation.  Care Conextion is able to offer non medical transportation to purchase groceries (which is hampered due to reduced mobility, such as being wheelchair bound).

The saying goes, “You are what you eat.”  It is important that in our moments of healing or aging, that we are strong.  In order to be at our strongest, we have to be eating our healthiest.  You and your family members deserve that.

Care Conextion non emergency medical transportation in Louisville Kentucky is focused on providing the most comfortable and compassionate disability transportation, wheelchair transportation, medical transportation, handicap transportation, and elderly transportation possible to all of our clients. Our drivers are fully trained to provide the most compassionate care possible. We serve many counties in Kentucky, including Jefferson county, Oldham county, Bullitt county, Henry county, Shelby county, Trimble county, Hardin county, Meade county, Spencer county and more.  Please contact us today!

Summer Health and Seniors

Summer is a wonderful time of memories made, fun in the sun, and time with family and friends.  Summer is also, unfortunately, a time when the health risks are on the rise for senior citizens.  Summer time brings with it increased heat indexes, humidity, and yes, lots of extra sunshine.  Here are a few things to look out for if you’re a senior citizen (or have one in your life):

  • Hydration is key – We list this first because it is probably the most important piece of advice we can dispense. Staying well hydrated is important for everyone in the summer, but it can be crucial for seniors.  With the added sunshine and higher heat, even the act of sitting on the beach can quickly lead to dehydration and many negative health effects.
  • Lather up the lotion – Senior citizens are at a much higher risk of receiving damaging sunburns (some studies actually say they are three times more likely to receive a 2nd degree sunburn than someone in their 30s). Use sunscreen of at least SPF 50 to reduce your risk and wear a large sunhat.
  • Don’t forget to rest – Longer days means for more activity. Additional sunlight means disrupted sleep schedule.  Seniors need to remember that paramount to their health is allowing their body the extra time to recover from strenuous activity.

Summer fun is exactly that:  Fun.  Get out there and enjoy it, but make sure to keep yourself safe and healthy!

Care Conextion non emergency medical transportation in Louisville Kentucky is focused on providing the most comfortable and compassionate disability transportation, wheelchair transportation, medical transportation, handicap transportation, and elderly transportation possible to all of our clients. Our drivers are fully trained to provide the most compassionate care possible. We serve many counties in Kentucky, including Jefferson county, Oldham county, Bullitt county, Henry county, Shelby county, Trimble county, Hardin county, Meade county, Spencer county and more.  Please contact us today!

Explore Non Emergency Medical Transportation for Aging Parents

It’s important for seniors to remain mobile to keep their social independence with friends and family; to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, and many other life-prolonging benefits. The prevalent lifestyles requires that you explore latest options available to make your aging parents life easier and seamless without compromising their quality of life. At Care Conextion we provide non-emergency Transportation services aimed at helping your parents move around the city without worrying about inconveniencing someone all the time.

If your parent is disabled or wheelchair bound, our disability transportation services or non-emergency medical transportation service will be extremely comfortable, easy and safe while providing comfort to family members who can be more easily notified in case of emergency.

Automatic pill dispensers are a favorite new technology for elderly parents. This device can automatically monitor if your parent has taken their medication correctly throughout the day especially if on way to any social event or even waiting for a routine medical checkup. You can even set it up to send text message reminders about their afternoon medication. This device is especially helpful when you elderly parent is handicapped or wheelchair bound because the alerts can be lifesaving.

Vital Signs Monitoring: Vital signs are monitored and information transmitted to their healthcare provider by a new software provided by medical supply companies. This is especially crucial and helpful if your elderly parents have chronic illnesses or disabilities since their health provider can receive real time data and respond accordingly.

These new elder care technology advances along with our non-emergency medical transportation and disability transportation services allow seniors to have normal lives with independence without having to rely on a nursing home or other 24-hour care facility. If you are located in Louisville, Kentucky, we encourage you to explore the available non medical transportation options provided by Care Conextion and choosing the right one that fits your particular families’ needs and desires.

Care Conextion non emergency medical transportation in Louisville Kentucky is focused on providing the most comfortable and compassionate disability transportation, wheelchair transportation, medical transportation, handicap transportation, and elderly transportation possible to all of our clients. Our drivers are fully trained to provide the most compassionate care possible. We serve many counties in Kentucky, including Jefferson county, Oldham county, Bullitt county, Henry county, Shelby county, Trimble county, Hardin county, Meade county, Spencer county and more.  Please contact us today!

If your in a wheelchair, here are some hobbies to try

With the advancement in technology, those in a wheelchair are no longer limiting themselves. Some activities are still not possible to do, but with a few simple ideas, you are will be able to enjoy some fun activities.

  1. BOARD GAMES- ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO PASS YOUR TIME: From Scrabble to solitaire and jigsaw puzzles, games are a great way to connect generations and keeps you engaged. If you are open to digital games, there’s a host of them online, and many retirement communities have found great interest in these games.
  2. DO SOMETHING CREATIVE OR LEARN SOMETHING NEW: Drawing, knitting, crocheting, painting, calligraphy, working with modeling clay, writing poetry, listening to music, spiritual talks, motivational speech, these can all be done at home while sitting on your chair. These activities are perfect for wheelchair bound seniors year round. It improves their skill and develops interest in these activities.
  3. MAKE A PHONE CALL: It’s such a simple activity, but has great benefits. Staying connected keeps you socially connected, gives you something to look forward to, and ensures that someone outside of you, knows how you are doing. It is a very good stress buster to have a talk with your near and dear ones, share your thoughts and views with them.
  4. EXPLORE THE INTERNET: Some older adults are still hesitant about using computers, but there are so many ways to get online these days and gather information about anything you are interested to know. Besides this, you can easily be connected to you family and friends via  social websites which can keep you engaged.
  5. PICK UP A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT:Especially if you learned an instrument in the past, picking that hobby back up would be a great pastime. Not only is learning an instrument something that can keep you busy, but playing an instrument also refreshes your mind. Music is a great source to brighten your life.

If you are unable to walk that does not mean your ability and skills are robbed. You can still pursue what you like and pass your time by enjoying in these kind of activities. Discover a hobby you enjoy the most and make the best out of it.

Care Conextion non emergency medical transportation in Louisville Kentucky is focused on providing the most comfortable and compassionate disability transportation, wheelchair transportation, medical transportation, handicap transportation, and elderly transportation possible to all of our clients. Our drivers are fully trained to provide the most compassionate care possible. We serve many counties in Kentucky, including Jefferson county, Oldham county, Bullitt county, Henry county, Shelby county, Trimble county, Hardin county, Meade county, Spencer county and more.  Please contact us today!