Is it possible to live a longer, healthier life? It’s a question that people have pondered over the years. The good news is that people today are living longer. In the U.S., the average life span is 79 years. About 100 years ago, Americans lived to an average of only 54 years.
Did you know there is a secret to aging well and making the most out of your senior years? It’s true and it all starts with a solid plan that can help you or your loved one maximize health and wellbeing during the aging process by being informed, proactive, and educated about life choices and healthcare options. Read More
Depression and anxiety in seniors share common disorder symptoms. Adding to the medley of healthcare factors our individualities, family histories and biological genetics present challenges when making senior mental illness decisions. The demands for healthcare can be overwhelming when it comes to making the right decision for both the senior and the supportive family members. Read More
More than 6.5 million Americans 65 years of age and older have been affected by depression. Often, these seniors have struggled with depressive episodes during their entire lives. For others, depression first strikes in the senior years, all the way up into the 80s and 90s.
Are you concerned about having enough income to meet your needs during retirement? Or are you taking care of a loved one and responsible for his or her financial and health care needs? If so, you might feel overwhelmed with all of the choices and options available to you. Researching, creating a longevity plan, and asking the right questions takes a lot of time and energy. However, it’s important to begin the process now so you have a longevity plan in place and make the right choices when the need arises. Read More
Healthcare advocacy for seniors is extremely important, especially for patients who have difficulty expressing themselves. Having an expert on hand to advocate for the elderly will accomplish several things, including maintaining the patient’s health and well-being. Senior advocates can identify potential issues and have them corrected before they start to cause major problems for the patient. They are also able to speak for the patient when an advocate is needed so that both parties are on the same page when it comes to treatment, costs, and quality of services received.