Category Archives: Senior Issues

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Financial Planning for Seniors

If you’re retired or are planning to retire soon, putting together a sound financial plan is important, especially if you plan to enjoy your Golden Years stress-free. While we offer just a few financial tips below, we highly recommend you speak to a professional financial adviser to discuss your individual monetary needs. Continue reading

Improving Your Health in 2014

We all know the importance of a good diet and exercise. But did you know that even small exercise and diet improvements can improve the health of people who have diseases associated with aging? Being physically active can also help you stay strong and give you the ability to keep up the lifestyle that you have grown accustomed to. Here are just a few more reasons to stay active and maintain your health along with some suggested exercises.

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Bladder Trouble

Joyce, a 70-year-old mother of three, recently visited her doctor because of what she calls "bladder trouble". A problem with bladder control is also referred to as incontinence. Joyce has cut down on doing things she likes to do because she has wet herself in public several times. She also leaks urine on her way to the bathroom and even when she coughs or laughs. Joyce started wearing pads, but she wants to find a fix for her problem.

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Hip Health

Debra is 72 years old and lives with her husband, Gene. One night as she was getting out of the tub, her leg slipped from under her and she landed on her right hip. Debra was in intense pain and not able to get up, so she called for Gene. He called an ambulance who took her to the emergency room (ER). The ER doctor ordered an X-ray of her right hip. Unfortunately, the X-ray revealed a fracture. How can you help avoid a hip fracture?

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Senior Falls: Facts, Statistics, and Prevention

Falling becomes an increasing danger for people as they age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior falls affect one third of all adults age 65 and older - and that’s only among people who have reported incidences of falling. It’s estimated that less than half of those who fall actually talk about it with their healthcare providers. Considering the high probability of falling among senior citizens, it’s important to be aware of the facts surrounding senior falls so that steps can be taken to decrease fall risk.

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