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Category: 'Aging'
Move it, Move it

Tweet Not only was the University of South Carolina’s Move it, Move it exercise presentation entertaining but it was also extremely educational. From fun dance moves and techniques of exercise training to fighting stress with tai chi, the class was filled with masses of resources that can help seniors excel while aging. We started with …

Rains have subsided… now for recovery.  Thank you!

Tweet We haven’t had rain in the Midlands now in 3 days and the sun is shining again. But the damage left behind will take months or possibly years to clean up. Roads have washed out completely in places, dams have broken and even the Canal is damage. There had been estimates that today, Thursday …

Pray for SC Flood Victims

Tweet This past weekend, the state of South Carolina experienced significant amounts of rain that lead to extreme flooding in surrounding areas causing quite an upheaval. This life-threatening natural disaster was something our state has not experienced in well over a century. There have been 267 roads and 134 bridges closed due to damages and …

Hospital Readmission Reduction Program from Always Best Care

Tweet One element of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to encourage hospitals to reduce readmissions within 30 days of discharge for certain conditions.  For 2013, the target conditions are pneumonia, heart failure and heart attack.  (Additional conditions will be added in 2014 and beyond.)  Hospitals that have higher-than-normal readmissions will face reduced reimbursements from …

How to Maintain Dignity While Providing Senior Care

Tweet How to Maintain Dignity While Providing Senior Care Senior care is a service that countless elderly individuals find indispensable; however, despite its popularity among families who want their seniors to be able to continue aging in place, senior care presents unique challenges to elderly loved ones, their families, and their caretakers. One of the …

Client Snapshot:  July 2012

Tweet by Charlene Richardson, Director of Client Services Recently, one of our clients, we’ll call him Mr. Smith for confidentiality reasons, celebrated a huge success.  At 80 years old, he had been very independent until he was hospitalized from a fall which broke his hip.  He came home from the Rehab facility wheelchair bound, very …

Tweet From the Alzheimer’s Association website  www.alz.org In addition to funding research, the Alzheimer’s Association is an excellent source of information and support.  Their website contains a wealth of information such as the following comparison chart between signs of Alzheimer’s and signs of typical age-related changes, 10 signs of Alzheimers and other useful diagnostic and support …

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Tweet by Tonya Edelman, MSW What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia? The two terms are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference. Think of dementia as an umbrella that covers all types of cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s disease as one of the many types of disorders that is under the umbrella. Alzheimer’s is …

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