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Warts

Common warts (verruca vulgaris) are skin lesions that are caused by a virus. Plantar warts are regular warts that occur on the plantar surface (sole) of the foot. Because we walk on our feet, the wart is pushed inward and can be painful and more difficult to get rid of. Usually warts are harmless, but […]

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Golf Cart Therapy

(Partially reprinted from The Salem News 9/22/22) Alex lives with his parents, Kevin and Jennifer, in Peabody. Always a happy child, he was diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was very young. As he moved toward his teens Alex developed aggressive behavior toward his family and others. By the time he reached the […]

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Home Safety: Simple Steps To Reduce The Risk of Falling

Home Safety Tips

(from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov) Proper lighting: Always turn on lights before entering a room or hallway Replace a burned-out bulb immediately Keep nightlights on in bathrooms, bedrooms and hallways Make sure all walkways are well-lighted, especially at night Secure walkways: Make sure carpeting is securely fastened and do not use throw […]

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Five Tips To Help You Understand Dementia Behaviors

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(from: Family Caregiver Alliance, San Francisco, California) It is not easy caring for someone with dementia. Here are five tips to remember when you encounter challenging dementia behaviors. 1. We cannot change the person. The person you care for has a brain disorder that shapes who they have become. 2. Behavior is triggered. The behavior […]

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Home Visits

We look forward to our regular visits with you. This is to clarify what to expect. Our home visits are required by MassHealth–one visit per month for Level 1 and two visits per month for Level 2. The main purpose of our regular visits is to see how your household is doing. There are other […]

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