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No Need to Fear Seeing the Dentist Any More!

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you nervous?  Or keep you from seeing a dentist?  You are not alone!    For millions of Americans, the fear and anxiety is so great they put off going to the dentist even though they have pain, broken, damaged teeth, or sore gums.  Or perhaps they want to...

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Now We Can Listen to Your Feet With Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound imaging of the feet & legs involves exposing the area that is giving a patient discomfort or pain, to high-frequency sound waves which reflect a variety of images in the form of pictures of the inside of that body part. This is a painless, very safe and accurate method of imaging. It does...

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Om-bud-sman

Not Just an AdvocateOm-buds-man…. Just what in the world is an Ombudsman?!  I had the privilege of sitting down with two such individuals the other day who work for the Larimer County Ombudsman program and received first-hand knowledge about this program.  I walked away with one solid definition in mind...

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Pathways to Memory

Alzheimer’s disease is just one of many memory impairing illnesses.  To arrive at a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, a doctor will conduct a battery of tests to eliminate all other potential causes of memory loss, many of which are treatable.  A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is made when all other...

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Personal Care Contracts: A Tool to Legally Transfer Your Assets

Are you worried that your assets will be depleted by the massive costs of long term health care? Would you like to compensate your family members for the help they provide to keep you in your home and out of a care facility? If so, a personal care contract (“PCC”) may benefit you.A PCC is a mutually...

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Pre Planning Funeral Arrangements

If you have ever had to walk into a funeral home, it probably wasn’t the most pleasant task assigned to you.  That’s why prearrangements are offered before you leave your family to interpret what you really wanted.  By making these decisions in advance, you can bring peace of mind to yourself and your...

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Probate – What you don’t know can hurt you!

When you die or become unable to manage your own affairs, the stuff you leave is called your estate. To direct what will happen to your estate, you need to provide some instructions, which is your estate plan.  Contrary to what most people think, you cannot simply rely on someone you trust to do what...

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Public Transportation Offers Seniors Convenient, Low-Cost Options

The Regional Transportation District’s (RTD’s) bus and light rail system provides wheelchair-accessible public transit at discounted fares for seniors. In addition, RTD offers the following services:call-n-Ride is a curb-to-curb transportation service available in select locations. By calling at least...

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Reflections ...a Nursing Home Alternative

Adult day care centers are the newest trend in healthcare.  They are the most cost effective alternative while allowing the individual to continue to live at home while obtaining the services they need.  All adult day care centers are governed by the state to assure the highest quality of care.  Reflections...

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Reverse Mortgages Assisting Seniors

Senior homeowners across the nation are now turning to a new source for cash income: their home.  From helping to pay their property taxes to taking a well deserved vacation or even paying for home healthcare expenses, now more than ever, Reverse Mortgages are providing the means for seniors to improve...

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Reverse Mortgages Can Help

Attention senior homeowners: Have you thought about “downsizing” from your home where you’ve lived for many, many years? Have you thought about living in a smaller house, perhaps in a different community, perhaps closer to those grandchildren?  Does your current house have high upkeep costs? Do you need...

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RSVP Medical Transportation Program - "Medical Mobility"

Transportation to medical appointments can be difficult to find, especially if the appointment requires a friend or family member to pick you up after the procedure.  With transportation becoming an increasingly prevalent issue for older adults, RSVP of Boulder County has created a program, in conjunction...

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SENIOR SCAMS

As the population continues to age, the elderly are becoming more and more vulnerable to scam artists. These scams can come in many forms, both legal and illegal, that impact negatively on the vulnerable elderly.Seniors are often the target of these schemes because they are easier to prey on than younger...

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Seven Critical Reasons to Make a Last Will & Testament

Individuals work a lifetime at accumulating assets, personal property and mementos. It only takes a little time to make sure those valued items pass on to your loved ones. If executed correctly, a Last Will and Testament can clearly state your wishes and ensure they are carried out. Other reasons to...

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STRESS OF FAMILY CAREGIVING OFTEN NECESSITATES OUTSIDE SUPPORT

One of the most stressful jobs around today isn’t found in corporate America.  Rather, it’s a job that one in every four Americans wakes up to each morning. It comes with the title “family caregiver”—a role that brings significant rewards and equally significant challenges.Statistics from a recent report...

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Technology to help regain mobility

Imagine technology so advanced that it may help stroke and other neurological patients regain lost mobility and achieve greater independence than believed to be possible. Two new, highly sophisticated technologies are now a reality.The first technology focuses on central nervous system injuries that...

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The Next Evolutionary Step in Total Knee Replacements

New Total Knee Replacement TechnologyGroundbreaking new technology allows surgeons to customizeimplant size and fit for each individual patient.As part of an ongoing commitment to bringing breakthrough medical advancements to the local community, several surgeons in Northern New Jersey are the first...

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The Aspen Club Health and Wellness Services for Older Adults

  The Aspen Club has been serving an increasing  number of older adults in northern Colorado for close to 18 years.  Through its development of innovative, quality  programs and services for people 50 and above, more than 12,000 adults have become members.  Close  to 100 individuals continue to join...

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The Complex World of Home Healthcare:Why Work Through an Agency?

One of the greatest long-term needs of older adults with chronic illnesses is for in-home, custodial care, which makes it possible for people with functional or cognitive limitations to remain at home in their preferred environment. Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants provide the majority...

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The Journey Through Grief

At some point in our life each of us will experience the loss of someone we love dearly.  With loss comes grief.  Although grief is a universal emotion it may be one of the most intimate and personal feelings we ever experience.  Losing a loved one evokes anxiety and feelings of loneliness that we may...

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