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HealthLight Light Therapy Devices

Pain Management

HealthLight is a leading health technology company that specializes in developing and manufacturing innovative therapy pads based on low-level light therapy. Our mission is to provide safe, effective, and affordable solutions to help individuals find relief from pain and improve circulation. HealthLight offers drug-free, non-invasive, medical-grade relief. Our light therapy pads are typically found in doctor~s offices, but are now available to the public.FDA-cleared and backed by 3,000 research studies, HealthLight offers powerful, tested pain relief. Join the thousands of people who got their lives back from often endless pain by using HealthLight light therapy pads at home and wherever they may be. Many of our customers reduce or even eliminate powerful pain meds from their daily regimen. Our team of experts includes doctors, engineers, and scientists who are dedicated to designing and developing cutting-edge technology that delivers real results. Our products are safe and easy to use.At HealthLight, we believe that everyone deserves access to the latest healthcare technology, which is why we offer our products at affordable prices. Our devices are easy to use, portable, and can be used in the comfort of your own home, making them ideal for busy individuals seeking effective pain management and injury recovery.Since our inception, HealthLight has earned a reputation as a trusted provider of health technology solutions. Independent testing has shown that HealthLight therapy pads stand apart from the competition, delivering more light energy to the skin than light therapy pads from other companies. This is due to our exclusive LED technology. If you are looking for a safe, effective, and affordable way to manage pain and improve circulation, look no further than HealthLight.

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HealthLight Light Therapy Devices

Pain Management Device

HealthLight is a leading health technology company that specializes in developing and manufacturing innovative therapy pads based on low-level light therapy. Our mission is to provide safe, effective, and affordable solutions to help individuals find relief from pain and improve circulation. HealthLight offers drug-free, non-invasive, medical-grade relief. Our light therapy pads are typically found in doctor~s offices, but are now available to the public.FDA-cleared and backed by 3,000 research studies, HealthLight offers powerful, tested pain relief. Join the thousands of people who got their lives back from often endless pain by using HealthLight light therapy pads at home and wherever they may be. Many of our customers reduce or even eliminate powerful pain meds from their daily regimen. Our team of experts includes doctors, engineers, and scientists who are dedicated to designing and developing cutting-edge technology that delivers real results. Our products are safe and easy to use.At HealthLight, we believe that everyone deserves access to the latest healthcare technology, which is why we offer our products at affordable prices. Our devices are easy to use, portable, and can be used in the comfort of your own home, making them ideal for busy individuals seeking effective pain management and injury recovery.Since our inception, HealthLight has earned a reputation as a trusted provider of health technology solutions. Independent testing has shown that HealthLight therapy pads stand apart from the competition, delivering more light energy to the skin than light therapy pads from other companies. This is due to our exclusive LED technology. If you are looking for a safe, effective, and affordable way to manage pain and improve circulation, look no further than HealthLight.

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We help tens of thousands of older adults get reliable & safe rides, meds, meals, groceries & home services nationwide. Rides, Groceries, Meals & More: Built Better For Older Adults And People With Disabilities.Screened & monitored services from Uber, DoorDash, Instacart and more, with or without a smartphone, 24/7.‍Millions of requests fulfilled for hundreds of thousands of people living independently at home. Available in all 50 states and Canada. We make modern services like Uber for seniors accessible and consistent so that you can make the most of every day. Hundreds of thousands of people trust in GoGo to postpone moving into retirement communities or hiring 24/7 caregiving teams.How We Work: Order rides for seniors, groceries, prescription medications, meals, home chores and more with a simple phone call to 1 (855) 464-6872.Our GoGoGuardian technology dramatically improves the reliability and usability of partners like Uber, DoorDash, Instacart & others for people who want to live independently in their home for as long as possible.

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We help tens of thousands of older adults get reliable & safe rides, meds, meals, groceries & home services nationwide. Rides, Groceries, Meals & More: Built Better For Older Adults And People With Disabilities.Screened & monitored services from Uber, DoorDash, Instacart and more, with or without a smartphone, 24/7.‍Millions of requests fulfilled for hundreds of thousands of people living independently at home. Available in all 50 states and Canada. We make modern services like Uber for seniors accessible and consistent so that you can make the most of every day. Hundreds of thousands of people trust in GoGo to postpone moving into retirement communities or hiring 24/7 caregiving teams.How We Work: Order rides for seniors, groceries, prescription medications, meals, home chores and more with a simple phone call to 1 (855) 464-6872.Our GoGoGuardian technology dramatically improves the reliability and usability of partners like Uber, DoorDash, Instacart & others for people who want to live independently in their home for as long as possible.

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What is Medicare?

What is Medicare?Medicare is a federal health insurance program that gives you access to specific coverage and benefits. Medicare is different from health insurance you may have had before. It offers you a variety of coverage options and it has key enrollment dates and guidelines you need to follow. Were here to help you make sense of it all. How is Medicare Different From Other Health Insurance?You may be surprised at the differences between Medicare and other types of health insurance. If youve had health coverage through your employer, your plan likely included medical and prescription drug coverage, along with other benefits. It also may have covered both you and your spouse.Medicare only covers one person at a time. This means you and your spouse must enroll separately. In addition, Medicare gives you options that can make it possible to receive your benefits in a variety of different ways.You can:       Choose hospital and medical coverage delivered through the federal government.       Add prescription drug coverage delivered through a private company.       Purchase a supplemental insurance policy from a private insurer that can help cover some of the costs.       Choose coverage from a private insurer that combines hospital, medical and often prescription drug coverage into one plan.In short, with Medicare you can choose coverage that fits your needs, budget and lifestyle. We can help you take full advantage of that freedom. Who is Eligible for Medicare?      - Age 65+      - Under age 65 with certain disabilities      - Have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) When and How Do I Apply?If youre like most people, youll enroll in Medicare around the time you turn 65. Your Initial Enrollment Period begins three months before your 65th birthday, includes the month you turn 65 and ends three months after that birthday.Keep in mind that if you dont get Medicare during this Initial Enrollment Period, you may have to pay Medicare Part B or Part D late enrollment penalties. Plus, you could be missing out on coverage and benefits that can help protect your health and finances. Thats why its generally a good idea to enroll as soon you can. How you enroll generally depends on if youre getting benefits from Social Security, the Railroad Retirement Board or the Office of Personnel Management.Contact me today at 724-554-7989 for a FREE consultation.  

Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for an Assisted Living Community

Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for an Assisted Living CommunitySearching for the best assisted living residence is tough, especially when your parents and loved ones are making the change. Fortunately, there are ways to help them learn how to find and choose an assisted living facility. Most of these come down to the following three steps:Determining what they needFinding locations that match their needs and signing up for toursUtilizing multiple resources to find the right locationWell help you focus on finding the right residence to keep your loved one safe, happy, and secure as soon as possible with as little worry as possible. There are a few common mistakes people make when considering an assisted living community.1. Making the decision based on superficial reasonsAssisted living is about more than a pretty building. Often, adult children choose living establishments they think their parents would enjoy without adequately thinking about their health and wellness needs.If your mom or dad is unable make the decision, very carefully weigh all the options available before making it. Most of the time, transportation, safety, and comradery with similarly aged adults are exactly what your parent wants. 2. Being unrealistic about health and memory needsIf your mom or dad has dementia, think about what they need now, rather than what they used to enjoy. Memory issues cause adults to become reclusive, scared, and confused. Aging causes stressors and other worries. Choose a residence that can best protect them, rather than one that is overly fancy.Many residents come to us because they chose places that didnt offer the quality of care or level of services that they need. We always recommend adult children seriously consider their parents health needs and ask doctors about the support seniors need as they age.3. Going it alone in the searchIts usually prudent to get several opinions regarding the best assisted living options. Theres a good chance other family or friends have gone through the same process. You might also consult qualified senior living advisors. Legend Senior Living provides advisors to help navigate the process every time we show people our community. Our senior living advisors are generally very helpful when it comes to the process of choosing the right home, even if Legend may not be the right fit for your particular needs.4. Not knowing what to look forStart your search online, but make sure to talk to people. When doing your research online, make sure the residence offers the following resources:Nutritious prepared mealsCompanion services that provide company, personal assistance, and supportLife enrichment activities to indulge, learn, and growWellness and other activities to keep seniors engaged and activeBut go to the source, too. Make sure to make time to visit the residences youre considering. On your visits, we suggest you talk to the people to see exactly how it operates. Speak privately with staff and residents to get their opinions about the level of care and their overall satisfaction. Cheerful residents are always a good sign to look for in an assisted living home.5.  Choosing the first residence you findYoull find that every residence is unique. We recommend visiting at least three homes before you make a decision. This allows you to compare, do your due diligence, and get a clearer picture of standards and options available. Take note of residence standards, their cultures, and how they treat people. Most of all, consider your peace of mind and the safety of your loved ones.Legend Senior Living Is here to answer your questions and give you a tourGenerally speaking, most questions about assisted living focus on how many members are on staff, how the staff handles maintenance, and activity schedules. Security for aging adults with memory needs is something to consider as well.At Legend Senior Living, we understand whats important to you family, friends, good care, and compassion. We understand the need to live your life and your standards for independence, dignity, and the right to personal choice. 

Having the Tough Conversation with Your Parents about Senior Living

The relationships you develop with your parents are often some of the deepest and most meaningful in your life. Which makes having a conversation about moving into senior living residences tough for all involved. It might be difficult for you to broach the subject with your parents, but keep in mind that its just as hard for them to hear it.No matter how prepared you or they might be, this is never an easy conversation to have. From your parents perspective, moving into a senior living residence might seem like a significant reduction in independence and freedom. After all, having lived alone for forty or fifty years gets a person used to a certain type of lifestyle. Its for that reason that you have to give them the best advice possible. Dont simply make the decision for them, bring them into the discussion and talk frankly about the situation and the options available. Weve learned a thing or two during our time at Legend Senior Living, and know a few tips for making this conversation a bit easier:Speak honestly and compassionatelyHelp your parents by being sensitive to their needs, wants, and fears, and include them in the conversation about their lives. Give your honest assessment, even if you know it may be difficult for them to hear.Make collaborative choicesPeople are more willing to make choices when they take part in the decision. Structure your conversation in a way that shows you arent trying to run their lives; rather that youre focused on their health, safety, and happiness, and welcome and respect their input in this decision.Set up senior living residence toursEncourage them to schedule tours of residences so they can meet people and see the environments firsthand. As they talk to residents, they can weigh their decisions based on whats important to them. Know the signs to help assess the situationIt can be hard to admit when your parents cant handle living on their own. Its important that you know the signs that determine its time to consider senior living. Here is a list of what to look for:Weight loss due to malnutrition or inability to feed oneselfFrailty of strength or statureWeight gain, potentially due to illness or inactivityChanges in behavior, appearance, or bathing habitsLoss of friendships, activities, or interestsUnopened bills, personal mail, or past-due noticesWhen daily living activities and independent living activities waneChronic, persistent health conditions or conditions that require daily monitoringSlower recovery for minor injuries or illnessesRecent accidents or incidentsSenior living means not worrying about when theyll get a nutritious meal, not having to worry about them forgetting to turn off the stove, a slip or a fall, or forgetting to take their medications. Be open and honest regarding your concerns about them living on their own. Theyll appreciate how much you value their safety, happiness, health, and independence. Senior living also ensures that your parents will have the assistance in the case of an emergency or accident. Its not only a residential situation, its peace of mind for both you and your parents that they will always be looked after.Even though the conversation might be difficult to have, its important that you have it. But make sure you approach it with kindness, compassion and understanding.

12 Signs Its Time to Move into an Assisted Living Community

When you're young, you may desire with multiple floors and big kitchens for entertaining friends and raising your family. We want beautiful yards with gardens and lush landscapes; dogs, cats, fish, and all kinds of things. As we age, those things might become difficult to maintain and upkeep; like cooking meals, bathing, laundry, running errands, taking medicine, operating electronics and even once-easy tasks like using household appliances all become tougher and tougher.The first questions is not how to get into assisted living with no money. Rather, it is; Am I ready - or is my parent ready for assisted living?  Its Tough Making the Move to Assisted Living for you or your loved one, We Can Help!Legend Senior Living Associates have fielded many questions from loved ones about how to move a parent with dementia to assisted living.  Its necessary when things that your parents used to do are now impossible to do independently or when their quality of care decreases to the point where its dangerous and potentially life threatening for them to not have some sort of aid.More than 15 million Americans are currently devoting love, time and care to aging loved ones with Alzheimers and Dementia care needs and sometimes it can be difficult, expensive, and time consuming; thats why assisted living residences are there to give you a helping hand! Heres list of 12 symptoms and signs its time for assisted living:Aggression with dementia or Alzheimers is one of the first signs that its time to start considering placement in assisted living , simply to ensure the safety of everyone. A condition called Sundowning often causes aggression or agitation in the evening.When caregiving is causing Caregiver Stress or burnout these signs can be just as telling as other symptoms. This stress is often damaging to the emotional relationship between you and your loved ones.When you notice an increase in care needs, or escalating care (like helping get someone to the bathroom or helping support most/all a persons weight) that can put a caregiver at risk.Wandering (especially in later stages of dementia) is one of the leading risks of slip and fall hazards.Ensuring seniors are eating healthy, balanced meals, getting vitamins, and have a supply of fresh nutritious food in the refrigerator and pantry that isnt expired. Many aging adults and those with memory needs forget to remove old, expired, or spoiled food.Aging adults with memory care needs or other seniors taking medication dosage correctly and at the right time. Assisted living residences provide seniors medication management and medication problem avoidance. Medical staff at assisted living residences also know things like the safest NSAID (like ibuprofen) for seniors (over 65 years) as well as other medications.When you need medical care or supervision for your loved one in the case of an emergency. Assisted living residences are perfect when theres a risk of a potential health issue, slip and fall, or wandering as theres always staff available and medical help a few minutes away.To keep important financial tasks like paying bills on time, as well as opening and disposing of mail to prevent mail fraud or identity theft.To help seniors get around without hurting themselves. Senior drivers often exhibit physical and mental changes as they age; like slower response time, losses in clarity and vision, drowsiness due to medications, reduction of the ability to focus, or may even judge distances incorrectly and these mistakes can be deadly. Assisted living residences provide free transportation services and safety for everyone on the road.When your loved one struggles with dressing, changing clothing, or is unable to shower or groom themselves. Often, seniors that arent in assisted living homes can go days without showering or changing clothes.When your aging loved one isnt engaging in their favorite hobbies, talking and socializing, or going out and about.If your loved one is exhibiting depression, loneliness, isolation, or the inability to cook or clean without assistance. This goes along with being unable to do the things they once loved to do. Making a Transition to Assisted Living for Seniors Also Makes the Transition Smoother on YouWhile making the decision to move a senior into assisted living is a tough choice, making a transition now rather than later helps adjust and keeps your ageing loved ones safer. You can start the touring process with assisted living communities; finding friendly staff, comfortable features, activities and friendships for your loved ones, as well as a clean environment with a pleasant dining experience and peace of mind.Youll soon find that assisted living residences only require a small initial adjustment before theyre the best opportunity for socialization, dining, activities, personalized care and effective care action plans in place (leaving you in charge without physically doing it all yourself) which is a large burden off of your shoulders.

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