When needing help and long-term care assistance for my parents, I turned to the Area Agency on Aging. They are the best go-to resource. But unfortunately, it’s not recognized by most people. It’s hard to believe that this well-equipped source for seniors and family caregivers remains hidden to the public. READ MORE
Senior Care professionals know that feeling lonely gravely affects an adult’s health and welfare. The U.S. Census data in 2010 showed that 28% of people aged 65 and older lived alone. Another study by AARP reported that baby boomers have fewer children or none at all when compared to other generations. READ MORE
November is lung cancer awareness month. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, accounting for about 13% of all new cancers. The ACS is projecting approximately 221,200 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed for 2015 in the U.S. with an estimated 158,040 deaths (approximately 27% of all cancer deaths). READ MORE
America’s population is aging. By the year 2050, the 65+ age group is expected to reach 83.7 million. The health data implies, if a person makes it to 65, one can expect to live another 20 years. This data is welcomed news. However, other health stats tell us the longer we live, the more susceptible we are to living with at least one chronic illness. The Center for Disease Control reports (2012), about half of all adults, 117 million people have at least one chronic health condition, and one of four adults have two or more. READ MORE
Yes, it’s that time of year again when you have the option of making changes to your Medicare coverage. Medicare health and drug plans can and do change each year. These changes may include increases in your out-of-pocket costs, changes to coverage, as well as changes to providers and pharmacies in your provider network. If you’re in a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, always review the materials your plan sends you, like the “Evidence of Coverage” (EOC) and “Annual Notice of Change” (ANOC). READ MORE
The boomer generation steps into older adulthood with significantly different lifestyle demands. They have higher expectations of the stage. They will approach retirement and aging with flair and enthusiasm.
Boomers want to live differently than their parents’ generation. They will stay active and strive for good health, and remain connected socially. It’s the boomer generation who will change aging for the others who follow behind.
Most have the urge to “keep on, keeping on,” and to probe and examine what’s working and what’s not in their lives. Here is a list of the trends that embrace a boomer’s successful existence.READ MORE