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Need Temporary Assistance? A Short Term Stay In Assisted Living May Be The Solution

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 Gloria Ha'o Schneider (April 05, 2011)  Many times people recovering from surgery or illness are not able to return home and completely care for themselves. Assisted Living facilities around the country offer short term stays to provide the extra care needed during these recovery periods. The short term facility stays are also a good solution when family members providing primary care for their elderly relatives are away on .. (Elder Care)

Assisted Living Residents Discover Not All Pain Is Created Equal

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 Gloria Ha'o Schneider (April 05, 2011)  The patient went out of her way to avoid situations where someone might bump into her. She described her body aches as feeling as those she had a bruise all over her entire body. Rebecca, 52, has been living with this chronic type of pain for more than 30 years. After struggling without proper treatment, she took charge of her disease and sought alternative therapies such as cognitive .. (Elder Care)

Assisted Living Communities Dispel Myths About Retirement Boredom

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 Gloria Ha'o Schneider (April 05, 2011)  The preparation before work each morning starts in the same methodical fashion. At 6 am, the letter carrier irons his postal worker uniform. He enjoys a hearty breakfast of eggs or pancakes with his wife. He shines his black shoes, and he’s off to work. Morris Wilkinson is 91. Wilkinson arrives at his Birmingham, Alabama post office promptly by 7 a. m. In his six decades working .. (Elder Care)

Caregivers Observe Assisted Living Residents For Signs Of Pain

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 Gloria Ha'o Schneider (April 05, 2011)  How many times have you heard the so called reminder, “Big boys don’t cry, ” coming from a mother or father? It’s no wonder some of us, and in many cases, grown men, tend to ignore or minimize pain or the seriousness of an injury. Athletes in particular, seem to pop up from the ground after a hard hit, shake it off and pretend to be just fine. Ignoring pain .. (Elder Care)

Medical Alarm System: Rescue Centers On Call For You

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 Brad Roberts (March 30, 2011)  You can now find a number of distinct advances in regards to healthcare technology. There are lots of developments with drugs, healthcare equipment as well as professional medical techniques. You may see more and more people who're starting to become very confident with the medical world simply because so many patients are successfully cared for by hospitals through different procedures . (Elder Care)

How to Care for an Elderly Person

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 Starlet Nicole (March 11, 2011)  It is not always easy caring for an elderly person. Their physical condition, health issues and their emotional state can present challenges for you, the caregiver. There are no doubts that caring for an elderly person is admirable, but it certainly comes with stress and at times can be overwhelming. Far too many people feel guilty that they can not care for an elderly person on their .. (Elder Care)

Tips for Choosing a Live In Caregiver for the Elderly or Seniors

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 Starlet Nicole (February 18, 2011)  It happens to most of us at some point within our lives; an elderly member of the family can no longer live independently and needs daily assistance. The loss of independence can be catastrophic to a person and the thought of moving to a seniors’ residence is not a choice they want to make. If there is a minor loss of some abilities and a senior member of your family wants to .. (Elder Care)

Tips for caregivers: Help caring for the elderly person

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 Starlet Nicole (January 27, 2011)  Being a caregiver for the elderly can be one of the most difficult jobs in the world, whether it’s your profession or you are doing it for your loved ones. Though at times it can feel extremely rewarding, you have many times when you feel under-appreciated, burnt out and depressed. You have to be in excellent emotional and mental health in order to provide this care and still .. (Elder Care)

A gift of well-being

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 Trudy Albert (January 23, 2011)  I have been in the beauty business for over 25 years. Having owned and operated an esthetics salon for several years, I have a real passion for what I do and believe in bringing a feeling of well-being to others. With aging family members and a number of my friends and family members having gone through periods of convalescence, it was important that they have someone they could trust .. (Elder Care)

What if Developers of Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities Built What Customers Wanted

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 Thomas Kliment (January 23, 2011)  What if Developers of Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities Built What Customers Wanted? For the millions of people who might choose to move into an assisted living or independent living community, what if developers built communities that people wanted to live in? It is easy to focus on big amenities, but these nuggets for future developers focus in on some details for .. (Elder Care)

How To Safety Proof Your Home For Elderly Care

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 Starlet Nicole (January 13, 2011)  After reading the shocking World Health Organization (WHO) statistic of 424,000 people dying each year from falls. GC Nexus Group was inspired to create an easy-to-follow guide to help you prevent this from ever happening to your loved one. Here it is: Tips On How to Safety Proof Your Home! Bathrooms The high moisture areas with slippery tiles or stone floors are the most hazardous. . (Elder Care)

Stay Safe With Your Very Own Medical Alert System

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 Brad Roberts (January 11, 2011)  A medical alarm can make a big difference in the lifestyles of elderly people and people with special needs. Also called a medical alert or Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), it is designed to signal the presence of a hazard needing immediate attention and summon emergency medical workers. Seniors or handicapped people residing by themselves would be the primary users of this .. (Elder Care)

Medical Alert System: Avoid A Fatal Accident

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 Brad Roberts (January 09, 2011)  A medical alarm can produce a big difference within the lifestyles of seniors and people with special needs. Also called a medical alert or Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), it is designed to signal the presence of a hazard requiring instant awareness and summon emergency medical workers. Elderly or disabled people residing by themselves would be the primary users of this kind .. (Elder Care)

Necessary Research For Anybody Considering A Medical Alert System

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 Brad Roberts (January 08, 2011)  A medical alarm can make a huge difference within the lives of seniors and people with special needs. Also called a medical alert or Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), it was created to signal the presence of a hazard needing immediate attention and summon emergency medical workers. Seniors or handicapped people residing by themselves would be the primary users of this sort of .. (Elder Care)

Medical Emergency Alert Systems

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 Brad Roberts (January 07, 2011)  A medical alarm can produce a big difference within the lifestyles of seniors and people with special needs. Also called a medical alert or Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), it is made to signal the presence of a hazard requiring immediate awareness and summon emergency medical personnel. Seniors or disabled people living on their own are the primary users of this sort of .. (Elder Care)

Why choose home health care?

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 George Manty (December 31, 2010)  Increasingly, families are making the decision to have health care provided in their own homes. With 10,000 Americans turning 65 each day in 2011, the need for quality, affordable health care becomes an increased concern across the U. S. The aging baby-boomers – it’s anticipated that by 2030 the number of people over 65 will exceed 70 million – are now in a position .. (Elder Care)

Home Care Services Toronto – Need an experienced home care provider

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 Starlet Nicole (November 29, 2010)  Managing home is a big task in itself. From kitchen to clothes to cleanliness everything requires great amount of time, energy and care. Doing the same work everyday brings monotony in life and if one is ill, or getting old or is incapable to work, it becomes very difficult and frustrating. Home care services in Toronto provide help in household work. You can get almost any type of help . (Elder Care)

Elderly Caregiver Ontario: Tips for Caring Elderly Parents, Elderly Spouses and Domestic Partners

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 Starlet Nicole (November 19, 2010)  Everybody wishes to be alive long but no one wants to raise old. Become old is an obvious, problem-ridden and adverse stage of life and human being is compelled to survive. Perceiving panic old life is actually a rather recent phenomenon. It seems to increase as every day passes and life become more composite and less comprehensible. And if someone adds to these failing health and .. (Elder Care)

Finding Assisted Living Facilities That You Both Can Live With

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 Todd Ireland (October 28, 2010)  Oftentimes, adults find themselves in the uncomfortable position of having to locate suitable assisted living facilities for their parents. As expected, the goal is to find facilities that offer comfortable living spaces along with the needed assistance to make life safe and enjoyable. Fortunately, in this era of technology we have the Internet to help us with this task. Searching .. (Elder Care)

CNA Training

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 Christian Calvin (October 09, 2010)  The number one site for info on becoming a CNA certified Assistant visit www.CNAOnlineGuide.com. This informational site is made for individuals seeking to get into the medical field. For people of you that want to become a CNA or CNA Nurse helper, you must complete the comprehensive exam. The courses you take will prepare you for the exam. The NNAAP or National Nurse Aide Assessment .. (Elder Care)

Common Issues in our Retirement Life

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 Siju George (September 28, 2010)  Getting old is a hard and tearful reality everyone face. It will be big shock when we receive our retirement letter. It is because retirement shows a man become senior citizen and no longer needed in services. No one want to be treated as an old man. In ancient time old persons were getting respect and care from youngsters but now that culture no longer exist. Many reasons are behind .. (Elder Care)

Ways to Care for Senior Stroke Victim

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 Mitchell Crew (August 31, 2010)  If a family member or friend has suffered a stroke, it can prove trying. It’s possible that you will play a key role in how the elder receives care in the short term and later one. Early on, it may prove difficult to determine whether or not the elder can return home after a stay in the hospital. Their ability to care for themselves will definitely fall into question. The .. (Elder Care)

Gain Protection With Medical Alarms System.

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 Kerry Goldsmith (August 25, 2010)  Everybody wants to live independently in our own homes for as long as possible. Most of the people are worried about the safety of their aged parents. To remove all the tensions, medical alarms played a vital role in our life. Nowadays, medical alarms systems are becoming increasingly popular among seniors. With these devices our seniors can live independently. These devices are small .. (Elder Care)

Give A Special Gift To Your Elderly Aging Parents.

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 Kerry Goldsmith (August 25, 2010)  In the Advancement of medical area, our life is going in a smooth way. As our loved ones aged, it is more important than ever to look into their special needs, especially health safety issues rather than other things. In our busy life, sometimes our parents are alone at home and no one is there to look after them. At that time, if they need any medical help who will help them? The fear .. (Elder Care)

Medical Alarm Is A Lifeline For Seniors

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 Kerry Goldsmith (August 23, 2010)  The medical alarm system response works by pressing a panic button that is connected by wireless technology to a console base. This base is programmed to call at help center until the call for help is answered. The system allows the person who answers the call for help to listen to the person in need to find out what type of problem they have and they give them instructions. Once that .. (Elder Care)

Pendant Alert System Gives Immediate Attention.

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 Kerry Goldsmith (August 23, 2010)  Today most people don't realize that the majority of emergency medical alert systems that are installed every year aren't actually purchased by seniors, but by younger family members who are worried about their health &safety. If you're the son, daughter or relative of an senior citizen who lives alone, then you know that it's important to know that they will be able to contact help . (Elder Care)

Medical Alarms Systems Satisfied Your Needs.

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 Kerry Goldsmith (August 16, 2010)  Many of us faced medical problems in our daily routine, and medical alarm can be the key to saving you problems in case of an emergency. Having these medical alarm systems, life becomes comfortable and can save your life in a number of different ways. Here are some of the main benefits that you will receive by wearing these medical alert tags regularly. Wireless Pendants Waterproof .. (Elder Care)

Medical alarm systems provides you peace of mind.

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 Kerry Goldsmith (August 13, 2010)  Medical alarm for senior’s citizens allows them the independence and freedom of living alone at home. It also gives your family members a piece of mind knowing that their elderly loved ones have access to call some in case of a medical emergency by just pressing of the button of medical alarm system. The medical alarms products that come in the form of a bracelet or necklace have .. (Elder Care)

Get Immediate Response With Elderly Aging devices.

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 Kerry Goldsmith (August 13, 2010)  As we know when accident happened there is very hard to recover life from them. Many elderly aging people are dying because they were not able to call someone when they had an accident. Accidents put huge problems for the seniors who are living alone at home for whole day and when ever emergency occurs to them if they could not get medical help on time and a litter far can send them .. (Elder Care)

The Importance Of Medical Alarms For Senior Citizen.

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 Kerry Goldsmith (August 10, 2010)  Medical alarm systems are one of best security alert systems that help disabled and senior citizen members who are living alone at home. The medical alarm system is particularly helpful to senior citizens. Whenever help is needed, all you have to do is press the help button you will be able to speak with an operator hands free. There are several types of medical alarms. Depending on .. (Elder Care)

Life Is Safe And Sound With Medi Alert.

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 Kerry Goldsmith (August 10, 2010)  The best ways to maintain peace of mind is to wear emergency medical alert devices. Most senior citizen people have a condition that may or may not keep them from living independently. The answer can be to have an emergency medical alert system that contacts the appropriate emergency professionals as soon as there may be an issue. This allows the elderly to maintain their independence .. (Elder Care)

A pendant alert device helps to give protection.

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 Kerry Goldsmith (July 29, 2010)  The purpose of these emergency medical alert devices is to provide protection for seniors and those who are not well or a weakened state. If your loved one experiences a medical emergency, the monitoring system provided by medi alerts makes it possible to reach help immediately and easily. A pendant alert device is usually wireless and small - a modern-age medi alert is small enough to . (Elder Care)

Residential Home Care: Where comfort and Assisted Living Merge

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 Mitchell Crew (July 26, 2010)  The average life age continues to increase and that means an increasing need for elderly care now and in the future. Residential care homes grown more common and popular. You may also hear them called adult foster homes, senior care homes, group homes, among others. However you choose to describe them, they all share common ground. That means caring for senior citizens in a house .. (Elder Care)

An Elderly Alert To Make Your Life Comfortable.

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 Kerry Goldsmith (July 23, 2010)  The main motive of elderly alert systems is to provide fast and reliable emergency services when it required. In order to quickly communicate to medical personnel, emergency medial alerts usually have a wireless pendant or transmitter that, when activated, transmits a signal to the alarm monitoring company, to emergency services, and sometimes to other programmed phone numbers. The .. (Elder Care)

Quality Home Care

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 Abigail Eva (July 13, 2010)  Home care, also referred to as live in care or domiciliary care is the concept of nursing or supporting the patients or elderly people at home by the professionals who are experts in health care. Talking about just home care, it is a support given to the patients by people who are not really involved in providing professional help like doctors, nurses or other medical personnel. In .. (Elder Care)

On Her Own: Teaching Your Preschooler to Dress Herself

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 Rachelle Salinger (July 07, 2010)  She pairs her polka dot shirt with striped pants and finishes it off with flower hair accessories. One look is all it takes: your little aspiring fashionista is experimenting with clothes again. Watching your daughter dress up by her self is always a great source of entertainment. But this seemingly cute moment is actually an important life skill that can foster independence and .. (Elder Care)

Lift Chairs Provide Comfort and Independence

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 Quinn Barker (June 19, 2010)  If you or a loved one suffers from a mobility disability or neuromuscular dysfunction, a lift chair may be exactly what you need for more comfort on a daily basis. Lift chairs, also known as chair lifts, rise chairs, or lift recliners, use a remote control system to elevate and recline. This makes it easier and more comfortable for people to get in and out of the chair. In fact, the .. (Elder Care)

Live as an Independent and Safe Senior

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 Mitchell Crew (June 08, 2010)  People everywhere across the nation are living longer. This spells positive news for everyone including senior citizens. More than a longer life, seniors are also leading fuller lives. This means a number of things depending on the senior you talk to. Quite often, it involves an independent lifestyle and living solo. For the senior who covets this, it holds major upside. It .. (Elder Care)

Indoor Wheelchair Ramps

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 Jenny Pilley (June 02, 2010)  Enabling wheelchair users to access any part of a building is essential - whether it is a residential or commercial property, this hands back independence. The best way to achieve this is via indoor wheelchair ramps, which help users to overcome obstacles such as staircases and door steps. There is a whole host of regulations that should ensure the freedom of movement for a wheelchair .. (Elder Care)

Telescopic Wheelchair Ramps

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 Jenny Pilley (May 19, 2010)  Wheelchair ramps are essential in both public and private buildings, not only do they help individuals to access all parts of a property easily but they also enable wheelchair users to be completely autonomous when out and about. Whilst many shops, restaurants, hotels and other commercial properties have ramps in place throughout their premises, some wheelchair users prefer to carry .. (Elder Care)

Adapting Your Home for Disabled Facilities Cardiff

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 Jenny Pilley (May 04, 2010)  A disability needn't be as life changing as you might think. With the correct alterations, a person's home can be everything it should be – a safe and secure personal space that is comfortable in which you can relax and truly be yourself. Taking the struggle out of your daily regime can be surprisingly straightforward. You may have recently moved into a new property requiring .. (Elder Care)

Change Your Lift Chairs, Change America

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 Quinn Barker (April 16, 2010)  Americans are notorious for their inability to unwind. Foreigners think Americans are uptight, workaholics, stressed beyond belief and don’t care to change that fact. They look at the pace of a mile a minute city like New York in comparison to the glorious laze of a sun drenched olive grove in Tuscany and they assume Americans don’t know any better than to constantly push .. (Elder Care)

Walking Canes to Look and Feel Great

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 Quinn Barker (April 15, 2010)  It is never a desirable situation when one has to rely on the assistance of an outside source in order to accomplish every day activities. Whether it is necessary to employ a personal assistant or simply the use of medical devices, the idea of not being able to perform normal, every day tasks can leave one with a sense of helplessness. There are also certain unwarranted stereotypes .. (Elder Care)

Care homes – Second home for Elderly People

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 Jim Damon (March 31, 2010)  There is nothing like the comfort and security of home when you’re ill or recovering from an illness. Research shows that even for those living with chronic illness or disability, living at home is often the best option for physical and mental well being. However, what if a family member is now needing regular support which you are unable to give due to work schedules for example. . (Elder Care)

Take the Confusion Out of Assisted Living Facilities Search with Interactive Website

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 Todd Ireland (March 24, 2010)  The search for assisted living facilities can be a daunting task without the appropriate tools. DiscoverAssistedLiving.com is a free service helping individuals find the best community for a loved one’s needs. The easy-to-use database includes all licensed communities in every state and ranges from senior independent living to dementia and Alzheimer care. In addition to evaluating . (Elder Care)

A Trip To The Opthamologist

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 Fred Fish (February 06, 2010)  When I was a kid back in the 1960s, my mom would sometimes take me to the eye doctor just to make sure I still didn’t need to wear glasses. In retrospect, I think these visits were largely unnecessary and were the result of my parent’s friendship with the local ophthalmologist. He and his wife were regularly in attendance at the bridge club parties held at our home each .. (Elder Care)

Senior Home care Services in Ct

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 Surajit Bhattacharya (January 15, 2010)  With the bustling life style family becomes smaller day by day. And there is a very small space for every one especially the senior members of the family. Keeping in mind this global issue, now Stanford caregivers has come with effective solution. Care Stamford ct is an institution which offers its senior care services for the lonely senior family members who sometimes find it very .. (Elder Care)

Where to find Obituaries Online

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 Melanie Walters (February 06, 2009)  Many people are confused about where to find obituaries online. More and more newspapers are no longer publishing them. People are left wondering where to find recent newspaper obituaries as well as old obituaries archives. What is an Obituary?An obituary is a notice that announces the death of someone with a description of the person’s life and list of family members. An .. (Elder Care)

What to write in Newspaper Obituaries, Death Notices and Funeral Obituaries

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 Melanie Walters (February 06, 2009)  There are subtle differences between Newspaper Obituaries, Death Notices and Funeral Obituaries. Knowing what to write for each can save you money, time and frustration. Here is a checklist and description of what is commonly accepted for each type of obituary. What is an Obituary? An obituary is a notice that announces the death of someone with a description of the person’s life . (Elder Care)

What do I write in an Obituary?

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 Melanie Walters (February 06, 2009)  Before you start you need to know what to write in an obituary and what is allowed by the newspaper. Obituaries are restricted in length and some newspapers don’t publish them at all. Knowing all of this before you start will make your newspaper obituary writing go much smoother. What is an Obituary?An obituary is a notice that announces the death of someone with a description of . (Elder Care)




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