How to Combat Surging Long Term Care Insurance Rates

Long-term care insurance, also known as senior care insurance, can be costly. Unfortunately, it’s also very necessary for those who need daily care. People are living longer, but not always healthier, lives. This causes premiums to rise and policyholders to suffer the consequences. There are ways to keep plans more affordable, but they still may … Read more

Nursing Home Signs You May Not Be Noticing

As the population ages, more family members find themselves taking care of elderly parents, grandparents or other loved ones. It can be difficult to care for loved ones while working, caring for your children, and keeping up with social commitments. You will likely arrive at a crossroads where you’re forced to ask “when is it … Read more

Shining the Spotlight on Surging Elderly Mental Illness

Elderly mental health is extremely important to a senior’s overall well-being. Unfortunately, many of today’s seniors are struggling to get adequate help and support. Physicians, caregivers, and family members should have concern for geriatric mental health issues Mental illness in the elderly often gets confused with symptoms of aging. But, there are important differences that can signal … Read more

White Hair Turning Yellow – Why it Happens and What You Can Do

A common question people ask is “Why does white hair turn yellow?” Graying hair is typical as people age, but white hairs that yellow are less familiar. It’s also not exactly natural – but thankfully, it is avoidable. However, some environmental factors make prevention more difficult, and it’s important to know what you can and can’t … Read more

Greatest Life Expectancy Around the World

For humans, the worldwide average for life expectancy at birth is 71.4 years old. But depending on your country of birth, that number can increase. Residents of island countries and countries near the coast tend to live longer than residents of landlocked locales. Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Monaco all have a life expectancy … Read more

Learning the Importance and Benefits of Senior Organizations

AARP is a reputable non-profit organization that began operating in 1958. The AARP strives to enhance and support the lives of today’s 50-plus population. AARP has also been an advocate for positive social change. But “positive social change” doesn’t mean the same thing for everyone. With nearly 38 million members and an active presence in the … Read more

How To Puree Food That Seniors Will Love

There comes a time when a senior may need to have pureed food as their main diet. If that’s the case for your senior, it’s important to know how to puree food properly. This will help him get the best nutrition and calories he needs every day. The texture and taste of foods can make … Read more

Recipes for the Elderly: How to Easily Make Great Meals

People’s nutritional needs change as they get older. Their tastes also change, and it can be difficult for some people to taste or smell their food. Meals for elderly should take an individual’s specific needs under consideration without sacrificing flavor. It might seem like a tall order, but it’s possible to provide ample nutrition to … Read more

Seniors Can Now Lower the Potential of Identity Theft with MySSA

Signing up for MySSA and using it regularly can now help reduce identity theft risks that have plagued senior citizens for years.  Metlife Mature Market Institute estimates that senior citizens lose a minimum of $2.9 billion a year to identity thieves. There are several ways a criminal can steal someone’s identity, and elders were particularly susceptible … Read more

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care: What is Right for You?

When facing end-of-life issues, understanding the benefits of palliative care vs. hospice care can provide a great deal of peace to those in difficult times. Also known as “end of life” care or “comfort” care, these treatments both seek to provide excellent quality of life to the seriously ill. However, there are several differences between … Read more