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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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CPR…KNOW HOW?

CPR…KNOW HOW?

Before Giving CPR 1.Check the scene and the person. Make sure the scene is safe, then rub the person on the shoulder to check for response. 2. Call 911 for assistance. That one person should stay on line until EMS arrives. Remain calm and be able to give clear information on place, person and response at the time. Send someone else to get an AED. 3. With the person lying on his or her back, on hard surface, ground or…

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AED…WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

AED…WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

AED Steps for Use Automated external defibrillators can help save lives during sudden cardiac arrest: 67 of 100 can be helped with AED. If AED is NOT USED only 3 of 100 are saved. Using the AED These AED steps should be used when caring for a non-breathing child aged 8 or older who weighs more than 55 pounds, or an adult. After checking the scene and ensuring that the person needs help, you should ask a bystander to call…

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Emergency Action Plan for Sun City

Emergency Action Plan for Sun City

Please take an opportunity to read and understand the following important  information.           RESIDENT INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN  PURPOSE All organizations are at some level of risk.  Being prepared for an emergency* can make the difference between life and death.  Life safety is first and foremost at Sun City Carolina Lakes (SCCL): it is the primary focus in developing this, the SCCL Emergency Action Plan (EAP), created by the SCCL Public Safety Committee and the…

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Disasters…… Be Prepared

Disasters…… Be Prepared

Disaster Planning for Seniors Disasters of all kinds affect older adults disproportionately hard, especially those with chronic diseases, disabilities, or conditions that require extra assistance to leave an unsafe area, says Christopher Hansen, AARP Group Executive Officer. The diseases of concern are: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke, and about 50 percent of this population have at least two chronic diseases. We know that 80 percent of adults over the age of 65 have at least one chronic disease. That…

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Signs & Symptoms of Heart Attack

Signs & Symptoms of Heart Attack

 Being aware of the signs and symptoms of a HEART ATTACK  can be the most promising start to a quick recovery.  Lives Can Be Saved by know the following information.                                               SIGNS  A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to the heart muscle is blocked. Heart attacks may start slowly so be aware of the signs : Discomfort…

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Should I Go to the Emergency Room?

Should I Go to the Emergency Room?

Emergency departments are an essential part of our health care system. The emergency department was designed to provide fast, life-or-limb-saving care. Many people, however, use the ER as a place to receive urgent care without realizing it. If you’re ever in doubt, it’s better to call 911 and go to the closest ER.  Never Drive Yourself to an Emergency Room! These are just a few of the conditions that ARE medical emergencies: **** Persistent chest pain, especially if it radiates to…

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