Bath Time


By: Suzanne Burleson, for SENIOR Magazine

“Splish, splash I was taking a bath

Long about a Saturday night

A rub-a-dub, just relaxing in the tub

Thinking everything was alright

Well, I stepped out of the tub, put my feet on the floor…”

Unfortunately for seniors, the next line of this oldie but goodie from Bobby Darin, might be “I went slipping and a sliding – bumped my head on the door!” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more that one-third, or 11 million adults age 65 and older, fall each year in the United States. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and the most common cause of non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. […]

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Dr. Richard J. Martin explains why you should consider dental implants – SENIOR Magazine

Why should I consider dental implants? Am I a candidate?

By: Richard J. Martin, DDS, South Denton SENIOR Magazine

Are you missing teeth or have been a long time denture wearer and have heard a lot about implants but are not quite sure about them? Well, dental implants are a permanent way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have been around for almost 40 years and were invented by Professor Per Branemark in Europe. The purpose of a dental implant is to secure either a single tooth, bridge, or denture to the jaw bone. They have many advantages compared to traditional crown and bridge or dentures. […]

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Jewish Family Service talks Lifeline – SENIOR Magazine

Lifeline at Jewish Family Service

Courtesy Lifeline at Jewish Family Service, New Orleans SENIOR Magazine

Not all medical alert services are the same. It is important to know the differences between services and the types of products that are available. You want to make sure that you are using the most dependable equipment and having the most qualified team of professionals answering your call. When you experience a fall, medical issue, or other emergency, every second counts. Since 1974 Lifeline, the leading personal emergency response system, has helped more than six million people live independently in their own homes. […]

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Accessible Home Health on How to Balance Work and Caregiving, as seen in SENIOR Magazine

Balancing Work and Being a Caregiver

Courtesy Accessible Home Health, for Collin SENIOR Magazine

According to a Metlife Mature Market Institute report, June 2003, an increasing percentage of the workforce is actively involved in caring for a relative or friend age 50 or over. Both women and men are equally likely to report themselves as the primary caregiver. […]

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Victory Home Health & Hospice on Taking Proper Steps for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients, as seen in SENIOR Magazine

Take Proper Steps When Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

By: Joan Weems, RN, owner/administrator of Victory Home Health & Hospice, for Texoma SENIOR Magazine

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias contribute to five million people age 65 and older in 2010 living with these devastating conditions and probably 500,000 people under age 65. With baby boomers rapidly reaching age 65, that number will increase rapidly. […]

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Easy Medical Store on Medical Supply Delivery, as seen in SENIOR Magazine

It CAN be delivered

By: Michael R. Factor, CEO Easy Medical Store, Scottsdale SENIOR Magazine

Getting medical equipment and supplies can be as easy as ordering a pizza from your favorite pizza delivery place. Are you unable to leave your home and need to buy supplies for yourself? Having to rely on someone else to shop for you can be a sensitive concern. And, no one wants to be a bother to family (or others) when asking for a ride to the store when you need to shop for personal items. Easy Medical is your solution, and can help you be more self reliant.