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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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Best Practices to Reduce Nursing Home Liability Risks

Best Practices to Reduce Nursing Home Liability RisksBest Practices to Reduce Nursing Home Liability Risks

As the owner or even an employee of an assisted living facility, you likely know most of the nursing home liability risks that your facility faces on a daily basis. Risks include factors such as incorrect medical treatment for a resident, failure to provide the correct medication to a resident, violating their rights, or causing or failing to prevent a slip and fall accident. Knowing what risks you face though is just half the battle. Though accidents..


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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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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 Insurance: Elder Financial Exploitation

Senior Living Insurance Elder Financial ExploitationSenior Living Insurance: Elder Financial Exploitation

Elderly fraud is becoming a serious problem. In a survey, 58% of respondents said they dealt with elderly victims of investment fraud/financial exploitation “quite often” or “somewhat often.”

The problem is growing rampant. Millions of elderly are scammed each year, losing billions of dollars to thieves, sometimes who are family members. What’s more, a large number of elderly investment frauds go unreported. Victims may feel ashamed and won’t report it, con artists string victims along until it is too late, and many..


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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: Benefits of Pets for Elderly

Senior Living Insurance Benefits of Pets for ElderlySenior Living Insurance: Benefits of Pets for Elderly

Owning a pet is a joyful relationship- many pet owners consider them part of the family. And research has shown that pets aren't only good for cuddling. They have actual proven health benefits, especially with older adults.

Older pet owners who are on their own can benefit significantly from having a pet’s companionship. And it is especially beneficial for single residents who would otherwise be on their own. Pets can help their elderly owners reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and..


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