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New Implications for the Affordable Care Act and Senior Healthcare

Everyone seems to have an opinion on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and senior healthcare. And none of them seem to agree.

Some of those opinions have an obviously political bent while others take a more philosophical approach to interpreting the reform. But if you want solid information about the ACA, perhaps it’s best to pay attention to those who have spent time crunching the numbers.

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Demystifing Senior Healthcare Options for the Soon to Retire

If you’re planning to retire soon, your mind is probably already in a whirl.

Your first concern, of course, is whether your savings will be enough. Even if you have spent a lifetime diligently saving, with an economy like ours, it’s hard to be sure. Uncertainty is the only certainty.

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Get the Facts About How New Legislation Affects Senior Healthcare

With the less than smooth rollout of the Health Exchanges, and the continued trouble plaguing Healthcare.gov, many Americans are concerned about what this means for the Affordable Care Act and their healthcare.

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Study Draws Correlation in Computer Literacy and Senior Healthcare

A new study suggests that seniors who use the internet, even infrequently, are less likely to engage in cancer-causing behaviors and more likely to take cancer prevention steps than older people who do not go online at all. The study was published October 22 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Healthy Eyes Make for More Active Senior Living

After years of faithful service, our bodies begin to slow down and we begin to be more at risk for all kinds of chronic conditions and health concerns. But that doesn’t have to stop you from living well as an active and independent older adult.

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5 Eye-Health Habits that Promote Independent Senior Living

 

Heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s are all healthcare issues that we tend to worry about as we get older.  Not as many older adults put much thought into their eye health until their vision starts to deteriorate.

Don’t wait until vision problems threaten your independence. Stop eye and vision deterioration from progressing with 5 steps to better eye health.

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Cholesterol, Heart Health, and Senior Living

At Deupree House, we’re dedicated to helping our residents live well—we have plenty of wellness programs, fitness classes, healthy menus, and active events that help our seniors stay healthy.

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2 Steps to Finding (and Keeping) a Good Senior Healthcare Physician

The changing demographics of the older American population and the recent strides made toward reforming healthcare have combined in a way that profoundly impacts the world of geriatric medicine.

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Three of the Biggest Summer Dangers for Senior Living

Summer living can offer older adults plenty of opportunities to experience life at its fullest, but warmer weather also brings a number of senior healthcare dangers that can threaten lazy summer days.

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High-Tech Health Tips for Seniors

With advances in medicine moving at the speed of light, it’s no surprise that the face of senior healthcare is changing, moving out of the doctor’s office and into the comfort of the home.

With telemedicine, patients don’t even have to step foot in a hospital or office. Doctors can hold two-way, real time interactive communication conferences remotely. With the use of interactive telecommunications equipment as simple as a microphone and video screen, seniors can communicate with their healthcare provider even when they aren’t in town to see them personally. It’s like being able to take your family physician on vacation with you.

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