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How To Prevent The Flu

With Flu Season now officially underway, it is vital that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself. We often start to see a rise in influenza activity in October/November, with the peak usually between December and February. Cases can still crop up as late as May. The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body, it is highly recommended to get vaccinated early in fall,  ideally by the end of October.

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How To Choose A CDPAP Caregiver

CDPAP gives you the freedom to select your own personal assistant and appoint a friend, relative, neighbor – or even a previously hired aide to provide care for you at home.

But how do you know who will make the best personal assistant for you? Who will be the best fit for your needs?

Here are three tips to help you select a personal assistant. (more…)

How To Be The Best CDPAP Caregiver You Can Be

Assuming the role of CDPAP Personal Assistant is a serious responsibility – one that could be overwhelming at first.

Here are five tips for CDPAP caregivers to minimize stress, reduce anxiety, and stay energized while caring for a loved one. (more…)

New Century’s CDPAP: A Popular Home Care Alternative

Patients with Medicaid coverage have a home care alternative: the right to choose and hire a family member or friend to be their caregiver: Somebody they already know – and trust.

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) gives patients the opportunity to choose a family member or friend to provide the assistance they need at home.

While traditional home care provides professionals of the highest caliber, the reality is that they are still strangers to the patient and the family members who, until they get to know the person providing the care, often worry: (more…)

5 Tips for Seniors to Enjoy the Spring!

This Spring… Check In for A Check Up!

Spring is a great time to get your weight, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol levels checked out.
If it’s been a year since your eyes were tested, schedule an appointment with your optometrist, and see your dentist if you haven’t been examined for at least six to nine months.

If you find it difficult to catch what people are saying, especially in a crowd of people, it’s probably time to get your hearing tested.

Here are 5 TIPS for you to enjoy this season: (more…)

February Is Heart Health Month:

It’s February – Heart Health Month. There are many ways to incorporate healthy choices to promote a healthy heart. We chose to bring you:

7 Food Choices To Fight Heart Disease

1. Pack your plate with fruits and veggies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends filling half your plate with fruits and veggies at every meal. (more…)

Protect Yourself and Your Family – Take 3 Steps To Fight The Flu

Flu activity is widespread in the U.S. While flu vaccination is the most important way to prevent the flu, antiviral drugs are the most important way to treat flu.

1. Take preventative actions every day to help prevent the spread of germs.

  • If you do get sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Also, clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth because germs spread this way. Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

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Safety Is No Accident!

Today, Americans are living longer while staying active and healthy. However, according to National Safety Council, adults 65 and older are at risk for falls:

  • One in three older adults falls each year
  • More than 250,000 hip fractures are reported every year, and 95 percent of those are from falls

Some of the underlying causes of older-adult falls, such as muscle weakness, medications that cause dizziness, improper footwear, impaired vision, slick floors, poor lighting, loose rugs, clutter and uneven surfaces, can be improved.

What can you do to make your home or the home of someone you care for safer? (more…)