Tag Archives: Aging

Feel Younger Than Your Age? You Might Live Longer

By | May 12, 2021

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Can feeling young at heart, or at least younger than your actual age, help older people live healthier, longer lives? Yes, according to researchers in Germany. “Individuals who feel younger than they chronologically are seem to benefit from their younger subjective age in various aspects,” explained study lead author… Read More »

Joint Pain, Aging, and Arthritis – Understand Your Pain

By | March 31, 2021

SOURCES: Elena Schiopu, MD, clinical associate professor, rheumatology and internal medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Abor. Practical Pain Management: “Pain Management and the Elderly.” Brett Smith, DO, rheumatologist, Alcoa, TN. American Journal of Nursing: “The Impact of Osteoarthritis in the United States: A Population-Health Perspective. Mayo Clinic: “Arthritis,” “Osteoarthritis,” “Rheumatoid arthritis.” CDC: “Smoking & Tobacco Use.” Arthritis Foundation:… Read More »

Does Medicare Pay for Home Health Care?

By | March 22, 2021

SOURCES: Medicare.gov: “Durable medical equipment,” “Glossary – M,” “Home health services,” “What’s home health care?” Casey Schwarz, senior counsel, education and federal policy, Medicare Rights Center, Portland, ME. Tatiana Fassieux, Education & Training Specialist, California Health Advocates (CHA), Chico, CA. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: “Medicare & Home Healthcare.” MedicareInteractive.org: “Introduction to Medicare.” Source link

Older Adult: Tips to Spice Up Your Sex Life

By | March 19, 2021

Just because you’re older, doesn’t mean it’s over. “I have a graphic that says, ‘Old people have sex. Get over it,” says Joan Price, a 77-year-old award-winning author, public speaker, and educator specializing in senior sex. “There’s no expiration date on sexuality, but many people let it go because their bodies don’t work the way they did… Read More »

Nursing Homes Need Strong Vaccine Pitch to Residents

By | December 17, 2020

Juniper has contracted with CVS, which is requiring that every resident and staff member fill out consent forms in triplicate before being inoculated. When written consent can’t be obtained directly, verbal consent, confirmed independently, may substitute. Walgreens has similar requirements. For residents with memory impairment, two Juniper nurses will reach out by phone to whomever has decision-making… Read More »

Nursing Homes Need Strong Vaccine Pitch to Residents

By | December 17, 2020

Juniper has contracted with CVS, which is requiring that every resident and staff member fill out consent forms in triplicate before being inoculated. When written consent can’t be obtained directly, verbal consent, confirmed independently, may substitute. Walgreens has similar requirements. For residents with memory impairment, two Juniper nurses will reach out by phone to whomever has decision-making… Read More »