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Should You Get a Senior Monitor for Your Loved One? A Closer Look

Caring for an elderly loved one can be worrisome, especially if an emergency takes place when they’re alone. Thankfully, a senior monitor or alarm can alert others when senior adults are in trouble and need urgent help. If you’re wondering whether this type of monitoring system is a good option for you, read on to learn more about them to determine which one is a good fit for your needs. Senior Monitor Basics An elderly monitoring system also referred to as a personal medical alert device, allows seniors to connect with their loved ones or local medical professionals. These monitors…

When Is It Time to Try Assisted Living?

If you know of a loved one aged 65 or older, there’s a 70% chance they’ll need long-term care. The word “assisted living” seems scary at first. Maybe you’re unsure of putting a grandparent, parent, aunt, or uncle in the care of someone else. What’s important is what’s in their best interest. We’ll go over what to look out for and when to make that decision. They Frequently Fall Trips and spills are the ones to be concerned about. If a loved one is constantly experiencing falls, their mobility is compromised. While it hurts you to think of the worst…

How Much Does Tubal Ligation Reversal Cost?

Did you know that every year, 700,000 US women undergo tubal ligation? Also called tubal sterilization, it’s a permanent birth control method. It involves blocking, cutting, or tying the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy permanently. One reason behind tubal ligation’s popularity is its high success rate ranging from 97% to 99%. While that means pregnancies can still occur after, they’re rare, with the odds being only 1% to 3.7%. Moreover, it can be free or low-cost under some insurance plans. Unfortunately, the opposite applies to getting the procedure reversed. So, how much does tubal ligation reversal cost then? Why should…

What Do You Do When an Elderly Parent Refuses Needed Care?

In just 10 years’ time, one in five American citizens will be at retirement age. That’s over 65 million people! In all likelihood, you’ve got elderly parents yourself who need care. But what do you do when an elderly parent refuses needed care? You might worry that they aren’t getting the help they need or feel guilty that you can’t provide for them. Read on for some helpful tips on what to do when an elderly parent refuses assisted living. What Do You Do When an Elderly Parent Refuses Needed Care? First Understand Their Concerns Empathy is a cornerstone of communication. When…

What You Should Know About Kratom

The recent controversy of kratom has led to mass confusion on what kratom is. Out of all kratom users, it has been averaged that the daily dose is no larger than 4.2 grams. Once people get to a certain age, some will decide that listening to word of mouth isn’t enough anymore. We will want to research things ourselves before taking a view on them. If you are one of these people who would like to know more about kratom, we have you covered. Keep reading for a better insight into what kratom is and how we can benefit from…

Senior Health Care: Guidelines For Healthy Living

As we get older, being mindful of our health becomes even more essential to our everyday lives. Staying active, exercising, and eating well are all fantastic ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle as we age. Here are a few guidelines to follow for healthy senior living! Keep up with exercise Exercising regularly can improve your balance, help keep you mobile, improve your mood by reducing feelings of anxiety and depression, and contribute to better cognitive functioning. It’s also an important part of managing some chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, breast and colon cancer, and osteoporosis.…

Supplements for Seniors: What Should You Really Be Taking?

Seniors list staying active and maintaining health as key goals. Still, as people age, it becomes difficult to get the nutrients our bodies need. Seniors can fill gaps in their diet with supplements. When nutrients from food aren’t possible, supplements can fulfill that role. Your body needs the right vitamins and minerals for proper function. Worried you aren’t getting the right nutrients in your diet? Here are the six best supplements for seniors. 1. Multivitamin A great way to get a solid base of vitamins and minerals is with multivitamins. They support seniors to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Multivitamins provide vitamins and minerals…

How to Make a Smooth Transition Into Senior Living

When it’s time to move into a senior living facility, or help your loved one do so, it can be a stressful process. It’s not just financial—although care in Canada can cost around $6,000 per month (before insurance), you don’t want to pick a facility just based on price. Selecting a retirement home is important as the right home can ease the transition from your previous life into retirement life. The transition can take some time, so it helps to understand the process. To learn more, keep reading to find a few top tips that can ease the transition into…

The Health Benefits of Solar Energy

Did you know that the US is the second-leading emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world? In 2018 alone, it produced 5.41 gigatons (GT) of CO2, accounting for 15% of global emissions. It’s second only to China, which produced almost twice more (10.06 GT). The majority of the US’ carbon footprint comes from energy-related activities. About 75% of CO2 emissions arise from burning fossil fuels for energy. By contrast, solar energy emits far less CO2 than fossil fuel-based energy. This makes it cleaner and greener, which is why it’s also healthier for all living things. On that note, we…

How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?

Hair loss can occur due to several reasons. For example, certain drugs such as those used in chemotherapy can cause your hair to fall out. Some diseases, such as alopecia areata, can also cause hair loss, usually in patches. The good news is that there are treatments available that can reverse or slow down the process. For instance, there are medications that can help with hair growth. Scalp micropigmentation is another option. If anything, it’s one of the easiest ways to enhance your appearance. Thinking of getting it done? Want to learn more about the process? Then be sure to…