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2014-09-16 23:16:57

1Heart Caregiver Services Training Director Randolph Neil conducted in-service training for most staff of Regency Park Oak Knoll during the assisted living national week, in collaboration with their Executive Director Gladys Broxton. This continuing professional education program is both the advocacy and initiative of 1Heart Shirley Billedo and Regency Park officers of the community, Wellness Director Ana Artiga, Marketing Director Jeanine Hernandez and Activities Coordinator Alfonso...

2014-09-16 23:07:07

Expert spine surgeon Dr. Todd Gravori discusses spinal health in the wake of recent news stories about spinal injuries in the NFL Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 According to a recent article from the New York Times, NFL player David Wilson has retired after aggravating a neck injury he sustained in January. He initially had a herniated disc, and was then discovered to have spinal stenosis as well, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal that affects many adults and can...

2014-09-15 08:35:01

30% Spend More than $10,000 Per Year, 21% Don't Know How Much They Spend SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost half (46%) of family caregivers spend more than $5,000 per year on caregiving expenses, according to a new Caring.com report. A family caregiver is defined as someone who takes care of a family member or friend, but is unpaid for their services. Their caregiving expenses include out-of-pocket costs for medications, medical bills, in-home care, nursing homes and...

2014-09-15 08:28:19

BETHPAGE, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediquip Inc. (MEDIQUIP), a leader in clinical respiratory services and providers of home mechanical ventilation for adults as well as pediatrics, announced plans today to expand their reach to service Federal Agencies by applying for a GSA Schedule and actively pursuing federal contracts. Government officials utilize GSA Schedules as a means of procuring goods and services knowing that companies on these schedules have been qualified and...

2014-09-13 23:02:59

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those 65 years of age and over. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Albany, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 New York is one of 48 states and the national Falls Free® Initiative declaring September 23, 2014, Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those 65 years of age and over. Every 14 seconds, an...

2014-09-11 23:13:48

Providing an inexpensive alternative to existing in-home healthcare companies. Bluffton, South Carolina (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Care Solutions Home Healthcare celebrates the opening of its new branch in Bluffton! With a mission to change the established standards of in-home senior care, Care Solutions Home Healthcare is bringing a much-needed option to Lowcountry families who are forced to deal with the high costs and rigid structure of current home healthcare agencies. Our clients...

2014-09-10 23:02:19

Prestigious Life Care For Seniors, LLC attracted many new clients this August, even as it continued to exceed expectations for existing ones. The company helps ease the burden on seniors and their families by providing individualized care and attention to each and every client. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Prestigious Life Care for Seniors, LLC, a leading senior care consulting company specializing in senior living and elderly care, attracted more than 10 new clients this August while...

2014-09-10 08:32:09

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Kinetics Corporation, a leading mobile health technologies company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the marketing of the company's Personal KinetiGraph(TM) (PKG(TM)) technology designed to improve the assessment and monitoring of symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders that affect movement. The Personal KinetiGraph is the first wrist-worn device approved in...

2014-09-09 23:10:41

There is nothing like The Springs anywhere for many miles. The community provides memory support assisted living, which opened in July, and skilled nursing (the health center), slated to open this Fall. Naperville, IL (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Maggie Trucano loves giving tours of The Springs at Monarch Landing in Naperville. As community relations manager of the brand new continuing care connected to Monarch Landing’s independent living community, Trucano tells everyone there is...

2014-09-08 12:29:20

Pioneering and highly praised effort addresses unjustified variation, resulting in better outcomes DANVILLE, Pa., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2006, Geisinger Health System transformed the health care industry by testing and rewarding how elective cardiac surgery was performed and by offering a "warranty" on coronary artery bypass surgeries. That innovative effort marked the birth of the Pennsylvania-based health system's eminent ProvenCare program, which applies...


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