Senior Living

Older Adults Outnumber Young Children

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There are more people aged 65 and over in the U.S. than under 5 for the first time ever. Here is what that could mean. People are living longer and having fewer children in developed countries, presenting new challenges and opportunities around the globe. In fact, there will be more older adults than children in […]

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Should You Start Medicare If You Work Past 65?

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Prepare for working beyond age 65 by knowing the ins and outs of Medicare coverage … and what you need to do. You may have decided that working a year or two beyond 65 will give you an extra cushion in retirement. Maybe you love your job and can’t imagine quitting just yet, or you […]

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Anger Worse for Health Than Sadness

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About one-quarter of people age 65 and over feel clinically depressed. More than half of visits to the doctor by older adults involve complaints of emotional distress. And depression is a primary cause of decline in quality of life-related to health for older adults, according to a recent study. You might assume that being sad […]

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Finding Romance Later in Life

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Many seniors who are divorced, widowed or simply still single don’t want to spend retirement alone. Here are tips for dating after 60. Finding romance at any stage of life can be complicated, but older singles face additional hurdles. Some are looking for love after divorce, or they are widowed after a long marriage. They […]

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Can You Legally Force A Loved One to Move to a Senior Community?

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The writing is on the wall: Your aging loved one is no longer safe living at home. You’ve tried to reason with them, talked about the benefits of senior living, encouraged them to tour local communities, begged, pleaded and bribed, but nothing works. Your loved one refuses to even consider moving. Caregivers encounter all kinds […]

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Medicare for All, Explained

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What are Medicare for All and Medicare for America, and how would these concepts change health care? As the 2020 presidential race heats up, voters are hearing more and more about Medicare for All. Yet, many of us aren’t sure exactly what that means. While Americans may fear letting go of the health care they […]

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The Effects of Gifts on Medicaid Planning

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Medicaid is a healthcare program designed to help individuals with limited income and assets afford needed medical care. Importantly, Medicaid covers long-term healthcare services such as nursing home costs and costs for at-home personal healthcare. Because Medicaid is intended to benefit those with limited income and assets, there are strict eligibility requirements based on income […]

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As We Age, Healthy Sleep Without Prescription Drugs

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Numerous surprising new products help restore and improve slumber for older adults who don’t want to resort to drug therapy. Many seniors have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. As we age, insomnia increases due to various factors, including the use of caffeine, tobacco and alcohol; poor sleep habits; medications; and disease. Particularly as […]

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Three Things Make Older Adults Feel In Control

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Clues for improved physical, mental and emotional health are found in new research. A new study has identified three factors that are crucial to older adults’ best health outcomes. Psychology researchers found that sleep, mood and stress are critical components to older adults having a feeling of control over their lives, and this sense of […]

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Aging Around the World: Four Key Differences

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According to projections from such sources as the U.S. Census Bureau and the World Bank, the entire world’s population is aging. In some countries, the number of people who are 60 years or older is expected to double by 2050. In other countries, the number is expected to triple. These projections stand as a testament to […]

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