Products to Make Life Easier for Seniors Living Independently

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This clock can help to keep seniors oriented to night/day, as well as the date and time. As people age, their sleeping patterns can become disrupted, especially if they spend large amounts of time indoors. This can lead to poor sleeping habits and increased confusion. This clock is large, easy to read, and offers battery backup, wall power, and alarms …

New online tool to compare Local Home Health Agencies

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Medicare just released a new online tool to help patients compare and choose between local Home Health Agencies. http://medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html Simply type your zip code in the search bar and choose which agencies you want to compare. Be sure to click on the three different result tabs to view Quality of Patient Care and Patient Survey Results info as well. There …

A fall can change your life

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A Tiny Stumble, a Life Upended http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/04/science/a-tiny-stumble-a-life-upended.html?emc=eta1&_r=0   People often push off making the necessary changes to prevent falls and improve their abilities until it’s too late. This article highlights the need to be proactive.

The Role of Primary Care Providers in Managing Falls

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http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/archives/?75508 Bottom Line: Proven interventions include:  Exercise that focuses on strength and balance is a mainstay of function preservation and fall prevention. Tai chi classes have been proven to increase balance, and participants have been shown to have fewer falls and fall injuries. Another exercise option that has been tested extensively in 5 trials [18] is the Otago Exercise Program—a …

Falls – Equipment to Help You Get Up Again

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Here’s a fantastic resource with plenty of creative tools to help you get up in the case of a fall. http://homeability.com/get-up-after-fall-part-two/ Here’s a very unique device to help caregivers to raise people back to standing after a fall. It’s not cheap, though. A better idea is to have a therapist perform a home safety evaluation and instruction in exercises to …