28Jun, 2017

The Financial Benefit of Applying for Aid & Assistance or Housebound Pensions

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If you have a pension through the Department of Veterans Affairs, either as a veteran or as a survivor, there are two other potential levels of pension depending on your medical needs. An additional Aid & Attendance allotment for qualified medical conditions that require assistance for day-to-day activity or live-in care, and a pension supplement designated as ‘Housebound’ for disabilities that limit your mobility to your home. If you or a loved one qualify for either of the additional levels of pension (and individuals can only qualify for one at […]
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21Jun, 2017

Summer Fun Activities for Seniors in Illinois

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The gorgeous weather of summer has officially arrived. That means it’s time for everyone to get up and head out for some summer sunshine and fun. After all, who would want to pass up such a wonderful chance to enjoy the world around them? Unfortunately, a good number of elderly people do miss out on this opportunity. Far too many of these older individuals are trapped inside, day after day, with nothing to do. This can be especially depressing during the summer, when it seems everyone else is out and about doing […]
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14Jun, 2017

How Do Social Interactions Help Seniors?

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Social interactions are vital to the health and well-being of seniors. Taking part in activities with other people helps seniors feel a sense of connection. Unfortunately, loneliness is a common problem for seniors. A survey conducted by the AARP estimates that 35 percent of people over 45 are lonely. Here’s how social interactions can help seniors, and what we can do to encourage them. Reasons Seniors Feel Lonely Older adults may feel lonely because they are isolated from others. Many live on their own. According to the Institute on Aging, about one-third of older adults living […]
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7Jun, 2017

How to Start the Application Process for Aid & Assistance Benefits Through Veterans Affairs

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One of the most frustrating parts about finding reliable benefits and aid programs is knowing where to look. Because the VA is such an expansive organization with lots of moving parts and the occasional disconnect between their procedures and being able to reach veterans, it can be hard to find the right information for what benefits you or someone in your family is eligible for. If you are or know a veteran or survivor who needs the aid and attendance of another person, the Department of Veterans Affairs has funding […]
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24May, 2017

Motivating Seniors on how to Maintain a Healthy Diet

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When it comes to health and longevity, diet is one of the biggest determining factors. Yes, genetics play a role, but the food you consume has a direct impact on your health, the risk of disease, energy levels and even mental health and well-being. Eating enough of the right foods can improve cognition, stave off depression, lower blood glucose levels and blood pressure, reduce the risks of heart attack and help maintain a healthy diet and weight. It’s not always easy, though. For seniors living alone, the prospect of cooking […]
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24May, 2017

Understanding How to Prevent And Diagnose UTI Infections in Seniors

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As we age, it becomes increasingly important to take care of our bodies. If you are close to an elderly person, you need to understand how to take care of them. With increasing age, our bodies may not be and reliable as they once were, and one example is going to the bathroom. As people grow older, their pelvic muscles can weaken, which causes them to become less able to control their urges to go to the bathroom. This can lead to problems like a UTI or even something more serious. So it’s vital to […]
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17May, 2017

Explore ways improve Seniors Mental Health and Well Being starting today

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Senior health care isn’t just about medical treatments and medications. While people are living longer than ever before, and modern medicine has come a long way when it comes to treating illness and disease, it’s important to know that the most effective ways to improve the quality of life for seniors has nothing to do with medicine. Mental Health Affects Physical Health For seniors, mental health problems are real, and common. Depression and anxiety can set in even when there has been no previous history. There are some common catalysts […]
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10May, 2017

When do I Consider Live-in Care for my Loved One?

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Are you part of the “Sandwich Generation”? Are you caring for your own children, but finding yourself needing to care for aging parents as well? With 46 million Americans over the age of 65, this is a common occurrence for many. The Administration on Aging projects that number will more than double by the year 2060, meaning more and more families will need to find a way to care for their aging loved ones. As the current generation of “Baby Boomers” grows older, many want to “Age in Place”. A 2011 survey […]
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3May, 2017

Helping Seniors Maintain a Healthy Diet With the Right Food Schedule

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When you are trying to take care of yourself, the important first step is that you have a healthy diet. That is especially important for seniors; unfortunately, they don’t always have the capability of memory to make sure they eat the right food at the right times. A general understanding of this food schedule can help them maintain a healthy diet and  assist in determining whether more help is ultimately needed. Start In The Beginning Breakfast does not only provide your body with energy to start your day, but it also helps […]
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26Apr, 2017

5 Memory Improving Techniques for Seniors

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  As people age, one common complaint is memory loss. This isn’t only true of seniors who suffer from illnesses such as dementia. Many seniors find that their memories deteriorate over time. There are certain ways to prevent, minimize, or even reverse this problem. Learn about 5 memory improving techniques that can be used for seniors and improve their well-being! 1. Challenge the Brain In some ways, the brain is like a muscle; the more it’s used, the stronger it gets. One problem that many older adults face is that they […]
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