The Avengers - What's Your EndGame?

The Avengers - What's Your EndGame?

Life has a way of throwing obstacles on our paths, not to hurt us but to present us with options on how we may wish to move forward. Spectators gaze upon the warriors of this world who are strategizing to be victorious in the end game. What many don’t realize until many maneuvers later, is that the universe has given a unique present called the gift of struggle. Those who have been given this gift are heroes in the making. Super heroes look different than you think they should.

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Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

There are hidden treasures all around us. We can walk-through nature trails and find burrowing bunnies, snails racing across the path and wildflowers tucked beneath the greenery. But if we move too fast, we won’t notice them! There are hidden treasures in our homes. When was the last time you …

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Stair Lift Mobility Cost and Concerns

Stair Lift Mobility Cost and Concerns

Stair lifts can be scary business. You may be an individual who is trying to help your aging parent and at the mere mention of the word, your parent gets agitated – why is that? Perhaps Mom thinks the stair lift you are suggesting is going to aim her head first down the staircase!  Not true – stair lifts carry the user in a gentle fashion sideways, but Mom has no way of knowing that just yet. Sharing this article with your family member could be the first step to drawing them out of fear and encouraging them to be safe.

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Stress Symptoms and the Affect it has on Your Life

Stress Symptoms and the Affect it has on Your Life

So often we blame stress for strokes, heart attacks and other ailments when we should see that stressor is not the culprit.  How we respond to stress is the real villain. Even when someone is in excellent physical condition, that doesn’t mean they handle stress appropriately.

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Anxiety vs Longevity

                                                             Anxiety vs Longevity

Centenarians, we know they exist, we may personally have met one in our own lifetime, but what is it that gives them the drive to thrive for 100 years or more? Could it be a lack of anxiety or a healthy diet? Perhaps it’s the exercise, or relationships that keep them going. Maybe it’s the power of having a purpose on the earth that continues into their golden years. Many studies have been done though out the ages seeking answers to what make some people live healthy vibrant lives to 100 and beyond.

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Traumatic Brain Injury & The Tale of Natalie

Traumatic Brain Injury & The Tale of Natalie

Sometimes we have days that start out completely normal and then suddenly something happens that can change our lives forever. This was one of those days for Natalie and her son Nicholas.

She dropped Nicholas off at school at the usual hour and was headed into work battling the clock to get there on time because of the traffic. She passed the slower moving vehicles at 75 mph and in an instant, she lost control of the car and hit the center divider.

The emergency vehicles got her to the hospital with absolutely no hope for survival.

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Home Accessibility Review

Home Accessibility Review

Life is filled with changes and challenges, many of which most families are not prepared to address. In today’s busy world wouldn’t it be nice to be able to make one call to one company and get all your questions answered?

Sometimes areas of the home can be wrong for so long, that we no longer see the accidents waiting to happen. When we reside in the same living space every day, we tend to get used to how things are, not realizing how they should be. Sometimes a small change is all it takes to keep family members safe. So, let’s take a walk through together and make notes of what could be adjusted.

Home safety starts at the curb.

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Heart Health

Heart Health

As time progresses, changes take place in our schedules, energy level, physical abilities and yes, sometimes even our waistline! Some of us may have been athletes in our younger days burning thousands of calories because of our active lifestyle.  But what if we are still eating like a football player and our feet haven’t hit the turf in 40 years? Sometimes simple adjustments can make a world of difference in our heart health.

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The Truth About Stairlifts

The Truth About Stairlifts

Have you ever wondered how people get the help they need when physical challenges disrupt their independence? You may be surprised! Sometimes folks will call on their peers, others will look to co-workers, glean wisdom from medical professionals, senior centers, social workers or articles. Let this blog be the one to simplify the process and guide you to solutions with one phone call, not ten.

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Six Steps to Take After a Stroke

Six Steps to Take After a Stroke

We’ve met many stroke patients throughout the years, perhaps you have too. Or maybe you have come through the scary experience yourself! Even though there are different types of strokes with equally haunting names, the stroke does not discriminate in the people it chooses.  Patients of all ages and ethnicity have endured this experience and have come out on the other side with a new name “Stroke Survivor”.  After meeting with them I discovered many said the same things about their journey.  Hopefully these six steps will help you or someone you love as well.

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Overhead Lift Installation Process

Overhead ceiling lifts have been available for many years.  Most people are not aware that such items exists.  Depending on a person’s mobility, an overhead track lift could be a great solution for anyone having difficulty transferring from bed to chair. We normally recommend a lift system over the bed area. In this particular home we installed a lift that travels from the bed into the family room, through the hallway and into a bathroom.  This is not a typical lift layout, but we pride ourselves in creating solutions for our clients.

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Low Cost No Cost College for Golden-Age Candidates

Low Cost No Cost College for Golden-Age Candidates

The love of learning is not always apprehended by the youth.  As children we start out curious and hopefully carry that inquisitiveness throughout grammar school, into high school and beyond.  But sometimes we get side tracked and distractions set in. We lose that genuine thirst for knowledge until we get old enough to appreciate it. By then the opportunities for grants and scholarships that were available to us in our teens has passed us by – or has it? What if I told you that there are ways senior citizens can go to college at low cost or no cost?

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How to Keep the Happy in Holidays

How to Keep the Happy in Holidays

When we hear the word “holiday” it can bring a flood of emotions.  For some, the word can trigger magical moments as a child, filled with laughter, song and special treats! For others it has the power to catapult into a dark place of unfulfilled expectations, loneliness and loss. No matter what the previous holidays delivered to your doorstep, perhaps this is a time to release the past and create the holidays we desire.

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Aging in Place: Alternatives to Leaving the Home You Love

Aging in Place: Alternatives to Leaving the Home You Love

Many people are caught in a dilemma of difficult decisions.  Perhaps they have had a recent fall, surgery or illness that has them feeling pressured to leave their home.  This is the home they raised their children in, that precious place of happy holidays, where abundant memories were made. The very thought of leaving home is painful, so why not look at alternatives rather than leaving the home you love?

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Benefits Veterans Don’t Know About

There is a story of a man who was certain he could find gold by digging near his home. So, he dug, and he dug with no luck at all.  He used tool after tool for years to find the hidden treasure but came up empty handed.  The day arrived when he got so frustrated that he gave up completely and sold his land. Not long afterwards the new owner started his own digging and just three feet from where the original owner had stopped was dirt brimming with gold!

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Three Keys to Recovery

Three Keys to Recovery

Life is filled with unexpected occurrences.  We may be driving down Delightful Drive and the next minute we get broadsided and find ourselves hospitalized with injuries.  Or perhaps we take an unexpected fall or discover that we now have a debilitating disease. None of this was expected.  We certainly did not plan for this, and yet here we are perplexed and in pain.

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