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Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

September 23, 2015

Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment safer are all steps you can take to prevent a fall. Every year on […]

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MeMa’s Babies Mission: A Help for Those with Alzheimer’s

July 28, 2015

The daughters of a former Island Hospice patient, moved by how positively their mother responded to being given a baby doll, formed a nonprofit to collect money to purchase dolls for Alzheimer’s patients at Oxton Place, an assisted living facility in Savannah, Georgia. Two of our Island Hospice employees, Debbie Feliciano, RN, and Ken Sharpe, Spiritual Counselor, got involved […]

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What Is It Like to Have Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

May 21, 2015

Every 4 seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This video takes you through a day in the life of a person who is suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. From waking up in the morning and not knowing where you are, to possibly never recognizing anyone that is helping you, the confusion, stress, and […]

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How Medicare Covers In-Home Health Care

April 7, 2015

Medicare covers up to 28 hours a week of in-home health care for beneficiaries who meet specific requirements: To be covered for in-home health care, Medicare requires that you be “homebound.” This does NOT mean that you have to be “bed bound.”  This means that it must be extremely difficult for you to leave your […]

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