3 Rolling Walkers You Need to Cover Every Situation

At Senior.com we are often asked, “Which rollator (rolling walker) is the best one to buy?”  That’s a complicated question because one rollator will not solve all mobility issues.   Just like young parents usually own multiple strollers for their kids for different circumstances, we would like to suggest you own these 3 products to prevent falls and give you the freedom you deserve. 4-Wheel Rollator with a Seat for Getting Out If you want to freely move in the community, a 4-wheel rollator with a seat is the best choice. You could select a standard rollator that will do the job

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Vaccines Mean New COVID Scams Targeting Seniors

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The promising development of the COVID-19 vaccine being available to Americans has brought with it some very inauspicious new scams targeting seniors. Fraudsters are selling “cures,” asking for money for the vaccine and to have one’s name added to a “waiting list,” soliciting donations for charities they claim are gathering funds for families affected by the virus, and luring people to open emails with “official” COVID news that actually unleash malware and spyware. Some even pose as professional cleaners, offering to sanitize homes or businesses. As the laundry list of schemes continues to grow – from robocalls and investment schemes to pigeon

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Nutrition For Eye Health

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Aging has a significant impact on your eye health. The health of your eyes and the quality of your vision both deteriorate as you age. Common age-related eye diseases include cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration.  While problems with eye health naturally come with old age, there is an easy yet effective way to prevent age-related eye diseases and keep your eyes in excellent condition. The answer to age-related eye problems is nutrition. Nutrition: keeping your eyes healthy from within Eye health is crucial for everyone, especially if you’re a senior. After all, you need your eyes to perform a

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Steering Clear of Profit-First Senior Care

Steering Clear of Profit-First Senior Care

When someone you love requires senior care, it’s important that they receive care from a provider who puts seniors first. The sudden boom in America’s elderly population has made senior care one of America’s most lucrative industries. While many owners of senior care agencies and facilities are getting into the industry for the right reasons, too many others only see dollar signs. Instead of putting seniors first, they’re prioritizing the bottom line. Steering Clear of Profit-First Senior Care At Visiting Angels®, we’ve been focused on seniors’ well-being for more than twenty years and have become one of the most trusted names

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Post-Acute Care Advice after a Hospital Stay

Post-Acute Care Advice after a Hospital Stay

One of the most challenging experiences for seniors and caregivers can be managing the recovery process after a hospital stay. Often, it’s not the hospitalization that is most difficult, but the specialized follow-up care that many seniors require to avoid complications or readmission into the hospital. This follow-up care, called post-acute care, is one of the most important parts of the recovery process. It’s also one of the most misunderstood and difficult to navigate parts of our healthcare system. Seniors who receive high-quality post-acute care after an injury or illness experience better, faster recoveries and have lower out-of-pocket healthcare. Post-Acute

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Do You Really Have to Wait Five Years to Access Medicaid Benefits?

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If you or someone you love is trying to qualify for Medicaid, you may have heard people talking about—or in most cases, complaining about—having to wait five years to access benefits. If you don’t have access to professional guidance, you could easily fall victim to this common misconception about Medicaid. When people complain about waiting for Medicaid to kick in, what are they talking about? It’s what Medicaid calls its five-year lookback period. How does this work? Let’s say you’re applying for Medicaid. As part of the application process, you may  be required to provide financial information for the previous

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Why Choosing the Ideal Healthcare Proxy is Critical

Why Choosing the Ideal Healthcare Proxy is Critical

This week at the Aging Well Conference in Arlington, I was invited to speak on the critical topic, The Decisions A Health Care Proxy May Make On Your Behalf. I've written several times about legal documents and selecting an executor and agent. While researching for the presentation, I came across valuable information on the American Bar Association website and want to share with readers. Why Choosing the Ideal Healthcare Proxy is Critical The decisions a healthcare proxy will make on your behalf Choices about medical care, including medical tests, medicine, or surgery The right to request or decline life-support treatments such

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How Fast Does Alzheimer's Progress?

How Fast Does Alzheimer's Progress?

It’s important to note that progression of the disease can vary from one person to another.  This depends on many variables, from the time symptoms were first noticed, along with the patient’s preexisting medical history, or even how the disease is managed.  Therefore, it is crucial to work with a physician experienced with Alzheimer’s, in order to cope and manage appropriately once this disease is diagnosed. How Fast Does Alzheimer's Progress? According to Dr. David Stern, Medical Director at Silverado Calabasas Memory Care Community, symptoms of Alzheimer’s start early and can typically go unnoticed.  Generally speaking, there are two years between

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5 Most Important Devices for Seniors

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The market for wearable medical devices is becoming one of the fastest-growing in the consumer electronics segment. This is due to the increasing role of "age-appropriate" users in the economy and concern for improving their quality of life. "Snob" studied this and other types of modern gadgets, which are difficult for older people to do without. Most gadget manufacturers see as their main target audience people under 30, technologically advanced and ready to experiment with new devices and technologies, but older people often turn out to be an equally, if not more, attractive target audience. In the U.S., for example,

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8 Tips to Improve Your Health Working from Home

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Working from home has its ups and downs. Of course, it helps you disconnect from the world for a while and ensure that your health stays in check. On the other side, it can take away the social factor and leave you feeling lonely. If you’re wondering how to cope with remote work, stay sane, and be in shape, here are eight of the most important tips you might need. Let us know how they worked and which ones you chose. Don’t forget to eat healthy – even if you’re at home Eating healthy is important since it gives you

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