Annual Open Enrollment Period

Seniors And The Medicare Annual Enrollment Time Period

Medical insurance is something of a minefield in the US right now. Many families struggle to understand their options and rights when it comes to Medicare and enrollment. This isn’t helped by the ongoing fight over Medicare reform and the repeal of Obamacare in the current administration. There are concerns over the future of health insurance for the sick and disabled.

Many over 65s are happy to let the situation … Continue reading

Senior Medical Tests

Medical Tests that Seniors Should Have Done According To Schedule

Thanks to the improved medical care and improved standards of living, the life expectancy of people in the U.S has increased significantly to over 80 years from 50 years in the early 1900’s.

According to the United States Census Bureau, there were over 46 million people aged 65 and older in the U.S at the beginning of July 2014. In addition to that, the Bureau projected that the population … Continue reading

Caregiver Duties

Caregiver Duties And Responsibilities When Taking Care Of People

While most people dream of living an independent life, there are some situations where it is highly difficult to live a self-dependent life. For example, research shows that as people grow old, their dependence on others increases and caregiver duties are needed.

In addition to that, having certain illnesses also reduces an individual’s self-dependence hence needing the services of a caregiver.

One such condition is cerebral palsy which is a … Continue reading

Easter Party Ideas for Seniors

Great Party And Activity Ideas During Easter For Seniors

When it is time for Easter, we tend to celebrate with treats, goodies, and surprises for our families. However, sometimes we tend to forget the fact that our seniors also deserve that special feeling and fun. So plan on including Easter for seniors.

Who doesn’t want that special moment when Easter memories are evoked and a new season welcomed in style?

Honestly speaking, it is cruel and uncourteous to isolate … Continue reading

healthcare providers

Differences Between Medical Health Clinics and Testing Centers

The mental and physical health of a person can be monitored and checked using local health clinics.  Testing centers run the diagnostic tests, for example, if a patient needs blood work done.

One of the first mentions of a type of health clinic was in 18th century in England.  Health clinics, medical clinics, test clinics and/or screening centers are ways to seek treatments or have tests performed at a … Continue reading

Care givers

How To Treat Your Caregivers The Right Way

Caregiving is not the easiest job in the world—far from it, in fact. Especially when the care receiver is another member of the family, the dynamics of everyone’s relationships can get affected.

Studies show that caregivers need almost as much support as those who need the care, and other family members need to be willing to give that support.

Having a family member fall ill or decline in health because … Continue reading

Senior Care

In-Home Senior Care Services

Old age is inevitable, and it is quite natural to stay more at home as you grow older.  Seniors preparing for the future can help themselves choose whether to remain at home, using senior care, for the long run is the correct step for them.

Often choices to leave home are made unexpectedly after a sudden misfortune or medical emergency, crisis, making changes all the more painful and troublesome. … Continue reading

Free Services

Some Free Senior Care Services

As we age, the body goes through various physical and emotional changes and organs begin to wear out. That is why seniors have several financial and physical limitations.

Thanks to government, NGOs, groups, and organization that have sacrificed their resources to provide various services to the seniors for free. If you happen to be off the grid, kindly check with your local office for the aging to learn more.… Continue reading