Will Medicaid or Medicare Cover Tattoo Removal?

Medicare covered tattoo removal? Medicaid covered tattoo removal? Are these covered services? Dermatologists offer laser removal, but will your insurance cover it? Have a tattoo you want removed? Perhaps you have the name of a now ex-husband or wife tattooed on your arm. Maybe you had a few post-apocalyptic tattoos that now don’t look so good. Maybe you’re just tired of them. Either way, you’ve decided you want them gone. Then you found out that the average cost for laser tattoo removal is $250-$500 per treatment. The price depends on…

Senior Loneliness Helplines to Combat Isolation

Senior loneliness helplines in the United States seem to be non-existent, but there are alternative helplines that can help. Senior Loneliness is a Problem According to the Administration on Aging’s 2017 Profile of Older Americans, around 28 percent of older adults in the United States, or 13.8 million people, live alone. Remember, loneliness and isolation are two different things. One person can be surrounded by others and feel lonely, while another could be physically isolated and not feel lonely at all. Loneliness and isolation are often linked, however. Heath Effects…

An Estate Plan Attorney Advises on What Seniors Should Tell Loved Ones

Wondering what an estate plan attorney advises his/her clients to say to their families about the plan? Read on in this guest post from Blake Harris, Managing Attorney at Mile High Estate Planning. Estate Plan Attorney’s Advice The details of your estate plan should not come as a surprise to a loved one after you pass away. This creates conditions that have the potential to destroy family harmony during what is already a difficult time. Knowing what the estate plan holds can help your family resolve issues in a more…

Staying Home: A Caregiver’s Guide to Making Your Home Alzheimer’s Safe

Staying Home: A Caregiver’s Guide to Making Your Home Alzheimer’s Safe by ElderGuru founder and author Derrick Grant is now available on Amazon. This easy-to-read book is written for families and caregivers who provide in-home care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. There are many things to consider when caring for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and home safety is one of them. Staying Home offers easy, low-cost suggestions for improving home safety and the comfort of individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Following these suggestions may help the person…

The Arizona Long Term Care System Explained – ALTCS

When it comes to knowing everything possible about your medical aid options, many systems seem exceptionally confusing to navigate. Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) is one of the many systems available to elders in Arizona, but not at all unreasonable. Many people qualify for the program, but not everyone understands its purpose. ALTCS is a resource that could impact your financial stability as well as your level of care. What is the Arizona Long-Term Care System? Starting from the top, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS, is…

5 Tips for Communicating with Seniors Who Have Dementia

There are various things that you should keep in mind when communicating with seniors who have dementia. Individuals suffering from dementia find it hard to remember things, communicate with others, think clearly, or even to take care of themselves. Complicate that with mood swings and changes in personality or behavior. These challenges can make it hard for you to take care of someone with dementia, and even harder if you don’t know how to communicate with them. We are going to offer 5 tips on how to communicate with seniors…

Senior Centers and How They Help Older Adults

Upon hearing “senior center,” one might envision a group of older adults sitting around a table having lunch or playing bridge. That is a view often shared by not only seniors themselves, but by policy makers as well. While recreation and socialization certainly happens, senior centers are much more than that. What is a Senior Center? Most senior centers are multipurpose in nature. They can be not only a place where older adults come together for activities and social engagement, but also a gateway connecting elders with various services. Not…

5 Heart Health Tips for Women Over 65

It’s February, which means that hearts are everywhere! As sweet as candy hearts can be, we’re not talking about Valentine’s Day. Instead, we’re thinking about American Heart Health Month and the heart health of women over 65. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 1 in 3 deaths among women every year. That number represents more women’s deaths from cardiovascular diseases than from all cancers combined. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way. The American Heart Association also…

5 Cold Weather Safety Tips for Seniors

It’s important to make sure that the older adults in your life are prepared to have a safe and healthy winter. It doesn’t take much effort and the result can be peace of mind for you and your loved ones, knowing that winter can be challenging for anyone, particularly for older adults. Here are just five tips that you can do before and throughout the winter. 1 – Be Prepared for Emergencies While this is just a general good rule of thumb for all of us, it is particularly important…

Grandchildren and Social Security Benefits

Are you the primary caretaker for young grandchildren? If so, they may be eligible for supplemental Social Security disability or Social Security retirement benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monthly resources for families in need. If you’re already enrolled on disability or retirement, your family may be eligible for extra assistance. When Can Children Qualify? If you’re receiving either Social Security disability or Social Security retirement benefits, minor children can qualify for auxiliary benefits. These are supplemental benefits and will not reduce your monthly earnings in any way. Grandchildren…

Aging and Living Gracefully: How to Adjust Your Home to Suit Your Needs

You have spent your life building up your home so it’s comfortable and suits you, but as you age, your ability to live in your home becomes less easy. It is important to adapt your home and the way you go about life to stay safe and secure and also to maintain a decent quality of life. No one likes to think of growing old but there are ways to adjust your home to your needs as you age. Downsize Your Home This can be a heart-wrenching decision. You have…

Why More Seniors are Going Back to School

It seems that these days, entering retirement is no longer just about kicking back and pursuing leisurely activities. More and more seniors are finding reasons to go back to school and pursue higher education. Experts point out several reasons why this trend is currently spreading across America. In her Forbes article, Laurie Quinn cites the need for seniors who are still in the workforce to stay competitive. Rather than allowing their skill set to become outdated, or being replaced by younger talent, one way for seniors to remain relevant is by going…