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Could You Have a Pelvic Health Disorder? Take the Pelvic Health Assessment

In the United States, 25 million people have Urinary Incontinence and an estimated 33 million adults are affected by Overactive Bladder. Pelvic Floor disorders are common in men and women, but many times a person is reluctant to seek medical attention due to embarrassment, the feeling that nothing can be done, or the belief that it is a normal part of life and aging. On average, women wait 6.5 years and men wait 4.2 years to discuss their bladder control problems with a health professional.

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Atrial Fibrillation–What Is It and How Do You Treat It?

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac rhythm disturbance of the heart and affects nearly 1% of the general population. Its prevalence increases with age, and occurs in up to 5% of those over 80 years of age. Cardiac disorders such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and valvular heart disease can predispose patients to atrial fibrillation.

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You Don’t Have to Live with Dizziness

Have you been experiencing periods of dizziness caused by quick head movements or by changes in position like getting out of or rolling over in bed or reaching for an object on a high shelf? Do you feel unsteady or stagger while walking, especially in poorly lit areas? Have you noticed difficulty scrolling through your phone or focusing on a computer screen?

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Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy is defined by American Transportation Research Institute as, “The use of water and specifically designed activity by qualified personnel to aid in the restoration, extension, maintenance and quality of function for persons with acute or chronic disabilities, syndrome, or diseases”. In simple terms, aquatic therapy is rehabilitation or therapy in the pool along side therapy on land. The therapist uses water along with special equipment that aids in exercises designed to benefit the patient.

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Happy Residents, Happy Staff

Kelly, a Certified Nurse’s Aide at the local nursing home, was on her way out the door of her house when she slipped and fell. Thankfully she was ok, but the coffee she was holding found its way all over her outfit. After a quick change, Kelly got into her car and headed to work, only to hit bumper to bumper traffic. After the hour commute, she arrived at the nursing home and proceeded to her unit, and attended to a resident who had her call light on and needed assistance…

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Polypharmacy–What Seniors Need to Know

Polypharmacy is a term used to describe the use of multiple medications in the elderly, or more specifically, patients over the age of 65. While polypharmacy is not confined solely to the elderly, it is more significant in this population. As high as 50 percent of the elderly at home fall into the polypharmacy definition with an even higher percentage among those in assisted living or nursing home facilities.

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The Virtual Dementia Tour®

The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) is an evidenced based training tool which allows professional and non-professional caregivers an opportunity to experience what it would feel like to have dementia. Designed by geriatric expert and Second Wind Dreams founder, P.K. Beville, the VDT was developed in response to the growing number of clients around the world with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. After extensive research and testing, Ms. Beville invented the VDT program which includes patented sensory tools along with guided training for caregivers to undergo an immersion into the world of dementia that can yield incredible insight into their family members who have been diagnosed with the disease.

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Welcome to Choices for Seniors

 

When we began this directory five years ago, we thought it would be an asset to seniors, their families, their caregivers and their health providers. While we knew there was a need for it, we did not know the far-reaching extent to which people would benefit from it. Since the first edition, we have received calls from all over the four-county area thanking us for publishing it. We even get calls from people outside the county asking that we provide them with similar information in their area. We are, therefore, very proud to continue to provide it to the public, free of charge. Read more →