Senior Living Care Blog

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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Preparing for Winter Storms for Older Adults

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 12, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Winter storms put people at a higher risk for many problems such as car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. With winter storms comes extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. These storms are can last anywhere from a few hours to multiple days and can take out the power, heat and communication services. All of this places older individuals at greater risk.

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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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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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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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Avoiding Seasonal Allergies for Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Allergy reactions are the most common immune diseases and as populations and people get older, allergies manifest more frequently. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States and cost the country and excess of $18 billion each year. One of the most common forms of allergies is seasonal allergies.

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New Year's Resolution Ideas for Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

The new year is here, a perfect opportunity to reevaluate the way you live and make some healthy changes to your life. New year’s resolutions are a way for you to improve your lifestyle and for seniors it is a way to ensure that the later chapters of your life are spent living healthy and happily.

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Preventing Falls for Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, millions of older individuals fall each year. One in three people aged 65 years or older falls each year and over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury and the deaths rates of falls from 2007 to 2016 have increase by 30 percent.

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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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Creating a Safer Environment for Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 4, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

Owning a home and living alone or with a spouse comes with many safety concerns, especially for senior citizens who are more susceptible to accidents like falling which can leave them unable to call for help.

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