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Occupational, Physical Therapists Attend Open House
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Occupational, Physical Therapists Attend Open House

A first-ever open house for occupational and physical therapists drew more than 20 attendees to HELP’s headquarters on Sept. 24, where they met the nonprofit’s caring staff and learned more about its medical equipment and services. “I refer 2-3 patients a week to HELP, but I’d never been to the facility,” said Amy Popple, an…

CADDYSHACK-Movie Event
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CADDYSHACK-Movie Event

Film historian Bruce Crawford will be presenting the 1980 classic comedy ”CADDYSHACK!” on Friday, Nov. 8th. 2019 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge Street in Omaha. CADDYSHACK! has become one of the most successful comedy’s in cinema history and is much beloved. Actress Cindy Morgan, who played Lacey Underall in the film, will speak before…

Home Modifications Reduce Fall Chances
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Home Modifications Reduce Fall Chances

Items in your home can increase your safety – or your chances of falling. During National Fall Prevention Week, consider making some changes to improve your independence and well-being. These include adding storage to keep shoes and other items clear of pathways; being aware of uneven surfaces and eliminating things such as throw rugs; keeping…

Proper Medical Equipment Prevents Falls
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Proper Medical Equipment Prevents Falls

During National Fall Prevention Week and throughout the year, HELP Medical Equipment seeks to raise awareness and prevent falls in the older adult population. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults, yet most slips and trips can be averted by following basic processes and using proper equipment. HELP offers…

Get Your Free Fall Prevention DVD
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Get Your Free Fall Prevention DVD

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65 and older falls every year? The National Council on Aging says falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults, responsible for emergency room visits, hip fractures and head traumas. That’s why the first week of fall is designated as National…

National Senior Citizens Day Is Aug. 21
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National Senior Citizens Day Is Aug. 21

National Senior Citizens Day is a special time to let the seniors in your life know how much you care. It provides an opportunity to show your appreciation for their lifelong dedication and accomplishments. Many elderly persons are very active in their communities and contribute greatly to our society. HELP’s wide array of low-cost, gently…

Skilled Nursing Landscape Changing
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Skilled Nursing Landscape Changing

There is an ever-growing need for Medicaid-funded rooms among the Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing communities in the Douglas and Sarpy County area and that is very concerning.  Since HELP offers free assistance to pair communities with folks, our expert, Daniel Haynes needed to identify more rooms for potential clients. He ventured forth into Dodge…

Motorized Wheelchairs and Scooters Available Now!
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Motorized Wheelchairs and Scooters Available Now!

Don’t miss out! Thanks to our generous donors, HELP currently has a high inventory of motorized wheelchairs, and mobility chairs and scooters, at prices much lower than retail cost. Stop in today to check out the various sizes and models before they’re gone! Equipment includes: Motorized Wheelchairs. For persons needing full-time usage, these chairs come…

Occupational Therapist Calls HELP “Fantastic”
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Occupational Therapist Calls HELP “Fantastic”

Suzy Adams is passionate about helping people with medical or aging issues remain comfortable and independent in their homes. The registered and licensed occupational therapist serves about 25 patients a week, and the first phone number she gives them for additional assistance is HELP Medical Equipment. “HELP offers equipment and supplies at a fantastic, reasonable…

HELPing You Monitor Your Blood Pressure
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HELPing You Monitor Your Blood Pressure

Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States. It’s also linked to dementia. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans, yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it, reports the Center for Disease Control. Fortunately, high blood…