The internet is the new frontier in marketing. Companies have learned how to use the system to effectively and efficiently market to their desired consumer group. Some companies have also learned how to abuse this system. Many companies have resorted to paying a “referral fee” to people or websites that will promote their products many times without directly acknowledging that they are being paid to do so. This unethical practice is largely unknown
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You get an unexpected call from a family member and brace yourself for difficult news. You are told, “Mom is OK, but fell at home and is in the ER. I think she is going to need surgery and may have a long road to recovery.” As you think about this call you wonder, why has Mom been falling more lately?
As Aging Life Care Managers ™, we complete an initial home assessment which guides us in outlining recommendations and Care Plans with our clients. One of the devices sometimes recommended for safety is a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS). These devices can be purchased through many companies, including as an add-on service through some home security companies.
Falls are a major home safety risk, and one that makes it difficult for our loved ones to stay independent in their homes. As we age, our bones break more easily and heal more slowly. Our vision may weaken; we may even lose some of our peripheral vision and depth perception. The good news is that we can do a few simple things to help our loved ones stay in their homes, assisting them in their desire to stay independent and healthy. Some safety issues and solutions our Care Managers want to share include:
I like to hear about nice things being done for seniors, so a few weeks ago I sent an email to our care management team asking for some examples. Good news: There are a lot of people willing to help our seniors across Tennessee! We are, after all, “The Volunteer State”.
According to a Senior Health series article by The National Institute of Health, it is suggested that driving patterns change as people age; and that older adults are keeping their driver’s license longer than they did previously.