The time to plan for caregiving help is earlier than you think
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Sometimes independence-undermining disabilities develop slowly over time, and sometimes they strike literally overnight. But either way,...
Accessing your own health records will soon be easier than ever
Sometime early this tear, new HHS Privacy Rule changes will have removed some major barriers between you and your own health records....
8 things to ask when your doctor prescribes a new med
The older you are, the more doctors – your primary care physician and specialists – you’re likely to be seeing, and the more medications...
How Medicare pays doctors and hospitals to give seniors better care
Value Based Reimbursement rewards coordinated medical care that leads to better patient health.
If you don’t have a healthcare advocate, get one.
Doctors and hospitals, even the very best, are neither infallible nor omniscient. Moreover, since they see you only from time to time,...
Retirees don’t spend their money according to stereotypes
Stereotypes – including those held by economists and retirement analysts – are just plain wrong, it turns out. Seniors are not spending...
The Problem with Too Much Medical Care
While only 7.3% of adults aged 18 to 44 have Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC), almost nine times as many 65 or older do (61.6%). And...
Even gut bacteria know that no two seniors are the same
Bacteria are one-cell organisms – and they’re not brain cells. Yet, they’re smart enough to become “increasingly unique (i.e.,...
Drinking lots of water can be good for your health. Or bad.
There’s an old rule of thumb about drinking eight glasses of water a day. Is that enough? Too little? Or too much? The U.S. National...
The value of monthly Registered Nurse assessments
In an effort to ensure good care, Virginia law requires senior care agencies like Senior Insights to have a Registered Nurse perform...
Some commonly used meds could speed mental decline
A widely used group of prescription and over-the-counter medications could speed up older adults’ mental decline, a series of studies in...
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