Senior surgeon

  In a recent episode of New Amsterdam, an aging surgeon experiences problems during a procedure. The next time he heads to the operating room, he finds himself replaced by a younger colleague. With the American Medical Association reporting that about 25 percent of practicing doctors in 2015 were over the age of 65, this…

Dementia

Maybe your instincts began to whisper something was happening when your spouse asked you for directions while on a trip the two of you had taken dozens of times through the years.  The forgotten appointments, misplaced keys, and increasing confusion of the last few months suddenly took on a different meaning, and signposts pointing to…

dream bedroom

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans say poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the last seven days. They also report that getting enough sleep can actually improve your health and strengthen your immune system, not to mention improve your mood and boost productivity. Although health…

1. HOSPICE IS WHERE YOU GO WHEN THERE IS NOTHING MORE A DOCTOR CAN DO. Hospice is care designed for patients with a life-limiting illness. Hospice is not where you go to die, rather hospice professionals assist patients wherever they reside, to live fully, completely and without pain until the end of their lives. 2. CHOOSING…

long term care

Downsizing Specialist, Automotive Car Expert TruWorth Auto Q: My health has changed so that I am unsure if I’m safe driving on the road, especially during the winter months when my night vision is impacted by the shorter days. I could use the money from my car for other things I need. What is the safest way to…

long term care

Indianapolis, Indiana Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Todd Howard with Howard Homes – a Keller Williams Agent Q: What is my home worth? A: Determining the value involves several steps but we can summarize the process with 3 simple steps:  analyzing your home, comparing it to the local market and taking into account an aging…

Home Modifications and Rehab Expert Penny Stamps, CNA CAPS at Unique Home Solutions in Indianapolis, IN “40% of nursing home admissions are from falls in the home” Q: What are the comparative costs of fixing up my home to moving into a senior living facility? A: According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care…

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