What are ADLs and IADLs?

ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, are tasks that a person performs throughout their day. The basic ADLs include: eating, bathing, dressing, continence, using the restroom, and transferring (the ability to move oneself). As we age, our ability to remain independent...

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Five Myths Surrounding Alzheimer’s

Directly or through a family member, Alzheimer’s disease affects more people than you can imagine. It is a severe mental disease that has been misunderstood for years. Many people attribute myths to the ailment and only within the past few years has it been accepted...

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Should I get a Medical Alert?

Deciding whether or not to purchase a medical alert can be a big decision. For some, it makes them feel as if they’ve truly gotten old while for others, they just feel they aren’t ready yet. Some can’t afford it, but at Prime we will work with your...

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How to Contact an Attorney for Elder Abuse

Experts estimate there are 2.1 million cases of elder abuse reported each year. For every one of those cases of abuse or neglect that are reported, there are as many as 13 cases of abuse that go unreported. If your loved one is injured or neglected, you may be unsure...

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Keeping an Eye out this Holiday Season

Telltale Signs and Symptoms Christmas break is about to begin and many people are gearing up to go home for the festivities. As unfortunate as it is, a lot of families live in different states and are only able to come together during the holidays. On the flip side,...

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What Causes Gout?

We’ve all heard of gout, but not many people are familiar with what causes it. First off, gout is a type of arthritis and similar to arthritis, causes sudden burning pain, swelling of joints, and general joint stiffness. Gout attacks are brought on when there is too...

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How does a medical alert work with no phone line?

Traditionally, medical alert systems attach into regular phone lines through the phone jack in the wall. With the slow disappearance of landlines however, technology has been developed to allow medical alarms to work without the presence of said landline. Wireless...

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Fall Prevention for Seniors

Every year, one in three adults aged 65 and older experiences a fall. For seniors, falls can lead to moderate or severe injuries, including hip fractures or head trauma. Some of these incidents can lead to fatality. Below are some steps you can take to fall-proof your...

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Diet for Recovery

As a culture, we’re addicted to new studies about preventative eating—studies dictating trends in foods that are healthy and aimed at minimizing health risks, but we have much less exposure when it comes to information on what to eat during recovery from surgeries....

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