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How to Use an AED in Case of Emergency

A sudden heart attack demands immediate action. Heart attacks can be treated right on the scene by friends, family members, and caregivers present in the area with some quick thinking and calm decision-making. What is an AED? An Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, is a device used to immediately treat victims of cardiac arrest. The device uses an […]

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A Senior’s Guide to Lifting Objects Safely

For seniors, living alone comes with a great deal of personal responsibility. Many assert their independence through a strong desire to upkeep their homes, despite any limitations from aging. As we know, it is extremely beneficial for seniors to remain at home as they get older, but it is vital to make sure they are […]

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Summer Skin Care Safety Tips for Seniors – Helpful Information

Changes to the skin are simply part of the aging process. However, making sure you take the proper steps to protect your skin from harmful exposure is ultimately up to you. Guaranteeing quality skin care for seniors can become a stressful battle with wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage. As the warmer summer months are […]

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Hospice vs. Palliative Care: What’s the difference?

As we age, our bodies change and so does the nature of the medical care required to meet our needs. It is important to understand the difference between the types of treatments available at each stage in our lives. Two types of medical care that are commonly confused are hospice care and palliative care. While […]

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Get to Know A Place at Home

senior safety, fall prevention

We’re excited to share two new videos that help you get to know our very own clients and caregivers. These videos encompass all that we do at A Place at Home and show how the services we provide make a difference in so many lives. Take a look, and if you are anything like the […]

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Promoting Good Posture for Healthy Living for Seniors

For most adults, posture is typically an afterthought at both work and home. But as we age, retaining good posture actually becomes even more important to our physical health and wellness. What Causes Poor Posture for Seniors? Avoiding a wholly sedentary lifestyle is the key to good posture for people of all ages. However, it is […]

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Blood Pressure: Is a Lower Number Not Necessarily Better?

While many adults struggle to adapt their diets and lifestyles to try to reduce blood pressure, it is easy to overlook the dangers that can sometimes accompany lower-than-normal blood pressure. Regardless of your age or health, monitoring blood pressure is a preventative measure that should be performed frequently. These readings give insight into the heart’s […]

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CPR Basics for Friends and Family

CPR is a life-saving technique that can be used in a number of emergency situations when an individual’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. It is encouraged that everyone learn basic CPR, however you do not need to take a class in order to administer basic chest compressions in an emergency. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends […]

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