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Common Fears of Long-Term Illnesses

Nearly 100 million Americans have long-term illnesses, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. A long-term illness, sometimes called a chronic illness, is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. A growing number of this population is seniors. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the number of seniors with two or more chronic illnesses increased from 37.2 percent in 2000 to 45.3 percent in 2010. According to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the most common long-term illnesses affecting the elderly are: Adult onset diabetes Arthritis Kidney and bladder problems…

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Centenarians

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Around the world, more and more seniors are hitting the century mark. Centenarians – people who are 100 years old or older – are the fastest growing part of the population, with nearly 450,000 worldwide. The United States currently has around 72,000 centenarians, which is the most of any country. With the number of centenarians rising each year around the world, experts say there could be 1 million by the year 2050. Lynn Peters Adler, author of Celebrate 100: Centenarian Secrets to Success in Business and Life, said that 1 in 26 baby boomers is now expected to live to…

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What is Retirement?

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If you look in the dictionary, the definition of “retire” is to “withdraw from one’s position or occupation or from active working life.” As society continues to change, however, so does its definition of retirement. Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, said that in the same way a productive workday depends on one’s preparation for it, a productive retirement depends on what is put into it. “For many 70 really is the new 50. Increasingly, people are rejecting the idea of retirement as a withdrawal,” Huffington said. “They want their later years to have as much meaning and purpose…

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Orphan Seniors: Preparing for the Future

Orphan Seniors

When one hears the word “orphan,” generally images of a child without parents come to mind. But there is a growing population of another kind of orphan in our society. Currently, one-quarter of Americans over 65 are at risk of becoming orphan seniors – individuals who have no children, spouse or other family to take care of them as they age. Dr. Maria Torroella Carney, chief of geriatric and palliative medicine at North Shore-LIJ Health System, conducted a study that shows the number of orphan seniors is growing and will continue to grow. According to U.S. census data, one-third of…

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BeClose with Amada

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Amada Senior Care has partnered with the organization “BeClose” to provide a new in-home safety service for seniors and their loved ones. BeClose with Amada is a technology solution that allows loved ones to monitor a senior when they are alone in their home. “In some cases, seniors either aren’t ready for an in-home caregiver or a full-time caregiver isn’t an affordable option,” said Michael Demoratz, national clinical director for Amada Senior Care. “In these situations, the BeClose with Amada system can be ideal as a preventative, proactive approach to senior care that still supports independence.” Because of the way…

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