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 when it comes to Medicare and the annual enrollment period. 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 play out as long as they have the right coverage for their needs. The problem here is that some citizens can be a little complacent over the situation. Changes … 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 of people aged 65 and older would increase to 98.2 million by the year 2060. However, while it is true that the life expectancy of the nation’s citizens has soared, … 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 physical disability that affects a person’s movement and coordination. Other conditions that may require caregiving services include; dementia, Parkinson’s disease, HIV/Aids and even cancer. It is important to note … 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 seniors when celebrating Easter holiday.… Continue reading

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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 lower cost compared to hospitals.… 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 of advanced age, requiring much time, effort and care is a part of everyone’s life, and often care giving falls into the hands of one or two members of the … 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. Explore your options, your financial plan, and insurance before making a final decision.

According to the report from a leading healthcare study, as men and women attain old age, they … 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.

One of the biggest challenges that the seniors or their caregivers face are the ease with which they access these services. Initial stages may require devotion. To help seniors realize … Continue reading

Senior Health Care

Best Hospitals In The US For Senior Health Care

When the time comes in our lives to confront the reality of aging, we like reassuring ourselves that the best we need to do is age well. And we focus on what must be done to counter poor vision, weight issues or diminishing virility.  Discussing regular exercises, eating healthy and in moderation hardly qualify as hot topics.

As our loved ones grow older, it becomes increasingly challenging to monitor and manage the various ailments that happen to them. And if our attachment to them is strong, it can affect our lives regarding the time away from family and work, … Continue reading

Professional Senior Home Care

The Secrets Behind DNA Testing

DNA testing is perhaps among the greatest breakthroughs in modern science especially in the field of medicine. Today, DNA testing is the epitome of human health science and other scientific fields as it helps in answering and offering solutions to some of the difficult human challenges.  The secrets behind DNA testing are consigned within the various ways it is used in the society today. From genetic testing for paternity tests to forensic fingerprinting, there is much more to it.… Continue reading

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Did You Know? April 11 – 16, 2016 is Health Care Decisions Week!

It’s a common quote that a man is once a man and twice a child. What this means is that he has a time independence but at the beginning and end of his life he must be cared for by others.

The latter part of being cared for is something most people don’t like to think about. Denial isn’t the best option for dealing with future decisions. It’s best to talk about advance planning ahead of time so family members have a clear understanding of their loved one’s wishes.

Health care is an essential component when it comes to advanced … Continue reading

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When Is The Right Time To Stop Driving?

Driving is a part of everyday life for most people, no matter what our is age. The problem is that the older we get, the more we struggle with health issues that can affect our ability to drive safely.

Many adults face a dilemma as our parents reach old age: do we ignore the signs of memory and vision problems so that our parents can retain their independence, or do we try and stop them from driving to prevent accidents?… Continue reading