May 17-23 is National EMS (Emergency Medical Services) week and this Monday is Memorial Day, one of the most revered dates on our calendar. Noble Horizons recognizes and thanks the exceptional heroes who honor and serve our nation and local communities.
Leading a life of service demands constant and rigorous training, unimaginable sacrifices, and a deep commitment to duty, regardless of the dangers. We are humbled by and grateful to these courageous heroes who work selflessly 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to protect and safeguard us. Especially in the absence of Memorial Day parades at which we traditionally honor EMS professionals and veterans, Noble Horizons is proud this week to spotlight many of these remarkable men and women on our blog and Facebook page.
We offer our deepest gratitude for their esteemed service and inspiring commitment to making our world, our nation, and our communities safer.
Whether you are new to Medicare or have been enrolled for several years, it’s important to understand that Medicare plans change from year to year. The best time to join a Medicare health or drug plan is when you first get Medicare. Signing up when you’re first eligible can help you avoid paying a lifetime Part D late enrollment penalty. If you miss your first chance, you can sign up during Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period (October 15–December 7).
Drawing attention to stroke awareness and art therapy is very important in our community. Because of a stroke’s significant impact on the physical body, victims may struggle to adjust emotionally. Stress, frustration, and helplessness are all feelings that can negatively affect a stroke victim’s self-esteem and quality of life.
Although there is no magic pill for preventing falls in the elderly, we often overlook one of the best kept secrets in prevention. Physical Therapists can help reduce the risk of elderly falls by 25 percent or more. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries in older adults and are the most common cause of nonfatal, trauma related hospitals admissions.