Monthly Archives: January 2018

Sick of the Way Your Home Decor Looks? Don’t Be Afraid to Update!

Custom handmade furniture

Did you know that almost half of Americans haven’t updated the decor in their home in at least five years? We might feel dissatisfied with our furniture and the rest of our decor, but not make moves to update, which is silly, considering that our fashion and taste evolves as we get older. Indeed, a survey that included over 2,000 participants showed that over 70% of those surveyed agreed that the design of their furniture reflected their personality and almost 70% said that a lot could be said about a person based on what kind of furniture he or she owns. So if you feel that your furniture hasn’t been updated in awhile — what kind of message are you sending? Maybe it’s time to spring for that custom wood furniture that you’ve been eyeing for awhile or updating to more modern furniture!

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15 Jan 2018

Tips to Help You Find the Right Memory Care Facility

Independent senior living

As we age our brains change. In particular, the hippocampus has been shown to lose about 5% of the nerve cells is has each decade. By the time we reach our 80s, it has lost about 20% them. The entire brain shrinks and its efficiency decreases as we get older. One major problem aging people have is the development of Alzheimer’s disease. This is one of the leading causes of death, it ranks as number six, it cannot be prevented, slowed down or cured. About 33% of all seniors are killed by Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. If a family member, or other loved one, is starting to suffer from problems with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you may be in the market for a good memory care facility. Here are some steps you can take to find the right one.

10 Jan 2018

Canes Why They Prevent Falls

Extra tall canes

Older Americans suffer from a great deal of ills. There is Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, heart disease, and heart attacks, but older Americans suffer from an ailment that is difficult to predict but still has the potential for life-threatening injuries: the fall. There are statistics about how many times older Americans fall.

  • One in four older adults falls every year in the United States.
  • Among older adults, over 50% of all falls take place at home.
  • Every year, over two million senior citizens visit the emergency room for injuries caused by a fall.

An older American who falls has an event that is dangerous and potentially life-threatening. With one in four older adults falling every year in the United States and most of those falls taking place in the home, it is pos (more…)

08 Jan 2018

Three Reasons to Use a Self Storage Warehouse

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Belongings are piling up in your house, with your basement covered in boxes and that you never open. As you look around you wonder how did you accumulate all this and where are you going to put it. Your dream for the basement is to make it into your own space, away from the goings-on in the rest of the house. But what to do with it all? Maybe your problem isn’t boxes in your future man-cave, but extra vehicles like a beautiful car that can’t take the winter snows or a boat that’s just taking up space in your driveway. Self storage warehouses can store all your equipment, unused tools, and extra boxes. Here are three reasons to use self storage un (more…)

06 Jan 2018

Reasons You Should Be Utilizing Your Local Urgent Care Facilities

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Sudden health issues can be troublesome and worrying. Whether you’re having difficulty breathing, chest pain, itchy eyes, serious stomach pain, or are in need of emergency flu treatment, having a well-maintained, professional medical facility on-hand can be incredibly helpful. When thinking about emergency medical services, one of the first thoughts that might come to mind is to collect yourself and visit an emergency room. Yet, along with that thought comes the reminder of how long the wait time at an emergency room (E.R.) can be. And if you’re having difficulty breathing or have gotten a some serious lacerations that require emergency service (more…)

03 Jan 2018