June 16, 2014

Attention – CEU’s with Right at Home of Bergen County NJ

Filed under: Healthcare,Home Health Care — seniorlivingguide @ 10:59 am

Right at Home of Bergen County (New Jersey) is currently offering CEU courses for Nurses, cheap Case Managers, physician Social Workers, nurse Occupational Therapists, and Pharmacists. If you or someone you know is interested please contact –

Brian Katz
New Business Developement
Right at Home of Bergen County
316 State Street Hackensack, NJ 07601
brian.rah@verizon.net
Phone: (201) 489-3399
Fax: (201) 489-3699

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June 3, 2014

New FREE Banner Alert – MedSpeech, Inc Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Filed under: Healthcare — seniorlivingguide @ 3:25 pm

Check out the new listing and banner for MedSpeech, clinic Inc on SeniorLivingGuide.com!

MedSpeech, Inc., Medical Speech Language Pathologists of the Palm Beaches, a private practice, became incorporated in September 1995, in order to Untitled-3provide state of the art Speech Language Pathology evaluation and treatment for individuals with speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders.

Join MedSpeech at the Voice, Swallo and Airway Conference Symposium of the Masters – July 24th – 27th at the Palm Beach Mariott, click here for more details.

You can view the MedSpeech ad on SeniorLivingGuide.com here, and view their banner whenever you search for communities and senior services throughout southeast Florida!

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March 26, 2014

New FREE listing alert – Chicago Portable X-Ray Service 6415 North California Avenue Chicago, IL 60645

Filed under: Healthcare — seniorlivingguide @ 4:49 pm

Timothy Kinney of Chicago Portable X-Ray Services reached out to us today for some 1503887_641777112512415_139655188_nmarketing assistance so we built him an ad in the Greater Chicago area and even built him a banner that appears in EVERY search done in that market regardless of level of care chosen. That means seniors and communities that are looking at the search results for senior housing options in Chicago will get an opportunity to learn about the service they offer. Pretty good branding spot as well.

Check out their free listing, cure complete with contact info and links to their website & Facebook page , find here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20140326152816

Thanks for trusting us for some free help Timothy! We are glad to help!

 

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September 9, 2013

Five Things You Can Do To Relieve Pain

Filed under: Healthcare,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 5:31 pm

Courtesy of Rianne Hunter [riannehunter@gmail.com]

Pain is a fact of life that can become a problem for any person at any time. Headaches, medicine joint pain, back pain and simple sprains are just a few of the common pain problems you may encounter. Though a wide range of prescription pain relievers is now available, many people prefer to use simple ways to manage pain without the unpleasant side effects.

Over-the-Counter Anti-Inflammatory Medications
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, include over-the-counter medications like aspirin, ibuprophen, naproxyn and acetaminophen. These medications help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation throughout the body. Your physician may suggest taking these medications on a set schedule to manage pain from a variety of medical conditions.

Hot or Cold Packs
Hot or cold packs are an effective way to manage pain without drugs. Whether you use cold or hot packs depends on the type of problem. Heat helps to increase circulation in the area and to relieve stiffness, such as that caused by osteoarthitis. It can be used to relieve muscle spasms or muscle tightness. Cold packs help to numb the area and also reduce swelling. It can also help to reduce bleeding.

MassageFive Things You Can Do To Relieve Pain
Massage can be helpful in managing painful conditions by increasing relaxation and improving circulation in affected areas of the body. Massage has been used for hundreds of years as a way to reduce stress and improve health. Today, massage is used for both pain and rehabilitation, helping to increase circulation in injured areas and improve muscle tone to restore full function.

Relaxation Techniques
Meditation, biofeedback and other relaxation techniques have been found to be helpful in relieving pain and improving health in a number of studies. These techniques help the body to heal by relieving stress and creating a more restful mental state. This technique can help patients to alter their attitude about the experience of pain.

Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a system of using extremely thin needles to block the pain pathways in the body. The placement of the needles is determined by a precise knowledge of the nerve centers along the body. The method has been used for hundreds of years in Ancient China to manage pain and has seen renewed interest as an adjunct to other forms of pain management for joint pain, cancer and other medical problems.

People respond to pain in different ways. You can find the right pain management method for you by experimenting with these simple techniques.

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Experience a Nasty Fall Recently? 5 Ways to Prevent Another One

Filed under: Healthcare,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 11:47 am

Courtesy of Rose McKellen [rosemckellen@gmail.com]

Falling can be painful and scary, cialis yet it is one of most common causes of injury in adults. Therefore, preventing falls should be a priority that you include in your health maintenance plan. If you have experienced a fall recently, or would just like to ease your worries, here are the top five ways to avoid another nasty one.

Schedule a Physical Exam
In addition to visiting the doctor to check for any injuries, you should also schedule a complete physical to make sure there was not an underlying reason for your fall. Certain medications and health conditions can cause dizziness and contribute to a loss of balance.

Experience a Nasty FallWear Safe Shoes
Slippers may feel comfortable when you are walking around at home; however, those without slippery soles or little support could leave you flailing on the ground. Even at home, try to wear shoes with non-skid soles and that stay securely attached to your feet.

Clear Your Floor Plan
At home, be sure that your main walking paths are clear enough for you to walk without tripping. Move furniture out of the way and keep rugs firmly secured to the floor using special adhesive. When you are out, keep careful watch to make sure you do not trip over lawn ornaments, curbs or other potential hazards.

Install a Security System
One of the all-around best ways to get safe in your home is to install a security system that can alert authorities in the event of an emergency. This is especially important for older adults who may live in the home alone. By installing a security system, you can know that help will arrive promptly in the event of a fall while helping you to feel secure in your surroundings.

Stay Active
Staying physically active will help you to maintain the strength and coordination you need to recover from a potential fall. It will also help you to increase your ability to react if you see an object in your path. Walking, tai chi and yoga are all excellent for improving your flexibility and coordination, and each can be done in the comfort of your home or with a group.

Implementing a few minor changes in your routine and around your home is the best way to prevent the kinds of falls that lead to painful injuries. Avoid falling again by increasing your physical health while eliminating potential hazards. By knowing that you have secured your health and home, you can greatly reduce your worries about falling again.

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5 Tips To Keep Your Teeth Healthy Even At An Old Age

Filed under: Boomer,Healthcare,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 10:28 am

Courtesy of Casey Haslem [caseyhaslem@gmail.com]

Although you are not going to be the first one to admit it, you are starting to recognize how old you have become. Some people are tempted to let their health fall to the wayside when you reach a certain age, but this is not something that you want to do. These five tips will help to keep your teeth healthy.

A Special Dentist
When you are working with the professionals at Charlotte Family Dentistry, you should ask if anyone is available who specializes in working with individuals who are of your age. Not only does this allow you to get assistance that is more geared to you, but you will also probably feel more comfortable with the situation.

5 Tips To Keep Your Teeth Healthy Even At An Old AgeKeep Brushing and Flossing
You might want to stop brushing and flossing your teeth as regularly as you once did. You might have the attitude that these rules are for younger people and they do not apply to you. These thoughts simply are not true. No matter how old or young you are, you need to ensure that you are always properly maintaining your teeth. They will thank you for it!

Watch Your Foods
Another misconception you may have is that you should just eat whatever you want since you are older now. Just because you are older does not mean that you should give up on all components of basic health. You still have a lot of life to live, and eating bad foods can be negative for both your teeth and your overall health. Sure, a treat here and there is fine, but you want to work on eating foods that are better for you during most of the day.

Keep Going to The Dentist
As you age, getting to the dentist might become a burden in a multitude of ways. For example, you might be unable to drive anymore, so you need to ask someone else to take you around. Remember, you have family and friends who love you and who would be happy to help.

Don’t Hide Pain
You may also be tempted to conceal your pain. Maybe you do not want to deal with any other health issues, or you do not want others to see you as well. Whatever the situation is, remember that the dentist is there to help you and that your oral health is related to your overall health.

Keeping your teeth healthy at an old age can be a challenge, but it certainly can be done with some advice and support.

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August 21, 2013

Four Progressive Ways Healthcare Has Changed in 2013

Filed under: Boomer,Healthcare,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 8:06 am

Courtesy of Hannah Whittenly [hannahwhittenly@gmail.com]

With subsidies and tax penalties tied to the Affordable Care Act due to begin in 2014, sales many people are thinking about their health insurance coverage. Some of the biggest shifts in health care are currently in effect, with escalation due next year. Four of the biggest changes are outlined below.

Lower Cost
It is projected that health care will cost the United States around three trillion dollars in 2013. While that rate is about four percent more than in 2012, it represents the slowest rate of cost growth in many years. Actuaries have stated that the lower rate is tied more to lagging income than the Affordable Care Act. This lag has Americans being more choosy about when to see a doctor or obtain other health services, especially with some concerns over HIPAA and texting.

healthcareIncreased Medicare Taxes
In addition to the 7.65 percent tax all workers pay into Medicare, with 1.45 percent going for hospitalization, those earning $200,000 ($250,000 jointly) or more in 2013 will kick in another 0.9 percent. The same income group will also be taxed 3.8 percent on money made from investments. Together, these new taxes are expected to bring in over $200 billion in the next 10 years.

Raise for Medicaid Doctors
With an expected increase of seven million enrollees in Medicaid, the government wants to ensure there will be an adequate supply of primary care doctors. This is the purpose of a provision written into Obamacare that will give doctors participating in Medicaid an average 73 percent raise. Another bright spot for providers is the secure text messaging apps that are now available that will speed up care while keeping information private.

Clear Plan Outlines
In the past, one of the most confusing aspects of health insurance was deciphering the lengthy forms and explanations of coverage. Insurance companies are now required to provide a benefits summary, explained in clear terms, that does not exceed four pages. It is similar in concept to the nutritional labels available for food. This requirement began in the fall of 2012 for plans with open enrollment at that time, with the rest catching up in 2013.

The Affordable Care Act was created to make health care available and economically feasible for as many people as possible. It is a progressive step forward that will bring benefit to all Americans.

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August 19, 2013

Suffering From Ankle or Foot Discomfort? 5 Solutions To The Rescue

Filed under: Boomer,Healthcare,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 2:31 pm

Courtesy of Brionna Kennedy [brionnakennedy@gmail.com]

Ankle and foot discomfort are a couple of the most common pains reported by people at all ages due to a number of factors. Maybe you’ve been working too much and your feet have been getting the short end of the stick. Maybe you’re dealing with an ingrown toenail that won’t seem to correct itself. Either way, foot pain is irritating and is best dealt with as soon as possible.

Opt for Shoe Inserts
There’s no doubt that the more cushioning you can add to the soles of your shoes, the better. Significantly overweight people and those that find themselves on their feet the majority of the time should swap out their inserts for new ones every six months or so. You won’t only notice a difference in your foot discomfort, but your entire body should also benefit.

Suffering From Ankle or Foot Discomfort- 5 Solutions To The RescueMake an Ice Bottle
The ice bottle trick works well for those with sore feet, especially those that suffer from plantar fasciitis. Using a basic water bottle, fill it only about three quarters of the way to the top and completely freeze it. After the bottle’s contents have frozen, roll it on the floor along the bottom of your foot for immediate relief.

Use Steel Toe Boots on the Job
If you work at a job that is particularly hard on your feet, begin wearing steel toe boots. For people with labor-intensive jobs, joints in the feet are quick to wear out, and this can lead to arthritis down the line.

Wear Sandals or Open-Toed Shoes for Ingrown Toenail Relief
If the problem seems to be an ingrown toenail, wear open-toed shoes or sandals as much as possible. In between sandal use, be sure to soak the toe for 5 minutes twice a day in a solution of salt, Betadine, or Domeboro.

Consult Help
If none of these simple remedies do the trick for your foot or ankle discomfort, it might be time to consult a foot doctor. Foot doctors are specially trained to diagnose problems in the feet and prescribe a working solution that will bring about a timely recovery. Don’t neglect your feet if the previous remedies simply aren’t cutting it.

Overall, there are several things you can try before choosing to consult medical help. If simple remedies such as shoe inserts, a change of shoes, an ice bottle or open-toed shoes don’t help the problem, there is more than likely a more serious condition at hand. Use common sense and don’t neglect your health.
Brionna Kennedy-twitterBrionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.

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Different Health Care Needs? 5 Tips For Convenience

Filed under: Boomer,Healthcare,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 2:25 pm

Courtesy of Brionna Kennedy [brionnakennedy@gmail.com]

Managing health is a concern for everyone, but many people have special healthcare needs that make the task a little more challenging. Older people or those dealing with ongoing medical problems may need to adapt their health maintenance to accommodate their individual requirements. A few tips can make this job more manageable.

#1 – Exercise
Design your exercise regime to conform to your individual health needs. Seniors may need to include exercises that build muscle mass, increase cardiovascular health and improve balance. People with osteoarthritis or other joint disease should consider aquatic exercise, yoga or other types of movements that increase flexibility and strength but do not injure tender joints.

#2 – Healthy Eating
Health experts advise a diet that contains whole-grains, plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein and foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as oily fish, soy and nuts.
However, many seniors have to contend with dentures, which may make eating some of these foods more difficult to consume. Peel and cut up raw fruits into smaller pieces to get the fiber and antioxidants you need for good health.

#3 – Managing Medications
Older people may take a number of medications that must be taken at different times of the day or different times of the week. Research the Different Health Care Needs- 5 Tips For Conveniencedifferent types of pill containers to see which is right for you. Some medications cause edema that can cause swelling of feet or hands and can cause swelling of mouth tissues that makes dentures fit poorly. If you notice any unusual effect that might be linked to the medications you take, keep a journal of the symptoms to discuss with your physician.

#4 – Eye and Ear Health
Visit your eye doctor regularly and have eyeglass prescription changed as needed to ensure that you can see clearly for driving, hobby activities, reading and TV watching. If you find that you have trouble understanding what people are saying, make an appointment with your eye, ear, nose and throat specialist to determine if ear wax or other problem is at fault. Today, you can choose from a variety of hearing aid options to prevent missing conversations from friends or family.

#5 – Skin Care
Older people have thinner skin that needs special care. Use sunscreen whenever you spend time outdoors to avoid skin damage and skin cancer caused by UV rays. Experiment with skin cleansers to find one that provides proper moisturizing to avoid dryness and itching. Use a moisturizing lotion daily to give your skin an attractive glow.

Brionna Kennedy-twitterBrionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.

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August 7, 2013

Six Reasons Why You Should Take Natural Supplements for Optimal Health

Filed under: Healthcare,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 8:36 am

Courtesy of Hannah Whittenly [hannahwhittenly@gmail.com]

There is a strong relationship between longevity, optimal health and having a balanced diet. However, using a variety of natural supplements can help improve quality of life for people. Here is a quick overview on why people should take natural supplements to optimize their health.

Increased Energy Levels
One key benefit to taking natural supplements is remarkable improvement in their energy levels. Taking herbal supplements such as green tea extract, guarana, caffeine and ginseng improve energy levels, alertness and aerobic endurance. If you find yourself in a rut one day, taking one or more of these supplements can help get things back up to speed.

More Strength
Most people over the the age of 40 begin to start to see serious decline in anabolic hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, HGH, and IGF-1. supplementsThese hormones keep us lean, improve our bone density, strength and muscle mass. There are a variety of natural supplements, especially Thorne natural products, that are designed to improve muscle mass and strength like BCAAs and Whey protein.

Better Body Composition
Obesity is one of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Although being overweight is attributed to overeating and lack of exercise, people can still take natural supplements to lose weight. Taking green tea extract, raspberry ketones and whey powder are again some supplements that people should take to keep excess body fat off.

Increase Brain Power
As individuals age, so does the neurological system. Many individuals see significant declines in memory, mental alertness and other cognitive functions as they get older. There are a plethora of natural herbal remedies to help sharpen the brain and help boost concentration.

Reduce Cancer Risks
Millions of people are diagnosed and treated for cancer a year in America. One way that people can help reduce their risk of getting cancer is incorporating a variety of antioxidants into their diet. This can be done by eating a copious amount of fruits and vegetables. But, this can also be achieved through Thorne products.

Less Stress
Stress has been linked to increased risk for cardiovascular ailments. Stress has also been linked to lack of sleep. Magnesium is a natural supplement that people take calm their bodies at night and enjoy full sleep.
Don’t be afraid to take natural supplements. All of these ingredients occur naturally and should be used to optimize health and quality of life.

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