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Your Guide to Downgrading the Family Home to Support Retirement

Downgrading your family home is a good first step to retirement readiness. You may not know the exact amount of money you'll need when you retire. You can start by estimating 70% of your current income. Although this figure may seem large, it's a good starting point. Before making that leap and seeking the help of professional movers,... ❯❯❯

The Benefits of Elderly Care Facilities

The Benefits of Elderly Care Facilities If any of your loved ones are aging, you have to do everything in your power to properly care for them. However, when you can no longer care for them as you are supposed to, an elderly care facility should be your next priority. The care they receive in an assisted living facility will ensure they live their lives in full. Here are six... ❯❯❯

The Various Roles of a Caregiver Under CDPAP

The Various Roles of a Caregiver Under CDPAP In-home health aides are a vital part of the care team for many people with chronic illnesses or disabilities. The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a Medicaid program that allows consumers to choose their caregivers, who are paid by the state. Caregivers can perform various tasks, including providing personal... ❯❯❯

5 Safety Tips For Seniors Who Live Alone

5 Safety Tips For Seniors Who Live Alone Living alone and having your own space is a great way to establish independence. However, this independence can lead to complications if you are a senior member of society. Senior citizens who live alone can become victims of criminal activity due to their declining health and solitude. If a senior family member decides to live alone... ❯❯❯

8 Safe & Effective Exercises for Older People

Experts recommend getting at least 150 minutes/week of physical activity, which can include aerobic exercises, strength exercises, and balance exercises. Exercising while aging has shown to help prevent disease, lower the risk of falls, improve mental health and well-being, strengthen social ties, and improve cognitive function in older... ❯❯❯

6 Ways To Prevent Injuries In Older Adults

6 Ways To Prevent Injuries In Older Adults Senior adults are at increased risk for injury because their bones are more brittle, and ligaments and tendons aren't as elastic. And their reaction time isn't as fast. Plus, other factors like frailty, vision problems, balance difficulties, and a decline in strength put older adults at even greater risk of falling. They are also prone... ❯❯❯

What exactly is Medicare, and how do US citizens benefit from it?

Medicare is a social insurance program in the United States that guarantees access to health care for Americans aged 65 and over and some disabled Americans of all ages. The Centers administer the program for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Medicare has been in existence since 1965, when it was signed into law by President Lyndon... ❯❯❯

How to Support Your Loved One Who's Showing Early Signs of Cognitive Changes

If you have a loved one who is showing early signs of cognitive changes, it can be difficult to know what to do. You may feel scared and uncertain about the future. While you can't cure or prevent the changes from happening, there are ways that you can support your loved one. By providing emotional support and practical assistance, you... ❯❯❯

What Everyone Needs to Know About Caring for the Elderly

As time goes by, those who become elders might not be able to take care of themselves like they used to. Their reflexes are slower, their joints are weaker, and their muscles aren't as durable. Does that make them unable to live properly? No, far from it. But it's not uncommon for older people to require some extra assistance. Granted,... ❯❯❯

How To Ensure Senior Safety In A Nursing Home

Taking care of a senior facing declining health and cognitive issues is a big responsibility. At times, you may not be able to manage it alone or even with the help of a professional caregiver at home. Sending your loved one to a nursing home is the best option, but it can be a daunting choice. Worrying about their safety and well-being... ❯❯❯