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October 31st, 2019 Rana Goodman

Blog by Rana Goodman

 

Shortly before the last legislative session I attended a seminar outlining the concept of supported decision making as an alternative to guardianship.  The concept was ideal and made so much sense that I was thrilled when the Nevada legislature passed the bill into law. The question now is how one convinces the Clark County Court system overall to accept such a plan and give seniors who are brought into




October 9th, 2019

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September 29th, 2019 Patty Duffey

At a recent presentation I attended by Patty Gurney, Community Advocate for Nevada’s Aging and Disability Services Division, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, I was pleasantly surprised to hear about the wealth of services available to seniors in our community.  

Patty explained the program they call No Wrong Door. Their mission is similar to that of the Foundation Assisting Seniors, in that their aim is to keep people healthy and in their homes for as




September 6th, 2019 Patty Duffey

Senior housing is finally getting the attention it deserves through a unique partnership between medicine, construction, and academia. University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Architecture is collaborating with the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to design residences that accommodate the needs of seniors. Those who benefit from their work to date include residents of Las Ventanas Senior Living Community in Summerlin.

Led by Dak Kopec, Associate Professor, Master of Healthcare Interior Design, and Attila Lawrence, Professor, Interior




July 17th, 2019 | by Dr. Patrick Teefy

The information below comes from Dr. Patrick Teefy, Cardiology Head at the Nuclear Medicine Institute University Hospital London Ontario

Let’s say it’s 7:25 pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job, you’re really tired, upset and frustrated.
Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately, you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself. Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.







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Welcome to the Foundation Assisting Seniors first Informational Blog. Our mission is to provide timely, accurate information on senior living, that includes finance, technology, lifestyle and medicine. These blogs will be sent out at least once per month and/or as needed to cover issues of importance to the senior community.

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