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91-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Sets Marathon Record

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Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer – Facebook’s Oldest User at 105 Years Old!

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HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces

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Study Finds 3 Best Exercises to Cut Upper Arm Flab & Strengthen Tricepts

A study conducted by scientists at the University of Wisconsin has isolated the three most effective tricepts exercises - which are most effective in eliminating upper arm flab. The study was sponsored… [more...]

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Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

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Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance – Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society

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Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webinar on Caring for the Caregiver – November 7

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The Poms Senior Dancers Show That Dance Keeps You Young!

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Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

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New Study: Eye Problems Cost $139 Billion – 5th Among 7 Most Costly Chronic Diseases in Direct Medical Costs

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Michael Garland and Carol Constant - Both in their 60s - Prove that Dancing Keeps You Young!
September 10, 2014 Posted by Editor
Michael Garland and Carol Constant - Both in their 60s - Prove that Dancing Keeps You Young!

Michael Garland, 67 years old, and Carol Constant, 68, perform regularly at "all the best Dance Clubs" in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. The former Texas State Dance Champions continue to WOW audiences with their dancing - including everything from fr...

91-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Sets Marathon Record
September 9, 2014 Posted by Editor
91-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Sets Marathon Record

On June 2, 2014, 91-year-old Harriette Thompson set a record when she completed the San Diego Marathon in 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds. This was the fastest time for a woman over 90. The previous record was just under 10 hours. Before the ma...

Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!
August 24, 2014 Posted by Editor
Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!

At 105 years old, Edith Kirkmeyer is said to be Facebook's oldest user! She says, "When I was 95 years old, my children gave her a computer, a printer, and a digital camera, and turned me loose!" And, she has made good use of them. On Facebook, sh...

Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces
December 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces

In a report issued December 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) said that the ongoing repairs to the HealthCare.gov website met the Administration's goals, and the site is now working properly for the vast majority of people w...

Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society
November 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society has announced that it will hold a seminar on "Understanding the Affordable Care Act" which will "explore new options the Health Insurance Marketplace will give physicians and your patients." The Seminar wil...

Study Finds 3 Best Exercises to Cut Upper Arm Flab & Strengthen Tricepts
November 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Study Finds 3 Best Exercises to Cut Upper Arm Flab & Strengthen Tricepts

A study conducted by scientists at the University of Wisconsin has isolated the three most effective tricepts exercises - which are most effective in eliminating upper arm flab. The study was sponsored by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a ...

Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation
October 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

As part of National Family Caregivers Month - November, 2013 - the National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer Free Caregiving tips and resources during the entire month of November. On the NPF Facebook page, the Foundation will p...

Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society
October 29, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) has announced that, through its "Project Access," it will host Free Events on November 1 and 2 to help residents of Palm Beach County, Florida find health insurance programs for which they may qualify. T...

Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webinar on Caring for the Caregiver - November 7
October 28, 2013 Posted by Editor
Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webinar on Caring for the Caregiver - November 7

The Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer a Free Online Webinar on "Caring for the Caregiver" on Thursday, November 7 at 1:00 PM. The webinar, for caregivers, patients and their families and friends, is presented in recognition o...

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Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society
November 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society has announced that it will hold a seminar on "Understanding the Affordable Care Act" which will "explore new options the Health Insurance Marketplace will give physicians and your patients." The Seminar wil...

Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation
October 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

As part of National Family Caregivers Month - November, 2013 - the National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer Free Caregiving tips and resources during the entire month of November. On the NPF Facebook page, the Foundation will p...

Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society
October 29, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) has announced that, through its "Project Access," it will host Free Events on November 1 and 2 to help residents of Palm Beach County, Florida find health insurance programs for which they may qualify. T...

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Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation
October 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

As part of National Family Caregivers Month - November, 2013 - the National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer Free Caregiving tips and resources during the entire month of November. On the NPF Facebook page, the Foundation will p...

Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webinar on Caring for the Caregiver - November 7
October 28, 2013 Posted by Editor
Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webinar on Caring for the Caregiver - November 7

The Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer a Free Online Webinar on "Caring for the Caregiver" on Thursday, November 7 at 1:00 PM. The webinar, for caregivers, patients and their families and friends, is presented in recognition o...

Patient Engagement Improves Healthcare Outcomes and Lowers Cost, New Studies Find
February 4, 2013 Posted by Editor
Patient Engagement Improves Healthcare Outcomes and Lowers Cost, New Studies Find

The February, 2013 issue of the journal HealthAffairs features several studies addressing how more active engagement of patients in their own health and health care can affect health care outcomes and costs of care. "Studies show that more informed ...

Multitasking Does Not Work; If You Think You are Good at It, Your Personality May be Deceiving You, Study Suggests
January 24, 2013 Posted by Editor
Multitasking Does Not Work; If You Think You are Good at It, Your Personality May be Deceiving You, Study Suggests

A new study published January 23 in the medical journal PLOS One has found that whether you engage in multitasking has more to do with your personality than your actual ability to multitask. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of...

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91-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Sets Marathon Record
September 9, 2014 Posted by Editor
91-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Sets Marathon Record

On June 2, 2014, 91-year-old Harriette Thompson set a record when she completed the San Diego Marathon in 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds. This was the fastest time for a woman over 90. The previous record was just under 10 hours. Before the ma...

Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!
August 24, 2014 Posted by Editor
Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!

At 105 years old, Edith Kirkmeyer is said to be Facebook's oldest user! She says, "When I was 95 years old, my children gave her a computer, a printer, and a digital camera, and turned me loose!" And, she has made good use of them. On Facebook, sh...

Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces
December 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces

In a report issued December 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) said that the ongoing repairs to the HealthCare.gov website met the Administration's goals, and the site is now working properly for the vast majority of people w...

Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society
November 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society has announced that it will hold a seminar on "Understanding the Affordable Care Act" which will "explore new options the Health Insurance Marketplace will give physicians and your patients." The Seminar wil...

Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!
August 24, 2014 Posted by Editor
Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!

At 105 years old, Edith Kirkmeyer is said to be Facebook's oldest user! She says, "When I was 95 years old, my children gave her a computer, a printer, and a digital camera, and turned me loose!" And, she has made good use of them. On Facebook, sh...

Men's Health Week, culminating on Father's Day, Focuses on Wellness & Prevention
June 12, 2013 Posted by Editor
Men's Health Week, culminating on Father's Day, Focuses on Wellness & Prevention

The week of June 10, culminating on Father's Day, June 16, has been declared "Men's Health Week," both internationally and in the U.S., and the month of June is "Men's Health Month." These observances highlight men's health facts, and encourage men to ...

National Health Center Week, August 5-11, Highlights Health Care Available Regardless of Your Ability to Pay
July 30, 2012 Posted by Editor
National Health Center Week, August 5-11, Highlights Health Care Available Regardless of Your Ability to Pay

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has declared August 5-11 as National Health Center Week, to recognize and highlight the crucial role that Community Health Centers play in maintaining the health of Americans. Federally-funded Com...

Experts Advocate Dancing for Health
July 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

UPDATED July 23, 2012: A new Health Tip published by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health advocates that seniors "make exercise a social activity." "Participate in a group dance class or a group fi...

President Obama Lays Out Contents of Health Care Law
July 2, 2012 Posted by Editor
President Obama Lays Out Contents of Health Care Law

In his speech to the Nation, following the Supreme Court's decision upholding the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act ("Affordable Care Act") on Thursday, President Obama took the occasion to lay out in simple terms for the American people what is...

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Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation
October 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

As part of National Family Caregivers Month - November, 2013 - the National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer Free Caregiving tips and resources during the entire month of November. On the NPF Facebook page, the Foundation will p...

Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!
July 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!

As we all know, Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.  It is a day on which we celebrate the founding and independence of our nation.  The Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from the Kingdo...

95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds
June 24, 2013 Posted by Editor
95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds

For a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, researchers from Michigan State University, watched 3,749 people attempt (or not attempt) to wash their hands after using public bathrooms located across a college town in Michigan. The...

A Father's Day Health Message
June 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
A Father's Day Health Message

The following video produced by Wellness News, presents a moving tribute in song to Fathers. At the same time, it reminds whole families of important steps that men can take to protect their health and wellness.   View the Video » ...

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Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation
October 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

As part of National Family Caregivers Month - November, 2013 - the National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer Free Caregiving tips and resources during the entire month of November. On the NPF Facebook page, the Foundation will p...

Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!
July 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!

As we all know, Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.  It is a day on which we celebrate the founding and independence of our nation.  The Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from the Kingdo...

10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator
April 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has issued a list of 10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help in the home. "Any one of the following be...

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Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging
March 27, 2013 Posted by Editor
Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has recently issued a tipsheet for Alzheimer's caregivers on Coping with Agitation and Aggression. As the tipsheet points out, agitation and aggressive behavior ar...

Three Helpful Ideas in Dealing With Difficult People
November 4, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

A licensed professional counselor and trainer shares three helpful ideas in dealing with difficult people. These ideas may not work in some situations, such as with Alzheimer’s patients. But for those among us, who are near the end of our patience,...

5 Tips On Dealing With Violent Alzheimer's Behavior
April 4, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor
5 Tips On Dealing With Violent Alzheimer's Behavior

"Alzheimer's patients are often vulnerable and fragile, but in rare cases, they can become the aggressor. About 5% to 10% of Alzheimer's patients exhibit violent behavior. It's unclear why the outbursts occur in certain patients," according to a recent...

Successful Tips With Difficult Aging Parents
January 27, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Don't dare call your mom because you know it will be an hour before you can get off the phone? Is your parent always critical of your help, or just a non-ending complainer? Do you feel you're not up to the job? Here are a few helpful tips from...

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New Study: Eye Problems Cost $139 Billion - 5th Among 7 Most Costly Chronic Diseases in Direct Medical Costs
July 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
New Study: Eye Problems Cost $139 Billion - 5th Among 7 Most Costly Chronic Diseases in Direct Medical Costs

A new study conducted by specialists at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, for nonprofit Prevent Blindness America, has found that the total economic burden of eye disorders and vision loss in the U.S. in 2013 wil...

AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease
June 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease

The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest and primary professional organization of medical doctors in the U.S., passed a resolution at their annual meeting on June 18, officially declaring that obesity shall be recognized as a disease. T...

Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults
June 18, 2013 Posted by Editor
Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins, analyzing data from 1,140 men and women aged 70 and older with hearing loss and 529 with normal hearing, found that those with hearing deficits were significantly more likely to have experienced hospitalizat...

Free Webinar on Parkinson's Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation
June 10, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Webinar on Parkinson's Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer a free online webinar on Parkinson's Medications on June 20, 2013 (1:00 PM US Eastern Time). Advance registration is required. Following is an announcement of the webinar that Help...

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WELLNESS: DIET; EXERCISE; HEALTHY LIVING FOR SENIORS & CAREGIVERS: »»

Study Finds 3 Best Exercises to Cut Upper Arm Flab & Strengthen Tricepts
November 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Study Finds 3 Best Exercises to Cut Upper Arm Flab & Strengthen Tricepts

A study conducted by scientists at the University of Wisconsin has isolated the three most effective tricepts exercises - which are most effective in eliminating upper arm flab. The study was sponsored by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a ...

The Poms Senior Dancers Show That Dance Keeps You Young!
October 16, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
The Poms Senior Dancers Show That Dance Keeps You Young!

The Poms, a group of senior dancers in Sun City, Arizona, perform to sold-out crowds and impress young and old alike with their agility, balance, headstands, and amazing moves! They are inspiring proof of the benefits of regular dance exercise for he...

Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!
July 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!

As we all know, Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.  It is a day on which we celebrate the founding and independence of our nation.  The Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from the Kingdo...

95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds
June 24, 2013 Posted by Editor
95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds

For a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, researchers from Michigan State University, watched 3,749 people attempt (or not attempt) to wash their hands after using public bathrooms located across a college town in Michigan. The...

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Michael Garland and Carol Constant - Both in their 60s - Prove that Dancing Keeps You Young!
September 10, 2014 Posted by Editor
Michael Garland and Carol Constant - Both in their 60s - Prove that Dancing Keeps You Young!

Michael Garland, 67 years old, and Carol Constant, 68, perform regularly at "all the best Dance Clubs" in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. The former Texas State Dance Champions continue to WOW audiences with their dancing - including everything from fr...

91-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Sets Marathon Record
September 9, 2014 Posted by Editor
91-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Sets Marathon Record

On June 2, 2014, 91-year-old Harriette Thompson set a record when she completed the San Diego Marathon in 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds. This was the fastest time for a woman over 90. The previous record was just under 10 hours. Before the ma...

The Poms Senior Dancers Show That Dance Keeps You Young!
October 16, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
The Poms Senior Dancers Show That Dance Keeps You Young!

The Poms, a group of senior dancers in Sun City, Arizona, perform to sold-out crowds and impress young and old alike with their agility, balance, headstands, and amazing moves! They are inspiring proof of the benefits of regular dance exercise for he...

Never Too Late For Fitness Training Advises 93-Year-Old
June 20, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Never Too Late For Fitness Training Advises 93-Year-Old

93-Year-Old Willa Asbornsen says it is never too late to begin fitness training. She resolved five years ago to move out of her nursing home and live alone. She starting working out with a personal trainer to insure her mobility and safety. Watc...

91 Year Old Sy Perlis Breaks World Weight-Lifting Record
June 14, 2013 Posted by Editor
91 Year Old Sy Perlis Breaks World Weight-Lifting Record

On Saturday at the National Push-Pull Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships in Phoenix, Sy Perlis easily hoisted a 187.2-pound weight over his chest, at age 91! That broke the record lift of 135 pounds that had been in place for his age category sin...

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10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator
April 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has issued a list of 10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help in the home. "Any one of the following be...

HHS Agreement Now in Effect: Medicare Will Cover Skilled Maintenance Care Even Without Patient Improvement
February 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
HHS Agreement Now in Effect: Medicare Will Cover Skilled Maintenance Care Even Without Patient Improvement

A U.S. Federal District Court in Vermont on January 24 approved a settlement agreement reached between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and plaintiffs in a pending litigation matter, which may help all Medicare patients with chron...

Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care
November 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care

November has been designated as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. As part of this observance, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued a release yesterday, containing useful information on long-term care for seniors and their family caregiv...

New Resources to Help Seniors & Those With Disabilities Stay Independent Provided under Affordable Care Act
September 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Resources to Help Seniors & Those With Disabilities Stay Independent Provided under Affordable Care Act

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius announced that $12.5 million in awards funded by the Affordable Care Act and the Older Americans Act will be made to local Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to help older Americ...

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10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator
April 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has issued a list of 10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help in the home. "Any one of the following be...

HHS Agreement Now in Effect: Medicare Will Cover Skilled Maintenance Care Even Without Patient Improvement
February 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
HHS Agreement Now in Effect: Medicare Will Cover Skilled Maintenance Care Even Without Patient Improvement

A U.S. Federal District Court in Vermont on January 24 approved a settlement agreement reached between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and plaintiffs in a pending litigation matter, which may help all Medicare patients with chron...

Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care
November 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care

November has been designated as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. As part of this observance, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued a release yesterday, containing useful information on long-term care for seniors and their family caregiv...

New Program to Improve Quality of Care for Nursing Home Residents in 7 States Announced by Medicare
October 3, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Program to Improve Quality of Care for Nursing Home Residents in 7 States Announced by Medicare

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Thursday awards of funding to seven organizations selected to partner with CMS and 145 nursing homes in seven different states in a new pilot program aimed at improving quality of care...

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HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces
December 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces

In a report issued December 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) said that the ongoing repairs to the HealthCare.gov website met the Administration's goals, and the site is now working properly for the vast majority of people w...

Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society
November 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society has announced that it will hold a seminar on "Understanding the Affordable Care Act" which will "explore new options the Health Insurance Marketplace will give physicians and your patients." The Seminar wil...

Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society
October 29, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) has announced that, through its "Project Access," it will host Free Events on November 1 and 2 to help residents of Palm Beach County, Florida find health insurance programs for which they may qualify. T...

Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation
July 2, 2013 Posted by Editor
Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

The Palm Beach County, Florida State Legislative Delegation has announced that it will hold a public meeting on July 15, 2013, to hear comments from the public on the topic of Healthcare/ Medicaid Expansion under the new federal Health Care Law. ...

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Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!
July 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!

As we all know, Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.  It is a day on which we celebrate the founding and independence of our nation.  The Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from the Kingdo...

Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare
June 25, 2013 Posted by Editor
Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced on June 24 that open enrollment for the new federally-run health insurance exchange (called the "Health Insurance Marketplace") being implemented under the Health Care Law, will begin O...

10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator
April 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has issued a list of 10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help in the home. "Any one of the following be...

Tips to Stop Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls and E-mail, issued by FTC
April 30, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Tips to Stop Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls and E-mail, issued by FTC

Is your mailbox full of junk mail? Are you tired of telemarketers bothering you or your senior loved one? Is your e-mail inbox filling up with spam e-mails that make it difficult for you to find the important e-mails? The U.S. Federal Trade Co...

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Free Webinar on Parkinson's Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation
June 10, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Webinar on Parkinson's Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer a free online webinar on Parkinson's Medications on June 20, 2013 (1:00 PM US Eastern Time). Advance registration is required. Following is an announcement of the webinar that Help...

What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson's? New Study Findings; Webinar
March 19, 2013 Posted by Editor
What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson's?  New Study Findings; Webinar

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has recently released findings of the largest clinical study of Parkinson's disease ever conducted, measuring factors that affect quality of life and care of Parkinson's patients. NPF announced that the early...

Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management
December 4, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management

Frequently late? Often angry or irritated? Unsure of your ability to do something? Overextended? Not enough time for stress relief? A new report by Harvard Medical School, Stress Management: Approaches for preventing and reducing stress, "can h...

Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webcast on Young Onset Parkinson's - Nov. 17
November 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webcast on Young Onset Parkinson's - Nov. 17

The National Parkinson Foundation has announced that its Midwest Young Onset Parkinson's Conference will take place November 16-17, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and will include a free Webcast open to the public on November 17 - starting at 8:00 AM. See ...

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New HBO Documentary, The Weight of The Nation, Explores Causes, Costs of Obesity
May 4, 2012 Posted by Editor
New HBO Documentary, The Weight of The Nation, Explores Causes, Costs of Obesity

A new HBO documentary, The Weight of The Nation, produced by John Hoffman in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), explores the costs and causes of the well-publicized obesity epidemic that is plaguing America and its health care sy...

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Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports
February 19, 2013 Posted by Editor
Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports

"The symptoms of thyroid diseases are so wide-ranging—affecting your mood, energy, body temperature, weight, heart, and more—that it may be difficult to get the correct diagnosis right away," according to the authors of a recent Special Health Repo...

Core Exercises Key to Good Health, Balance & Proficiency in Sports & All Activities, Harvard Reports
January 14, 2013 Posted by Editor
Core Exercises Key to Good Health, Balance & Proficiency in Sports & All Activities, Harvard Reports

What are "Core Exercises?" If you answered, "Abs," you are only partially right. "Core muscles go far beyond the readily recognized 'six-pack' abs that swimsuit models sport," the authors of a Harvard Medical School Special Health Report on "Cor...

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New Book, Counter Clockwise by Lauren Kessler, Gives Hope: 70% of Aging Process Within Our Control
June 19, 2013 Posted by Editor
New Book, Counter Clockwise by Lauren Kessler, Gives Hope: 70% of Aging Process Within Our Control

In a new book, published June 4, journalist author Lauren Kessler uses herself as a "guinea pig" to explore in depth the world of anti-aging: from serious scientific studies, to medical information, to facts about the enormous for-profit anti-aging ind...

Mayo Clinic & TIME Collaborate on New Book About Alternative Medicine Therapies
December 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Mayo Clinic & TIME Collaborate on New Book About Alternative Medicine Therapies

The Mayo Clinic and TIME publishing have collaborated on a new book entitled, Alternative Medicine: Your Guide to Stress Relief, Healing, Nutrition, and More, which explores the potential risks and benefits of several "alternative medicine" therapies, ...

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10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator
April 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has issued a list of 10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help in the home. "Any one of the following be...

New Resources on Hospital to Home Transition Featured on National Library of Medicine Site
August 29, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Resources on Hospital to Home Transition Featured on National Library of Medicine Site

"Many older adults do not successfully make the transition home well and end up returning to the hospital. In fact, one in five Medicare patients are readmitted to a hospital within 30 days after discharge," according to a new Guide on planning for Ho...

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HUD Offers Tools to Find Affordable Housing for Seniors
August 11, 2012 Posted by Editor
HUD Offers Tools to Find Affordable Housing for Seniors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Friday, that it provides a number of finder tools and other resources to help find affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities. Following is a copy of HUD's anno...

Medicare Announces Changes to Nursing Home Compare Tool
December 13, 2011 Posted by Editor
Medicare Announces Changes to Nursing Home Compare Tool

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has recently announced changes to its Nursing Home Compare tool which will take effect in 2012. The current nursing home quality meas...

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Doctor Shortage: Which States Have the Fewest & Most Doctors Per 100,000 People?
October 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
Doctor Shortage: Which States Have the Fewest & Most Doctors Per 100,000 People?

A new survey conducted by the research firm 2/7 Wall St has identified the 10 U.S. States that have the fewest doctors per 100,000 people in the population, versus the 10 States that have the most doctors per 100,000 people. A comparison of these ...

HHS Announces $728 Million of Funding for Community Health Centers Under Obama's Health Care Law
May 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
HHS Announces $728 Million of Funding for Community Health Centers Under Obama's Health Care Law

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the awarding of grants totaling $728 million to Community Health Centers nationwide under President Obama's Health Care Law, the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act ("Affor...

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HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces
December 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces

In a report issued December 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) said that the ongoing repairs to the HealthCare.gov website met the Administration's goals, and the site is now working properly for the vast majority of people w...

Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare
June 25, 2013 Posted by Editor
Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced on June 24 that open enrollment for the new federally-run health insurance exchange (called the "Health Insurance Marketplace") being implemented under the Health Care Law, will begin O...

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HHS Announces New Digital & Mobile Health Apps to Help You Stay Healthy
April 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
HHS Announces New Digital & Mobile Health Apps to Help You Stay Healthy

In a HealthBeat message and podcast issued on April 22, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) pronounced that "Your health is going digital. Health applications on the go are becoming more available." The message describes new mobi...

Helpful Organizing Tips for Caregivers
March 12, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Helpful Organizing Tips for Caregivers

Here are a few useful apps that can organize all of your elderly loved one's documents. Evernote (note taking service), an app that saves information, web pages, notes, and attachments across all your devices. Includes a great search function. A...

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Considerations When Shopping For a Hearing Aid
October 31, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Some things to consider before buying a hearing aid, such as a telecoil, directional microphone, digital noise reduction, and, of course, one's lifestyle. Watch a short video from Consumer Reports »

Tips on Finding Senior Discounts
July 18, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

While many discounts to seniors begin at 55 years of age, some start as early as 50. Listed below are some sites that may help you save for yourself, your elderly loved one, or both of you. Some things to consider: To claim a senior discount y...

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Music And Medicine
August 14, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

A Cleveland Clinic study shows music may help you relax in the operating room, which could lead to a better surgical outcome. Watch Cleveland Clinic's Damir Janigro, Ph.D»

Making the Bathroom Safer for Your Elderly Parent
January 5, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

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Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation
October 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

As part of National Family Caregivers Month - November, 2013 - the National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer Free Caregiving tips and resources during the entire month of November. On the NPF Facebook page, the Foundation will p...

Multitasking Does Not Work; If You Think You are Good at It, Your Personality May be Deceiving You, Study Suggests
January 24, 2013 Posted by Editor
Multitasking Does Not Work; If You Think You are Good at It, Your Personality May be Deceiving You, Study Suggests

A new study published January 23 in the medical journal PLOS One has found that whether you engage in multitasking has more to do with your personality than your actual ability to multitask. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of...

Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management
December 4, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management

Frequently late? Often angry or irritated? Unsure of your ability to do something? Overextended? Not enough time for stress relief? A new report by Harvard Medical School, Stress Management: Approaches for preventing and reducing stress, "can h...

Signs That a Headache Could be Dangerous, Featured in Johns Hopkins Health Alert
October 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Signs That a Headache Could be Dangerous, Featured in Johns Hopkins Health Alert

In a Health Alert published October 17, 2012 by Johns Hopkins, Peter Goadsby, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist who is director of the Headache Center at the University of California at San Francisco, lists some of the signs and symptoms that may indicate a h...

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80-Year-Old Runner Still Competing in 10K Events
May 13, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
80-Year-Old Runner Still Competing in 10K Events

80-Year-old Derek Porter has run 16 marathons and more than 100 half-marathons. He runs up to five times a week and still competes in 10k races. He took up running when he was about 40. Watch Jeremy Winter's interview for Community Channel's UK360...

Still Having Fun and over 100 Years Old
May 6, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Still Having Fun and over 100 Years Old

Dorothy Custer demonstrates one of the secrets of her longevity to Jay Leno. It's comedy! She has appeared twice on "The Tonight Show." As a teacher some years ago, she found a better reaction from her students if she mixed in a little comedy with...

The 100-Meter Dash For 90-Year-Olds!
April 23, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
The 100-Meter Dash For 90-Year-Olds!

94-Year-old Emiel Pauwels and 95-year-old Ilmari Koppinen compete in the 100-meter dash. A surprising victory! Watch »   See More Stories of Inspiring Seniors on HelpingYouCare®

108-Year-Old Blogger
March 26, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
108-Year-Old Blogger

108-Year-old Olive Riley was believed to have been the world's oldest blogger. She began her blog at the age of 107 and continued until her passing at age 108. According to Wikipedia, Ruth Hamilton of Orlando, Florida was later found to be older, and...

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How to Deal With Difficult Elderly Behavior

This is a new topic opened for discussion in our Forum. It will be moderated by a care professional and a family caregiver with experience dealing with Alzheimer's and other dementia and difficult elderly behavior. As an opening, we will discuss the he...

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Caregiving for a Dear Friend with Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS): Part II of a Hope-Inspiring StoryCaregiving for a Dear Friend with Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS): Part II of a Hope-Inspiring Story

Contributed By Shirley A. Woods EDITOR'S NOTE: In a previous post, our dear friend Jackie Barber told the inspiring story of how she is overcoming the dreaded Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) that eighteen months ago left her completely paralyzed from...

Thank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson FoundationThank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has announced that, as part of observing National Family Caregivers Month in November, it will for the first time sponsor Thank a Caregiver Week during the week of November 4 through 10, 2012. "Caring for some...

Overcoming Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) - A Hope-Inspiring Story of Courage & DeterminationOvercoming Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) - A Hope-Inspiring Story of Courage & Determination

Contributed By Jackie Barber EDITOR'S NOTE: Our dear friend Jackie Barber tells the moving story of how she is overcoming the dreaded Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) that one year ago left her completely paralyzed from neck to toe. This is a story...

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources On Caregiver Self-Care, Coping & Handling Stress

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources On Checklists for Caregivers & Advice on Managing Care

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HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces
December 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces

In a report issued December 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) said that the ongoing repairs to the HealthCare.gov website met the Administration's goals, and the site is now working properly for the vast majority of people w...

Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society
November 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society has announced that it will hold a seminar on "Understanding the Affordable Care Act" which will "explore new options the Health Insurance Marketplace will give physicians and your patients." The Seminar wil...

Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society
October 29, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) has announced that, through its "Project Access," it will host Free Events on November 1 and 2 to help residents of Palm Beach County, Florida find health insurance programs for which they may qualify. T...

Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation
July 2, 2013 Posted by Editor
Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

The Palm Beach County, Florida State Legislative Delegation has announced that it will hold a public meeting on July 15, 2013, to hear comments from the public on the topic of Healthcare/ Medicaid Expansion under the new federal Health Care Law. ...

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Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation
July 2, 2013 Posted by Editor
Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

The Palm Beach County, Florida State Legislative Delegation has announced that it will hold a public meeting on July 15, 2013, to hear comments from the public on the topic of Healthcare/ Medicaid Expansion under the new federal Health Care Law. ...

New Health Insurance Exchanges under Health Care Law Do Not Affect Medicare
June 26, 2013 Posted by Editor
New Health Insurance Exchanges under Health Care Law Do Not Affect Medicare

Apparently some seniors on Medicare have expressed confusion or concern about whether the new Health Insurance Marketplace (also referred to as a health care exchange) being implemented under the Health Care Law affects Medicare in any way. It does no...

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Number of Uninsured Up, but Health Care Law Has Helped & Will Help Further Starting in 2014, Commonwealth Fund Reports
April 28, 2013 Posted by Editor
Number of Uninsured Up, but Health Care Law Has Helped & Will Help Further Starting in 2014, Commonwealth Fund Reports

In a new report issued on Friday, the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund reported the results of its 2012 biennial survey on the number of U.S. adults who lacked health insurance or were underinsured. The total number of uninsured adults over age 19 incr...

Opinion: Center for Medicare Advocacy Condemns Paul Ryan Budget; Offers Solutions
March 13, 2013 Posted by Editor
Opinion: Center for Medicare Advocacy Condemns Paul Ryan Budget; Offers Solutions

The Center for Medicare Advocacy, a non-profit organization "that provides education, advocacy and legal assistance to help older people and people with disabilities obtain fair access to Medicare and necessary health care," issued a statement on Wedne...

Large Physicians Group Calls for More Health Care Reforms; Condemns Budget Impasse in Washington
March 11, 2013 Posted by Editor
Large Physicians Group Calls for More Health Care Reforms; Condemns Budget Impasse in Washington

The American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest medical specialty group in the U.S. and second-largest physicians group (whose members include 133,000 internal medicine physicians and related subspecialists), has issued its annual "State of the N...

Patient Engagement Improves Healthcare Outcomes and Lowers Cost, New Studies Find
February 4, 2013 Posted by Editor
Patient Engagement Improves Healthcare Outcomes and Lowers Cost, New Studies Find

The February, 2013 issue of the journal HealthAffairs features several studies addressing how more active engagement of patients in their own health and health care can affect health care outcomes and costs of care. "Studies show that more informed ...

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Slowdown in Health Care Spending May be Here to Stay, Harvard Studies Suggest
May 7, 2013 Posted by Editor
Slowdown in Health Care Spending May be Here to Stay, Harvard Studies Suggest

Two new Harvard studies published May 6 in the journal HealthAffairs have examined the causes of a dramatic slowdown in the growth of health care spending that the U.S. has experienced in recent years. They have concluded that the spending slowdown...

HelpingYouCare® Adds New Resource on U.S. State by State Health Care Comparisons
January 2, 2013 Posted by Editor
HelpingYouCare® Adds New Resource on U.S. State by State Health Care Comparisons

HelpingYouCare® (.com and .org) has added a new resource on U.S. State by State health and healthcare comparisons and rankings. The new National – U.S. State by State Health & Healthcare Comparisons and Rankings resource is located in the Voice...

New Report on America's Health Rankings Indicates Progress But Troubling Challenges
December 12, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
New Report on America's Health Rankings Indicates Progress But Troubling  Challenges

The United Health Foundation’s released its 22nd annual America’s Health Rankings report on Tuesday, December 11. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Census Bureau and American Medical Association, the report pr...

CDC Launches Sortable Database of Health Stats by State and Region
December 3, 2012 Posted by Editor
CDC Launches Sortable Database of Health Stats by State and Region

The CDC has launched Sortable Stats 2.0 - a new online database of health indicators and behavioral risk factors that is sortable by state or region, by demographics, by health condition, and in various other ways. The interactive database, which i...

See More » Compare Health and Long-Term Care Statistics & Solutions State by State and in Other Countries

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1. The statistics indicating that more than 65 million Americans and 36.5 million U.S. households are caring for elderly parents, spouses or other loved ones, and providing an average of 20 hours of care per week without pay are from the “Caregiving in the U.S.” report prepared in November, 2009 by the National Alliance for Caregiving, a nonprofit research organization, in collaboration with AARP, funding from MetLife. »View Info
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2. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published statistics on its webpage, Caregiving; A Public Health Priority, indicating that: "In 2030, when all baby boomers will be at least 65 years old, the population of adults in this age group is projected to be 71 million. ... The number of people 65 years old and older is expected to rise by 101% between 2000 and 2030, at a rate of 2.3% each year. Unfortunately, however, over that same 30-year period the number of family members who are available to provide care for these older adults is expected to increase by only 25%, at a rate of 0.8% per year."

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3. The statistics indicating that nearly 50% of people aged 85 and over now suffer from Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia are found in several places, including: Cleveland Clinic Health Information »View Info and the Alzheimer’s Association »View Info , which predicts that “In 2050, the number of individuals [in the United States] aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s is projected to number between 11 million and 16 million.” The Alzheimer's Association warns that nearly 15 million Americans are now caring for someone with Alzheimers, a number growing rapidly as our population ages. They say that every 69 seconds someone in the U.S. now develops Alzheimer’s, and as Baby Boomers reach retirement age, we are facing an Alzheimer's epidemic.

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