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  • "Not only have you built an organization based on intelligence and experience, your staff members have always been dedicated, professional and compassionate. If it weren't for Senior Alternatives I would have had to move my mother and father a long time ago."
    — Long distance adult child

    Five Tips for Preventing Falls

    Friday, April 27th, 2012

    As we age, the risk of falling greatly increases. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one out of three adults age 65 and older fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of injury or death for this age group.  It is imperative to take steps to prevent the risk factors that lead to falls. Here’s what can be done:

    Consult with Your Doctor

    1. Review current prescriptions and over the counter medications for side effects and interactions that may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
    2. Be sure to inform the doctor of any previous falls.

    Understanding CPR

    Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

    We encourage all of our clients to have discussions with their family and physicians about how they want to be cared for, and what treatments they are willing to accept, as their health changes.

    One of the biggest questions our clients and loved ones face is whether they would want to receive CPR if their heart stops beating.  This can be a daunting decision.  Many people may feel that if they don’t accept CPR, they are “giving up” or letting others down. People often make the decision about whether to have CPR based on general ideas of what CPR is and what it can accomplish.  The realities of CPR are often not understood by the general public.

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