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older woman and nurse
April 3rd, 2023

Causes of Hearing Loss in Seniors

As we age, many of our senses begin to fade. Hearing loss is quite common in seniors and can start as early as age 60. This can deteriorate more each year until we need some type of hearing aid or device. As hearing starts to fail, many people don’t do anything about it until they Read more >>

Man with walker and nurse
September 28th, 2022

Hospital Discharge Checklist for Seniors and Family Caregivers

It’s important to support successful home care after a hospital discharge. Go over this handy after-discharge checklist with a doctor or case manager before it’s time to go home from a procedure or hospital admission. Top 10 Steps to Follow After Hospital Discharge 1. Ask questions. There are a few key pieces of information you Read more >>

How is assisted living different than home care
August 10th, 2022

Assisted Living vs. Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Depending on your level of health and vitality, the aging process can be much easier for some than it is for others. While the notion of growing old creeps up on some people in more gradual ways, many seniors are faced with a sudden or newly discovered debilitating health issue. Caretakers are often blindsided as Read more >>

Seniors and Driving
June 7th, 2022

Safe Driving Information for Seniors and Caregivers

When is the right time for an older adult to stop driving? The answer to that question is different for everyone. As a person ages, declining health conditions can deteriorate in ways that make safely operating a vehicle a challenge. Hearing and vision can worsen, reaction times slow down, and certain medications can cause side Read more >>

woman on phone
October 29th, 2021

Telemarketing Fraud: 3 Things You Need to Know

What is telemarketing fraud? Telemarketing fraud occurs whenever someone tries to get you to part with your money or personal information, including account numbers, your Social Security Number and other vital data. How can I spot potential telemarketing fraud? The FBI has identified warning signs that a caller may be trying to commit telemarketing fraud: Read more >>

senior woman happily using a laptop
October 9th, 2021

Online Fraud: 7 Common Scams & Tips for Avoiding Them

Scammers still rely on the phone, but they’ve also expanded their frauds to the digital world. Staying vigilant and skeptical is critical to avoid being defrauded. Protect yourself by protecting your personal and financial data. Distrust any request for your Social Security Number or payment via credit or debit card, ACH, EFT or other option. Read more >>

The Critical Difference Between a Medical Alert Bracelet and a Medical Alert System
July 30th, 2021

The Critical Difference Between a Medical Alert Bracelet and a Medical Alert System

In an emergency, time is of the essence. We want emergency personnel to respond rapidly and have the information they need to deliver care quickly. The combination of a medical alert system wearable and a medical ID can help. EMTs and other first responders are trained to look for a medical ID when treating someone who Read more >>

son showing his father his phone
August 13th, 2020

Lifeline Cares: Your Personal Care Plan

How to make sure the right help will always be there – a closer look at the personal care plan. What is a personal care plan? When your loved one sets up their Lifeline service, they are asked to complete a personal care plan It contains important information for first responders, such as medications and Read more >>

woman laughing in kitchen with her son
August 13th, 2020

Lifeline Cares: Tips for Care Recipients

Your personal care plan – tips to make sure the right help will always be there. What is a personal care plan? When you set up your Lifeline service, you are asked to complete a personal care plan. It contains important information for first responders, such as medications and instructions for how to access the Read more >>

Mobility Scooter User Guide
July 23rd, 2018

Mobility Scooters User Guide – Safety & Operation Tips

Are you thinking about getting a mobility scooter? You won’t be sorry! These are lifestyle-enhancing machines that can help you rediscover a sense of freedom and mobility. But be warned, purchasing the wrong mobility scooter and using it the wrong way can make you feel more frustrated and trapped than ever. It can even lead Read more >>

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