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Samaritan touts success of Home Health program

WATERTOWN — Samaritan Home Health in February launched its telehealth Hospital Re-admissions Reduction Program and officials say they’ve seen rousing success among participants this year. The program is for people with congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and aims to reduce readmission within 30 days of discharge from the hospital by… Keep Reading

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ACR Health opens new Watertown facilities

WATERTOWN — ACR Health held a grand opening Friday at its new site at 210 Court St., which will offer support for a variety of people. The nonprofit organization aims to help people make informed health decisions and “create healthy communities” by providing services free of charge. Services include insurance navigation, testing for diseases such… Keep Reading

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The Biden Move to Allow Hearing Aids to Be Sold Over-the-Counter is Now Saving Americans Thousands

Four years after Congress passed bipartisan legislation requiring the FDA to allow over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, President Biden issued an Executive kick-in-the-butt Order that gave them 120 days to act. Now, this new category of OTC hearing aids, are enabling consumers with mild to moderate hearing impairment to purchase them directly from stores or online retailers without… Keep Reading

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Singapore Uses Bright Colored Signs to Created a Dementia-Friendly Neighborhood – LOOK

In keeping with the Singapore government’s initiative to enable ageing in place, a dementia-friendly wayfinding solution was devised for Khatib Central and Chong Pang City, which were identified as residential estates with ageing populations. The project’s objective was to create a system that assists seniors and those afflicted with dementia in navigating around their neighborhoods… Keep Reading

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