Posts Tagged‘healthcare’

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…

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…

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…

Everything You Need To Know About Continuing Healthcare

Continuing healthcare is a free healthcare management service by the National Health Service and rendered to all persons who have been proven to require major, substantial, and uninterrupted health services by a healthcare professional. Contrary to rumours, you absolutely do not have to be in a senior centre or nursing home to qualify for continuing healthcare. Generally, eligibility is measured by specific health needs and not things like age or location. The following are a few important things everyone needs to know about continuing healthcare. How to Determine Eligibility Assessment for eligibility for continuing healthcare under the NHS is pretty…