CHOKING AND THE HEIMLICH MANEUVER

           Choking is a blockage of the upper airway by food or other objects.  This blockage prevents a person from breathing effectively and complete blockage of the airway can lead to death.  When the airway is completely blocked, oxygen cannot enter the lungs.  The brain is extremely sensitive to this lack of oxygen and begins to die within four to six minutes.  It is during Continue reading

CAREGIVERS NEED RESPITE!

     It is estimated that approximately 25% of the American population is helping a relative with personal cares.  By personal cares, I am referring to companionship, housekeeping, assistance with bathing and grooming, meal planning and preparation, exercises, mobility assistance, monitoring medications, incontinent/toilet care, transportation and errands, child care, etc.  This statistic only mentions relatives and does not Continue reading