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Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis

What is it?

As defined by the National Osteoporosis Foundation: It is a disease of the bones that happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone, or both. Osteoporosis means “porous bone” so the more porous one’s bones are, the less density there is to them making them weaker and more likely to break.

By an individual’s early 20’s, his’ or her’s bones have reached their maximum strength and density. This is known as Peak Bone Mass. This is important to know while in the younger years so one can try to prevent early bone loss and reduce injuries that could lead to more serious problems later on in life.

How common is osteoporosis? About 54 Americans have it; approximately one in two women and up to one in four men tend to have lower bone density which increases their risk of developing this condition. Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because you can’t feel your bones getting weaker, which is why it is also one of the scariest to have. If you break a bone while being 50 years of age or older, it is highly recommended that one see their primary care physician to evaluate their bone density. By doing this, a doctor can see if you have the onset of osteoporosis, or if you have it already, to see the severity of the disease. If you are experiencing height loss or if your spine is curving, be sure to talk to your doctor or another healthcare professional right away as the disease may already be advanced. This is why it is important to have annual physicals with your doctor to make sure things like bone density are being properly measured to prevent or lessen the risk of diseases like osteoporosis.

 

Contact New Horizons In-Home Care, trust providers of in-home in eldercare Eugene and the surrounding areas, at 541-687-8851 (Eugene), 541-752-9059 (Corvallis), 503-400-3000 (Salem), or 541-997-8115 (Florence).

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J. M. May 4, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The people I've worked with have been so straightforward and honest. They really care about how it's going. The caregiver is very understanding, knowledgeable. He can see ahead and makes some suggestions. I can leave if I need without the least bit of worry. He is really proactive, I know he cares and trust him impeccably.

Pamela V. April 9, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
I like how nice the caregivers are. The office staff is prompt on getting somebody out here when it is needed and the caregivers make me feel better than what I am. They are willing to do anything I ask of them.

Barbara W. February 2, 2020

Corvallis, Or Client
We are happy to have them because they do well. They come when they are supposed to and do what they are supposed to. They do things that we didn't know we needed. They assess the situation well and plan for the right care. They are very dependable and thorough and are very friendly and helpful. We're very satisfied.

Candice S. April 1, 2020

Salem, Or Client
They are very helpful and on time with things. They do what they say they are going to do. They will talk to me and help me when needed. I don't have to wait forever to pick up my calls and they are quick to get back to me. It has been positive.

Sharon R. April 01, 2020

Salem, Or Client
The caregivers will do anything that we ask of them. They have been very convenient. and are able to be here and do things for us that we cannot do.

O.H. February 14, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The caregiver they sent me is awesome. People in the office staff are friendly and they know what they are talking about. The case manager, is a wonderful person and she knows her job. If I need something, all I have to do is call them.

Mary B. April 01, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
It has taken a great load off of our shoulders, especially mine. It has helped my health as well and gives my husband some social time. They are really good at scheduling around our schedule and are matched very well to his needs. We always recommend them to others who need care.

Denise B. March 02, 2020

Salem, Or Client
My caregiver is wonderful. I wish I could have more time. They do so much for me that I can't do for myself. They spend a few minutes to talk with me and be social. They are very open, caring, patient, outgoing, understanding, and kind people. If I need help with anything they will always help me. They are so helpful. I don't know what I'd do without their services.

Gail P. February 13, 2020

Florence Or,
The office staff found the right person for us. They check in regularly. What we need is someone who could do the cleaning and we have that. I like the fact that they have provided the kind of assistance that we needed. The caregiver we have is excellent.

Barbara N. February 12, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
They are courteous, respectful, and serve good food, and do everything we ask. They did all of their duties and everything was done in a timely manner. They were very helpful.
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