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How to Ask For Help Without Seeming Too Demanding

When your body begins to fail you, and every day tasks become a burdensome challenge you can no longer meet, it’s time to ask for help. Understandably, you don’t want to seem demanding or worse weak. However, you shouldn’t worry about this as asking for help is...

Understanding The Risk of Depression Later in Life

Depression is more than just feeling down or sad. It is a disease that negatively impacts every area of your life, not just your mood, this according to Chair of Psychiatry at Howard County General Hospital Andrew Angelino M.D. Unfortunately, this medical...

How to Keep Yourself Healthy in Your Twilight Years

Individuals with good healthy habits as young adults, tend to keep and expand those healthy habits as they age. However, if you have yet to adopt the healthy lifestyle you should, it’s never too late. In fact, by following the tips listed below, you will...

Seniors And Smartphones: The Best Apps (Part Two)

As a follow up to the Previous “Seniors & Smartphones: A Love Story,” we will now look at some of the best apps for your smartphone as a part two add-on. Whether you are a senior citizen just getting started in the smartphone world, or you are an old hand,...

How Medical Alert Systems With GPS and Fall Detection Work

It’s important to allow your mom and dad the freedom of independence for as long as possible, while still ensuring their safety. In order to accomplish this, many are turning towards medical alert systems with fall detection. To learn more about this type of...

How to Convince Your Parents to Get a Medical Alert System

Walking alongside your parents and they enter the twilight stage of life can be challenging. After all, for the duration your life, they have guided you. Now, it’s your turn to advise them, and often, they aren’t exactly easy-to-instruct. The following are some ideas...

Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage – Which is Better?

With the tremendous cost of private insurance, especially for older individuals, Medicare can be a senior’s best friend. Unfortunately, figuring out whether it’s best to stick with the original Medicare along with Medigap or buy a Medicare Advantage plan can be...

Aging in Place: Easy Home Additions for Enhanced Safety

If you are like most seniors, you desire to retain your independence by residing in your own home as long as possible. One way to ensure you don’t end up having to move into an assisted living facility or in with family members is to reduce your risk of a household...

What is a Reverse Mortgage and Is It Right for Me?

A reverse mortgage “can be” a way for you to make ends meet in your retirement years. However, it’s worth noting they aren’t advantageous for every person and every life situation. The following is more information about what a reverse mortgage is, its benefits as...

Top 10 Reasons Seniors Go to the Emergency Room

The emergency room (ER) is often a place you seek refuge when you need quick, immediate medical attention. As you age, the impetus behind such a visit is likely to change along with your risk factors. The following are the ten most common reasons you as a senior might...

Diabetics at Higher Risk of Falling at Home. But Why?

The American Diabetes Association estimates some 25.2% or 12 million seniors live with diabetes. If you are one of them, you have likely heard how the condition can make you more likely to experience a fall. Have you ever wondered why, though? What about the disease...

Seniors and Smartphones: A Love Story (Part 1)

Technology is often not embraced by those more advanced in years. This makes sense as it can be difficult and confusing to adapt and embrace all the latest technology available. However, there is no need to let technology intimidate you. After all, just think about...

Senior Tips for Living on a Fixed Budget

According to a recent Gallop Poll, some 43% of single seniors, and 21% or married senior couples depend on Social Security to provide 90% or more of their monthly income. Of course, depending on Society Security primarily for income isn't ideal. If you can relate to...

Preventing Falls in the Home: Top Tips for Seniors

Keeping your independence is closely related to staying healthy and preventing falls in your home. After all, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the number one cause of injuries in seniors. Sometimes, these falls can’t be prevented....

The Traveling Senior – Staying Safe and Healthy Away from Home

Taking time to see the world, traveling at your leisure, is one of the perks of reaching your retirement years. Of course, ensuring you travel safely is important, no matter your age but even more so as you grow older. Therefore, the following tips are especially...

How to Gracefully Retain Your Independence as You Age

Youth may be wasted on the young, as they say, but valued elders are living longer and more vibrant lifestyles. The average life expectancy of someone living in the United States now exceeds 78 years. But longevity is only half of the equation. Seniors and their loved...

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