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5 Tips: Prevent Falls

5 Tips: Prevent Falls

Over 50,000 deaths were attributed falls in 2020. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and no-fatal injuries in the over 65 population. Keep yourself out of these statistics by doing the following: Attend to your environment. Check rugs, low lighting, and pets (may need to be restrained). Wear well-fitting, low heeled, non-slip shoes both indoors and outdoors. Work on strength. Strengthen your leg, hip (gluteal) and calf muscles. These are the muscles you need to catch you fall. Better…

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Learn F.A.S.T.

Learn F.A.S.T.

Learn F-A-S-T: Save a Life. According to American Heart Association studies, speed can save lives. The first thing you learn when researching stokes is speed directly proportional to the rate of recovery.   A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients.  Here are some scary statistics. Everything about a stroke demands speed. The diagnosis must be prompt, and the treatment should be immediate. For every minute a…

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CALLING 911

CALLING 911

1 – Keep calm, don’t panic. 2 – DIAL 9-1-1. Don’t hang up, until EMS arrives. Try and keep calm. You are going to be asked a few questions, speak clearly. Realize usually within 2 minutes help is being dispatched, while you are on call.         3 – Be prepared for the following questions: Where is the emergency? The emergency is not always located where you’re calling from. Always be aware of your surroundings, to be as specific as…

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Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

Seriously, be prepared!  Maintenance of a personal updated health history is one of the most important steps to improve your quality of healthcare. A good medical history can literally be a life saver. During the pandemic, having current information completed crucial. Having documented your health information becomes more important, if a family member or HCPOA, needs to step in at a time of crisis. You really do not want to have to come up with all this information, if you…

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2020 HEALTHCARE NOTEBOOK IS HERE

2020 HEALTHCARE NOTEBOOK IS HERE

This Notebook will be your guide in creating and developing all the information necessary and become, your best advocacy tool. Once completed you HealthCare Notebook will improve your communication and care across all medial services . When your documentation is completed in advance of any MD appointment, therapy, or hospital stay you will receive better outcome, guaranteed. click here to see online version http://www.scclhs.com/resources free hard copies are available email scclhsrn@gmail.com for details

Crisis & Perception Mid-Year Review

Crisis & Perception Mid-Year Review

We are half way through a year, like we have never had before. Time to check our approach for the remaining half.  Is your glass half full or half empty? Check your perception and see if it is time to get a smaller glass? Control your life with what you can do, what you must and recognize your gifts, you can give to the world to fill our personal glass. A definition of crisis is “a difficult or dangerous time in which…

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Telehealth is here to stay.

Telehealth is here to stay.

Telemedicine is one of the long-lasting legacies of COVID 19. It has changed the face of healthcare. Can I use telemedicine? When should I use telemedicine?  How does it work? Prior to March 2020 only 11% of Americans had been seen by a doctor via video. By May 20020 3 of 10 consumers were being seen by video.  Telemedicine uses video cameras and monitors to connect you to health care providers. You will be able to see, hear, and talk…

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When is Yes Wrong?

When is Yes Wrong?

Giving is good, but giving yourself away isn’t. How many of us find it just easier to say Yes!  Is my Yes enabling the other person(s) to not do for themselves? Reason out when my saying Yes is an impediment to another’s growth and development. This will take practice. Rewards are a better personal life ahead for you. TOOLS TO HELP YOU SAY NO: Giving is good, but giving yourself away isn’t. 1. Remember NO is said out of self-love…

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ER or Urgent Care?

ER or Urgent Care?

Where to go when I am sick or hurt? It’s important to understand when you should go to an urgent care center. Urgent Care facilities are popping up everywhere it seems. So, when are these the best option for care? These facilities are not appropriate for life threatening illnesses or injuries. It is important to note, if your injury or illness is on the list of most commonly treated symptoms, but is determined to be severe enough you may need…

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