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AA Senior Care - Planning On Buying Long-Term Care Insurance?

Planning On Buying Long-Term Care Insurance?

Do you know that long-term care insurance costs are not covered by Medicare or Medicaid?

Long-term care insurance (LTC) helps provide for the cost of long-term care that is generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.  LTC insurance covers non-medical services for individuals who are unable to perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing,

AA Senior Care Services - Sudden Altered Mental Status in the Elderly

Sudden Altered Mental Status in the Elderly… Suspect Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Do you know that a sudden altered mental state can be caused by infection?

Often the only presenting symptom in the elderly with an infection is a change in mental status or decline in functioning.   Cognitive impairment in the elderly makes it very difficult to suspect a urinary tract infection is brewing.   Urinary tract infections are the most common cause of bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) in older adults.

What do you know about heartburn?

What is heartburn?

Heartburn is a burning sensation that is felt in the area behind the sternum (chest bone). Normally when you swallow food or beverage it travels down your esophagus and a valve or sphincter at the base of your esophagus opens to permit entrance into your stomach.  The stomach contains powerful acids which help break down food into nutrients that our bodies can use.

Choose Exercise

Take your pick…

Choices… we make them every day. I know it’s not always that simple, and of course I’m excluding accidents and disease.  We do however, chose whether we will exercise or sit on the couch. It is a fact that the benefits of exercise are one of the bulwarks against the cumulative effects of aging.

Long Term Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Health

Serious consequences of lack of sleep on health

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that the average adult get seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Most American adults don’t get that much.  If you get six hours of sleep or less, you are going to be sleep deprived and there are more serious consequences to lack of sleep than just feeling groggy the next day.