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Understanding Dementia

An estimated 5 million Americans suffer some degree of dementia, and that number will grow as our population ages. Dementia affects approximately 1% of people in the 60-64 age group, and the percentage jumps to 30-50% of people older than 85 years. It is the leading reason families begin researching nursing homes or other skilled care options. …


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Preventing Bedsores

What is a bedsore? A pressure ulcer, sometimes called a “bedsore,” is an injury caused by unrelieved pressure on a specific area of the skin. Pressure ulcers begin as reddened areas, and without proper circulation and nutrition they can develop into damaged skin and tissue. Pressure ulcers most commonly occur on bony parts of the body that sustain pressure when a person sits or lies for long periods of time. When pressure squeezes the blood vessels that deliver nutrients and oxygen to the skin, the skin begins “starving” to death.…


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Providence Residents Choose Fairways Townhome for Active Living

Jean and Mike Munley stand outside the back door at their Fairways Townhome. They have several different birdfeeders and plants on their porch and in their yard, as well as a lovely forest view from their kitchen windows.…

Detecting Falls VirtueSense Technology

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Detecting Falls Before They Happen with VirtuSense Technology

Providence Life Service has partnered with VirtuSense technology and Symbria’s SeniorFITness Program to offer an effective method of detecting your risk for future falls, allowing healthcare professionals to design an exercise program just for you! …