Understanding the various types of Life Insurance policies can be a daunting but a little bit of education can go a long way.
Cold weather can bring more than just a white Christmas. It also brings a number of hazards which can cause slips and falls.
Taking care of elderly loved ones can be very exhausting, especially during the holidays.
Adults 65 years of age or older are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease.
It is common, as time goes along, for the elderly to become unable to make sound decisions about a variety of issues includes finances, health care and managing themselves at home.
In the U.S., over one million Americans suffer from Parkinsons disease (approximately 10 million worldwide).
Getting old is financially scary. No matter how much money one may have, thinking about covering the expenses associated with aging or dealing with the unknown can be extremely scary.
Aging seniors and their family caregivers often become overwhelmed by the myriad of issues they face as their health declines and they lose their ability to remain independent. Losing independence generally happens gradually, but can come quickly without warning.
An aging senior is someone who is facing his or her remaining or final years of life. Perhaps because of frailty or poor health or simply advanced age, this person is anticipating the end-of-life. An aging senior is no longer climbing the hill of life but has reached the pinnacle and is looking down the other side.
According to a survey released in May 2013 by The Senior Citizens League, seniors have lost 31 percent of their buying power since 2000.
It may be hard enough getting older and adjusting to whatever life brings your way, in addition you may be raising one or even a few of those who are younger than yourself, whether they be children, grandchildren, or even great grandchildren.
Senior housing options can be confusing to someone who has never approached the subject before. Often the definition of a particular senior housing term is dependent upon the person writing about the subject. The reason for the confusion is that most retirement care and senior housing arrangements provide overlapping services among the various categories.
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.
Care management advice should be something that every family takes advantage of but in reality very few families use this service.
Whether you are at the end of your tether, that tether has been cut years ago or you are just starting Caregiving for a loved one this time of year always seems to be the hardest. The season of joy is upon us, that is what the media, shopping centers and carolers want you to believe, but for many, the season of joy is really just more WORK!
There are so many moments when you think about what you want for your final years in life. It is never too late and never too early to prepare yourself and those around you for your final wishes.
The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the holidays. You may notice unusual signs of fatigue or sadness or perhaps limited interest in the holiday season.
It is that time of year again to consider making changes to your existing Medicare Plans. Medicares Open Enrollment period gives all beneficiaries the opportunity to make changes to their plans as their lives and needs change.
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 a loan, grant funds many be available for these necessary repairs.
October is National Residents' Rights Month, a national effort to celebrate, honor, educate, and protect those living in long-term care homes and their families. The goal is to help not only the residents themselves but their families and communities recognize the rights of long-term care residents and learn how to speak up if they or someone they love are not receiving these rights.