AgingOptions Life Plan: Health

For many people, an accident or diagnosis are what triggers consideration of a long term health and life plan.

For others, who are more proactive, steps for disease prevention coincide with their housing, financial and legal plans.

In either case, wise counsel from geriatric doctors, therapists, care managers and nutritionists can be big game changers in outcomes and longevity. Browse some of our articles and discussions below relating to health and your over-all life plan.

Assisted Living May Be Ideal for Many Seniors, but Families Have Got to do Their Homework

If you subscribe to the authoritative magazine Consumer Reports, you were probably intrigued just as we were by the October 2017 issue The cover showed the hand of a frail senior being tenderly held by a much younger hand, beneath the headline, “Who Will Care for You” The subtitle said, “Understanding the facts about elder

Government Warning: Federal Officials, Nursing Homes Not Doing Enough to Prevent Elder Abuse

Everyone agrees that abuse of any kind perpetrated on vulnerable elderly residents in care facilities is abhorrent  Yet a recent warning issued by the Office of the Inspector General in the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) charges that the process of preventing and reporting elder abuse is woefully inadequate at just about

A Family Caregiver Contract Can Prevent Conflict, but Getting it Right May Require Professional Guidance

If you’re searching for the best person to provide in-home care for an aging loved one, you may have a family member in mind – a sibling, adult grandchild, or other relative who you can trust to provide the kind of care your loved one deserves Maybe you’re the one tapped to be the caregiver

Studies Appear to Link Disrupted Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

Could it be that losing sleep might add to your risk of developing dementia Or are patterns of sleep interruption not actually a cause, but an early indicator of future cognitive impairment Either way, two recently reduced studies are adding to the growing body of evidence that healthy sleep and a healthy brain are somehow

Who Bears Most of the Costs Associated with Dementia? Families Do.

A great number of articles have been written in recent months about the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in the US Today there are more than 5 million Americans, nearly all seniors, suffering with the disease, a group whose care this year will cost the nation almost $260 billion  These costs, according to experts, could

Nearing Retirement? Six Financial Moves You Still Need to Make

This week we ran across this article on the Yahoo Finance website, written by Jeff Rose of Creditcom We have to admit, we were a bit suspicious of the title: “Ignoring These 6 Financial Moves Could Ruin Your Retirement”  In our experience, articles like this tend to be far too simplistic, focusing on financial planning

As Doctor’s Visits Get Shorter, You Need to Ask the Right Questions

Does it seem to you that your doctor has less and less time to spend with you We hear it over and over, from doctors and from their patients: because of changes in our health care system, doctors believe they have to see more and more patients in less and less time This means, when

From AARP: Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from These Two Scams!

Here at AgingOptions we typically find blog stories to share with you from various reliable online news sources – but this story is taken from a flyer that just landed in our mailbox As part of their ongoing effort to protect seniors from unscrupulous thieves who are always trying to steal their identities and their

Is Medicare Enrollment Imminent? Consider these 4 Key Questions

If you’re getting closer and closer to age 65 – or if you’re over 65 and about to leave your employer’s health care plan for the last time – then Medicare enrollment is about to become a reality for you During a window of about 6 or 7 months, starting three months before your 65th

Surprise! Experts Say “Retirement” May Not Be What You Expect

When you look into your future, what do you think “retirement” will be like As we’ve discovered in our interaction with thousands of retirees, the answers vary widely But the reality can be filled with surprises, both happy ones and not so happy ones, which is why we decided to revisit a story we originally
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