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Did Your Aging Parent Purchase an On-Exchange Health Plan?

When it comes to the state of health coverage in America today, there's really only one thing everyone agrees on: the system is confusing. With passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many more Americans now have coverage than before, but providers and insurers have shifted more of the cost burden onto consumers in response.

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There May Be a New Health Menace for Older Men

Older men may be surprised to learn they have a particularly menacing health risk to worry about in atrial fibrillation (commonly known as AFib).

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Men's Health Month Brings up Concerns for Seniors

Most people entering their golden years find that their body is moving a little slower these days. For men, however, there are a few distinctive health concerns to start thinking about on top of the general wear and tear.

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Uncovering the Secrets of Living Well with Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting seniors in the United States, but it is also one of the most mysterious. According to the Society for Women’s Health Research, arthritis complicates life for about 70 million people in the United States, yet recent polls show that there are even odds that someone just beginning to feel the effects of the condition would be able to recognize their symptoms as arthritis. A not inconsiderable number of Americans (about 15% of poll respondents) know nothing at all about the disease.

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More Cincinnati Seniors May Soon Be Taking Statin

Until recently, health related cholesterol guidelines had remained stagnant, but recent trends in health care has prompted new studies and a sweeping reassessment of our understanding of cholesterol, how it impacts heart disease, and how it should be treated.

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Stroke Education Imperative for Cincinnati Retirement Communities

Stroke is one of today’s leading causes of death, fourth in the United States, but it’s one of the least discussed and recognizable health conditions for one of the highest risk populations—women.

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Not Worried About Losing Sleep? You Should Be.

Senior healthcare experts have long known that dementia and Alzheimer’s patients do not sleep well. The question to date has been whether or not sleeplessness causes cognitive dysfunction, or vice versa.

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The Affordable Care Act and The Retirement Community

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been getting plenty of coverage in the news recently and has been subject of many a story passed around online. And not just because the new legislation was set to go into full effect at the beginning of October.

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Retirement Communities and the Paradigm of Living Well

 

At ERH, we believe in taking a holistic approach to living well.

Our wellness experts cultivate six dimensions of wellness that create a caring, integrative environment where residents find that life’s third act is the best one yet.

While we do believe that physical fitness is an important aspect of living well as we get older, it is by no means the only aspect of senior health. Emotional, spiritual, intellectual, vocational, and social health all contribute in their own way to mental wellness and general wellbeing.

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