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15 Common Health Concerns for Aging Adults

By Senior Care

According to the CDC, Americans today are living longer than ever before. In fact, many people are living an average of 19.3 years beyond the age of 65. Unfortunately, many of these people are also battling chronic conditions to remain healthy. You can avoid some of these health concerns by staying physically active, losing weight,…

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Are Apartments Adequately Accessible for the Disabled?

By Accessibility

The Americans with Disabilities Act, called ADA for short, was signed into law in 1990 and states that individuals with disabilities must have equal access to public areas. According to experts, apartments and other rental properties fall into this category. Unfortunately, properties are not required to follow the standards when it comes to making dwelling units…

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Risks and Causes of Rib Fractures in Seniors

By Senior Care

Two of the most common causes of rib fractures and emergency room visits are blunt chest trauma from falls or collisions. While most patients who have rib fractures are discharged with pain medications and a spirometer, some patients have a higher mortality risk than others. If you or a loved one need extra assistance, consider…

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8 Tips to Reduce Your Healthcare Costs

By Medicare and Medicaid

The cost of healthcare continues to rise with no end in sight. This is especially hard on the elderly and younger people with severe health problems or disabilities. However, you can take steps to reduce your own or a family member’s healthcare costs. Here are eight tips to help you save money on your healthcare. 1. Save Money…

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What You Need to Know About Starting Medicare

By Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare is a government program providing health insurance for people 65 or older. Starting Medicare begins with eligibility – three months before turning 65. Note: You may be eligible earlier if you are disabled or have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Original Medicare is made up of several parts, including: Part A (Hospital Insurance): Helps to cover…

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Debilitating Effects of Anxiety in Older Adults

By Senior Care

Anxiety is a common human condition affecting all age groups. However, excessive degrees of it that interfere with daily activities are not a normal part of aging. Therefore, anxiety in older adults should be a cause for concern.  How Many Seniors Suffer From Anxiety? It is estimated that anxiety disorders affect almost 4% of older adults worldwide….

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Should You Get a Service Dog?

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Many people are affected by a disability that is difficult for them to overcome on their own. However, training techniques make it possible for animals to be a big help in many ways. A service dog is the most common type of service animal because of their strong affinity to humans, intelligence, and obedient nature. …

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