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As people enter retirement they often wonder if they should move to a retirement community or thinking about the possibility of needing nursing home or assisted living care in the future. Most people prefer to maintain their independence for as long as possible. However, it is important to know there is a difference between living independently…Read More
For many people, one of the scariest things to think about is losing their memory and cognitive abilities as they age. Unfortunately, this happens for millions of seniors who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. There are many different stages of dementia and each stage impacts the person diagnosed with the…Read More
When we were young, it was an expectation we would listen to what our parents told us or asked us to do. But as we age, roles are often reversed with children becoming the caretakers of their aging parents. However, letting go of independence and allowing your child to guide and decide is sometimes difficult…Read More
Staying active is very important to staying as healthy as possible and having the best quality of life as you can. For seniors, having plenty of opportunities to remain active is essential to maintaining their overall health and well-being. Many people have misperceptions about the quality of life seniors can maintain when living in a…Read More
In our previous post, we discussed the rising costs of medications and how they are impacting our senior population. Unfortunately, regardless of how high the manufacturer makes the cost of a prescription, many seniors will still need to take that prescription to manage their health and maintain their quality of life. While there isn’t much…Read More
As we age, our bodies eventually wear down and we often need help maintaining the health we once had. According to the National Council on Aging, approximately 80% of seniors have at least one chronic disease and 68% have at least two chronic diseases. Among the most common chronic diseases impacting seniors are hypertension (high…Read More
For many seniors, dealing with the pain of arthritis is a daily struggle. It is estimated that more than half of all seniors have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis. And according to the Arthritis Foundation, the best way to manage and reduce the pain associated with arthritis is to exercise regularly. However, maintaining…Read More
As the baby-boomer generation continues to age, the senior population is expanding faster than ever. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, for the first time in U.S. history, seniors are projected to outnumber children and account for approximately 20% of the overall population by the year 2035. With modern medicine, many of these…Read More
When it comes to understanding Medicaid options, there is a lot of false information that tends to float around. Many seniors worry they will have to sell all of their assets and be left with no resources before they will qualify for Medicaid, but this isn’t true. If you’re relying on your own assumptions or…Read More
One of the most difficult diseases to watch a loved one live with is Alzheimer’s disease or any other form of dementia. Dementia is a progressive disease that causes the person affected by it to deteriorate over time. Communicating with someone who has dementia can be an incredibly difficult task, especially as the disease progresses. Here…Read More