Will your family have to guess your health care wishes?

  (BPT) - Imagine you are in an accident or a sudden illness leaves you unable to speak for yourself. Your loved one or caregiver may be faced with a difficult decision about whether to continue life-saving measures. How does that person know what to do? Discuss, decide and document. These are three important steps to take to ensure your futur...
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5 ideas to save money on health care

  (BPT) - Rising premiums and different levels of coverage can make health care costs seem very confusing. Here are 5 simple ideas that could help you save on your health care costs. 1. Plan for medical bills. Just as you would ask a mechanic to estimate the cost of service on your car ahead of time, don't be afraid to ask providers what servi...
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8 important questions to ask your doctor about surgical pain management

(BPT) - If you or a loved one has an upcoming surgery, pain management is probably a top concern. Depending on the type of surgery, doctors will recommend different methods to manage your pain so you can heal properly. It's important to understand what to expect, your options for controlling pain as well as any risks associated with them, particula...
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Home delivery of medications could save you money: What you should know

  (BPT) - In recent years, technology has changed every aspect of our daily life. We interact with friends and family on social media, use the GPS to guide us to our desired destination, and products we buy online are delivered right to our home. One big change transforming how we receive health care services is home delivery of prescription m...
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For older adults, it's not 'just the flu'

  (BPT) - "I'm not the same person. The person before just kind of took life for granted. And now I cherish every moment I have because I know it can be taken away very quickly." Lisa Pellerin, a mother and a nurse, shared these words as she recounted an experience so devastating to her health that it changed her entire perspective on life. It...
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There's no such thing as too much information before surgery

(BPT) - There is no such thing as TMI (too much information) when it comes to communicating facts about your health with your physician anesthesiologist before surgery or a medical procedure. You might not think taking ginkgo biloba for memory, using medical marijuana for pain, smoking or snoring are relevant, but these supplements, drugs and condi...
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Ask the expert: Oral health as you age

(BPT) - We all know brushing our teeth twice a day is crucial to keeping our smile bright, but most of us probably don't understand how dental hygiene can impact our overall health, especially as we age. Going to the dentist is one of the most important things we can do for our health. Each year more than 2 million people visit the emergency room b...
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Falls and fractures: Facts and tips that may limit falls

Falls and Fractures: Facts and Tips That May Limit Falls (BPT) - As we age, we begin to learn — sometimes firsthand — how devastating a fall can be. It isn't quite as easy as it once was to hop back up and continue on our way. Each year, more than one in four Americans aged 65 and over experience a fall, which contributes to roughly 3 million emerg...
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6 tips for making the most of your Medicare plan

(BPT) - If you consider yourself a savvy consumer who likes to make sure you're getting the most value for your money, have you stopped to consider whether you're applying those same prudent practices to your Medicare benefits? Maximizing those benefits can help with more than just saving money. It could help improve your health as well. Here are s...
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Your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Preventive care, health planning at no extra cost

  (BPT) - Once you become eligible for Medicare, you'll likely start hearing about something called an Annual Wellness Visit. Many people think an Annual Wellness Visit and a physical are one and the same. But they're not. Unlike a standard head-to-toe physical, an Annual Wellness Visit is primarily focused on preventive care, health screening...
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Eating to age gracefully: Top tips from a registered dietitian

  (BPT) - What if you were 60 but felt more like you were 30? Consider taking charge of your nutrition by adding in foods that help you feel decades younger. "What you eat and drink can have a tremendous impact on how you look and feel," says Dawn Jackson Blatner, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. "Eating healthy is important at any age, ...
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10 movies that connect generations

  (BPT) - Movies both bring us together and bridge generational divides. They help us relate to each other and understand past eras. Great movies also shape a generation, creating a common experience. They reflect the hopes and dreams of their audiences. Here are 10 movies to help forge connections between parents and children, or grandparents...
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Downsizing as you age: 8 smart organization tips and tricks

  (BPT) - It's easy to accumulate a lot of things throughout your life. From clothes and household goods to antiques and treasured keepsakes, decades of living often means decades of stuff. When you get to a certain age, it can be smart to start downsizing your belongings. Sometimes downsizing is inspired by a move and other times it's simply ...
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4 tips to stay healthy and help prevent falls as you age

4 tips to stay healthy and prevent falls as you age (BPT) - As you age, your risk of falling increases. According to the CDC , one out of four people over the age of 65 falls each year and falling once doubles your chances of falling again. While many conditions can put you at risk for a fall, there are simple steps you can take to boost your overa...
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Addressing the needs of caregivers helping our military, veteran heroes

(BPT) - "You're sitting at home one night and get a phone call that your husband is being medevaced and he's coming home. They said it was for spinal injuries," recalled Mandy Spooneybarger, 36, caregiver to her husband, Charles, an Army veteran. "You have to live in your new normal. It's stressful. It's isolating. You have to let go of what you ha...
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7 easy travel snack ideas for diabetics

  (BPT) - Do you have diabetes and stress about finding healthy and convenient snack options while you're traveling? See below for smart snacking tips and healthy recipes for diabetics. Choose healthy and satisfying snacks between meals. Snacking done right can keep your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible and can help prevent lo...
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05 June 2019
Exceptional Elders
Norma Bagnall was 100 years old, still living on her own, shoveling snow from her driveway and driving in Holyoke, Massachusetts. A fall and a broken hip brought her to Dugan Memorial Home in West Point, to be close to her son, Laird and his wife, De...
04 June 2019
Exceptional Elders
On Monday, October 9, 2018, twelve folks from Wesley Meadows Retirement Community headed out on an ARK ADVENTURE! The 7 residents, 2 staff members, 1 caregiver and 2 volunteers traveled all day by bus to Erlanger, Kentucky... located about 20 miles s...
03 June 2019
Caregiver Classroom
 (BPT) - Imagine you are in an accident or a sudden illness leaves you unable to speak for yourself. Your loved one or caregiver may be faced with a difficult decision about whether to continue life-saving measures. How does that person know wha...
03 June 2019
Caregiver Classroom
 (BPT) - Rising premiums and different levels of coverage can make health care costs seem very confusing. Here are 5 simple ideas that could help you save on your health care costs.1. Plan for medical bills. Just as you would ask a mechanic to e...
03 June 2019
Caregiver Classroom
(BPT) - If you or a loved one has an upcoming surgery, pain management is probably a top concern. Depending on the type of surgery, doctors will recommend different methods to manage your pain so you can heal properly. It's important to understand wh...

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