By Colleen Van Horn RN, B.S.N., PHN, CCM Summer heat isn’t merely bothersome – it can actually be very deadly. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, hot weather is the #1 weather-related cause of death in the United States. Incredibly, squelching heat claims more lives than all other weather conditions combined including hurricanes, [...]
By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Whiplash is likely to be sustained in a car accident mainly in part to the way seats are constructed and the commonality of rear-end car collisions. Whiplash is defined as a rapid snapping of a person’s head, resulting in the hyperextension of the neck. Muscles, tendons and [...]
By Colleen Van Horn RN, B.S.N., PHN, CCM Baby boomers make up a substantial portion of the U.S. population – nearly 80 million Americans, to be exact. Although some experts say that baby boomers may actually cause a decline in the U.S. economy due to reliance on government services and less spending, others have said [...]
By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Our homes should be private sanctuaries of comfort, security and relaxation. But every year, more than 18,000 individuals in the United States die from home-related accidents – a sobering reminder to all Americans that homes are only safe with our efforts. When it comes to household safety, [...]
Both nationwide and local San Diego senior care organizations face worker shortages in the face of a growing elderly population.
By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Car accidents in San Diego happen every single day. Whether it’s a fender-bender or a large scale collision, the truth is that our community is affected by crashes on a daily basis. Most people are cognizant of the fact that every time we head out on our [...]
More and more people are turning to home care services for seniors as an alternative to assisted living.
By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Every parent feels the same emotions when leaving the hospital with a newborn. It’s a sense of overwhelming protection and willingness to keep your child safe at all costs. And the feeling never fades as most parents work hard to ensure their child’s safety throughout the years. [...]
Learn how to avoid conflict when planning family elder care.
By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert When it comes to prosthetic devices, amputees expect artificial limbs to look good, function well, and perform just as nature would have intended. Now more than ever, amputees are adapting to sophisticated technology called “bionic” devices. These complex prosthetics use a combination of motors, natural-looking skins, and [...]