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Steps To Senior Exercise Motivation

By Donovan Baldwin

Fitness After 40

March 26, 2017

One of the most difficult aspects of putting together a senior exercise program is motivation. You can’t do as much as you used to, so, when you do exercise, you feel that you are not exercising enough. Here’s some thoughts on senior exercise motivation. … Read More

Home Protection for Seniors

March 26, 2017

The home garage door offers one of the best options for thieves to break in to senior citizens’ homes. With the assistance of a small block of wood and a coat hanger, as described in this link, a garage door can be opened in about six seconds. And this kind of break in is becoming increasingly common. Seniors use a variety of methods to increase their safety and reduce possibility of burglary, including alarm systems (monitored or not), security cameras and intricate locking systems on exterior … Read More

The House GOP’s Medicaid Plan Will Mean More Flexibility, Less Money For States, Worse Care

By Howard Gleckman

Caring for Our Parents

March 22, 2017

House Republicans are right that Medicaid needs to be more flexible. But more flexibility with far fewer dollars won’t improve care for seniors, younger people with disabilities, or other beneficiaries of the program. It is possible to cut red tape without slashing spending. Congress should give it a try. Medicaid is a critical safety net […] The post The House GOP’s Medicaid Plan Will Mean More Flexibility, Less Money For States, Worse Care appeared first on Howard Gleckman. … Read More

Trump’s Budget Framework Points To Big Cuts In Programs For Seniors

By Howard Gleckman

Caring for Our Parents

March 17, 2017

President Trump’s initial budget framework would slash programs for seniors and younger people with disabilities, especially those aiming to remain at home rather than move to a nursing home or other residential care. Combined with the House GOP’s proposed health plan, it may severely limit access to federally-funded medical care, personal assistance, and other supports […] The post Trump’s Budget Framework Points To Big Cuts In Programs For Seniors appeared first on Howa … Read More

A Closer Look At The House GOP Health Bill And Seniors: It Isn’t Getting Better

By Howard Gleckman

Caring for Our Parents

March 14, 2017

From the perspective of older adults, there is little good to say about the House Republican health care bill. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would significantly raise insurance costs for people in their 50s and 60s, reduce important Medicaid benefits for the frail elderly, and put more financial pressure on Medicare. Last week, I […] The post A Closer Look At The House GOP Health Bill And Seniors: It Isn’t Getting Better appeared first on Howard Gleckman. … Read More

The House GOP Health Plan Would Be The Biggest Change For Seniors In A  Half-Century

By Howard Gleckman

Caring for Our Parents

March 7, 2017

House Republicans have proposed a major rewrite of the Affordable Care Act that would increase the cost of health insurance for older workers and profoundly change the Medicaid support system for the most vulnerable. It would be the biggest change in government assistance for long-term care since the creation of Medicaid a half century ago. […] The post The House GOP Health Plan Would Be The Biggest Change For Seniors In A  Half-Century appeared first on Howard Gleckman. … Read More

Stand down

March 4, 2017

By Caitlin Kelly Much wisdom in this (too-long) blog post, on Medium: True growth and success is always sustainable. It’s not a short sprint with an inevitable physical, mental, and emotional crash. All goals are means, not ends. Each succeeding stage of your progression should clearly build one-upon-another, leaving you stronger and more able, not … Continue reading Stand down … Read More

Congress Should Not Kill End-Of-Life Talks Just As Physicians And Patients Are Having Them

By Howard Gleckman

Caring for Our Parents

March 2, 2017

We may be about to have a new debate over “death panels.” If we do, it would be a tragedy for tens of millions of Americans and their families. You may remember this small piece of the Affordable Care Act that garnered outsized attention back in 2010. It allowed Medicare to pay physicians for having […] The post Congress Should Not Kill End-Of-Life Talks Just As Physicians And Patients Are Having Them appeared first on Howard Gleckman. … Read More

Medicare’s Cruel Paradox: It Is A Costly Subsidy For Seniors, But They Can’t Live Without It

By Howard Gleckman

Caring for Our Parents

February 22, 2017

Which statement is true? 1) Medicare will impose huge burdens on future taxpayers by providing trillions of dollars in government-funded health care to older adults. 2) Many seniors face massive, unaffordable out-of-pocket health costs in old age, even with that government assistance. The answer is: Both.  And that’s the challenge policymakers must confront as they […] The post Medicare’s Cruel Paradox: It Is A Costly Subsidy For Seniors, But They Can’t Live Without … Read More

All About Stairlifts

February 20, 2017

Senior citizens crave independence, and seniors live more healthy lives when they can be as independent as possible. But this becomes substantially harder when their mobility and senses begin to wane. Where once they could willingly combine full-time work with raising a family, they often require assistance for basic functions such as moving around their home, especially when it comes to going upstairs or downstairs.An ideal solution to the difficulties posed by multi-story homes is to install … Read More

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