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6 Things Seniors' Health Insurance Won't Cover

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

While health insurance should be a safety net, it can sometimes feel like a trap, especially when it comes to senior care. You may think that some procedures are covered by your insurance only to be shocked when you are asked to pay out of pocket. So you're not left unprepared, here's a list of 6 things a senior's health insurance most likely won't cover.

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3 cars that offer good safety for seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The best driver is a safe driver. No one is born as a safe driver, it is a skill that is honed through years of experience. However, as people get older their reflexes tend to slow and their hearing and vision begin to diminish. It is at this point that owning a safe vehicle becomes extremely important. So what kind of vehicle is considered a safe vehicle for seniors?

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The Best Exercise Equipment for Keeping Seniors Active and Safe

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It may become more difficult to move around as a senior, but exercise never stops being important. Exercise helps maintain physical and mental health but staying safe while exercising can be increasingly difficult in the senior years. Here are 3 pieces of exercise equipment seniors can safely use to stay fit. 

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Packing Your Senior's Bag for a Family Reunion

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

You're headed out the door with your senior loved one for a family reunion. Everyone is excited by the chance to get together: to see relatives that you don't get to see at other times of the year, to eat great food, and to celebrate as a family. In order to take a senior loved one whose health is declining along with you, however, you need to make sure you're taking the right items along to make the experience more enjoyable for everyone. 

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Baby Boomers Give Retirment a New Look

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) made history and it's not a surprise they are now changing the face of retirement. The baby boomers are not ready to quit and fade into the sunset. They still have a lot of goals they want to achieve and accomplish. Since the life expectancy has increased significantly since the concept of retirement was introduced in 1935, a good portion of one's life is spent "retired." The average retirement age today is 62, but the life expectancy is currently over 80 and rising. 

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Herb Gardening For Seniors: A Closer Look At The Benefits

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Seniors who are in the process of looking for the right exercises so that they can avoid the onset of various health problems as they get older often find themselves wondering what to choose. Locating a form of exercise that allows them to remain limber and fit can be challenging.

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Recognizing The Signs And Symptoms of Elderly Insomnia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Getting a good night's sleep is one of life's most enjoyable and free pleasures. That's why it can be one of a senior's biggest irritations when they are not getting enough sleep every night. If you are having problems sleeping, here are a few indications that it might be insomnia.

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Helping Seniors Prepare for Storm Season

Posted by Michael Watson on Apr 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Stormy weather can be an unsettling time for seniors, particularly if they live alone. You can help your senior feel confident by making a plan and getting supplies together. When a storm is expected, call your senior to see if she wants to shelter in place or go to a place where she will feel safer. When the storm is over, contact her to make sure she is okay. To get ready for spring and summer storms follow this checklist:

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Getting Dirty Is Healthy: Gardening tips for seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Studies done throughout the decades show that gardening activities are good for the mind, soul, and body.  Whether you have a half-acre mini farm or a few containers of plants, planting, nurturing and enjoying the results of a garden relieves depression, loneliness, and boredom.  Soil contains enzymes that actually boost your immune system.

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My Hospital Discharge and How Much Control I Have

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

A hospital stay of any length, regardless of the seriousness of the health issue, is a stressful time for patients and family alike. Hospital stays have become increasingly shorter for most patients as insurance companies and the healthcare industry attempt to reduce costs.

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