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August 2015 Fedelta ENewsletter | Fedelta Home Care, Seattle WA

August 01, 2015

August 2015 Fedelta ENewsletter

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August 2015

Dear Friend,

picture-steve"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." People have long recognized the importance of prevention in maintaining a healthy life. In this issue of the Fedelta newsletter, we'll be discussing numerous preventive measures you can take to increase your health and well-being.

Immunizations are an important factor in preventing many diseases and August is National Immunization Awareness Month. In addition to vaccinations, you can help prevent all sorts of maladies by becoming a pet owner – animals provide all sorts of health benefits for people. We'll also discuss ways to prevent one of the most prevalent dangers to seniors – falling. About 2.5 million older adults are treated every year in emergency rooms across America after a fall. The good news is that many falls are preventable.

By being aware of changes in our physical well-being and seeing our doctors on a regular basis, we have a better chance of preventing disease and accidents. Until next time, stay well!

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An ounce of prevention

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We're all familiar with the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That's where vaccinations come in. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several diseases have been virtually wiped out in the United States thanks to immunizations – polio, small pox and diphtheria are among the most notable.. Learn more about what vaccines you should be taking.

"Man's Best Friend" May be a Powerful Health Tonic

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The bond between humans and animals has been well documented. We've all seen videos of animal performing heroic deeds to help a human in need and humans working desperately to save a dog who fell down a well or save a whale or dolphin entangled in nylon netting. Now science is discovering the health benefits of owning a pet.

Immunize Yourself Against Falling

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Falls account for over 70 percent of ER visits for older adults and, according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control (CDC), are the leading cause of injury in the elderly. Every year, one in three adults age 65 or older falls. As we age, both the risk of falling and the negative impact on health increases. Here are some tips to help you or a loved stay safe,

How Fedelta Can Help

Our in-home caregivers can provide the assistance that can prevent seniors from falling, including putting away groceries, light housekeeping, helping with an exercise routine, or helping them with dressing and bathing. If your needs are more extensive, our nursing care services can provide in-depth, including creating a care plan and monitoring progress, either on a short-term basis or for ongoing needs.

Featured Program

Nursing Care
Our Care Management program provides support, guidance and advocacy for older adults and their families. Our RN Care Managers help seniors and their families develop a comprehensive care plan which includes the medical, financial and legal issues associated with aging. They can provide an assessment of needs, set goals, review and manage medications, and provide referrals to medical, legal and financial professionals. They can accompany seniors on appointments and act as a liaison between the senior and their families and caregivers. They can also provide assistance to people with special needs, including memory loss, disabilities and debilitating medical conditions.

Fedelta Feedback

"When one of the Fedelta care managers arrived at my mother's home, he found my mother in the middle of a heart attack. The care manager immediately called 911 and got her to the hospital with enough time to get on vital medications. My mother is recovering now and we are grateful for Fedelta saving our mother's life."  – Rosemarie, Daughter

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Helpful Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionprovides tips all a variety of health issues, including vaccinations and other way to prevent disease.

The Seattle Humane Societyhas pets available for adoption and numerous volunteer opportunities available, providing a variety of ways to interact with animals in need.

Seattle and King County'sAging and Disability Servicesprovides numerous resources to promote quality of life and independence for seniors and adults with disabilities.

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