A recent survey of 16,000 long-term care providers by John Hancock Life Insurance Company found that the average annual cost of care across the country has risen to $94,170 for a private room in a nursing home, an increase of 3.6 percent per year since the last survey in 2011.
Retirement planning would be easy if we all came with a drop dead date, kind of like the use by date on a milk carton. That’s what financial planners say. Tell them exactly how long you’ll live and they can plan for it; start waffling and it gets harder to plan.
As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Washington’s new online exchange marketplace will offer 31 new plans offered by four health insurance companies. Most counties will offer a choice of two dozen plans although some counties will continue to have limited options.
At the beginning of the month, the Senate and the House passed legislation that allows the Federal Housing Administration to change its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), the federally insured reverse mortgage plan, to help the program avoid a federal bailout.
Medicare’s basic prescription drug plan is projected to remain at an estimated $31 per month for 2014. This is the fourth year that the plan’s rates have remained nearly flat (there was no increase for the last three years) and that’s at least partially attributed to seniors shopping around and preventing the prices from…
A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that patients whose physical impairments were still so mild as to not yet be noticeable without testing also had such mild cognitive issues associated with Alzheimer’s that they were not clinically detectable.
Have you eliminated your movement-based activities and replaced them with sitting-based activities? In a recent survey, 65 percent of seniors admitted that they had two or more chronic conditions but the survey found that seniors are often apathetic about doing something to improve their health.
In 1997, the World Health Organization (WHO) drew up recommendations for developing public health policies and programs for the prevention and management of obesity in response to a growing health threat in both developed and developing countries all over the world.
Older adult are especially challenging to treat medically as most Americans live a decade or more at the end of their lives with at least one serious medical condition.