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The Grass Is Greener (and Taken Care Of For You!) On The Other Side: Considering The Benefits of Independent Living

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Imagine no more yardwork or routine house maintenance. A housing community filled with peers and new friends. And wonderful amenities right at your doorstep like a pool, on-site gym, and special events. Learn more about Independent Living, the housing arrangement designed exclusively for older adults that can help make your retirement easier, more convenient, and more fun!

Visiting The Doctor From Your Sofa: Discovering Telemedicine

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Visiting The Doctor From Your Sofa: Discovering Telemedicine

Telemedicine allows doctors to interact with patients through video conferencing. Many believe the efficiencies of telehealth will persuade more people to choose it as their preferred method to access care now, and beyond the current pandemic. Learn how this innovation in patient care will benefit you.

Staying Home? Be Sure To Avoid At-Home Injuries.

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In this time of many of us staying at home and only leaving for essentials like groceries, it’s important to know the most common accidents that occur in the home, and how to prevent or treat them. The most common accidents are trips and falls. Keep the house clean and make sure that there are no objects on the floor, and that electrical or phone cords are safely out of the way of your footpath...

If You’re Going to Fall, You Might as Well Do It Right

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While most of our fears are learned, there are only two we’re born with: loud noises and falling. Nobody wants to fall, and understandably so. There’s very little control, if any. We’re never sure how we’ll land, only that it’s going to hurt—not just our body but also our self-esteem. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of four older Americans falls...

Why You Should Keep Tailoring Your Health Coverage

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“The only sensible person is my tailor. He measures me anew each time he sees me.” —George Bernard Shaw Medical coverage is not one size fits all. Your age, state of health, lifestyle, geographic location and financial situation are some of the factors involved in deciding which supplemental policies you might need to fill in the gaps, since Medicare doesn’t pay for premiums...

How to Avoid the Dreaded Surprise Ambulance Bill

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Emergency medical personnel call it the golden hour: the first 60 minutes following a trauma, when it’s most possible to save your life. This explains why air ambulances aren’t just for residents or visitors of remote areas. In cities where traffic jams are routine, it might take a chopper or plane to get you there within the golden hour. Unfortunately, however, that one trip to the...

Health Setbacks Can Be Great Teachers

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Most of us would prefer to stay healthy and injury-free throughout our retirement. Life, however, doesn’t always cooperate. Suddenly we’re housebound like Paul Sheldon in the Stephen King novel, Misery, with no choice but to surrender to medical professionals, caretakers and our body’s natural response to treatment and rest. For us type A personalities, recuperation—which...

When Life Knocks You Down, A Short-Term Care Policy Can Get You Back Up

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One sure-fire way to minimize stress in a stressful process is to be fully prepared and informed. And even though retirement is a phase that brings relief and joy in doing everything you didn’t have time for when you were working, it’s a real transition. And all transitions can give rise to some kind of concern or stress When it comes to long- and short-term care insurance, there are...

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