ohio cost of senior care

What’s the cost of residential care for Ohio seniors? Active Adult Homes There are homes built for zero maintenance and full accessibility in a community rich in activities and opportunities to engage the mind, soul, and body. Often these communities have an initial entrance fee which then secures residents against the financial ravages of long-term…

golden years

Getting older is a part of life, and something everyone must come to grips with. However, getting old doesn’t mean we still can’t set goals, or have hopes and aspirations. The decisions we make and how we choose to spend our time ultimately determines the kind of lives we lead. Engaging ourselves mentally and physically…

resolutions

Every year, you probably make New Year’s resolutions, only to pack them away along with all your holiday decorations come January 2. Goals are beneficial, but only those you can stick with! While you’re downsizing other things in your life, how about downsizing your resolutions too?! Work up to working out. Instead of resolving to…

ideas for senior tech gifts

Top gifts for the tech fan in your life The grandkids probably aren’t the only ones who’d appreciate a cool gadget or gizmo in their stocking this year. Check out these clever tools that your senior friends and family members will also find functional and even fun! Tile®: Keep Track of Important Items If someone…

senior housing cost in kentucky

What’s the Cost of Senior Housing in Kentucky? Kentucky offers very good value for your retirement dollar—real estate and the cost of living are much lower than most other states, while the recreational activities are exceptional. This great value extends to the various levels of care that seniors may require at different long-term care facilities.…

kentucky home care costs

How Much Does In-Home Senior Care in Kentucky Cost? The answer depends on location, type of care, and the provider. Recent surveys allow us to present an overview of in-home care and examples of costs in various Kentucky localities. Non-Medical In-Home Care—Home Care Aides assist with hygiene, laundry, cooking and transportation. Their home visits typically…

identity theft

Not that long ago, your doctor kept all of your health-related data in paper charts stored in a manila folder. Every time you visited your physician, the nurse would take notes in the chart and the doc would add info about your symptoms, prescribed medication and more. If a thief was determined to access your…

live to be 100

The 2010 U.S. Census counted over 53,000 Americans who were 100 years or older. Then in 2016, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that the number of centenarians had grown even more … to more than 72,000 in 2014. A 2017 survey by the Cleveland Clinic and Parade (of…

50 plus

There’s good news if you’re worried about your brain working at peak efficiency in midlife. Although traditional thinking tells us our brains are best in their youth, the American Psychological Association reports that the middle-aged brain maintains many abilities of youth and can acquire new skills. Their reporting also says that middle-aged brains can rewire…

Frailty Is Not a Synonym for Old Age

When you hear the word, “frail,” you probably envision a very old, very thin person huddled under an afghan in a wheelchair. However, frailty is much more common than you’d think. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, one in 25 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 are frail, with the number rising to one…

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