In August 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced recommendations that all baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965 be tested for hepatitis C, a contagious liver disease caused by infection with the hepatitis C virus.
For many couples, the “in sickness and in health” marriage vow plays out later in life with one of the spouses caring for the other. Whenever an elderly husband or wife takes on a greater care role for the other spouse, a number of physical, emotional and financial challenges can occur.
February is American Heart Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and how to prevent this often-silent killer.
Care transitions refer to a medical patient moving from one healthcare provider or healthcare setting to another. Seniors with illnesses, for example, may visit a primary care physician and then be admitted to a hospital and receive treatment from a hospital physician and nursing staff.
Managing your overall health well includes making use of preventative care services such as blood pressure screenings and vaccinations.
These and other stories are in the September edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.
The Medicare Learning Network is now available to help answer questions, explain policy changes and distribute information about Medicare and Medicaid.
Seniors face a myriad of health, finance and legal issues that can significantly affect their lives and families. Attorneys specializing in elder law understand the unique needs of older adults regarding physical and mental limitations and navigating the complexities of retirement living and financial and estate planning.
May is Older Americans Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of senior citizens nationwide.
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