Expressing Your Wishes: The Importance of a Living Will and Health Care Proxy

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

3/23/17 4:09 PM

Importance-of-living-will-2000x700.jpgMedical knowledge and technology have advanced significantly in recent years, to the point where many medical interventions now are available to sustain life longer than ever before. But questions remain about what quality of life you wish to have, and those choices are very personal.

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What is the Difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

Posted by Attorney Charles “Chris” Bratton

3/17/17 4:48 PM

Difference-between-medicare-medicaid-2000x700.jpgThough most people have heard of Medicare and Medicaid, many have a hard time differentiating between the two. However, as people age and begin to look to their future, it is important to understand the difference with regards to long-term care.

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Does Glaucoma Have Symptoms? Get Tested for This Sneaky Sight-Robber

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

3/16/17 2:11 PM

Does-Glaucoma-Have-Symptoms-2000x700.jpgWe all want to age gracefully, and part of that means staying as healthy and independent as we can into our “wisdom years.” A survey of Americans found that after cancer and heart disease, blindness ranks third as a major health fear of aging.

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Senior Nutrition: Why Our Diets Should Change as We Age

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

3/16/17 1:19 PM

Senior-Nutrition-2000x700.jpgIt’s common for eating habits to change as we get older. Lifestyle changes may mean that we prepare fewer of our own meals, while health conditions or medications can reduce our appetites or impair our ability to taste or smell food. For all of these reasons and others, seniors may have to adapt their eating habits to ensure they are getting adequate nutrition to meet their evolving needs as they age.

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How to Talk to Your Parents About Long-term Care

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

3/8/17 2:34 PM

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Your parents are getting older and you know, slowly but surely, life is changing for them. You’re thinking about their future but you’re not sure that they are. Should you ask about it, even though it’s a tough conversation to have? The short answer is yes.

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