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Set Up Your Medical Alert System, Always Wear Your Button

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I just spoke to a family member of one of our new clients. She just received her system on Tuesday, but did not set it up right away. Unfortunately, she fell on Wednesday and was on the floor for 18 hours until someone came over to help her. Luckily, she will be OK and home […]

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Tips From The CDC To Manage Your Arthritis Pain

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Take control of your arthritis pain Arthritis affects the lives of nearly one in five American adults and limits the lives of countless citizens each year. In fact, arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States, and yet only 11 percent of those with arthritis participate in widely available, low-cost self-management […]

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Can You Really Call 911 From A Cell Phone?

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According to CNN, calling 911 from a cell phone will put you in touch with emergency services.  However, they might not be quite as local as you need. For example, in Oakland, California, all 911 calls from cell phones are routed to the California Highway Patrol.   That’s works if you’re reporting a car accident […]

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7 Cost-effective Tips To Create An Accessible Bathroom for Mom and Dad

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Many boomers caring for their aging parents don’t realize that their bathroom is the most important room in the house. Remodeling a bathroom for an elderly parent can make life not only safer, but also more enjoyable, improving comfort and personal dignity. Temporary fixes like plastic bathtub seats and toilet frames with elevated seats can […]

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5 Germ Hotspots To Avoid During Cough and Cold Season

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We’re reminded time and again of the good health habits we should practice during the winter germ season – wash your hands, cover your cough and stay home when you’re sick. While you likely know these basics, you might not be aware some of the most common places germs tend to congregate and spread. Taking […]

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How To Talk About An Older Person’s Driving

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Worried about an older relative’s driving? When families are gathered together this holiday season, you may start to notice changes in an older relative’s driving behaviors and begin to have some concerns. You are not alone. With the number of drivers 70 and older increasing – and one in five Americans caring for an older […]

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5 Tips For Addressing Chronic Illness Care

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For caregivers: tips for addressing chronic illness care Every day, nearly 66 million Americans provide care for a seriously ill, disabled or aging family member or friend. This can be a real challenge, particularly when the person you care for has been diagnosed with a chronic illness. Here are five tips that will make the […]

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