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Products Seniors Absolutely Must Have

As one grows older the costs of life insurance policies become more expensive. In your sixties the life insurance premiums are more expensive than those given in their early thirties. Old individuals are believed to be of greater risk because the chances of the company’s payout are very high. Even if this is true, there is a silver lining. There are plenty of life insurance policies that... ❯❯❯

Signs You May Need Hip Replacement Surgery

Photo by Chastagner Thierry on Unsplash Between the cost, discomfort, and recovery time, surgery is not something people typically look forward to. However, it could make all the difference in relieving your pain and allowing you to return to your regular daily activities—especially when it comes to hip replacement surgery. If you think you may require a hip replacement surgery, here are... ❯❯❯

How to Identify Unsafe Conditions in a Nursing Home

Senior home care is such an important part of health and happiness for elders. Although most seniors would prefer to live out the rest of their days in their homes, this isn’t always an option. Certain conditions require on-the-clock care, and senior centers may be better for individuals who could benefit from additional services and socialization. Unfortunately, the home care that you think... ❯❯❯

How elderly people can avoid nasty falls at home.

Falls are common at home and 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 will fall at least once a year.  Thankfully many of these falls do not result in an injury but when they do they can be very nasty and sometimes be fatal.  Falls in elderly people can result in fractures, dislocations, sprains and bruising.  In this article, we will look at toms of the reasons which elderly people fall... ❯❯❯

4 Differences Between a Trust and a Will

Photo by Melinda Gimpel on Unsplash Wills and trusts are confusing because they are so similar. They both deal with the appointment of property and finances. However, there are important differences that are key to understand. First, it is important to know that “A will is a legal document that instructs how you want your assets (financial and material) distributed after your... ❯❯❯

What to Expect in Hospice Care (Alyssa)

Photo by Micheile Henderson from Unsplash As we grow older it becomes harder to take care of ourselves. Many children find themselves looking for better home and care options for their parents. Hospice care is a frequent choice for these people. In hospice care, the elderly are housed, fed, and taken care of. What hospice care is like changes significantly based off of the patient’s... ❯❯❯

10 Winter Craft Ideas For Grandparents

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Making crafts with the grandkids is a ton of fun, but after making paper-mache snowballs, paper snowmen, and cutting out snowflakes, you might be ready for a project that’s a bit more grown-up. So, while your grandbabies go out and enjoy a snow day, why don’t you grab a mug of hot chocolate, set the television to the Hallmark Channel, and start... ❯❯❯

All I Want for Christmas is to Feel Young - 5 Ways to Youth!

Photo by Keren Perez on Unsplash As each new holiday season arrives, it’s natural to look back on all your festive experiences. However, it doesn’t help to look back when all you want for Christmas is to look and feel younger. If you are tired of feeling old, use this list to turn back the clock! 1. Learn Something New You may not have time to learn a new skill or hobby by the end... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Many of us are responsible for the care of an elderly individual, be it a friend or loved one. Often, a person's later years give us a great opportunity to love and care for someone that loved and cared for us when we needed it. Even so, it's not a requirement that every senior must live in a retirement home. Plenty of older individuals are capable of living on their own, but when this is the case... ❯❯❯

Tips to avoid body pain for elders

Sadly, feeling aches and pain is a process of growing old. Does this mean older adults tolerate the pain every day? As we age, our bodies are known to become more fragile to chronic and long-term pain. Some strains are more common during certain times of your life. Understanding the problems you are facing may help alleviate the pain. The good news is, there are effective treatment methods. ... ❯❯❯