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Senior-Friendly Home Designs for Every Budget

When you hear about universal design and how it can make a home more accessible, you might immediately think that it is meant to help those who are elderly or have trouble with mobility. However, universal design is creating a space in which everyone from the smallest toddlers to the proudest great-grandparents can live in comfort and ease.

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When Is It Time to Stop Driving?

After driving for the majority of your life, it probably feels like second nature. It can be easy to forget that you’re actually piloting a vehicle that weighs at least a ton, can go quite fast, and can lead to great damage and significant injuries if it collides with something. And that second nature of driving can make it tough to know when it’s time to give up the keys.

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Important Medical Forms that Every Senior Needs to Know

What if a sudden illness or accident left you incapacitated? What if you couldn’t make decisions for yourself? You don’t want vital choices about your quality of life in the hands of strangers. That’s why certain medical forms, such as a living will or a health care proxy, are so important.

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The Biggest Medicare Changes in 2022

Medicare has changed a lot in the past year, and you might need a primer to help you understand the differences in your coverage. Many seniors receive health care coverage under Medicare, as the governmental insurance program provides benefits for people with disabilities and adults over the age of sixty-five. We’ll review the major changes and why they happened.

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The Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Know the warning signs of a heart attack so you’re prepared if you or a loved one has a cardiac event. Every second counts, so read on to learn how to prevent and prepare for a heart attack.

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Love and Romance – It’s Never Too Late

Although movies and TV shows rarely do a good job of highlighting romance at all ages, seniors are just as eager for love as adults of other age groups. In fact, romance can boost one’s overall perception of happiness, as adults between the ages of 50-89 who foster emotional closeness and participate in intimate activities report a higher quality of life.

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Avoid Sabotaging Your Retirement Plan with These 5 Tips

Folks frequently start thinking about long-term planning around the beginning of each year, which means retirement might be on your mind these days. Market volatility is causing even more people to reconsider the ways in which they’ve saved for retirement. The instinct to change your retirement plan is common, but not always fruitful. Use the following sound advice to stop yourself from making impulse moves.

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Seniors On the Go: What to Bring, What to Leave at Home

As the pandemic recedes and seniors start heading out of the house more frequently again, we’ve put together a checklist of the 5 things you should bring with you as well as 5 things to leave at home.

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Top 10 Chronic Conditions for Seniors and Tips to Manage or Prevent Them

Managing a chronic condition can be stressful. You might experience frustrating day-to-day symptoms that affect your quality of life. Chronic conditions can also slow down recovery from other injuries and illnesses. Use these strategies to manage your chronic conditions and boost your quality of life.

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Senior Alert Devices are the Perfect Caregiver Companion

Senior alert devices are helpful for all caregivers, whether remote or living in the same home as an elderly family member. Taking care of an elderly parent can be challenging, but the difficulty grows if you live far apart or can never get any respite. In either case, medical alert devices are the perfect complement to caregiving.

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