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First Day of Fall: Do You Know How to Prevent Falls?

The nights are turning cooler, the air is crisper, and the leaves are changing colors. Fall is definitely here. That means it’s time for Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Tomorrow is the Fall Equinox, otherwise known as the first day of … Continue reading

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Long-Term Care Hospitals: Wonderful or Waste?

Among the alphabet soup of medical abbreviations, you may have heard of an LTACH and wondered what that was. Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH), also known as Long-term Care Hospitals (LTCH) are hospitals specializing in patients who require extended hospitalization. … Continue reading

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September: National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

America observes AFib Awareness Month in September. Many people are not aware of this relatively common condition that makes strokes five times more likely. Today we’ll talk about Atrial fibrillation, its symptoms, and how to catch it early. What is … Continue reading

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New Jersey Residents Receiving New Medicare Cards this Month

Hey, New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries. As we mentioned in a previous post, you should soon be receiving your new Medicare cards if you haven’t already. Here are some things you should know: Your new card contains a new, eleven-character Medicare … Continue reading

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Adults and Seniors: Are You Up To Date With This Booster?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a project of the CDC and National Public Health Information Coalition. Immunizations are a public health concern because un-immunized people can spread diseases to their loved ones, neighbors, and co-workers. Vaccines are especially important … Continue reading

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All About the Shingles Vaccine

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a project of the CDC and National Public Health Information Coalition. Immunizations are a public health concern because un-immunized people can spread diseases to their loved ones, neighbors, and co-workers. Vaccines are especially important … Continue reading

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Celebrate Senior Citizens Tomorrow—And Every Day

Senior citizens, it’s time to celebrate! It’s 30 years since the first National Senior Citizens day was declared by President Ronald Reagan. Tomorrow, August 21, is the 30th annual observance of Senior Citizens day. Senior citizens today are more active, … Continue reading

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Tracheostomy Care Information

When someone can’t breathe on their own, due to illness or injury, many times doctors will perform a tracheotomy. This is a medical procedure that temporarily or permanently opens a hole in the neck for a tube to pass through … Continue reading

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What is Respite Care?

Are you caring for a parent or loved one full-time? Are you exhausted, burnt-out, and ready to quit? If so, let’s talk about respite care: a little-known alternative to giving up entirely. Caregiving at Home: The Ultimate Sacrifice When you … Continue reading

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Part Two: Original Medicare vs Medicare Advantage

Welcome back to our two-part series about the costs and benefits of Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. In our last post, we talked about how Original Medicare can leave you on the hook for thousands of dollars a year. One … Continue reading

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