Senior dental care option in Indianapolis

Jane Pauley Dental Clinic dentist with first patientThe Jane Pauley Community Health Center Dental Clinic (JPCHC Dental Clinic) is officially open and began accepting new patients April 18. The eastside dental clinic is located inside the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township’s Walker Career Center, at 9651 East 21st Street, on the campus of Warren Central High School.  The dental clinic was made possible through a partnership between The Jane Pauley Community Health Center, Community Health Network, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Warren Township Schools and the Walker Career Center.

The clinic is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for both children and adults. Medicaid insurance is accepted, and for those with no dental insurance, a sliding fee scale discount is offered based on income.  Appointments are available by calling 317-355-2123. Continue reading

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Walk or Bike Your Way to Fitness

Treadmills and stationary bikes are a few of the most widely used bits of home exercise equipment, which several exercisers use at their houses or at the gyms. There are lots of kinds of house fitness equipment, and people face the difficult choice of finding the right fitness machine suited to their exercise requirements and fitness goals.  Continue reading

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Social Isolation and Loneliness

Social isolation and loneliness affect people of all ages. But, did you know that social isolation is actually a health risk? Research has shown that social detachment is actually as bad for you as smoking and worse for you than obesity. According to a recent AARP study, those people who are particularly at risk for isolation and loneliness are caretakers and the elderly. Continue reading

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Tips for Remembering to Take Your Pills

All of us get busy, distracted or forgetful. Here are some simple products and tips to make it easier to control your medications and supplements.

Work with a calendar. Keep a calendar with you or next to your medicines. Mark off each dose after it is taken. If you don’t remember if you took your medication, you’ll continually be able to refer back to the schedule to stay on top of it.

Use pill organizers. If you have several bottles of medications that must be taken daily, find a supplement planner box that will carry a week’s worth of tablets. Some containers have multiple daily slots for pills that must be taken multiple times per day.

Set an alarm. Watches, smart phones and many mobile phones can be set to run multiple alarm times  so that you are notified for each dosage. There are also special medicine alarm clocks that will alert you when a dosage is due.

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Signs of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Senior man sleeping in bed

Many people experience the frustrations of snoring — whether they personally snore themselves, or if someone near to them such as a family member or partner has the affliction. Snoring affects both young and old. The person sleeping with the snorer will often encounter a sleepless night tossing and turning, while the person snoring will often awake multiple times every night and not even know it.  Continue reading

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Bath Safety for Seniors

The most visited place in any home is undoubtedly the bathroom. This space is also thought to be the most dangerous space in a home, as well. Slippery surfaces and water together transform the tub into a dangerous place. Research shows that one-third of falls occurring at home happen in the bathtub.

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Bath Lifts Save Money and Back Aches

If getting in and out of the bathtub is a struggle, or if you are caring for a loved one who has trouble getting in and out of the bath, then it might be time to consider a bath lift. A bath lift supports a person getting in and out of the bathtub, and it may just provide a new level of freedom for a person who wants to continue living independently. Continue reading

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Simple Steps To Change Your Health for the Better

How are those New Year’s resolutions going? February is the time when many people begin to fall off the resolution wagon. According to a study by Richard Wiseman, which is reported on in his book, Quirkology, 88% of people who set New Year resolutions fail. If you are serious about making changes in your life, it is not too late to start over at the beginning. Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Incontinence Product

If you are faced with choosing an incontinence product, it is important that you understand the different types of incontinence. It is also important to consider lifestyle issues when determining the best product to meet your needs.

Incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder and/or bowel function. There are different types of incontinence, as well as a number of different incontinence product options to address the issue. Determining the type of incontinence that you are dealing with will have a positive impact on your ability to select the appropriate incontinence product. Continue reading

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How To Choose a Bath Chair

A bath or shower chair can make getting in and out of the bath or shower easier and safer. Plus, a bath chair brings an added level of comfort and security to bathing for people with physical disabilities or mobility issues. There are a number of different options to accommodate any personal need or preference.

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