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All posts in January, 2014

A great resource to check out for walk in baths, elderly tubs, and wheelchair transfer bathtubs, roll in showers and grab bars is Aging Safely Baths & More. They ship to all 50 states and Canada, and don’t charge for freight to the continental U.S. They have some of the highest quality aging in place bathing products on the market. Several of their bath products are independently tested and certified by third party organizations. Hydrotherapy walk in tubs and wheelchair accessible showers can be an essential part to living independently. The elderly and those with disabilities can have difficulty using traditional style bathtubs and may potentially benefit from a lower step in style bathing appliance. Fortunately these wonderful products can be installed into residential homes and commercial locations. Several of the bathtubs offered are made in the U.S.A and are fully ADA complaint. Standard options can include ADA compliant stainless steel safety grab bars, 17” tall built in seats, temperature control devices and padded seat cushions. Warm air hydrotherapy is another option that’s extremely popular. Bathers have the option of enjoying powerful whirlpool type water jets, or warm air hydrotherapy jets, which are tiny air bubbles that massage the body. Furthermore, some bathers may desire to use dual jetting and experience both jet types at the same time. Having a hydrotherapy bath at home can be a great investment. Having the option to enjoy hydrotherapy any time you choose, may be just what you’ve been looking for! No harsh chemicals are required. Simply add water and enjoy!

Mention Discount Code: SS0562     for instant savings.  http://www.Agingsafelybaths.com

 

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National Association of Home Care and Hospice

Now you can find the right provider using The Home  Health Care and Hospice Agency Locator.  It contains the most comprehensive database, reportedly more  than 33,000 home care and hospice agencies. The database is searchable across many areas of the United States.

Before starting your search of home health care and hospice providers, decide what type of home care services you are looking for. There is a good NAHC’s publication, “How to Choose a Home Care Provider,”  available online that can help you in making this decision. The Hospice Association of America (a NAHC affiliate  organization) also has a “All About Hospice: A  Consumer’s Guide” that is helpful when selecting a Hospice organization is what you need.

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Drug Interactions and Side Effects

The Drug Interaction Checker explains the mechanism of each drug interaction, the level of significance of the interaction (major, moderate or minor), and in certain cases, can provide the recommended course of action to manage the interaction. The Drug Interaction Checker will also display any interactions between your chosen drug(s) and food.  The search also provides a summary of potential side effects.

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National Senior Center Directory

Many seniors receive income from sources that might not be taxable, such as Social Security and tax-exempt bonds.  Whether you’re a retiree or someone helping a senior family member or friend with taxes, this link provides Top 10 Tax Tips for Seniors to help in generating your tax return and maximize your deductions.

 

Scams that target seniors continue to grow in number.  One reason is they are thought to have a significant amount of money and they tend to be more trusting and vulnerable to coercion.  These scams are not always reports and therefore there is no prosecution.   But with seniors who are often on a fixed income, these types of scams can be to seniors and can leave them with little time to regain their losses. Sadly, financial abuse of seniors is commonly committed by their own family.  Click this link to the article on Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors.

US News – What You Need To Know About Long Term Care Insurance

Consumer Affairs Complaints on Hartford Life Insurance

Seniors can stay healthier longer by staying engaged, earn a little extra money and gain a greater sense of meaning with a job outside of the home.  Some people prefer to seek volunteer opportunities.  But if you are looking for a little extra money, go to Ten Part Time Best Jobs for Seniors for more information.

It is always a major task to plan for a trip.  There are numerous details to consider for the trip itself but also for what you should do before you leave.   I live checklists.  And if someone has travel planning suggestions to make my life easier, I am thrilled.  Look here for Travel planning tips for seniors.

Senior Helpers for Veterans

Geriatric and Extended Care for veterans provides services for those who are elderly and have complex needs, and Veterans of any age who need daily support and assistance. Veterans can receive care at home, at VA medical centers or in the community.

Article on exercise and fitness for individuals over 50

Article describing the benefits of pets and seniors on overall health

The benefits of pets and seniors on overall health has been known for some time. Studies show seniors with pets have better physical health and mental well being with a furry friend.

Journal of Aging