Tips on how to have important conversations about care wishes
According to a national survey by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, more than 90 percent of people think it’s important to talk about their loved ones’ and their own wishes for end-of-life care, but fewer than 30 percent of people have actually had the conversation.
There is a place you can go to burn 350 to 550 calories that is not a gym. It is a place where exciting things are often found in plain boxes or bags and you get first pick.
September is national Pain Awareness Month. One of the major issues policymakers, health care providers, and average citizens alike need to focus on is how to improve pain management among older Americans.
The Healthy Foodie
My mornings are certifiably crazy, especially since I’ve made the commitment to provide healthy food for my daughter.
The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is handing out waterproof Project Life Saver (PLS) devices that GCSO Sgt. Dennis Newman describes as “ugly watches.”
The annual autumn Community Health and Care Fair is in November this year.
Sandra Montgomery, director of the laboratory at Banner Payson Medical Center, says 75 percent of all medical decisions made are based on lab results. A majority of those lab results come from blood tests.
Banner Payson Medical Center CEO Lance Porter represented Banner Health on Saturday, Sept. 12 in the Annual Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race in Pine.
The Healthy Foodie
I had a bumper crop of apples this year causing me to scramble to figure out what to do with all of them. I canned them, juiced them, baked with them and ate them straight off the tree.
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Alzheimer’s is a devastating and debilitating disease that affects an estimated 5.1 million Americans age 65 and older.
High Country Seniors is located at 215 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson, 928-472-9290. Hours of operation: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m.-noon, Friday.
Medicare provides choices to beneficiaries as to how they receive their Medicare benefits. It’s an important decision and merits careful consideration. All too often people rush into a decision at a public seminar, or buy what their sister or neighbor has, which might be a poor decision for their own particular needs.
The employees at Rim Country Health are super proud of our very own Marie Mennen for being selected “Arizona’s Hometown Hero” by the Phoenix Mercury basketball organization and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
Statistics show that more than 65 percent of people will require skilled nursing at some point, but only 10 percent believe it will be them.