Senior Living Blog - June, 2019

Developing An Emergency Plan

Published June 27, 2019 by Donna Mae Scheib

When you think of an emergency plan, you probably think of various steps you have prepared to take in the event of a disaster such as a fire or storm, or becoming the victim of an accident or crime. These plans typically stay the same as we age, but senior citizens in particular face a new set of concerns: the health and dependency needs that eventually necessitate that they move into a senior living facility. read more

Today, I finally disconnected my landline phone. You see, it seems that every day brought more and more phone callers persuading me to give money to various causes or to release personal information for certain reasons. I also found myself constantly running to the phone; the phone calls were calling so many interruptions. read more

A durable power of attorney for healthcare and finance is a combination of two legal documents allowing you to designate a trusted individual to make either medical or financial decisions on your behalf when you are incapacitated. The word "durable" refers to how these documents are actionable during incapacitation, which would disqualify other powers of attorney. read more

There are many recent research studies that show the impact of regular and long-term meditation on seniors' lives. By incorporating a pattern of meditation of approximately 20 minutes a day, you, too, can yield physical, mental, and emotional health benefits leading to an increased quality of life. read more

Recent studies have reported that a significant number of older adults are not getting the protection they need from potential illnesses and diseases. To be more precise, approximately 30% of individuals over 65 do not get an annual flu shot; 66% miss the shingles vaccine; 43% are not up-to-date on their tetanus shots. read more

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