Staying “Covid – Connected”

My wife just went to see her doctor. They discussed current health, reviewed personal health history, looked over recent x-rays, and talked about lifestyle and dietary changes. (Aside: drink more water!) To accomplish all this,...

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Staying Connected in Times of Covid

How can we, and should we, communicate with elderly parents and loved ones who don't live nearby? How can we catch-up with those who are isolated while "sheltering in place"? Or, for seniors who live in communal...

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Health Tips Senior Women, pt 2

An elderly woman’s health plan should remain pretty consistent throughout her lifetime. But there are certain aging related changes to be addressed: Get your shots. Consult with your doctor as to which shots you need. Most likely,...

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Older Women’s Health

Recommendations for overall good health remain pretty much the same throughout life. But, an elderly female should make a determined effort to take specific steps to manage health and aging. Here are some steps which should become...

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Health and Aging Issues: Men vs. Women

Health issues for men and women, from elderly to young, are unique in many ways. Here are some of the gender differences for our elderly parents: Heart health. Risk factors, along with underlying causes and prescribed...

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Elderly Hospital Discharge, pt. 2

Upon being discharged from a hospital (or rehab facility) and returning home, an elder's normal habits and old routines also get re-established. In other words, bad habits can characterize a senior's normal household routine. This is where professional in-home...

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Elderly Being Discharged From Hospital

Once admitted to a hospital, chances are good that your elderly parents will have a short stay. Whether post surgery or recovering from an illness, all patients are discharged from the hospital sooner these days. Hospitals...

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Medicare and Medicaid will no longer require a doctor’s prescription for COVID-19 screening

Please read the following summary taken directly from AARP website... Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries can now get tested for the coronavirus without a written order from a physician, which CMS officials say will expand the availability of COVID-19 screenings.Physicans and...

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Signs Your Parents May Be Unsafe If Alone

It can be difficult, at times, to differentiate between normal, age-related decline and something more serious. Try to observe and carefully listen to your aging parents when visiting. You may uncover subtle or flagrant details as...

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Isolation and Elder Health Risks, pt. 2

Living on your own these days? Welcome to an ever-growing club. Divorce, and death of a spouse, have contributed to many more seniors living alone than ever before. Unfortunately, living alone can have a negative impact on your...

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