1. QUICK TIPS FOR OLDER ADULTS AND PEOPLE WITH HIGHER RISK TO COVID-19

    Certain people are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) including: Older adults, and People with serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, and people with compromised immune systems. People at high risk for COVID-19 should pay attention for symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel you …Read More

  2. Entering and Leaving Medicare Advantage Plans

    You generally must be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B before you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. If you want to join a Medicare Advantage plan, you should contact the plan and ask if it is accepting new member enrollments or if it has a waiting list. You may enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan during the seven-month period that starts three months before the month you turn 65, inc…Read More

  3. Stroke

    Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain c…Read More

  4. The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

    People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.3 years, on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions in order to stay healthy. Making healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking and losing w…Read More

  5. IN-PATIENT VS. IN-HOME REHAB

    Differences Between In-Patient Rehabilitation and In-Home Physical Therapy After experiencing a serious accident or developing a disability, in-patient rehabilitation can help injured people re-learn how to perform essential functions such as walking and other weight-bearing motions in a safe environment with constant medical supervision and access to hands-on assistance. In-patient rehab and phys…Read More

  6. Do You Need Help With Ostomy Care?

    Ostomy Care Isn’t Always Easy If you have a stoma, caring for the skin around it needs to be done with a certain level of care to maintain your comfort and help. You will want the right nurse to educate you on ostomy care so you can prevent infections. You need to feel confident about caring for the stoma yourself, otherwise you want might to have a caregiver come to your home to help with the p…Read More

  7. Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

    It’s human nature – as we age, our immune systems get weaker. So, getting a cold or flu can mean more than just a trip to the pharmacy. While properly treating a cold or flu before it turns into a more serious condition such as bronchitis or pneumonia is important, prevention is key. With the winter season just around the corner, here are some preventive tips to keep in mind. Wash your hands …Read More

  8. 18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home

    More than 75% of falls take place inside or in close proximity to the home, but your home doesn’t have to be an obstacle course of potential falls. Some simple and quick changes will easily help reduce your risk of falling. Review the steps below to get started today. The front door Check your front steps. If you have steps at the entrance of your home, make sure they are not broken or uneven. T…Read More

  9. Hip Replacement Failure: How Long Does a Hip Replacement Last?

    If you’ve had your hip replaced, you may be thinking that all of the pain and suffering and surgery is behind you. Unfortunately, hip replacements don’t last forever, so even if you’ve had one, you may start to notice hip replacement failure symptoms. Signs of Hip Replacement Failure For some wondering “How do I know if my hip replacement is failing?,” the first sign of trouble is pain. …Read More