October 2013 Archives

October 2013

Halloween Senior Safety is No Joke

posted by Ted Ryan on October 28, 2013

For many families, Halloween is an evening to enjoy time with the kids; but what about the other end of the spectrum. For seniors, the holiday can be scary in a very real sense. This is particularly true for individuals with dementia, physical limitations or living alone.

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October 2013

Therapeutic Shoes for Foot Pain & People with Diabetes

posted by Ted Ryan on October 22, 2013

In a recent post, we highlighted common senior foot problems and solutions, as learned from Brooke Burris, certified pedorthist at Medical West. Here we continue that topic, focusing on therapeutic shoes – a popular remedy when inserts do not provide relief.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Fast Facts

posted by Ted Ryan on October 14, 2013

October is breast cancer awareness month. It is particularly important for seniors to be informed because, like all cancers, the risk of breast cancer increases with age.

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Intercepting Senior Fraud – “The Crime of the Century”

posted by Ted Ryan on October 02, 2013

Recently, the reality of senior fraud hit home as I learned that several SHC clients have been receiving an alarming amount of junk mail and telemarketing calls. Luckily, our trained caregivers intercepted the behavior by reporting their concerns before anyone fell victim to a scam.

We’ve all heard that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Here are a few other tips for spotting and reporting scams.

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