Have you been paying attention to the latest Medicare news? There’s a big change coming for 2020, and older adults need to know what’s happening. Anyone who’s enrolling or changing their plan during 2019’s open enrollment period needs to be aware.
Have you been struggling with your weight? Carrying extra weight can put you in serious health danger, and you aren’t alone if you’re trying to lose weight. There are millions of people working hard to manage their health and weight, getting and staying healthy isn’t easy.
Aging brings plenty of challenges, but one of the most surprising can be big changes to your oral health. It’s common for seniors to have missing teeth. Whether you’re dealing with broken, rotting, or lost teeth, these effects of aging can leave you with big gaps in your smile.
Almost 50 million Americans currently depend on Medicare for their health care coverage. That number is expected to reach 64 million by 2020 due to the number of baby boomers who will be turning 65 by that time. However, Medicare is making some changes to its program that will result in the elimination of Medicare Plan F. Seniors need to understand these changes in order to adequately plan for their future health care coverage.
Adding a stairlift to your home can make it much easier to navigate your staircases. If you are a senior citizen, a stairlift may enable you to safely access your upper floors and to potentially remain in your home for much longer. While stairlifts are expensive to install, there are some programs available that might help you to pay for the costs.
When your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or fails to properly utilize it, synthetic insulin is a lifesaver. Every day, around six million Americans depend on it to keep blood sugar levels in check. Life is just as busy for them as it is for everyone else. Even well-intentioned patients forget doctor appointments, postpone exercise, and lose track of time. When it comes to insulin, though, even innocent oversights can be dangerous or fatal.