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Arthritis: Complications and Care

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Aging brings about many changes in the body that can often lead to chronic illness. One of the most common is arthritis, which half of adults 65 and older are affected by. Along with pain, arthritis can cause struggles with activities of daily living (ADLs). Seniors with arthritis may have trouble buttoning a shirt, opening a jar, or reaching for an object on a high shelf. Just walking around the house can be cumbersome for those with arthritis in the knees and hips. Around 18 percent of disabilities are caused by some form of arthritis, which makes it the most…

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The Value of Home Care

In 2016, The Home Care Association of America and Global Coalition on Aging collaborated to create the report, “The Value of Home Care.” This is the first study that sheds a light on the critical role home care plays in the lives of many seniors, families, the healthcare system, and the nation’s economy as America continues to gray. “The Value of Home Care” emphasizes the importance of home care by helping us not only understand the needs of our aging population, but also by forcing us to recognize our American seniors’ desire to age in the comfort of their own homes…

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3 Common Barriers to Advance Care Planning and How to Overcome Them

In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Week, here’s what you should know about advance care planning, as well as a few reasons why people often fail to plan. National Healthcare Decisions Day: April 16, 2018 National Healthcare Decisions Week: April 16 – 22, 2018 National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) and National Healthcare Decisions Week are part of an initiative intended to encourage Americans to understand the importance of making future healthcare decisions. This week is not only about making end-of-life decisions, seniors and families should document their wishes for any event in which they can’t speak for themselves. This can be anything from an…

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The Effects of Stress On Older Adults

When your body senses danger, your brain sends signals directing your muscles to tighten and your adrenal glands to release stress hormones. Stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, force your breath to quicken, blood pressure to rise, and senses to sharpen. These physiological changes speed up your reaction time, increase your strength, improve your stamina, and enhance your focus. This reaction is referred to as the stress response, and it’s entirely normal and necessary for survival. Once your brain accepts you are not in danger, your body returns to its normal pre-stressed state. Chronic stress, on the other hand, is…

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Read This BEFORE You File Your Long-Term Care Insurance Claim

Many Americans purchased long-term care insurance in an effort to protect themselves from the financial risks associated with long-term care. Unfortunately, when seniors are ready to cash in on their investment, their claims are often denied and they end up spending months or even years trying to convince their insurers to approve their claim. Here is what you need to know before you file a long-term insurance claim.  Is it the right time for you to file a long-term care insurance claim? Before your file your long-term insurance claim, you should make sure at least one of the following scenarios…

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