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2014-09-22 08:27:48

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York and many organizations throughout New York State and the U.S. will recognize National Falls Prevention Day (September 23(rd)) this year during Falls Prevention Week (September 21-27). According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors--70% of these falls occur in the home. Additionally, every 15 seconds, an older adult is...

2014-09-19 23:09:33

The Company’s Available Office Space Will Increase Tenfold—Allowing its Private Duty Healthcare Team to Support More Patients Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Spirit Home Healthcare, a company that specializes in providing exceptional caretaking services to seniors, recently announced its decision to move to a larger office located at 12010 Ridgemont in Urbandale, IA. The Clive senior care company’s move to a bigger location means that its space has increased tenfold: it...

2014-09-19 23:05:58

New articles on SeniorsGuideOnline.com and HomeCareChoice.com help readers find the right home health care agency and suggest asking the provided questions Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 In their latest article to help seniors and their families find affordable home care options, Seniors Guide has published, “Questions for Home Health Care Agencies” on http://www.HomeCareChoice.com - their website for finding Home Care and Hospice at-home services in Virginia, North...

2014-09-18 23:13:37

New solution platform enables apps that make data actionable for leading provider of home and community care services. Cambridge, ON and Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Nucleus Independent Living a Non-Profit Health Service Provider of Community Support Services, serves the communities of Mississauga, Oakville, South Etobicoke, and 2 Supportive Housing sites in Toronto. Funded by Mississauga Local Health Integration Network and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care,...

2014-09-18 23:11:09

SATECH, Inc. is proud to offer their entire line of renowned fall protection mats and flooring for 5% off during the month of September in honor of National Fall Prevention Day on September 23. Chehalis,WA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 SATECH, Inc. is pleased to announce that in support of Falls Awareness Month all SmartCells Fall Protection mats and flooring will be 5% off through the rest of September. In an effort to raise awareness of the potential fatality of senior citizen falls, Falls...

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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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