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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”  – Benjamin Franklin  As a physical therapist, I know the importance of fall prevention. I’ve spent my career helping others navigate the devastating effects of falls. The CDC reports an alarming increase in falls. And unfortunately, many think the falls are an inevitable part of…

Make It Home Downsizing as a senior MakeItHome.net

As Senior Move Managers®, we’re often asked these questions: What will I do with all my “stuff” when I downsize? How should I sell my “stuff”? What is my “stuff” worth if I sell it? These are all great questions that deserve honest and straightforward answers. However, the challenge in providing a universal response is:…

Senior surgeon

  In a recent episode of New Amsterdam, an aging surgeon experiences problems during a procedure. The next time he heads to the operating room, he finds himself replaced by a younger colleague. With the American Medical Association reporting that about 25 percent of practicing doctors in 2015 were over the age of 65, this…

Dementia

Maybe your instincts began to whisper something was happening when your spouse asked you for directions while on a trip the two of you had taken dozens of times through the years.  The forgotten appointments, misplaced keys, and increasing confusion of the last few months suddenly took on a different meaning, and signposts pointing to…

dream bedroom

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans say poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the last seven days. They also report that getting enough sleep can actually improve your health and strengthen your immune system, not to mention improve your mood and boost productivity. Although health…

1. HOSPICE IS WHERE YOU GO WHEN THERE IS NOTHING MORE A DOCTOR CAN DO. Hospice is care designed for patients with a life-limiting illness. Hospice is not where you go to die, rather hospice professionals assist patients wherever they reside, to live fully, completely and without pain until the end of their lives. 2. CHOOSING…

long term care

Downsizing Specialist, Automotive Car Expert TruWorth Auto Q: My health has changed so that I am unsure if I’m safe driving on the road, especially during the winter months when my night vision is impacted by the shorter days. I could use the money from my car for other things I need. What is the safest way to…

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