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Keeping Your Body Healthy
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flowerheartI had an eye opening experience recently which once again validated my desire and determination to provide seniors with exceptional and compassionate care. Last year, my husband and I took a class to become certified in CPR. I can remember being concerned about not being able to remember the skills I was taught in order to save someone's life.
Through a miracle of circumstances, I happened to be in the right place at the right time leaving from a visit with one of our clients when a neighboring woman went into cardiac arrest right in front of me. My first reaction was "Is this it? Is it CPR time?" Before I had a chance to answer myself I was already performing CPR! I continued until 911 arrived. The woman survived and will hopefully be returning to her normal lifestyle shortly.

Now that I have experienced saving a life for myself, I have decided that Loving Arms Elder Care will begin hosting quarterly CPR classes to teach you and your loved ones the skills required to save a life. Our first class will be on Saturday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more details and to make your reservation.

So, sign up and remember, the life saved may be that of a loved one.

Aimee Read
Loving Arms Elder Care

Keeping Your Mind Active - Learn CPR

If you were with someone who had a heart attack, would you know what to do?

When blood flow or breathing stops, seconds CPRcount! Permanent brain damage or death can happen quickly. If you know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), you could save a life. CPR is an emergency procedure for a person whose heart has stopped or is no longer breathing. CPR can maintain circulation and breathing until emergency medical help arrives.

Facts about CPR:
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults.
350,000 people die every year in the U.S. from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
CPR doubles a person's chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.
80% of all cardiac arrests happen in people's homes.
The typical victim of cardiac arrest is a man in his early 60's and a woman
   in her late 60's.
Cardiac arrest occurs twice as frequently in men compared to women.
There has never been a case of HIV transmitted by mouth-to-mouth CPR.
CPR extends the window of time in which defibrillation can be effective.
CPR provides a trickle of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart and
  keeps these organs alive until defibrillation can shock the heart into a
  normal rhythm.

Loving Arms Elder Care is hosting an Adult, Child & Infant CPR and AED class on Saturday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. The class costs $75.00 per person and includes a two year certification and text book. For more information and registration, please see our website.

Keeping Your Body Healthy - Lifecall Medical Alert

We are all getting older and at sometime in our
Medipendant 1life, whether it is our Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, family member or friend, living independently can become challenging. Loving Arms Elder Care has partnered with LifeCall Solutions to offer the MediPendant Personal Emergency Response System.

When seconds count, your MediPendant is a life changing, life saving solution to your independence. MediPendant is the most advanced medical alert system on the market today!

        Speak and listen to the operator directly through the pendant
        24/7 monitoring with EMT-certified professionals
        Easy installation / User friendly
        Can be worn around the neck, clipped to your belt, or around your wrist
        Size: 1 7/8" x 3 3/8" and less than 1" thick
        Operates up to 600 feet in or around the home
Battery provides up to six hours of talk time and up to one year of
medipendant     Water resistant - Pendant may be worn in bath or
        Bilingual (Spanish & English) equipment and
         operators available
        The Emergency Medical Technician operator will
         stay on the line with you as long as necessary. If
         you cannot speak to request help, an ambulance is
         always dispatched.

Email or call Aimee (267) 864-2019 for more information. Or call 888-LIFE-515 to place your order today! And don't forget to use Promo Code: PA-LOV01.

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Keeping Your Spirit Alive - Advance Directives

In Pennsylvania you have the right to decide whether to accept, reject or discontinue medical care and treatment. There may be times, however, when you cannot make your wishes known. For example, you may be incompetent, in a terminal condition or
in a state of permanent unconsciousness, and unable to adv dirtell the doctor what kind of care you would like to receive or not receive. This can be addressed through an advance directive. Advance directives convey decisions, in advance, about end-of-life or life-sustaining care. Advance directives are not used for decision-making if you are able to make the decision.

Your direct
ive goes into effect when a copy is provided to your attending physician and your attending physician determines that despite being provided appropriate medical information, communication supports and technical assistance, you are unable to understand the benefits, risks and alternatives involved in a specific proposed healthcare decision, you are unable to make that healthcare decision on your own behalf, and you are unable to communicate that healthcare decision to any other person; and you are determined to be in an end-stage medical condition or permanently unconscious.

There are two types of advance directives, a living will and a health care power of attorney. To learn more, please visit our website.

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