Seniors

Don’t Let Health Care Providers Use the Improvement Standard to Deny Medicare Coverage

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Have you or a loved one been denied Medicare-covered services because you’re “not improving”? Many healthcare providers are still not aware that Medicare is required to cover skilled nursing and home care even if a patient is not showing improvement. If you are denied coverage based on this outdated standard, you have the right to […]

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Keep Your Pets Close: How Animals Help Dementia

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When someone is diagnosed with dementia, it is often assumed that keeping their beloved pet is impossible. This is not necessarily the case. Studies have shown that pets have actually been known to increase the health of those with dementia while providing them with a friend to spend their time with. Owning a cute and […]

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E-Readers Can Bring Back Your Reading Habit

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Did you get an electronic reader (e-reader) for Christmas? Is it still in the box? If it is, you’re probably not alone. Many older adults prefer to avoid technology for as long as possible, and if that’s you, that’s OK. Even if the kids expect it and all of your friends are doing it, there’s […]

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars, according to a recent study. The study bolsters legislation pending in Congress, which would have the Food and Drug Administration set regulations for […]

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Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence

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Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence Do you recognize this sign? Whenever you’re in a public place, you’re scouting out where the closest bathroom might be—just in case. If so, you’re not alone. More than 25 million Americans are affected by either bladder or bowel incontinence, according to the National Association for Continence. One in 3 […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dating for Seniors

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dating for Seniors With the obsession that today’s media has with youth and appearance, you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s only the young who are looking for companionship, that dating is a young person’s game. Well, it’s time things changed. We are all living decades longer than […]

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Lyft Partners with Caregiver App to Transport Seniors

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Lyft Partners with Caregiver App to Transport Seniors Ride-hailing service Lyft said it will partner with a caregiver platform, San Bruno-based CareLinx, to transport the elderly.  Both companies say the service is in high demand for seniors trying to get to medical appointments and social engagements on their own or with caregivers who may not […]

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors It’s that time of year again—not the holidays but the flu season. You hear people coughing and sniffling all around you. Perhaps you have been hit with it yourself—staying in bed for days, your whole body aching. How do you prevent the flu? The best way is to […]

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Holidays with Seniors: A Successful Thanksgiving

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Holidays with Seniors: A Successful Thanksgiving It’s Thanksgiving again!  Millions of families across the country–and expats all over the world for that matter–are preparing themselves for turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, candied yams, and I won’t even mention the desserts!  Year after year, it’s the same routine that we all know and […]

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Best Foods for Dementia

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Hippocrates once said “Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.” In the case of dementia, a diet of nutrient-rich foods can improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Advanced dementia patients may forget to eat, and eventually don’t feel hunger as a result of depression, medication side effects and cognitive […]

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