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Medicare Patients Struggle to Afford Home Health Care

All across the US, there is a new refrain spoken by Medicare home health providers, including occupational, speech, and physical therapists, social services, as well as intermittent skilled nurses: “Your husband (or whomever) is not going to get better, so we will have to discontinue our services as Medicare will not pay for it.” Termination […]

Rising Number of Seniors Continuing Care at Home

Decades ago in America, it was prevalent that extended family members lived near to one another, providing a system of general support and care for the family young and old. Now many families live far out of reach from the daily lives of their elderly parents save for the internet and internet of things allowing […]

Hybrid Policies May Help Your Long-Term Care Needs

You have probably heard about the astronomical costs of nursing-home care if you become seriously ill or injured. You might also know that Medicare would cover only a minimal amount of those costs. Private insurance doesn’t seem like a good bet either if you’ve heard horror stories about skyrocketing premium costs and difficulties in even […]

How to Get Retirement Planning Help for Seniors

As older adults transition from employment to retirement and settle into new routines, there are many different things to think about and plan ahead for. For example, there are numerous benefits to having a well-thought-out retirement plan and taking the necessary steps to properly and safely retire. Here is an overview of the most important […]

How to Help the Senior You Love with Nursing Home Care Planning

Did you know that the average annual cost of living in a nursing home in New York is over $100,000 per year? How to pay for nursing home care is one of the biggest worries on the minds of seniors and their caregivers today, which is why proper planning is needed to cover high nursing […]

What to Know About Caring for an Elderly Parent

Aging is something you cannot escape, and it affects all family systems. It can be challenging for adult children to imagine their parents as seniors and to understand and respond to the reality that each parent will age differently. Even if you are in the fortunate circumstance where your aging parents can go it alone […]

Reducing Hospital Readmissions with Technology

The information or digital technology age is rapidly transforming our everyday lives. Everyday smartphones, tablets, and other web-enabled devices allow us to communicate seamlessly. Technology applications have changed medical communities and systems, morphing them into an information-rich enterprise. Digital management of medical information is creating health care efficiencies and reducing unnecessary health expenditures. Proper implementation […]

Handling Abuse in Your Senior Living Facility

If you have an elderly family member or friend living in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, it is imperative that you stay attuned to the signs of abuse to your loved one. The National Center on Elder Abuse reports the most common types of abuse include physical (29%), psychological (21%), gross neglect (14%), […]

Technology That Helps Seniors Deal with Loneliness

The holidays are upon us and unfortunately, many seniors feel even more isolated during this time. Thankfully, technology has provided some interactive gadgets to help lessen feelings of isolation. One of those gadgets, called the GrandPad, is discussed below. The internet is an excellent way for people of all ages to connect with family and […]

Hearing Loss’ Health Risks

The findings from a 10-year study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) have reported a link between hearing loss and health risks. The risks include a 50% greater risk of dementia, a 40% greater risk of developing depression and a nearly 30% higher risk of accidental falls. While hearing loss is becoming […]