Category Archives: Health and Healthcare

How to Prepare to Age Alone

A growing number of us have no kids, no spouse, and no logical caregiver.  Yet as always, our generation is rewriting the script, finding creative ways to age with dignity and support.  If you or someone you know is an “elder orphan”, this article could save you some sleepless nights! Source: No Spouse, No Kids, No Caregiver: How to Prepare to Age Alone | Wellness | US News

Why People Don’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Are you considering purchasing long-term care insurance?  Here are some issues to consider.  And, keep in mind that if Medicaid changes  affect nursing home  coverage, the picture just night darken dramatically.   Source: Why People Don’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Scientists endorse these three strategies to delay dementia

“This is the first time experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have deemed scientific evidence strong enough to suggest that preventing dementia and age-related cognitive decline might be possible.”….  Read more!  Source: Scientists endorse these three strategies to delay dementia | PBS NewsHour

The retired women who built their own community

Are you interested in co-housing or other creative ways to live in retirement? Many of us are, and this article has some encouraging, inspiring words.  Source: Sisters are doing it for themselves: the retired women who built their own community

Sudden Health Problems After 50

Are you fifty or over?  Here are some health issues that can present themselves with little or no warning –  take a look, so you’ll know to seek help if they crop up!  Source: Pictures: Sudden Health Problems After 50

Shedding Light on Night Vision as We Age

Many of us begin to have problems with night vision as we pass the mid0-century mark.  There are things you can do – take a look! Source: Health & Wellness: Shedding Light on Night Vision as We Age | Get Old

Even The Middle Class Would Feel Cuts To Nursing Home Care

We’ve avoided posting anything political here, but many boomers and seniors are not aware of the role that Medicaid plays when we need assisted living or nursing homes.  This article gives you a good overview and is well worth a few minutes of your time.  “Medicaid pays for two-thirds of nursing home residents, but some recipients don’t even know they’re on it.”  Source: In The End, Even The Middle Class Would Feel GOP Cuts To Nursing Home Care | Kaiser Health News