Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent—and reap a profit from it.
Do you tell yourself any of these?
Command + 1 (2, 3) — this hack, you can cycle through open tabs on your browser. Just hit the corresponding number to the tab you want to open.
Command + F3 — removes all app windows from view displaying your desktop. To bring your apps back, simply press the keys again.
Command + H — quickly hide all open windows from the currently active app.
Command + Down Arrow — jump to the bottom of any webpage.
Command + Up Arrow — jump to the top of any webpage.
Alt + Tab — switch between open tabs.
Win — opens the Start Menu, however, in Windows 8.1 it opens the previous window.
Win + ⇧ Shift + M — restores windows that were minimized.
Win + A — opens the Action Center in Windows 10.
Win + B — selects the first icon in the Notification Area. You can then go through the icons with the arrow keys.
Win + C— shows the Charm Bar in Windows 8 and 8.1. In Windows 10 it opens Cortana.
-Residents hurling epithets at the dining room and kitchen staff. -Pushing and shoving when entering the dining room and other common areas. -Hoarding of dining utensils in one’s room including knives, spoons, and dinnerware. -Indiscriminate tossing of cigarette butts and empty packs on sidewalks and lawn. -Use of expletives as much as possible in a conversation
Remove a Stamp From An EnvelopeDisinfect Your SpongeRecrisp Potato ChipsSteam Clean Your MicrowaveDry HerbsRevive Stale Bread
On a personal note, in the 5 years that I have been a resident here, I have never felt unsafe or neglected in any way.
- A slew of newly installed closed-circuit TV cameras covers every inch of the facility***.
- All exit doors are alarm
- The building is fire-proof with doors that automatically close and the facility is sprinklered throughout.
- All the doors are steel.
- Regular fire drills.
- Smoke alarms in every room as well as two-way emergency call signals in the bedroom and bathroom.
- Nightly room checks for every room.
- Regular room inspections for hazardous materials or substances.
- Every room is visited at least once a day by a member of the staff.
- Emergency lighting
- Emergency generator
- Independent, 5000 gallon, water supply
- Ongoing in-service training of staff
- Vetting of all personnel prior to hiring
1.Cost of Service
3.Terms of Discharge
4. Mandatory Arbitration
- Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
throughout your home
- Place a fire extinguisher in your kitchen in case of emergency.
- Set your hot water heaters to no more than 120 degrees to prevent burns.
- Make sure there is good lighting inside and outside of your home to prevent falls.
- Have an emergency plan in place for a family member or caregiver to help you escape, if needed. …..
The food service, quality, preparation and variety here at the ALF has had too many flaws and inconstancy’s over the past couple of weeks for me to reap any praise upon it. And, while there have been a couple of triumphs they are trumped by a slew of dismal failures which can only be explained by the staff having little of no knowledge of how to cook, plate, or serve food to a group of seniors.
There are other misses such as cold pancakes, waffles and French toast. Overdone sausage patty. Only one slice of meat and one slice of cheese on sandwiches. Rye bread often not available. Open sandwiches with skimpy gravy and only one slice of meat. OVER ABUNDANCE OF CHICKEN BASED DINNERS SERVED AS MAIN COURSE.
At her monthly meeting with residents held on this past Tuesday, our new chef vowed to address all of our concerns and commented that by this time next month we will see a noticeable change in the food service.
This blog is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend, Carrie Hecht
who worked tirelessly to gain better service, respect and dignity for her fellow residents.
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"We found that in people who scored low on the frailty index, sitting time was not linked to risk of death," states Dr. Olga Theou, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. "Prolonged sitting was associated with a higher risk of death only in vulnerable or frail people who did not meet the weekly recommendation for 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity."
1. Hypertension isn't inevitable — but blood pressure climbs as you age …
1. “I intentionally avoid taking a full shower on days when I have other commitments. Even with a chair, a shower requires considerable recovery time, so I do my best not to overlap shower days with errands, doctor appointments or other energy-draining activities.”
2. “Grab bar/handle with suction cups. Doesn’t need to be permanently installed, don’t need tools. Helpful when balance and pain are an issue.”3.“I make sure to take a shower when I have plenty of time to myself. That way I can take my time and not have to feel rushed.” …..
1. Excessive Cologne Use (Including All Instances of Axe Body Spray)
2. Unsculpted Beards
3. Oversculpted Beards
4. Soul Patches….
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Social Security isn’t a substitute for building a solid retirement base, and if you’ve still got time before you retire, consider looking for ways to shore up your savings as you reasonably can to your employer’s retirement plan, especially if it comes with a matching contribution. If you don’t have a 401(k) or similar plan at work, an individual retirement account (IRA) is another way to grow your savings. The more you set aside now, the less pressure you’ll feel to make your Social Security benefits stretch.Downsize Your Home
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Seniors that reside in Utah may relish in the fact that the state is considered the “best” state in which to age, according to Caring.com’s “2017 Best and Worst States to Grow Old” report.
The third-party senior care referral agent ranked states according to various factors, including senior living community reviews, nursing home costs and elderly well-being assessments. Caring.com differentiates its list from others by saying that it is based on factors that make a state “a healthy, affordable environment for the elderly.”
Utah not only outranked other states in the overall lineup—it excelled overall in quality of life, health care and cost. Elderly residents in the state have access to “high-quality care” that is far cheaper compared to the price that their peers pay in other states, according to Caring.com.The top 10 best states in which to age are…1. Utah 2. Iowa 3. South Carolina 4. Washington 5. Nebraska 6.Arizona 7. California 8. Idaho 9. Colorado 10. Oregon
On the flip side ....
‘‘I know, I’ll make a guy-part that, when it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was invented, will just get bigger and bigger as the man gets older until he spends the majority of his waking hours peeing. Anytime, anywhere. Oh, and here’s the best part. The only way to treat that afflicted gland is to have someone stick a finger up his ass.”
“The seniors I’ve worked with don’t want to be on the sidelines. They really have this last lap mentality. They want to make a difference. And the country needs some group that’s going to push for social change to happen at a quicker rate, where people will come together, people will say I can cooperate. And seniors are that group.”
1. Not traveling when you had the chance.Traveling becomes infinitely harder the older you get, especially if you have a family and need to pay the way for three-plus people instead of just yourself.2. Not learning another language.You’ll kick yourself when you realize you took three years of language in high school and remember none of it.3. Staying in a bad relationship.No one who ever gets out of a bad relationship looks back without wishing they made the move sooner.4. Forgoing sunscreen.Wrinkles, moles, and skin cancer can largely be avoided if you protect yourself. You can use Coconut oil!.5. Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians.“Nah, dude, I’ll catch Nirvana next time they come through town.”6. Being scared to do things.Looking back you’ll think, What was I so afraid of, comfort zone?7. Failing to make physical fitness a priority.Too many of us spend the physical peak of our lives on the couch. When you hit 40, 50, 60, and beyond, you’ll dream of what you could have done.8. Letting yourself be defined by gender roles.Few things are as sad as an old person saying, “Well, it just wasn’t done back then.”9. Not quitting a terrible job.Look, you gotta pay the bills. But if you don’t make a plan to improve your situation, you might wake up one day having spent 40 years in hell.10. Not trying harder in school.
This week marks my 5th anniversary living here at the A.L.F.In that time I have seen many people, residents and staff alike, come and go.Some have moved on to other facilities while others have, sadly, passed into history.I have seen the likes of 3 administrators, 5 Food Service Supervisors, 4 Recreation Directors, 4 Case Management Supervisors and more food servers, housekeeping staff, and maintenance people than you can shake a stick at.I have seen this place go from a manageable venue with only 85 guests to a behemoth bursting at the seams with over 185 souls. Many of which should not be here because of various physical and cognitive incapacities that this facility, at times, finds difficult to manage.Still, with all of its pitfalls and shortcomings, I have found a home here.I get three meals a day (some of it actually good).A clean room with heat and a working air conditioner.Free WiFi and cheap cable.Medical care and social services on premises.An abundant amount of safety and security.And, best of all, I have met some marvelous people who I can proudly call my friends.
The average stay for a resident in an assisted living facility is 18 months. So for me to be here this long, they must be doing somethings right.Where I will be 5 years (or even 5 months) from now is anybody’s guess. After all, I’m 72 years old.
But if it’s here that I am destined to play out the rest of my journey here on earth, I’m okay with that.
“Specifically, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found that an area in the brain known as the anterior insula was muted when older people looked at photographs of suspicious-looking individuals. This part of the brain activates gut-level feelings that help individuals interpret the reliability of other people and assess potential risks and rewards associated with social interactions.”
‘’Depression, low self-confidence, difficulty concentrating, reduced energy, and issues sleeping, as well as irritability."
“Anger, Hypersensitivity, Impatience, Feeling anti-social, Sarcasm, Feelings of depression, Anxiety, Tension, Hostility, Being argumentative, Being unloving, Frustration, Being withdrawn, Being demanding, Defensiveness, Sadness, and Dissatisfaction.”
“Decreased testosterone levels may make men more susceptible to mood swings, though the hormone decreases steadily and over a long period of time.”
"Interestingly, some attribute male moodiness to "sympathy PMS," which is when guys experience similar feelings to the women in their lives who are dealing with the psychological and emotional feelings associated with PMS.”
“It's that time of the month.
Men do go through hormonal cycles. That much is established. Their testosterone levels tend to peak first thing in the morning, perhaps in concert with circadian rhythms and then diminish over the course of the day—though exercise can cause fleeting spikes. What science has yet to show is whether hormones dip and rise over weeks or months, as women’s do.Some researchers believe that male hormones vary with the seasons. A 2003 study found that the testosterone levels of men in one Norwegian town bottomed out in summer and reached a high in late fall. A study of Danish men found similar seasonal variations (on a slightly different schedule). If these rhythms are real, they might have to do with sun exposure, summer workouts, or winter weight-gain. But studies done in sunny San Diego and snowy Boston failed to replicate the Scandinavian findings. In a 2012 review, urologists at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston concluded that some “evidence exists to support the notion” of seasonal cycles but cautioned that more research was needed.”
Wife- “Are you going to fix the shutters today Frank?’’
Frank- “No. I’ having my period. I’m just going to curl up in bed or maybe bite the head off of a chicken.”
“Men who are experiencing this syndrome are often in denial and try to find fault everywhere except where it really is– themselves. With men, it is hard to recognize as well as admit that there is anything wrong with them or that there is something that needs to be treated. Usually, males believe hormonal problems to only be a woman thing. The truth of this matter is that the individual male is not crazy, something is wrong and there is something that can be done to fix it. Hormone testing for males is the very first step in determining levels of hormones. Bio-identical therapy with hormones together with special tailored nutrition and exercise program has been the best way to treat this syndrome for males. Feeling good again is just within the individuals grasp.”
1. Social Security has not added one penny to the deficit.
2.Social Security can pay every penny of benefit to every eligible American for 17 years.S
3.Social Security is going/is not going bankrupt.
Dear Reader, There's a misconception about survivor benefits that when both spouses are collecting Social Security and one dies, the surviving spouse gets both benefits. Unfortunately, that's just not so. While on the surface that might make sense, Uncle Sam isn't that generous.
The rules can be somewhat complex depending on your age and marital status but in your case it's pretty straightforward. Since you and your husband are each currently collecting benefits, if one of you passes away, the survivor has two choices — either keep getting their own benefit or switch to a survivor benefit. It all depends on whose benefit is higher.
Let's say your Social Security benefit is higher than your husband's and he passes away before you do. As the surviving spouse, you may be eligible for a $255 lump sum death benefit for which you'd need to apply — but nothing more. Because your Social Security monthly payment was higher than your husband's, you would simply continue to receive your own benefit.
You can’t get an appointment with the specialist you need.
Your doctor isn’t taking your complaints about side effects or symptoms seriously.
You feel pressured into a treatment you don’t want.
You can’t get a clear explanation of when you’ll be discharged from the hospital.
“As life expectancy increases, the years that people stay healthy, productive, and lead active lifestyles has increased as well. The divisions between middle age and older age will definitely be redefined.”
"Rural transit providers are still operating with the same budget that they were 18 years ago," Penn said in a written statement. "If you consider inflation over the past 18 years, you can get a very clear picture on how big of a problem this is not only for BTD as a provider, but also for the elderly who are in severe need of transportation services."
“At least a half dozen times a year, families come to me and say: ‘What do we do with all this stuff?’' The answer: lots of luck.
1. Start mobilizing while your parents are around.
2. Give yourself plenty of time to find takers, if you can.
3. Do an online search to see whether there’s a market for your parents’ art, furniture, china or crystal.
4. Get the jewelry appraised.
5. Look for a nearby consignment shop that might take some items.
6. See if someone locally could use what you inherited.
7. Download the free Rightsizing and Relocation Guide from the National Association of Senior Move Managers.
8. But perhaps the best advice is: Prepare for disappointment.
“(Technology) trains our brains to be in some ways less creative as we jump from idea to idea, just the way we jump from website to website,” Small said. “To really solve complex problems, you need quiet time to be thoughtful. You need to delve into things and not be distracted.”
1. Open the Google Play app.
2. Download Google Keep. (Remember? The yellow one with the light bulb and a folded corner)
3. Press install.
For more responses take a look at the original thread at the end of the article.1. Hot Cereal Made With Rice
2. More Rice!
3. Noodles For The Win
1. The standard of care is abysmal
2. Residents often receive improper medications.
3. Disease runs rampant
4. The food sucks
5. It’s a glorified hospital
6. You surrender the right to make your own decisions
7. The whole place is dirty and gross
8. All residents are crazy
9. No privacy
10. Residents are lonely
11. Once you enter, you’ll never leave
12. Medicare or health insurance will cover the cost
13. You must separate from your spouse
14. The facilities aren’t licensed
15. You’ll have to fend for yourself
Fort Wayne, Ind.
"Really, it is astonishing how much shit a woman will cop in the interests of civic and domestic order."
“, research shows that seniors are actually making purchases online. BigCommerce and Frost Investment Advisors’ research shows that while there are only 4 percent of Americans not regularly buying items online, seniors make up 28 percent of those that do participate in eCommerce, while Baby Boomers heading into their silver years make up 41 percent.”
Of course all of this divestiture of cash would have been unnecessary if the good old U.S.A. had a responsible national healthcare system in place that would have made my participation less of a burden. Had my hospital and nursing home fees had not cost me most of my savings, I would now be home instead of a (Government) subsidized assisted living facility.
1. Millions of Americans rely on Social Security for their well-being in retirement
2. Social Security keeps millions of retirees out of poverty
3. Only 68% of Social Security beneficiaries are retired workers
4. Why Social Security will run out of reserves
5. Social Security can only pay all of its benefits for another 17 years
6. It's only going to get worse
7. We need to increase Social Security revenue by 1.7% of GDP -- or cut benefits
8. Most Americans are fine with higher Social Security taxes
1. You’re Planning Your End of Life Care
2. You Need the Money Now
3. No One Else Is Relying on Your Benefits
The people at assignmenteditor.com have put together one of the most comprehensive lists of websites with up-to-date important information designed for today’s seniors.The list is so extensive and all encompassing that I cannot reproduce it here.
Instead, I urge you to click on the link below and bookmark the page or move to desktop for easy reference.
B-Shoe Technologies is working on a prototype for a shoe that senses imbalance in every step and uses a mini treadmill-like system to regain balance automatically.
Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. –
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it manifests:
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills
on the table and take out the garbage first.
But then I think,
since I’m going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book off the table,
and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the
can of Pepsi I’d been drinking.
I’m going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the Pepsi aside
so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.
The Pepsi is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye–they need water.
I put the Pepsi on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
I’ve been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first I’m going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I’ll be looking for the remote,
but I won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first I’ll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
the car isn’t washed
the bills aren’t paid
there is a warm can of
Pepsi sitting on the counter
the flowers don’t have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can’t find the remote,
I can’t find my glasses,
and I don’t remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
I’m really baffled because I know I was busy all the damn day,
and I’m really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem,
and I’ll try to get some help for it,
but first I’ll check my e-mail….
Do me a favor.
Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don’t remember who the hell I’ve sent it to.
Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!!
The people at assignmenteditor.com have put together one of the most comprehensive lists of websites with up-to-date important information designed for today’s seniors.The list is so extensive and all encompassing that I cannot reproduce it here.Instead, I urge you to click on the link below and bookmark the page or move to desktop for easy reference.
“Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.”Source:https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityssi/ssi.html
• Patients who suffered overdoses or other problems with opioids were more likely to be admitted to a hospital than to be treated and released from the emergency room.
• For men, the rate of hospital admissions rose from 146 per 100,000 in 2005 to 225 per 100,000 in 2014.
• Women started out with a lower rate of opioid-related admissions, at 128 per 100,000. But over the ensuing decade, they just about caught up, ending at 224 admissions per 100,000.
• The age groups most likely to be admitted to a hospital were adults between the ages of 25 and 44, followed very closely by adults ages 45 to 64. Members of the older group were admitted at a rate of 317 per 100,000, up 64% over the same period.
“Robotics and AI are removing the human constraints and physical limitations on surgery and placement of innovative medicines. With ultra-high resolution robotic assistance, we can now consider the optimal site to place stem cells in the eye, brain, heart to drive regeneration. Or where to place cellular anti-cancer therapies to kill cancers. In the future, AI will further remove the speed, complexity and precision limitations inherent in a human being driving the robotic arm.Of course, human judgment is essential for the critical decision making but we should be able to rapidly automate the procedure.”
Tablets are a great choice, but if you’re considering a product in this category, there’s another item you might want to look at: the Chromebook.What Are Seniors Looking For in a Tablet?
Three words: a larger screen.
Simplicity of the user interface.
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Once again it’s time for us to post the latest list of discounts available to seniors.
As congress ponders a possible increase to our Social Security benefits, even though prices continue to rise by the hour, it’s up to us to squeeze every last cent out our meager incomes.
And, while using these discounts won’t make you rich they might just help to make ends meet.
Gone are the days of your grandmother's "early bird special" at the local diner. As our baby boomers reach retirement age, hundreds of retailers are featuring new and improved discounts exclusively for the 60 and older crowd. We have composed a list of senior savings that will help you keep more cash in your pocket. Whoever said getting older was a bad thing, obviously didn't know about these fantastic senior discounts!
Applebee's: 10-15% off (varying by location) and may require a Golden Apple Card (60+).
Arby's: 10% off (55+).
A&W All American Food: 10% senior discount, varies by location.
Ben & Jerry's: Senior discounts vary by location.
Retail and Clothing Discounts
Banana Republic: 10% off (62+).
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 10-15% off on senior discount days that will be noted in their newsletters via email.
Dress Barn: 10% off Tuesday and Wednesday, varies by location (62+).
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location).
Kohl's: 15% off (60+) on Wednesdays.
Compare Foods Supermarket: Select locations offer a 10% discount on certain days for shoppers (60+).
Fred Meyer: Save an extra 10% off every first Tuesday of the month (55+).
Fry's Supermarket: Seniors receive 10% off.
Harris Teeter: Every Thursday when you use your VIC card you'll receive a 5% discount (60+).Travel Discounts
American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount).
Amtrak: 15% off (62+).
Auto Europe: 5% senior discount.
Avis: AARP members enjoy up to 30% off base rates when renting from participating locations.
AMC Theaters: Senior discount tickets (60+).
Cinemark: Seniors on participating days can get discounted prices. Varies on location.
SeaWorld Parks: Specials on annual passes (65+).
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+).
6 July 2017
The Castle Rock Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
Where: Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (map)
At the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival you will find a wide variety of Sewing, Quilting, Needle-Art and Craft supply exhibits from many quality companies
8 July 2017
Rocky Mountain Antique Festival â€“ Colorado
Where: The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO (map)
Quality antique & vintage shopping with dealers from across America. Tickets prices are posted online -
14 July 2017
World Wide Antique & Vintage Show
Where: Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216, United States (map)
The World Wide Antique & Vintage Show, held in Denver CO is a 43 year tradition. Each show features between 85-100 antique & vintage dealers from around the United States. The entry for the show is $5.00 per person which allows entry for all three days. Get your tickets at the door, or in advance, below -
15 July 2017
Free Basic Digital Literacy Training
Where: United States (map)
EveryoneOn collaborates with libraries and nonprofits to advertise free computer & Internet courses at over 8,000 training sites across the country. Get connected by calling 1-855-387-9166 or visiting the website to find classes in their communities.
15 July 2017
OKC Land Run Antique Show Oklahoma
Where: Cox Convention Center in Bricktown, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklamoma (map)
Quality antique & vintage shopping with dealers from across America. Tickets prices are posted online
15 July 2017
Village to Village Network
Where: United States (map)
Villages are membership-driven, grass-roots organizations run by volunteers and paid staff that coordinate access to affordable services in your community. Services can include transportation, home repairs, social and educational activities and more
20 July 2017
Celebrate COAW an Evening with Roger Landry, M.D.
Where: Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226 (map)
Enjoy a lovely cocktail reception with live music while experiencing the work COAW is doing in support of wellness and active aging.Â We will also hear from Dr. Roger Landry, nationally recognized and award-winning author of Live Long, Die Short, and principal in Masterpiece Living. Call 303-984-1845 or visit our website
21 July 2017
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Where: Cheyenne, WY, USA (map)
Cheyenne celebrates its western roots with this festival. From the worldâ€™s largest outdoor rodeo, to trick riding, a wild-horse race, a Native American Village, an old frontier town, a saloon, dancing, a chuck wagon cook-off, pancake breakfasts and an art show, there will be plenty of fun to keep you busy
28 July 2017
River City Antique Festival Iowa
Where: Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501, USA (map)
Quality antique & vintage shopping with dealers from across America. Tickets prices are posted online
"Online auto insurance quotes can help senior citizens find the best coverage prices. It is possible to start reviewing multiple plans in just a few minutes, by visiting a single website." said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company.
If you can increase your protein intake, it will go a long way toward improving your overall health and wellbeing, especially if you also exercise to convert that protein to muscle. Says Dr. Landsverk, “Protein is important because it allows us to maintain our strength and independence. You’re more likely to live longer and live better."
#1: You’re getting sick more often
#2: You’re noticing swelling in your feet/ankles
#3: You’re tired and lethargic
#4: Your skin doesn't look healthy
#5: You’re nails are brittle and you get more hangnails
#6: You’re losing weight
As American Society appears to becoming less and less compassionate by the day, it’s encouraging to see that there are at least a few people in authority that still have some humanity left in them. Watch as Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio shows empathy towards down and out women.
1. That “All-American” sport of baseball probably came from England.
2. So did apple pie....
3. The tune of our national anthem comes from an old drinking song... from England.
4. The Pledge of Allegiance was basically a gimmick intended to sell more flags.
5. Canadians own the Mall of America.
6. Bald eagle screeches are actually pretty weak — the classic sound is actually a red-tailed hawk.
7. Settlers didn’t really tame the American frontier... since it was pretty much tamed already.
8. Like hot dogs? Lewis, Clark and Co. consumed over 200 dogs during their journey across America.
9. Like imitation hot dogs? President Johnson would frequently pull his “Johnson” out at inappropriate times.
10. Independence Day is actually on July 2
A mother and daughter face charges following an investigation into an assisted living facility in Baltimore County.
A state report details the conditions that residents there were subjected to.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene laid out a variety of issues from missing records to wheelchair-bound residents being locked in rooms with no bathrooms, food or water. Now, criminal charges are being filed in the case.
Proceed to story >> http://www.wbaltv.com/article/scathing-report-issued-on-baltimore-county-assisted-living-facility/10211949
Stories of beatings and attempted stabbings as well as verbal abuse by one resident on another is a daily occurrence at our facility and, from what I have read, at most other facilities as well“One arrested in assisted living facility murder”
“Law enforcement officials report Christopher Kelley murdered fellow Assisted living facility resident Wendell Holmes at the Tropical Paradise Assisted Living Facility, located at 1593 Brickyard Road in Chipley early Saturday evening.”
More on this story>> http://www.chipleypaper.com/news/20170625/one-arrested-in-assisted-living-facility-murder
Answer: Yes, they do. Members of Congress, the President and Vice President, federal judges, and most political appointees, have paid taxes into the Social Security program since January 1984. They pay into the system just like everyone else, no matter how long they have been in office. Learn more about Social Security benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov.
Answer: If you need proof you get Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/ or Medicare, you can request a benefit verification letter online through your personal my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. This letter is sometimes called a "budget letter," a "benefits letter," a "proof of income letter," or a "proof of award letter." You even can select the information you want included in your online benefit verification letter.
Answer: Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America, so you aren't alone. If you've done all you can to identify and fix the problem, including contacting the Federal Trade Commission, but someone is still using your number, Social Security may assign you a new number. If you decide to apply for a new number, you'll need to prove your identity, age, and U.S. citizenship or immigration status. You'll also need to provide evidence you're having ongoing problems because of the misuse of your current Social Security number. You can read more about identity theft at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs
Boomer: Once I reach my retirement, do I need to keep my life insurance coverage in force?
Quinlan: There are many reasons why someone should keep their insurance coverage. Did you still have debt from a mortgage, auto loan, “still too big” credit card(s) balance, or in the midst of education debt for a second career or to help educate a grandchild or child? You may not have sufficient retirement income or funds for your surviving spouse or partner to maintain their life style today after your death. Are your charitably inclined? You may wish to leave all or some of your life insurance benefits to your favorite charity, or leave it to your children.
Medicare Part B (+195%): Medicare Part B monthly premiums have jumped from $45.50 in 2000 to $134 a month today.
Prescription drug costs (+184%): Annual out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs have skyrocketed from $1,102 in 2000 to $3,132 currently.
1.Homeowner's insurance (+154%): The national average annual cost to insure a home has risen from $508 in 2000 to $1,292 today.
2.Real estate taxes (+147%): The average annual real estate taxes paid on an owned home have risen from $690 in 2000 to $1,701.50 today.
3.Propane gas per gallon (+137%): Propane costs on a per-gallon basis have risen from $1.01 in 2000 to $2.39 today.
4.Heating oil per gallon (+130%): Since 2000, the price of heating oil per gallon has increased from $1.15 to $2.63.
5.Medigap supplemental insurance (+122%): The average monthly premium for a Medigap plan has jumped from $119 in 2000 to $264.45 as of today.
This blog is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend, Carrie Hecht
who worked tirelessly to gain better service, respect and dignity for her fellow residents.
- protect seniors against theft and help law enforcement punish those who knowingly exploit the elderly
- establish a 24/7 statewide hotline for reporting various forms of abuse
- create a public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers on the financial risks associated with joint banking accounts
- amend retirement, social security and banking laws in regards to pension assignments to prohibit schemes used by companies to avoid paying public pension benefits
- address the demand for safe, affordable housing for seniors
- increase the Social Security Income rate adult care facilities receive so these services can continue to be available to low income Social Security recipients.
- create a transportation pilot program to help seniors run errands such as grocery shopping or go to medical appointments.
- simplify applications for seniors to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan
- permit people over the age of 65 to take courses through the State University of New York for credit without charge when space is available.
- establish a Veterans' Gerontological Advisory Committee
- authorize a 10% discount on city water bills for senior citizens and veterans.
“The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry, led by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, unites leading researchers with people like you who are interested in taking part in Alzheimer’s studies. We focus our work on helping scientists advance our knowledge of Alzheimer’s and its prevention.
Unfortunately, 80 percent of studies are delayed because too few people sign up to participate. We aim to change this situation by identifying promising new studies that need help and connecting Registry members to them. Learn more about how the Registry works and why it’s so important for people to join.None of us can tackle this battle alone -- whether you're a scientist, a clinician or a member of the public. Fortunately, none of us has to. We’re working together to create a legacy: a future without Alzheimer’s
Spreading the Word about Alzheimer’s Prevention
Besides supporting Alzheimer’s research, we also work to educate the public by sharing reliable information about Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s prevention on our website, through social media and by sending regular emails to Registry members.
Registry members help by sharing the latest research findings and prevention strategies. They also help by connecting friends and family to research opportunities. Learn more about how you can become an ambassador for Alzheimer’s prevention research.
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Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) is a Phoenix-based nonprofit organization and part of Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the United States. BAI is helping to lead the fight against Alzheimer's through its cutting-edge studies in detection, treatment and prevention and by providing a comprehensive model of care that addresses both medical and non-medical needs of patients and their families.
The Alzheimer's Prevention Registry is funded through generous donations to the Banner Alzheimer's Foundation, with seed funding from the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative.”
Editor’s note: I was immediately drawn to this story when it appeared in my news feed. It’s not often that one sees an article about new assisted living construction and the words “Lower-Income” in the same sentence. It’s refreshing to see that at least some developers have this segment of the senior population in mind.
There are over 46 million of us old codgers over the age of 65.
The median income for householders 65 and over is $36,895 with a net worth of $170,516.
10% of people 65 and older who were in poverty in 2014.
9.4 million of us are veterans.
5.2 million people over 65 still work at full-time jobs.
81.9% of us completed high school while 24.8 have bachelor's degrees.
62.4% of seniors accessed the internet.
The complete list can be found here>>https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff08.html
“Relationships with friends and family outweigh financial concerns among older Americans seeking fulfillment in their senior years, according to the second annual United States of Aging Survey. When they were asked which factor is most important to maintain a high quality of life in their senior years, staying connected to friends and family was the top choice of 4 in 10 seniors, ahead of having financial means (30 percent).”
“More than half of the senior respondents indicated that being close to friends and family is important and only 15 percent reported occasional feelings of isolation. The seniors who did report experiencing feelings of isolation and depression expressed less optimism regarding their future health and quality of life compared with seniors nationally. Eighty-four percent of seniors nationally cite technology as important to their ability to connect with the world around them. But many seniors reported challenges in accessing and understanding how to use the new technologies.”
“Most seniors surveyed felt the community they live in is responsive to their needs, but less than half believed their city or town is doing enough to prepare for the future needs of a growing senior population. Twenty-six percent say their city or town should invest in better public transportation, and 23 percent say their city or town should invest more in affordable health care services and housing.
Seniors give low ratings to the quality of public transportation and job opportunities in their city or town: just 16 percent and 10 percent, respectively, rate their community's transit and employment offerings as "excellent" or "very good."
Out of the mouths of babes come words about the calming nature of relentless nicotine addition. And nothing gets new-borns' brand opinions across like ads featuring babies looking so scared of being slapped they're on the verge of tears. He also looks like he came back slightly drunk from a St. Patrick’s Day party, hence the odd hat choice
“Social Security beneficiaries have lost nearly a third of their buying power since 2000 as the costs of items typically purchased by the elderly have significantly outstripped the annual inflation increases in their retirement benefits, according to a new report by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) obtained by InvestmentNews.
But creeping inflation over the past 12 months may have a silver lining. Based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) data through April of this year, the consumer advocacy group estimates that the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2018 will be about 2.1% — significantly higher than the paltry 0.3% increase this year.
Social Security inflation adjustment have averaged only 1% since 2012, including no increase in 2016. COLAs are based on increases in the CPI-W, which measures price inflation for urban workers, from the third quarter of the prior year to the corresponding quarter of the current year. The Social Security Administration will make its official announcement about next year's COLA in October.” *
“Over 25 million Americans aged 60+ are economically insecure—living at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL) ($29,425 per year for a single person). These older adults struggle with rising housing and health care bills, inadequate nutrition, lack of access to transportation, diminished savings, and job loss. For older adults who are above the poverty level, one major adverse life event can change today’s realities into tomorrow’s troubles.
21% of married Social Security recipients and 43% of single recipients aged 65+ depend on Social Security for 90% or more of their income. (Social Security Administration [SSA], 2016)
More accurate measures of economic well-being—including the Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy’s Senior Financial Stability Index—show millions of older adults struggling to meet their monthly expenses, even though they’re not considered “poor” because they live above the FPL.”
“The golden years are looking even brighter with news that Jimmy Buffett is planning to open a string of luxurious Margaritaville retirement home communities, the first in Daytona Beach, Florida. Retirees will be able to live in a paradise where the party never stops and 'growing older, but not up' is encouraged. The price tag will start in the low $200s and furnished models are scheduled to open in early 2018 for those "55 and better."
Buffett, 70, has teamed with developer Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings on Latitude Margaritaville. "It's going to be a very fun place," Minto Vice President Bill Bullock told ABC News of the $1 billion project that is expected to feature 7,000 two-and-three-bedroom homes.”
“Donald Trump's budget…..
will include $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid -- a move that underscores the President's resolve to significantly downsize the federal program even as Republican lawmakers are clashing over the issue in Congress.
The $800 billion reduction, confirmed to CNN Sunday evening by a senior administration official, assumes that the GOP health care bill that the House passed earlier this month would become law, that official said.***
1."I don’t have a doctor."
2."I don’t have insurance".
3."There’s probably nothing wrong."
4."I don’t have time."
5."I don’t want to spend the money."
6."Doctors don’t DO anything."
7."I don’t want to hear what I might be told."
8."I’ve got probe-a-phobia."
9."I’d rather tough it out."
10."My significant other has been nagging me to get a checkup."
“There are approximately 13.3 million seniors who meet the definition of elder orphan, and that number will only grow. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, nearly one-third of Americans age 45 to 63 are single and positioned to become elder orphans.”
“…both of which have been identified as risk factors for physical and cognitive decline. In 2016, Dr. Maria Carney published an extensive paper in the peer-reviewed journal Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research. Dr. Carney is Chief of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York and has been researching the psychosocial and medical risks elder orphans face for the past decade.”
Some dogs have been trained to sniff out skin, kidney, bladder and prostate cancer, among others.
Service dogs are known to benefit people with everything from traumatic brain injury to autism to rheumatoid arthritis, increasing mobility and promoting independence.
Alzheimer’s patients are soothed by dogs, whose companionship also seems to mitigate emotional flare-ups and aggression.