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Are Caregivers from Agencies Better than Private Caregivers?

Aging is a sensitive and delicate stage in one’s life, which is marked by its unique challenges such as the deterioration of physical and mental health and the loss of independence. So, it often requires help in day-to-day life, which can go a long way in improving the overall quality of life for elderly people.…

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Dependable in the Community: Martha McSally Healthcare Meeting

Tucson, Arizona – On Thursday, August 17th, staff from Dependable Health Services had the great pleasure of a meeting with Congresswoman Martha McSally.  The purpose of the visit was to familiarize the MOC with home health and our specific concerns about the current health care system. We touched on Medicaid long term care issues, where congress…

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Tips & Facts About Diabetes Mellitus

In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population, had been diagnosed with diabetes. Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed. This epidemic effects the senior community at a very high 25.9 percent (or 11.8 million American seniors ages 65 and up, both diagnosed and undiagnosed). An…

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Elder Abuse Awareness: What You Need to Know

As seniors age, they become more dependent on others for care. When an elderly person loses the ability to take care of himself/herself, family members are often expected to provide care. However, research reveals that elderly people can become vulnerable to neglect, abuse and exploitation.

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How to Effectively Counter Seasonal Allergies

Spring and summer both constitute a beautiful time of the year, with flowers, grasses, weeds and trees all in bloom. While you may want to enjoy the scent of the fresh air outdoors, you may find yourself a victim of sneezing, sniffling, itching, and irritation in the eyes, caused by the presence of allergens in…

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Seniors More Susceptible to Summer Heat

It is a known fact that hot weather can pose alarming problems to one’s health. This is especially true in the case of the elderly people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals above the age of 65 years are at a higher risk for heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and other…

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Stress Management – Tips to Finding Calm

There will be tension in our work life; the health of our loved ones can be a constant source of anxiety; the bills never stop coming – overall, life will always be demanding! It’s time to realize that stress is the source of many problems and you need to control it in order to live a healthy life. Stress management is all about managing your thoughts, lifestyle, emotions and problems. No matter how stressful your life seems to be, you can definitely reduce the negative effects of stress by following some simple and healthy steps.

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Dependable in the Community: 2017 Tucson Conquistadors Classic

Dependable Health Services was proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 Tucson Conquistadors Classic. The annual PGA Tour Champions tournament is held by The Tucson Conquistadores, a civic fund-raising organization established in 1962. All event proceeds benefit youth athletic programs in Southern Arizona. Dependable’s own President & CEO, Joe Schifano, and CFO, Tom Pepping, participated…

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5 Signs Your Aging Loved One Needs Assistance

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, we often tend to overlook the growing needs and requirements of our elderly family members. This situation can become worse if your aging loved one is too embarrassed to tell you that they need extra help. If left unnoticed, such concerns might grow into social and behavioral…

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