Medicare Open Enrollment Is Underway

November 6, 2013

    Medicare is stronger than ever with more benefits, better choices, and lower costs to beneficiaries. Expanded Medicare benefits under the Affordable Care Act continue to be available, including certain free preventive benefits, cancer screenings and an annual wellness visit. Whether you choose Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan – take advantage of Open Enrollment to […]

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Halloween 2013 Volunteer Crafts

November 4, 2013

November is Home Health and Hospice Month, a time to celebrate home care and hospice professionals, volunteers and caregivers and the special relationships that they maintain with patients and their family members. November also marks the 10th anniversary of Island Hospice. Volunteers are helping us celebrate by showering patients with homemade holiday gifts. Island Hospice would like to thank […]

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Fighting the Flu Starts with You

October 16, 2013

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last season overall deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia were the highest in nearly a decade. People 65 years and older accounted for half of all flu-related hospitalizations. Seniors and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are at a higher […]

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Safety in the Home

October 2, 2013

As seniors age, they become more susceptible to suffering an accident in their home. Falls and fire are two of the most common causes of injury among seniors. The following are some preventive measures to ensure optimum safety when at home. Fall Safety Lighting – Make sure you have strong lighting in your home. Put […]

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Immunizations Aren’t Just for Kids

August 1, 2013

Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month (NAIM) provides the opportunity to highlight the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases. The need for immunizations doesn’t end with childhood. Each year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health […]

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UV Safety Month

July 12, 2013

The American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology join forces each year in July to support UV Safety Month. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer and can also cause wrinkles and blotchy […]

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Water and Your Health

July 8, 2013

  Increase Your Water Intake for Better Health Many older adults experience dehydration, which occurs when you don’t have enough fluid in your body. When dehydrated, the body becomes less able to maintain adequate blood pressure, deliver sufficient oxygen and nutrients to cells, and rid itself of wastes. In fact, dehydration is ranked as one […]

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THA Group Recognized as Patriotic Employer

July 2, 2013

We just received an award from the South Carolina Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve on behalf of Petty Officer First Class Marchae Howard. In the nominating letter, Chae wrote: “THA Group has been very supportive of my family and I while I have been deployed. My family has received care packages […]

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