Most folks know what Medicare is. It’s your federally provided health insurance after you turn age 65 when you have paid into the system. Every year you have the right to make changes to your coverage during the annual enrollment period. You’ve probably gotten used to that system.
Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.
Many adults prepare for their senior years by putting aside money in 401(k) accounts or various retirement plans. They may also diet and exercise regularly and, with their physician’s help, keep a watchful eye on their health. They may do all of these things and feel confident about their futures, but, occasionally, they are haunted by a question: Who will take care of me, if I need it?
What gift do you give when you don’t know what to buy? Lots of people purchase gift cards. While these cards can provide a welcome solution to holiday season dilemmas, there are a number of rules you have to follow to make sure you get your money’s worth. Many of these rules relate to how fast you have to use the card and if the merchant can charge a fee against the card balance.
Their ease of use and accessibility make apps particularly helpful for seniors and their caregivers. An added bonus is that many of them are free. Whether you use an Android or Apple phone, a world of help is just a few swipes away. Thanks to today’s smartphones, you can leaf through a host of useful apps — computer programs designed specifically to run on mobile devices.
There are certain laws with regard to estate planning that are essential to successfully manage your assets and life choices. Attorneys will always be necessary to help folks implement viable planning, however, as the world becomes increasingly technological, you may need to adapt your planning.
In her role as a nurse practitioner at Hospice of the Western Reserve, Sarah Blowers helps individuals with advanced illness communicate personal healthcare choices. In this article, she explains why having a plan in place is important for adults of all ages.
Caring for an older mother or father can be a challenge, both physically and mentally. But if the parent lives in a continuing care retirement community, the stress of caregiving can be eased for family members.