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The Positive Impact of In-Home Care


(For more information on In-Home Care Services, contact Heart to Heart Homecare @ www.HearttoHeartHomecare.net) As we enter our golden years, we may require extensive care. Families with elderly relatives inevitably ask themselves, “What’s the best way my loved one can stay at home with dignity and grace?” Traditional options include skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), assisted-living facilities, nursing...
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Four Benefits to working with the Professional Home Buyer


For many older Americans, choosing to move into a senior community is not an easy choice. There are many other decisions that need to be made like finding the right community and choosing what belongings are necessary. But one of the most stressful experience for a senior can be the sale of the family home. There...
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Home Modifications At No Cost For Disabled Veterans


Home accessibility can be a major concern for veterans. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs offers programs that pay for modifying an existing home or building a new adapted home to meet the specific needs of veterans. These grants are designed to help provide a barrier-free living environment that affords the individual a level of independent...
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Reducing Readmission Rates with Non-Medical Home Care


Hospitalizations account for nearly one-third of the total $2 trillion spent on healthcare in the United States, and a substantial fraction of these are avoidable patient readmissions. The Affordable Care Act (also referred to in the media as “Obama Care”) contains a provision that penalizes hospitals if patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge....
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Residential Elevators – A Stylish and Useful Investment


While elevators are a requirement for businesses with multi-story facilities, residential installation is becoming increasingly widespread. Nowadays, installing a custom residential elevator is considered a stylish investment that can raise a home’s value and help with marketability, while providing additional convenience. Contrary to popular belief, residential elevators are no longer just for those with physical...
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Preventing Falls in the Home


Problem Statement Falls among older adults cost the U.S. Healthcare System more than $28.2 billion annually. With the growing number of seniors, the number of falls and the costs to treat injuries are expected to reach $54.9 billion in annual direct and indirect costs by 2020. The Majority of these falls occur in the home. Prevent falls...
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Keeping in Shape


  Between work and home life, there never seems to be enough hours in the day to pay attention to the little things (that can have a big impact!) like nutrition. Combined with increasingly sedentary lifestyles, this unhealthy trend has led to an overweight problem in America where 78 million U.S. adults are considered obese. Because of...
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Meditation – Plug in to Unplug


By: Andres B. Cruz Are you ready to embrace this ancient method of unplugging? It used to be, that if you meditated, you were considered a little weird; but today, it is a normal part of any busy, modern person’s everyday routine, for greater health and wellbeing. In 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn, founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program...
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Finding Home Care Can Be Easy


Do you remember a few years ago when an office supply company created “The Easy Button” as their campaign slogan? Well, why shouldn’t finding care for you or a loved one be just as easy as hitting that button? As our American population ages, more and more families are looking for ways to get care for...
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The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Notice to File for Candidacy Released


A message from Patty Bordie, Director Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area:  The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Notice to File for Candidacy has been released (see attached notice: tshl-notice-to-file-for-candidacy-2017). The vision of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) is that applied wisdom, energy, and experience of aging will improve the lives of all Texans through education,...
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