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5 days 11 hours

Keeping Your Home Secure

By: SABRE

Seniors are a common target for burglars. It is very important for them to know how to keep their home secure while they are out. 

 

Keeping Your Home Secure created by SABRE.

https://www.sabrered.com/wireless-home-security

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Seniors are a common target for burglars. It is very important for them to know how to keep their home secure while they are out. 

 

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Safety Tips For Seniors

Created by Broad Street Home Care (http://broadstreethomecare.com/)

Create a Safe Home

Add the following items to the person’s home if they are not already in place:

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Created by Broad Street Home Care (http://broadstreethomecare.com/)

Create a Safe Home

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6 days 8 hours

Flying Angels Introduction

Video describing Flying Angels Service

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Video describing Flying Angels Service

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6 days 8 hours

Flying Angels provides non-emergency medical transport anywhere in the world on commercial airlines with a Flight Nurse or physician. Whether a senior citizen who simply needs someone to accompany them during travel or patients with serious medical conditions, Flying Angels handles every step of the journey.

At Flying Angels, high-quality service begins with our patient-centered approach. A Flight Coordinator, who is also a senior Flight Nurse, synchronizes all the logistics with the primary care provider, and remains the single point of contact throughout each mission.

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Flying Angels provides non-emergency medical transport anywhere in the world on commercial airlines with a Flight Nurse or physician.

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6 days 14 hours

7 Reasons Why Senior Living Facilities Should Incorporate Drumming As An Activity

by Steve Benedetto

Drumming is more than just music — it’s an engaging activity that is proven to reduce stress, alleviate pain and help keep you mentally active and healthy. Research suggests that drumming is particularly beneficial to seniors for these reasons and can even benefit symptoms of some mentally degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

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by Steve Benedetto

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6 days 15 hours

What Is Caregiver Agreement Contract?

Seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog by Jamie Cowan of of Life Planning Consultants, LLC.    http://www.jwcowan.com

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Seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog by Jamie Cowan of of Life Planning Consultants, LLC.    http://www.jwcowan.com

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6 days 15 hours

For Active Seniors, Co-housing Offers A Cozier Alternative To Downsizing

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sharon Jayson and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

Cover photo: Joan Stek, 90, works in her kitchen at Glacier Circle in Davis, Calif., last month. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

The 5-mile hikes, yoga classes and communal dinners are now routines for the residents at PDX Commons Cohousing in Portland, Ore.

These 39 individuals (about half partnered but largely strangers at first) started forging relationships well before they moved in late this summer to join a trend called cohousing.

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 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sharon Jayson and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

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1 week 14 hours

Griffin Hospital to Host a free "Fall Prevention Program" on Friday March 9, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby. CT

Seniorhelpdesk.com blog by Alex Stackpole, Griffin Hospital

The Valley Parish Nurse Program at Griffin Hospital and Griffin Hospital Lifeline will host a free "Fall Prevention Program" on Friday March 9, 2018 from 9 a.m.-noon at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby, CT.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com blog by Alex Stackpole, Griffin Hospital

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1 week 14 hours

Volunteers Wanted for Innovative Hospital Elder Life Program at Griffin Hospital

Seniorhelpdesk.com blog by Alex Stackpole, Griffin Hospital

The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street  Derby, CT is looking for volunteers to provide additional support for elderly patients.

HELP is designed to offer special services to older adults while hospitalized at Griffin Hospital. Between 30 and 50 percent of seniors can experience a decline in their physical and cognitive abilities during a hospital stay.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com blog by Alex Stackpole, Griffin Hospital

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1 week 1 day

​Evening of Wellness Lecture: The Truth About Mammography · Hosted by Fairfield Chamber of Commerce on​ Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Located at The Norma Pfriem Breast Center 111 Beach Rd, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824

You are invited! by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce to attend the 5th in the 2017-2018 Evening of Wellness Lecture Series at Norma Pfriem Breast Center. The lecture will be given on March 14, 2018 by Kathleen Orazietti, Radiologic PA. 
Ms. Orazietti will present and hold a discussion on:  
The Truth About Mammography

You will learn:
• What are the pros and cons of mammography?
• How safe is mammography?
• How often should you have it?
• What is 3D mammography?

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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You are invited! by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce to attend the 5th in the 2017-2018 Evening of Wellness Lecture Series at Norma Pfriem Breast Center.

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At Some Veterans Homes, Aid-In-Dying Is Not An Option

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by JoNel Aleccia and Kaiser Health News

California voters passed a law two years ago that allows terminally ill people to take lethal drugs to end their lives, but controversy is growing over a newer rule that effectively bans that option in the state’s eight veterans homes.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by JoNel Aleccia and Kaiser Health News

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1 week 2 days

A Way to Thank First Responders

 

Verizon has created a website and initiated a wonderful project, where anyone can share words of appreciation for First Responders.

 

Verizon shares “First responders don't always get the thanks they deserve. So we reunited several of them with the people they rescued. Watch their stories and add your thank you message or donate.”

 

“Thank our first responders. Use the message we provided or tap below to write your own.”

 

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Verizon has created a website and initiated a wonderful project, where anyone can share words of appreciation for First Responders.

 

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1 week 2 days

The recently passed Federal funding bill includes a number of provisions related to Medicare including: removing Medicare caps for therapy services; making Special Needs Plans permanent; improving and increasing telehealth for Medicare; expanding Medicare and Medicare Advantage coverage for chronic conditions; and increasing discounts for medication for Medicare Part D participants.

1 week 2 days

Could A Rare, Deadly ‘Superbug’ Fungus Be Gaining A Foothold?

  Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By David Thill, Medill News Service and  KHN  

Cover photo: Candida auris can cause serious medical complications when it enters the bloodstream, usually through wounds, ventilators or catheters. (Science Photo Library/Getty Images)

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  Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By David Thill, Medill News Service and  KHN  

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Doctors Learn How To Talk To Patients About Dying

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Melissa Bailey and Kaiser Health News 

Cover photo: Dr. Juliet Jacobsen, medical director of the Continuum Project at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, trains primary care doctors in how to talk to patients with serious illnesses about their goals and values. (Melissa Bailey/KHN)

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Melissa Bailey and Kaiser Health News 

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