Heart Disease: Prevention and Management

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If you’re a senior or love someone who is, listen up. A new study is shedding light on ways to help older Americans keep healthier longer.

According to the study, thousands of heart attacks, strokes and deaths could be prevented if patients used prescription blood-pressure medicine.

The study, “Reducing the Human Impact of High Blood Pressure,” looked at the number of strokes, heart attacks, deaths and nursing facility placements that could be avoided every year if all seniors were to actively treat ...

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10 Medication Tips

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Proper medication management is an important part of remaining independent. Check out these tips to stay on top of it!

  1. Make sure all of your doctors and specialists communicate with each other on all medications and conditions.
  2. Make sure you understand how and when to take ALL of your medications.
  3. Select any over the counter products to treat only symptoms you have.
  4. Make sure all medications are clearly labeled and in original containers. If you have trouble reading a prescription label, ask for larger-print ...
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Medication Management for Seniors – The Impact on Society of Med Noncompliance

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According to PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America), more than 75% of adult Americans who take three or more medicines daily are non-compliant with taking their medications properly. More than half of our seniors who take multiple medications (and one in four of them take 10-19 mediations each day) either forget to take the correct dose or fail in some other manner to take the right medication. While we can see for ourselves the impact this can have ...

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Get Smart About Senior Care Costs

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There are a variety of options available for any budget.

It’s never too early to plan care for an aging loved one. Before their health begins to decline, you and your family need to agree on the kind of care they need, and how it will be paid for.

To get an idea of the average costs of popular senior care options, see below. And keep in mind that while your loved one may be fine with occasional care now, they could need more serious and expensive ...

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Dealer Conference

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I just returned from the annual dealer conference in Ohio and I feel excited and rejuvinated. It’s always great to meet with other leaders in the medical alarm industry and visit with them about the positives and negatives of our always changing industry. I came away with great ideas on how to better serve our current clients and ways to offer our services to a broader range of users.
This year was especially beneficial due to ...

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Who can help?

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Resources you may not know…but you should.

One of the reasons I love this industry and the work we do is because everyone is different and every situtation is unique. All of our clients have different wants, different needs and definately different stories. Some of their needs we can meet but some we have to refer out. As part of our ongoing attempt at education, I want to provide you with a few helpful programs and ...

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Signs that your loved one might need help

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Next time you are visting a friend or relative, spend some time checking for signs that they might need help. Often times older adults in an effort to remain independent try to hide things that might cause concern for loved ones. Use the list below to help spot issues that might raise a red flag.

a. Daily housework not being performed
i. Tired
ii. Overwhelmed
iii. Forgetting

b. Mail piling up
i. Overwhelmed with ...

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Holiday Realization

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The holiday season is in full swing. The radio is playing all of the classic holiday songs, toy drives and seasonal sales are constantly beaconing, we have even seen snow here in North Texas. It is during this time of year that we often get to spend extended time with family and friends.
For those of us with aging family members this time with them can be very telling. What we might have missed during a quick ...

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