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Clear the Way

Clear the Way

Clutter can cause physical and mental anguish. Clutter and poor organization can cause trips and falls. And contrary to what many people believe, falls and unorganized or overstuffed homes are not normal or expected parts of aging. When you stay in control of your...

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Best Kept Secret

Best Kept Secret

Have you heard of the Aging and Disability Resource Center and all they have to offer? No?  Know someone who can use assistance in their home?  Just turn 65 or will be soon and want to know more about Medicare?  Know someone that has a disability struggling to find...

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Home Safety Tips

Home Safety Tips

Home safety is a topic that goes far beyond grab bars in the bathroom. I help seniors and their families discover new and helpful ways that enable loved ones to live safely and happily in their homes. Some advice is so simple, it’s surprising. But if a person has been...

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Fall Prevention – Why is it Important to You?

I had just gotten done working a short shift at the hospital, it was late, I just wanted to go to bed. I couldn’t, I had to take my dogs out yet. I got home and quickly threw my purse down and grabbed the dogs. It was February and it had been warmer during the day so...

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Avoid Falls at Home – Checklist

Six out of every ten falls happen at home, where we tend to move around without consciously thinking about our safety. Sore muscles, broken bones, and painful bruises can be avoided by following these tips from the National Institute of Health: Remove anything that...

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Age Where You Want To

My grandma was our rock, she was 90, she was strong-willed, and she was our glue.  She broke her hip but was determined to walk again and did so in six short weeks.  She cared for my 92 year old grandpa who had a number of strokes but still lived at home with her. ...

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How to Identify Intrinsic and Extrinsic Falls

I didn't fall, I just slipped out of my chair…  My feet stopped moving and the top part kept going… I tried to turn around but my feet got tripped up… Statements like these are very common when I talk to my patients with Parkinson's disease about falls.  As an...

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