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New Year’s Resolution: Improving Home Safety for the Elderly

With the New Year just a few days away, many Americans will be making a list of resolutions in hopes of altering some facet of their lifestyle in the upcoming year. While some are looking toward workout gyms to lose a few pounds, other people are setting financial goals in the form of budgets and... Read more

Dealing With Elderly Depression During the Holidays

This past weekend, major portions of our country were covered with snow, with some places receiving as much as two feet! While some were bothered by immobility due to the storm, many others took out their sleds and hit the hills. The NY Times even reported that Mayor Bloomberg and the city government provided free... Read more

The Dangers of Polypharmacy

Asprin, Lipitor, Levoxyl, Warfarin, Potassium, Prinivil, Niacin… and the list of prescription and over the counter medications go on. Do you know the dangers of mixing medications with each other? Or do you rely solely on your doctor and pharmacist to know your entire list of medications?   While the medications listed above are often... Read more

Tips to Preventing Polypharmacy

The key to preventing polypharmacy is to be aware of what you are taking and to talk to a health care professional. Start with these tips from the 2009 Health Alliance Plan. Always read labels. Use only one pharmacy to fill prescriptions. We suggest a local pharmacy where you can develop a relationship with the... Read more

A Step-by-Step Guide to Medicare Drug Plan Finder 2010

A fast way to find the least expensive Medicare Part D drug plan that covers your prescriptions This AARP guide provides a useful online tool that allows you to compare many drug plans side-by-side to find your best deal. The plan finder does the math for you, so that you can see your likely out-of-pocket... Read more

Free, Confidential Memory Screenings

National Event Stresses the Importance of Proper Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease though Memory Screenings Memory screenings are a significant first step toward finding out if a person may have a memory problem. Memory problems could be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other medical conditions. Now in its seventh year, AFA’s National Memory Screening... Read more

Find a Memory Screening Near You on November 17, 2009

We strongly believe in preserving a healthy mind through regular activity and early detection. Each November, Preferred Care at Home partners with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to offer free, confidential memory screenings, education about successful aging, and follow-up resources. National Memory Screening Day Sites Find a screening location near you below: Florida Where: Basic... Read more

Locate a Flu Vaccination Near You

Check with your private healthcare provider, your local county health department, or use one of these convenient locators to schedule your flu vaccine.   American Lung Association Find a Flu Shot: http://flucliniclocator.org/ Maxim Health System Find a Flu Shot Now: http://www.findaflushot.com/ Passport Health Individual Flu Shots: http://www.passporthealthusa.com/locations/cgi-bin/search.cgi?criteria=FL CVS Pharmacy CVS/pharmacy Flu Clinic Locator: http://www.cvs.com/flu MinuteClinicFlu Sites: http://www.minuteclinic.com/flu/... Read more

All About: Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit

I frequently get questions about home care benefits for Veterans, particularly on the Aids and Attendance Pension Benefit. If you are a Veteran or a surviving spouse of a veteran you could have benefits for home care assistance that you are unaware of. Here is some valuable information on the Aids and Attendance Pension Benefit... Read more

Long Term Care Insurance is Something you only Want to do Once. No Room for Mistakes.

So what mistakes do I need to avoid? According to American Association for Long Term Care Insurance, there are 4 mistakes you want to avoid:   1. Waiting too long to start planning. You don’t have to buy insurance protection today; but at least find out what a policy will cost. If you take prescription medications... Read more
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