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Category Archives: Private Care

An Ounce of Fall Prevention is Worth A Pound of Cure

Every year one in three adults, aged 65 or older, has a fall. Less than half may talk to their health care provider about their fall. Understanding why falls occur, creating a safe home environment and staying active are critical to staying safe. There are many reasons why falls occur, including side effects from medications or accidentally skipping a dose.…

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Go Purple! June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. As we “Go Purple” and do our part to continually raise awareness and celebrate the advancements in medical research, it’s important to understand the disease.  The Disease: Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder. Over time, memory, thinking skills and the ability to carry out simple tasks is lost. Although the disease…

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VNA Private Care Receives 2019 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award for Ninth Year

The Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) Private Care department announced today that it has received the 2019 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home…

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VNA Lands New Lord of the Ledgers, Dan Bach

The Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA) has named Dan Bach, MBA, CPA as its new Chief Financial Officer. Bach comes to the VNA with more than twenty-five years of financial experience in the healthcare industry. For the past 13 years, he has worked in the home health and hospice industry. “We are thrilled to welcome Dan to…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

New Year’s resolutions are a good way of incorporating good habits into our daily lives. For seniors, it’s an opportunity to promote healthy living. Below are some ideas of resolutions to help seniors improve the quality of life. Resolution #1 – Create a safer home environment Falls are the number one reason for hospitalization for an injury among seniors, so…

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Importance of medication reminders for seniors

Eight out of 10 older Americans take at least one medication, and many seniors take three or more medications a day. Seniors rely on these medications to help them maintain their health or manage a chronic illness. However, if they take these medications improperly, then the benefits of the medications become obsolete or can even have harmful side effects. When…

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Medical alert devices add extra layer of safety for seniors

Over the last few decades, the number of seniors who live alone has increased, which, according to a report by the Pew Research Center, is currently about 12 million seniors. Although aging at home has many benefits, and most seniors prefer to age in the home, it can also pose some risks. Today, one of the biggest perils for seniors…

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