3 Things to Think About Before Owning a Cane

Cane for walking

As you get older, it’s important to do everything possible to improve mobility. One popular device that enables many seniors to remain mobile is the walking cane. Statistics show that 4.8 million individuals throughout the United States walk with some type of cane. This means that canes are statistically the most popular mobility device throughout the United States. In addition, 10.2% of those aged 65 and older currently use a cane when walking. Considering these statistics, you should know that needing a cane as you get older is nothing to fear. It’s understandable to feel slightly overwhelmed while looking at endless cane options that are available. With that in mind, here are three things to consider before you purchase a cane.

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

4 Things to Know So You Can Make Medical Decisions For Your Family

Family medical center

When you have a medical need it’s important that you know where to go and what to do to get help. This is especially true when your children are involved. Should you take them to family urgent care or to the emergency room? Read on to familiarize yourself with the differences and which you should choose.

Know What Your Family Urgent Care Can Do

A 24 hour walk in clinic is perfectly set up to treat colds and flu, minor scrapes, cuts, and burns, sprains, and fractures, or to provide immunizations. If someone has an ear infection or you suspect a UTI, or if one of your kids has had a run-in with poison ivy or an insect bite, family urgent care is a great place to take them. The clinic can provide care after hours w Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

The Case For Urgent Care

Wounds

Seeking medical treatment or knowing when to seek emergency care can be difficult for those in the United States without health insurance, as well as for those who are not able to schedule a doctor’s appointment during regular office hours, often due to work. In fact, many of these people are forced to rely on the emergency room for any sort of medical care or treatment, and, as most of us know, the emergency room is often prohibitively expensive, particularly for the uninsured. If you are wondering when to seek emergency care, your treatment can most likely be completed at an urgent care center for a fraction of the time as well as the cost.

For those wondering when Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Assisted Living Vs Nursing Home Which One Is Right For My Family?

Memory care facilities

Assisted living vs nursing home…which one’s better for your loved one?

This question can cause a lot of stress for many, as admitting your family member needs more help than you can give often feels like a personal failing. The United States is seeing a rapid portion of the population aging, which is nothing to say of the widespread misconceptions brought on by mainstream media when it comes to the function of a nursing home. Should you look into activities for Alzheimer residents? What about the difference between assisted living vs nursing home? Answering these questions with some simple facts and useful statistics will go a long way in alleviating the fear that comes Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

7 Reasons to Donate Used Clothing to Charity

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Americans are generous people. When we can we like to give back to our communities and help other people. At least 70% of people around the United States make some kind of donation to charity every year. We give cash when we can, time when we have it and our used items and clothing when that is what we can do. In fact, many people set up Red Cross pickups when they want to make used clothing donations. Here are some ways they can really help people in need.

  1. You help real people in need. The United States has some of the worst natural disasters in the world. We experience hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, blizzards, tornadoes, and bomb cyclones. When these disasters strike, many people are forced to flee for their lives with nothing but the clothing on their back. Some evacuate and Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

6 Reasons to Work With a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Los gatos home for sale

A lot of people who are looking to buy a new home are first time home buyers. They make up at least 32% of people searching for a home to buy. There are a lot of homes for sale around the United States. There were about 560,000 homes bought around the country in 2016. If you are looking at buying a home of your own, there are a number of good reasons to work with a real estate agent. While many people think that they can go it alone, there are a number of benefits to having an expert on your side when you go looking for a home to buy. Here are some of the reasons people get expert help looking at and buying a home.

  1. Real estate agents are expert Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

The Best Middle Schools in the Country Offer a Safe Environment for Young Students

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It has been a very big three days!
Three days that have been both a whirlwind and wonderful!
Your oldest son, a senior in high school, played in pep band for for the girls basketball team at state tournament and then flew out for a college visit and music audition at his first school of choice. He nailed the audition, the music department loved him in the interview, and gave him an on the spot invitation to join their program in the fall. You also had a chance to visit with your aunt and three dear childhood friends who have offered to be his safety net and surrogate moms for him. Truth be told, this aunt and friends may also need to be a mother to you as you deal with your olde Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Craft Rooms Only Work If They Are Organized So You Can Find What You Want When You Need It

Mobile craft organizer

The basement can look very different from one week to the next. The first week of March finds a large t-shirt quilt in progress. The finished project will be a gift for your oldest daughter’s college roommate and you are working on a deadline. Needing to be finished in time so that the quilt can be machine quilted means that you need to leave the whole project out. You simply do not have time to pick things up and put them back out every time that you go down to work on. Fortunately, your family, including your husband, is very patient.
Last Christmas, they gifted you a new area in the basement. Equipped with the best craft storage money can buy, your new area is a dream come true. You still need to use some extra space when you are working on a project as large as the quilt, but it is good to know Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!