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South Dakota is the Best State to Retire

South Dakota is the Best State to Retire

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

New York Came in Last NEW YORK – July 12, 2018 – South Dakota is the best state to retire, according to a new Bankrate.com report. Utah, Idaho, New Hampshire and Florida comprise the rest of the top five. Click here for more information: The study examined seven categories (weightings in parentheses): cost of living […]

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What Does It Mean to Die Well and Why Should You Care?

What Does It Mean to Die Well and Why Should You Care?

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Susan Ducharme Hoben What does it mean to “die well”? The simple answer is it means dying the way you want to. Of course, that then leads to more complicated and thought-provoking questions: How do you want to die? And when is it time to start thinking about that? There is no one answer. […]

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New Recommendations Set the Standard for Dementia Care

New Recommendations Set the Standard for Dementia Care

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

New Recommendations Set the Standard for Dementia Care, But Not All Facilities Comply By Steven M. Levin Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia conditions impact about 5.5 million Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and 220,000 of those people live in Illinois. Because the progression of dementia is unpredictable, individuals suffering from the symptoms, along with […]

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Adult Children Tell-All: We Want Our Parents to Age in the Comfort of Their Own Home

Adult Children Tell-All: We Want Our Parents to Age in the Comfort of Their Own Home

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When the kids start to fly the coop, the next family members to focus your energy on are typically your aging parents. Senior Helpers—one of the largest providers of in-home senior care—conducted a national survey to gauge Baby Boomer attitudes on their aging parents. As it turns out, the kind of care our aging parents […]

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The Future of Healthcare is Here

The Future of Healthcare is Here

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What is the future of healthcare? Imagine this scenario: you place an order for medication, but instead of taking a week, it arrives in only a few hours. And instead of being delivered by a mail carrier, it is dropped off by a robot. This may seem like a scene out of a sci-fi movie, […]

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Senior Orphans

Senior Orphans

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The word “orphan” usually conjures images of helpless children with no one to care for them, but that same term can apply to senior citizens as well.   It is becoming a growing problem with seniors who fall through the cracks of the healthcare system. Senior orphans are people over age 65 who have no close relatives, […]

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ER or UC: How Baby Boomers Can Choose the Right Care at the Right Time

ER or UC: How Baby Boomers Can Choose the Right Care at the Right Time

By: Dr. Chad Masters, MD, MBA, MedExpress From telemedicine to increased opportunities for comparison shopping among health plans, healthcare consumers are enjoying a growing array of options when it comes to choosing the right care. Urgent care is also expanding in popularity, providing Americans with more alternatives to traditional services like the emergency room. Baby […]

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