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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Lifeline Tip From Livewell: Reduce Your Risk Of Falling

Lifeline Tip From Livewell: Reduce Your Risk Of Falling
 

Falls threaten the health, well-being and independence of older people. Here’s some Lifeline Tips from Livewell on how to reduce your risk of falling.
General Safety

When moving from lying down to standing, sit up first and stay […]

By |December 28th, 2013|Knowledge|0 Comments
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    Livewell On No-Monthly-Fee Medical Alert Systems: Good Sense or Nonsense?

Livewell On No-Monthly-Fee Medical Alert Systems: Good Sense or Nonsense?

Livewell On No-Monthly-Fee Medical Alert Systems: Good Sense or Nonsense?
There is an ongoing debate concerning a fairly new entrant to the medical alert system industry: no-monthly-fee medical alert system. These devices generate calls directly to a predefined number: a caregiver, 911, neighbor, or other […]

Lifeline Tip: Look to a Geriatric Care Manager For Help

Lifeline Tip: Look to a Geriatric Care Manager For Help
Geriatric care managers provide a Lifeline to valuable assistance with the non-legal aspects of planning for current or future care needs of elderly care.  Many of you may be unfamiliar with the term and role […]

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    Lifeline Tips: What to do when returning home from the hospital?

Lifeline Tips: What to do when returning home from the hospital?

Lifeline Tips: What to do when returning home from the hospital?
Lifeline tips: When an at risk individual returns from the hospital make sure their home is prepared for their arrival.
When a loved one enters the hospital, it’s easy to succumb to a great deal […]

By |December 26th, 2013|Caregivers|0 Comments
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    Lifeline Tips on Fall and Accident Prevention: Slips, Trips and Falls

Lifeline Tips on Fall and Accident Prevention: Slips, Trips and Falls

Lifeline Tips on Fall and Accident Prevention: Slips, Trips and Falls
A Lifeline Tip to smart and safe independent living is to spend some time reviewing the condition of your home. Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of home accidents. Second only to motor […]

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    MEDICAL ALERT SUMMONS HELP WHEN LOW BLOOD SUGAR DISORIENTS WOMAN

MEDICAL ALERT SUMMONS HELP WHEN LOW BLOOD SUGAR DISORIENTS WOMAN

Dec 12 2013

CHICAGO, IL – Your body needs a steady supply of sugar (glucose) in order to function properly. When blood glucose levels (also called blood sugar levels) drop too low, it’s called hypoglycemia. Very low blood sugar levels need to be treated right away. […]

Can Fall Detection Technology Keep Seniors Safe?

 
The most effective way for seniors and/or their caregivers to address the issue of falling is to:

•    First, visit the doctor and find out why a loved one is at risk or why falls are occurring.  Remember, falls are not normal but may represent […]

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    A Lifeline Fitness Tip…. Safety First: When to Check with Your Doctor

A Lifeline Fitness Tip…. Safety First: When to Check with Your Doctor

A Lifeline Fitness Tip…. Safety First: When to Check with Your Doctor
Almost anyone, at any age, can do some type of exercise and physical activity. You can still be active even if you have a long-term condition like heart disease or diabetes. In fact, […]

By |December 12th, 2013|Fitness|0 Comments
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    At Livewell Why Do We Think Physical Activity Is Such a Big Deal?

At Livewell Why Do We Think Physical Activity Is Such a Big Deal?

At Livewell Why Do We Think Physical Activity Is Such a Big Deal?
Regular exercise and physical activity are important to the physical and mental health of almost everyone, including older adults. Being physically active can help you continue to do the things you enjoy […]

By |December 12th, 2013|Fitness, Prevention|0 Comments
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    Livewell Update: Exercise deemed as effective as drugs for heart disease patients

Livewell Update: Exercise deemed as effective as drugs for heart disease patients

The list of exercise’s benefits just keeps growing. A recent study suggests that getting the blood flowing may be just as effective as drugs at preventing death from cardiovascular events, as well as keeping diabetes bay.

Exercise has already been known to reduce the risk of […]

By |December 12th, 2013|Fitness|0 Comments