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Category Archives: CCRC

Senior Living Insurance: Elderly Safety on the Road

Senior Living Insurance Elderly Safety on the RoadSenior Living Insurance: Elderly Safety on the Road

There have been many debates in recent years, based on stories of elderly people getting into collisions and accidents as well as studies done pertaining to reaction times, on whether or not seniors should be required to stop driving at a certain age. The problem with this is, there are many seniors who are completely able bodied, minus a few ailments; perhaps an arthritic knee, or muscle stiffness. The fact is, seniors are entering community care..


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How to Ease the Transition into a Continuing Care Retirement Center

How to Ease the Transition into a Continuing Care Retirement CenterHow to Ease the Transition into a Continuing Care Retirement Center

For many senior citizens, making the decision to transition to a Continuing Care Retirement Center (CCRC) can be a difficult and emotional one. Some seniors have been in their previous homes for 50+ years and even though they may know they can no longer care for their home or themselves like they used to, especially if they are on their own, there is a sense of loss when they have to sell or leave it.

There..


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Senior Living Insurance: Reading Slows Mental Decline

Senior Living Insurance Reading Slows Mental DeclineSenior Living Insurance: Reading Slows Mental Decline

An inevitable part of the aging process for many individuals is cognitive decline. Some are dismissed as a normal progression of the aging process. In other instances, it can be a sign of Alzheimer’s. Several studies have found that people who report memory loss often years before an Alzheimer diagnosis is made.

A great deal of Alzheimer’s research is focused on not only treatments, but on preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s and other variations of memory loss. Neurology, the medical..


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Senior Living Insurance: Living Longer But Not Always Better

Senior Living Insurance: Living Longer But Not Always BetterSenior Living Insurance: Living Longer But Not Always Better

A study by the Assisted Living Federation of America found that the average life expectancy for Americans rose from 75.2 years in 1990 to 78.2 years in 2010. However, the study also found that despite the longer life span, individuals were in good health without disabilities for an average of 68.1 years, leaving a significant gap.

The gain in life expectancy was attributed to better management of certain diseases, particularly breast and colon cancer and..


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Senior Living Insurance: Summer Heat High Risk for Seniors

Senior Living Insurance Summer Heat High Risk for SeniorsSenior Living Insurance: Summer Heat High Risk for Seniors

Summer is the time of barbecues, pools, picnics and spending time in the sun. However the beautiful sunshine also comes with significant health risks, especially for older adults.

Excessive heat kills more Americans than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes combined according to the Center for Disease Control.

Summer heat particularly affects senior citizens. The body’s ability to regulate temperature through blood circulation and sweat glands tends to decline with age. Bodies of older adults also contain..


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The Effect of Hospitalization on Nursing Home Residents

The Effect of Hospitalization on Nursing Home ResidentsThe Effect of Hospitalization on Nursing Home Residents

Hospitalizations can have adverse effects on patients, especially repeated visits. An article in the New York Times discussed a study published in the journal Neurology. According to the study, elderly patients who are hospitalized are at a much higher risk of cognitive problems afterward. Hospital stays have also been found to interfere with an older person’s physical functioning and ability to perform the so-called activities of daily living including bathing, toileting, dressing, etc.

Furthermore, hospitalizing nursing home..


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Hurricane Preparedness: Senior Living

Hurricane Preparedness Senior LivingHurricane Preparedness: Senior Living

At the Atlantic hurricane season begins, now is the time for nursing homes to review their emergency plans to ensure the safety of their residents and staff.

Previous reviews on nursing homes’ emergency preparedness plans haven’t always been positive. Federal regulations require that Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes have written emergency plans and that all employees have emergency preparedness training. However, in a sample study, plans often lacked information suggested by experts and nursing home administrators.

In the study, administrators from five of 20 facilities reported..


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Senior Living Home Insurance: Easing Up On Driving

Senior Living Home Insurance: Easing Up On DrivingSenior Living Home Insurance: Easing Up On Driving

Aging can be a tender subject, especially when it comes to discussing limitations with patients. Discussing senior living options, moving to a new assisted home, easing back on driving, and basic daily activities can be difficult and seen as an infringement upon their sense of autonomy.

However, discussing issues as they arise with aging seniors is essential to their health. According to Medical News Today, clinicians and family members often wait too long before talking to elderly patients..


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Senior Living: Prescription Painkiller Abuse, Opioids

Senior Living Prescription Painkiller Abuse, OpioidsSenior Living: Prescription Painkiller Abuse, Opioids

Opioid abuse has become a national concern. Despite the notion that addiction and substance abuse is primarily for younger people, it affects every age group from teenagers to adults. The senior population is no exception.

Elderly patients tend to take many medications prescribed by multiple doctors for a variety of ailments and symptoms. The overlap in prescriptions and high amount of drugs they take can increase their risk of prescription drug abuse.

Nonmedical use of prescription drugs is a rapidly growing threat. According to..


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Senior Living Insurance: Supportive Services Promote Aging-in-Place

Senior Living Insurance Supportive Services Promote Aging-in-PlaceSenior Living Insurance: Supportive Services Promote Aging-in-Place

Senior housing is a booming community and will continue to climb. Due to the increasing life expectancy, the growing preference to age in a comfortable situation is being seen as an alternative to assisted living communities and nursing homes. This new business model which integrated a higher level of supportive services being offered by senior living communities is linking people with community organizations and services to improve their overall health. This model allows seniors to age-in-place for a longer..


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