Category: Aging Well

Home, the Desired Setting for Elder Care

Most of those receiving long-term care and most caregivers prefer a home environment.  Out of an estimated 10 million older Americans receiving care, about 7 million are in their own home or the home of a family member or friend. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice reports that over 12 million individuals currently …

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Arthritis Among Seniors

Arthritis affects millions of people of all ages, including children (1 in every 250 children in the United States each year). From 2010-2012, nearly 50% of adults 65 years or older in the U.S. were told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis in their joints. Although osteoarthritis is the most common …

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Three Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Consider these odds: If you play the Powerball lottery, your chances of winning the grand prize are about 1 in 175 million. But whether you’re a woman or a man, your chances of dying from heart disease are 1 in 4. It’s a sobering thought, especially if, like me, you have a family history of …

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Avoiding Slips and Falls In Bad Weather

Cold weather can bring more than just a white Christmas. It also brings a number of hazards which can cause slips and falls. Here are some ways to avoid slips and falls. Footwear Wearing proper footwear is an easy way to prevent slipping. Flat Surfaces Parking and walking on flat surfaces can help prevent slipping. …

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Fall Prevention and Coping after a Fall

Fall Prevention and Coping after a Fall American writer and poet Gertrude Stein once said, “We are always the same age inside.” I couldn’t agree more. I still feel young even though I am far beyond my twenties. When I dream, I am always much younger. When I look in the mirror, I am often …

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Preserving Assets and Transferring Assets to the Next Generation

Older Americans control a large amount of the wealth in this country and have a continued interested in protecting that wealth from loss. Older Americans also want to stretch their assets out as long as possible in order to avoid running out of money well before they die. As Americans age many look for ways …

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Downsizing, Organizing, Handicap Remodeling or Relocating

When Robert and Anne bought their family home thirty years ago, their plan was to live through retirement in this home. They had furnished their home with refurbished antiques acquired from their many trips together. It was one of their cherished antique coffee tables that Robert tripped over, breaking his hip. Now with his return …

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The Perfect Holiday Caregiver: It’s all a state of mind

The holidays are always a wonderful time of year for family gatherings, reflection on what we have and the spirit of giving. The television is packed with specials showing relationships and families coming together for the holidays.   But the holidays can also be a time of stress and sadness for those who are caring …

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Home Repair Loan and Grant Program (Section 504)

$7,500 Home Improvement Grant Available to Low Income Seniors!   Rural Development makes loans for repairs to improve or modernize a home for families and individuals with very low incomes. These improvements are intended to make it safer or more sanitary, and/or even to remove health hazards. For seniors 62 and older who cannot afford …

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