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Are You 'Actively Aging'?

Saturday, April 28 2012 5:31 PM
Categorized In Well-being
What do the words “active aging” mean to you? According to The World Health Organization, it’s the process of optimizing opportunities for participation in healthy choices in order to enhance your quality of life as you age.Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former director-general of the organization, described active aging when she said, “There is much the individual can do to remain active and healthy in later life. A healthy lifestyle, the involvement of … Read Article

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Saturday, April 28 2012 5:29 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Did you know that lack of sleep could increase your risk of developing a chronic disease? Research has shown that insufficient sleep can increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and other diseases. It has also been linked to obesity and is often the cause of traffic accidents, lost productivity and poor cognitive performance, in general. So how much sleep does a person need? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio… Read Article

Using the Web As a Healthcare Tool

Friday, April 13 2012 8:52 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
Nothing can replace a face-to-face visit with someone who genuinely cares and is trained to help meet your specific care needs and wishes, but research on the Web can help you build confidence and your knowledge before you have that face-to-face visit.It’s the goal of many healthcare organizations to be the most trusted source of information on the Web. But what you will more likely find on the Web is a way to compare a variety of perspectives on any given subject. Col… Read Article

Questions to Ask About Long-Term Care Insurance

Friday, April 13 2012 8:51 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
Long-term care insurance is coverage that helps pay for care that is not typically paid for by health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. Depending on your health insurance and/or eligibility for Medicare or Medicaid, these could include services such as home care, respite care, hospice, assisted living, adult day services, Alzheimer’s care or nursing home care. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 70 percent of people over 65 will require some type of long-term care servic… Read Article