If caring for a parent or relative alone becomes too difficult, you may have to consider placing them in an assisted living home. But the monthly costs for these arrangements can be up to 70% more than market rents. Unless you have planned ahead and have long-term care insurance, you'll have to get creative with how you finance your loved one's stay.
Roughly 70% of those over 65 will eventually choose or require assisted living care. Many seniors rely on government subsidies to fund their care. With prices in America averaging over $3000 per month, government subsidies are often not enough. This leaves many seniors and their children with growing concern over how to fund future care.
According statistics quoted on The College of Podiatry's website, between 75 and 80 percent of adults struggle with some type of foot problem. Many people don't realize that the main reason why they're experiencing foot pain, deformities and other foot-related problems is because of the shoes that they wear.
Identifying the cause of Parkinson's disease has long eluded science. In spring 2015, however, scientists at Cambridge University in England released details of ongoing research that seems to have identified the cause of the disease and holds out the promise of a vaccine and even a cure.
It is no secret that the cost of pharmaceutical drugs has been on the rise, or that many seniors are having trouble affording the medications their doctors prescribe. That is why Congress passed the law that created the Medicare Part D program in 2003.
Some people believe it’s never too early to start college, others that it’s never too late. Harry Bernstein never went to college. He lived in an era when only the privileged got a university education, and he wasn’t privileged; he was poor. He might still have gone since he had the high school grades, the ambition to be a writer and the willingness to work his way through, but bigger events conspired against him. The Great Depression was just beginning.
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese exercise regimen that consists of making mindful and meditative body movements. This system works by unblocking and facilitating the free flow of a vital energy force named qi in the body. Tai chi also balances and harmonizes the opposing elements of yin and yang within the body. This article summarizes the various health benefits of regular tai chi practice.
Do you have a loved one coping with hearing loss? A parent or grandparent who is living in a retirement facility and is struggling to accept their progressive hearing loss? Thanks to caring mobile app developers, there are a growing number of iOS apps available for those with diminishing hearing. Review the following list of hearing impairment apps to see which ones can revitalize the communication skills of your loved one: