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For the Love of Pets

By JENNA LEE REEVES From the moment we first lay eyes on them, to the last, sad goodbye, our pets supply us with unconditional love and happiness. In honor of National Pet Week, May 6–12, here are 10...
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MyNotifi

One of a kind MyNotifi® is a one-of-a-kind medical alert wristband that notifies family and friends automatically via an easy-to-use smartphone app if your loved one falls. They can keep living the active life they love....

Your Cat’s Scratch Has Met Its Match

Why cats scratch and how to safely stop it Ever since the day the first feline became a house cat, destructive cat scratching has plagued owners. All the affection and loving care owners shower upon...

PREVENTING FALLS

Whether it’s from dizziness, medications, certain health conditions like arrhythmias or just tripping over an uneven surface, the fact is the older we get the more likely we are to fall. For some seniors, it’s a...

Opioid Addictions After Surgery

(HealthDay News) -- Some surgery patients prescribed opioids for postoperative pain may face a high risk for developing a long-term opioid addiction, new research warns. The analysis tracked a half-year of opioid use among more than 36,000...

Aging In Place: It’s Getting Easier

By TERRI BRYCE REEVES The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income,...

SHARE YOUR STORY: Aging in Place

  You just received a call in the middle of the night. Your mother has fallen and was taken to the ER. Her life – and yours -- may change forever. But maybe it doesn’t...

Options for Senior America 2017 Best of In-Home Care Award

Local Options For Senior America - Brandon, FL Wins National 2017 Best of In-Home Care Award Options for Senior America - Brandon, FL is proud to announce that they have been selected as one of the...

Preparing for Loss

by Kathy Megyeri You’re never quite emotionally prepared for the loss of a parent. I lost mine in very different ways; my mom suddenly to an accident and my dad to dementia after a long...

The Power of the Paw

There are some things pets can do that humans, well, just can’t. The unconditional love offered by a furry, four-legged friend can make almost anyone feel better, and a volunteer program in Polk County...
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