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Your Health Insurance Won't Cover These 6 Surprising Things

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Senior health care can be a difficult issue to navigate. Many seniors believe that once they hit their golden years, the medical procedures they need will be free. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. There are many surprising procedures that health care doesn't cover when you are over the age of 65. Let's take a look at 6 of them.

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Compact SUV's Offer Driver Assist Technology To Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Over 62 and buying a new SUV? There are several factors you'll want to consider, and some cars are better suited than others. Look for compact SUV's with great cargo carrying ability, intuitive controls, and easy entry. Of course, you'll insist on the top safety features.

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These Three Safe Pieces of Exercise Equipment are Perfect for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Just because you are a senior doesn't mean you should stop exercising! According to American Senior Communities exercise helps lower the risk of chronic diseases and injuries in seniors, as well as improve mood. Of course, you want to choose exercise equipment that is safe for you to use, so read on to learn about the three types you should pick.

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3 Important Coping Mechanisms for Caring for Your Grandparents

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Being responsible for caring for a grandparent, especially as their health deteriorates, can be incredibly stressful. Whether you have a spouse and children of your own that you need to care for or you're still single, you have to balance the demands of your life alongside the demands of being a caregiver. By developing key coping mechanisms, you can improve your ability to handle everything that comes along with those responsibilities. 

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Retirement Is What You Make It, Ask The Baby Boomers.

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Everyone looks forward to leaving the workforce as soon as possible. But then what will they do with their time? Because of an inability to answer that question, retirees in times past settled into a sedentary lifestyle or volunteered to do something they didn't necessarily enjoy. But baby boomers have changed everything.

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Use Alexa to Improve Senior Brain Health With These 3 Games

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Most people know that Alexa can remind you of appointments, record shopping lists, and help you take your medication on time. But did you know this voice-assisted personal assistant has games that can help seniors improve their brain health? Here are 3 that you can enjoy as well as benefit from mentally.

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Staying Balanced With End of Life Surgery and Care Costs

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

End-of-life care isn't an easy decision to make for anyone involved. It takes a massive emotional strain on families and creates financial friction. If you don't pay attention to the costs, it can quickly lead down a path of debt. Is the cost of end-of-life surgery and end-of-life services too high? Let's take a look at the major 3 forms of end-of-life expenses and how much they may end up costing you.

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The New Senior Living: Technology for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

There is a lot of new technology that can make the life of a senior less complicated and more relaxed. These items can help them manage their health, allow them to keep up with family, or find misplaced items. Here are three technology items that are great for seniors.

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Get Outside! Fun Spring Activities for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

After a long and snowy winter, the birds are finally chirping again, the sun is shining, and the flowers are starting to bloom! You know what that means...it's spring! The time for rebirth and a newfound appreciation for the great outdoors. Seniors need to get out of the house to boost moods and enjoy the world around them. Here are some spring activities that will put a smile on any senior's face!

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Can the Hospital Make You Stay?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Patients who are hospitalized are understandably anxious to get home to their own bed. The length of time a person remains in the hospital can vary, but the average length of stay in the U.S. is 4.5 days. After that, most patients are discharged and sent home with care instructions.

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