Medigap Insurance in Retirement

When people consider retirement, health care planning becomes a higher priority and comes with certain areas of confusion. One of these is Medicare, a valuable source of health insurance for people 65 and older. Making the change in policy coverage,...

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Brain Nourishment for Elders

As we grow older, normal aging causes elders to experience decline in cognitive functions. Leading a healthy lifestyle that’s both socially and intellectually stimulating combats normal, age-related mental decline. Here are some additional tips to help keep the mind sharp...

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Cancer Screening for Women

With people living longer these days, it is expected that by 2050, approximately 70 million individuals will reach age 65 and older. (That is approximately double the current age/population.) Obviously, this expansion of the elderly population will require more...

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Cancer Screenings and Men

Taking advantage of "positive" health habits can make seniors less vulnerable to various forms of cancer. According to the National Institute of Health, advancing age is a high risk factor for cancer, with persons over 65 accounting for 60%...

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Aging Plan? Medicare Facts & Figures

Health care costs will likely be your biggest retirement expense. For older adults, saving for retirement is only a start. Having enough financial resources and flexibility to live in retirement, PLUS cover expected health care costs as you grow...

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Home Care is Most Affordable Option

Re-posting a recent home care industry blog... For years now, home care has been a more affordable option than any other type of senior care. Compared to the services available in nursing homes and assisted living residences, the cost for...

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Ten Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Re-posting a blog post from ElderCare Matters. I hear this question frequently, and this is a quick and simple explanation... **************************************************************************** What are some early warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease? Dementia and Alzheimer’s are often confused as being the same, but they’re...

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Elderly Care and Workforce Productivity

The "sandwich" generation is currently juggling family, work, and caring for aging parents. There is simply not enough time in the day for everything, and providing care for family elders is very possibly the most time consuming. Home care agencies...

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Family Burden: Can You Support Aging Parents?

Our nation’s elderly population is expected to double from 2012 to 2050. This population shift will have significant impact on seniors and family members in areas including housing, finance, insurance, and health care. While some of these costs (ex.,...

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Home Care Assistance for Depression

For many aging seniors, the continued ability to maintain lifestyle and self-sufficiency is a huge benefit -- not only for their continued health and functionality -- but to ease the worry for distanced family and friends who may live...

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