Falling is a major medical concern for older adults. Among seniors in the United States, falls are the number one cause of death (resulting in, on average, one fatality every nineteen minutes) and of non-fatal injury that requires hospitalization (resulting in an emergency room visit every eleven seconds).
Many seniors are hesitant to move from their homes, where they may have lived independently for decades, to assisted living centers. When you have the difficult conversations on this topic, communicate clearly while respecting your loved one’s thoughts and feelings.
If your aging parents were to fall ill or otherwise rendered incapable of handling their own finances, would you be prepared to take the wheel? It’s a difficult subject to think about, and an even tougher discussion to have.
Muddling through a tricky web of regulations, inter-agency programs, and paperwork is enough to drive a person crazy, which is why we’re setting out to clearly explain two of the most commonly confused programs for which you or your loved ones may be eligible: Medicaid and Medicare.
The holidays are approaching rapidly, and with them we anticipate feelings of joy, gratitude and time spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, for an alarmingly large number of Americans, the holidays may also signal a time of loneliness and despair.
Polypharmacy is defined as the simultaneous use of multiple drugs, and is becoming an alarmingly common practice among the elderly. With a specialist to treat each condition of the body, it’s easy to understand how patients end up with multiple prescriptions, on top of over the counter drugs and daily supplements.
Medicare Open Enrollment is rapidly approaching, meaning it’s time once again to review your current coverage or enroll in a plan for 2017. Whether or not you intend to make any changes this year, it’s important to take this time to review your circumstances, take note of any changes made to your plan, and determine whether the coverage you’ve selected is still the best option for you.
It is truly a blessing of the times that there is such an array of services today that are affordable to provide seniors options for living in communities that meet their individual medical care needs, personal interests, financial budget, and location preferences.
At Senior Care Lifestyles LLC, we take education and sharing of knowledge seriously. We provide information, resources, and guidance to seniors and their families on understanding what is available to them, care options, costs and financial eligibility for additional income and assistance.
As more research is conducted on the brain, we learn that subjective cognitive complaints can be the earliest indicator of Alzheimer's disease. However, recognizing the difference between general age related memory issues and dementia can be difficult.
Seniors are an especially vulnerable part of the population when it comes to identity theft. Overall, they tend to be less aware of the trends scam artists are trying, have an increased likelihood of using postal mail, and are more trusting of strangers than other generations, making it easier to steal their identity.