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Tips on Post-Hospital Care for the Elderly

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Feb 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Hospitalization is sometimes an unavoidable circumstance for seniors, but there are important post-hospital care routines to follow. According to federal data on Medicare beneficiaries, more than 20% of seniors are re-hospitalized within one month of being discharged. These individuals typically come back to the hospital with health issues that are different from, but ultimately related to the ones that landed them in the hospital in the first place. For example, someone suffering from heart failure might be readmitted an injury caused by a fall after feeling light headed.

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Topics: Senior Tips

10 Tips For Traveling With Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Feb 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Travel can be one of the best gifts you can give a senior loved one. Whether it’s a trip to visit family such as grand-kids or great grand-kids, or an adventure to an exotic locale, or a jaunt on a cruise ship, a trip is always a treasured experience. Even if it’s just a return home, that trip will always be remembered. You might need to accompany your parent if they are not able to make the trip alone. If so, here are 10 tips for making sure your senior is traveling safely.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Compelling A Senior To Enter Long Term Care

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Feb 1, 2019 1:46:00 PM
 

Sometimes it becomes obvious when the time for assisted living has come. Perhaps your loved senior is no longer safe at home, either forgetting to turn off the stove or being prone to falling and injuring themselves. Perhaps you have tried bringing up the conversation before but were shut down. If you’ve tried reasoning with them, begging them, or even bribing them to consider moving into a senior care facility, then you may feel like you’re reached wit’s end.

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Topics: Senior Tips

10 Tips For A Healthy Diet After Age 50

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Reaching the age of 50 is a major milestone for many people. This mark comes accompanied by many new changes in medical diagnostics and often brings new health-related signals that will be important moving forward.

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Navigating Depression For Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Depression is classified as a mental illness that requires professional treatment including counseling and medication to alleviate symptoms. While it is normal for everyone to feel down from time to time, sadness that lingers for more than a couple weeks at a time can be an indicator of deeper issues. Clinical depression could be the culprit behind your senior’s moodiness. Detecting and treating depression is difficult enough in most individuals, but in seniors, the process can get tricky. If you are truly worried about whether your senior has depression, the first step should be to get in contact with a mental health professional in order to create an action plan.

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Topics: Senior Mental Health

Using Support Services to Help Caregivers

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 23, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Caregivers for seniors may often put their physical and mental health on the line when it comes to administering care for a loved one. It may seem like burning the candle at both ends for the benefit of a senior is wise, but the truth is that depleting your own energy and focus could wind up hurting yourself and the person in your care in the long run. Ignoring health screenings can also result in serious health consequences. 

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Topics: Caregiving

Why Seniors Should Get Tested For Dementia

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

One of the most common questions posed by seniors struggling with memory and cognitive related functions is “Do I have Dementia?” After all, you may be having symptoms of dementia, but it could just be related to nutrition or mental state. At the same time however, it could also be related to dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia related problems can be incredibly frightening to deal with, especially until we develop further research into how to stop it.

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Topics: dementia care

Healthy Hobbies For Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

It can be difficult to observe the slow progression of age and its associated ailments from afar. If you have an aging senior in your life, perhaps you are concerned that they are losing the same zest for life that they once had. Don’t be alarmed! Many individuals go through similar phases when they start to reach an advanced age. If you’re wondering how to help your senior get back their enthusiasm, positive outlook, and vibrancy back, then read our list of hobbies that help seniors improve their energy levels, cognitive function, physical, and emotional health. These are also activities that you can share, helping to keep your senior socialized and your relationship with them healthy.

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Topics: Senior Activities

Why Expressive Art Therapy Can Help Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

While we know that physical exercise can have benefits for the mind and the body, it is a lesser known fact that art and creativity can also hold therapeutic benefits for both the creator and the viewer. Studies in the fields of art and music therapy confirm that creative expression can result in psychological and physiological healing.

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Topics: Senior Activities

How Medicare Can Cover Elder Services

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Medicare is an excellent resource for covering a wide variety of healthcare needs. Unlike Medicaid, which is based on income, medicare provides coverage for health insurance for anyone 65 or older and anyone with a disability severe enough to qualify, regardless of income level. However, understanding and making use of health insurance through Medicare can be confusing for many. Choosing your Medicare plan can also be difficult if you do not understand the differences between each plan. Medicare is broken into four parts: Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D. Each plan comprises different benefits and there are some services that Medicare will not cover at all.

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Topics: Senior Tips

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