Vision check

Vision Source employee Rubi Flores, left, lets Dr. Randi Day calibrate her machine during an eye exam. CDN

The concept of “aging in place” is not new, but for seniors — and people with disabilities or other long-term care needs — the idea of hiring and managing services to ensure you can remain at home, known as self-directed care, may seem too complex. It doesn’t need to be. Understanding your rights, caregiver options and resources can provide the freedom to live life on your terms.

Bonding time

At River Valley residents, from left, Linda Schmidt and Judith Harnois spend time with Angel Gutierrez, CMA, during a morning devotional session.

Taking steps to health

At left, Burgundy Howes, DPT, of First Care Rehabilitation works with Sandy Miller during a session at their state-of-the art facility.

There are some easy ways to feel connected to others, even when you’re social distancing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Consider these tips from Dr. Doug Nemecek, Cigna chief medical officer for behavioral health.

If you are one of the 31.6 million people in the United States living with some form of eczema, continual handwashing and sanitizing to avoid spreading illness this season might be a source of added stress and anxiety, as this can dry out your skin and cause eczema to flare. Sticking to a threestep routine can help — wash, dry, moisturize.

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Billy Goodwin of Western Medical packs the back of his van with a motorized chair for one of his customers. CDN

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

BOY: Desmond Daniel Dobbs was born May 1, 2020, in Dallas, Texas, the son of Natalia and Mathew Dobbs.

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