Health

Falls Prevention Awareness Week Starts Now!

Assuming that you’ve seen ads for pumpkin spice everything, you are well aware that Fall is officially here. Did you know, however, that the first week of Fall is also Falls Prevention Awareness Week? From September 23d to 29th, the National Council on Aging and organizations around the country educate and assist older adults to decrease their risk of falls. Read on to learn more about how you can prevent a fall without sacrificing your mobility.

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Why Pay Cash for an Oxygen Concentrator?

Are you or a loved one in need of an oxygen concentrator? Many people rely on these machines, and buying an oxygen concentrator means that you’ll no longer need to order oxygen tank refills. You’ll have the convenience of using oxygen available to you right at home, but concentrators can be pricey to purchase.

Let’s take a look at the options you have when it comes time to buy an oxygen concentrator.

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How to Maintain Your Oxygen Concentrator

Your oxygen concentrator is an important investment in your health. This medical device can have a significant impact on your overall health, so it’s important that you maintain the concentrator in order to keep it performing at its best. With proper maintenance and care, a quality oxygen concentrator will last you around 100,000 hours. These steps can help you to maintain your concentrator so that it performs well when you need to rely on it.

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Age in Place or Move to Assisted Living: What’s the Best Decision for You?

It’s a decision that rarely has an easy answer. Should you age in place in your home or move to an assisted living facility? Most seniors face that question at some point in their lives. As you age, it’s likely that you may have increasing difficulty performing basic living functions. While you may want to stay in your home, it’s tempting to think that life may be easier with the support that comes from assisted living.

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Bedsore Prevention: 4 Tips to Avoid a Challenging Skin Condition

Limited mobility, whether temporary or permanent, can bring a host of different challenges. There are the practical and logistical difficulties of managing daily living activities, like getting dressed, using the restroom, and even feeding one’s self.

There are also the mental challenges that can arise. It’s difficult to lose some or all of your independence. You may have to rely on others for basic tasks. You may grow bored or even depressed by your inability to leave the house or even your bed. If you’re caring for a loved one with limited mobility, you might notice them becoming more withdrawn.

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: 3 Tips to Boost Your Brain Health

June is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, with a calendar of activities designed to raise awareness about the risk of a condition that affects more than 47 million people worldwide. If you have friends or loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer’s, you likely know the danger. It can cripple a person’s ability to function and enjoy life, and it can place a tremendous amount of stress - financial and emotional - on the individual’s supporters and loved ones.

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10 Unexpected Dangers of Independent Living for the Elderly

Many elderly people prefer to live independently, rather than receiving care assistance. Unfortunately, there are a number of unexpected dangers in independent living for the elderly. Some of these dangers can be solved with the addition of home medical equipment while others may indicate that it might be time to bring in home care assistance or to move your loved one to a care facility.

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How to Reduce and Prevent Bed Sores (Pressure Sores)

Bed sores can become a problem anytime that a person is confined to a bed (or sometimes a wheelchair) for an extended period of time. Also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers, bed sores are painful and difficult to treat. These tips on reducing and preventing bed sores can make a big difference in your patient’s life and comfort.

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CPAPs Are Not Just for the Overweight Anymore. It Could Change Your Life.

Have you ever considered using a CPAP machine? CPAP (short for continuous positive airway pressure) machines are useful for treating sleep apnea. CPAP machines have been regarded as being useful for people who are overweight, but the truth is that CPAP machines can help improve the health of people who are of healthy weights, too. Here’s what you should know about CPAP machines.

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