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Top 6 Reasons to Utilize a Medical Alert System in Your Home

Are you considering a medical alert system (also known as PERS devices, as in personal emergency response systems) in your home or the home of a loved one? If so, you may be on the fence about whether one is truly necessary.  It's a fact that a medical alert system may need to be added to an already tight budget, but the benefits of these systems far outweigh the cost for most people. These systems can certainly save lives and can help even in less serious situations. The Centers for Disease … [Read More...]

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Have You Lost That Lovin’ Feeling?

It’s February which means it’s a time when thoughts turn to love and … [Read More...]

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The Hidden Gifts of Caregiving

People think a lot about gifts in December. There are thoughts about what … [Read More...]

“The Other Talk”: Changing the Conversation about Postmenopause

After we reach age 50, are there still some things that mom knows best? … [Read More...]

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Self-Care For The Working Caregiver

                Caregivers often feel that no matter where they turn … [Read More...]

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Losing Yourself In a Daisy

I don’t think anyone has written—or could ever write—a book entitled … [Read More...]

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Staying Happy as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

When you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, the most important … [Read More...]

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Hospital Acquired Infections – Risks and Prevention

Having worked in the hospital for many years, I'm aware of the potential … [Read More...]

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Prioritizing for the Working Caregiver

Caregivers are brilliant problem-solvers.  These are the people running … [Read More...]

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Have You Lost That Lovin’ Feeling?

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How to Help Prevent Medicare Fraud

Unfortunately, we live in a world where some people prey on unsuspecting innocents. By providing fraudulent information, many elderly are being taken advantage of by unscrupulous people who would … [Read More...]

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Recognizing Elderly Abuse

by Christian Wilson   When I was much younger, my father and my uncles were forced to put my grandfather into a nursing home. It wasn’t something that any of them wanted to do, but, due to … [Read More...]

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Could Your Medicare Part D Costs Be Reduced? (infographic)

It's important to sign up for Medicare Part D when you enroll yourself or your loved one in Medicare.  But it's also important to compare the various Medicare Part D plans so that you can ascertain … [Read More...]

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National Disability Insurance Awareness Month and its Impact on Caregivers

National Disability Insurance Awareness Month and its Impact on Caregivers For people with a disability, one of the most important aspects of daily life is the chance to get out of the house. … [Read More...]

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Over 65? Compelling Reasons Why You Need Medicare Part D

When my father came to live with me, I was very impressed with his knowledge or his desire for knowledge about Medicare and its corresponding offerings.  He may have had dementia, but he knew a LOT … [Read More...]

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