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The Benefits of Home Care

Man-getting-out-of-bed1-300x300Home care has become increasingly popular as an assisted living option, as more elderly people need assistance. Because of the latest medical breakthroughs, millions of adults are now finding themselves taking care of older relatives and parents. When do you decide to utilize home care versus doing it on your own? Read More

Guest Post–Lifestyle Home Medical Supply

One person needs durable medical equipment–another has an unused item gathering dust in a garage. LHMSlogoFilling the need, bridging the gap…

Many people, due to illness, accident or the aging process, find themselves in need of hospital beds, lift chairs, scooters or other durable medical equipment, but are without the means to purchase them. People in this situation face a greatly reduced quality of life and/or ability to rehabilitate. Other people face the situation of wondering what to do with good durable medical equipment (DME) that they no longer need. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to bridge the gap between these two common situations? There is a way, and Lifestyle Home Medical Supply provides Read More

Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Prevent Falls in SeniorsIt is estimated that one in three adults age 65 and older fall each year. Older adults are hospitalized five times more frequently for falling related injuries than any other cause. Accidental falls are the leading cause of injury related deaths and non-fatal falls shown in one study estimated the average cost of falling to be $19,440 per person.

In addition to the injuries, many older adults develop a fear of falling and limit their activity. This actually decreases their mobility and increases their chance of falling. Read More

Aging at Home Options

The choice to age at home is often the most comfortable for seniors and family members as it allows for health and companion care in the comfort and familiarity of the person’s own home and can often be more affordable than receiving long-term care in an assisted living facility. If you determine that aging at home is right for you, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the different home care options available in order to choose the appropriate level of care. Read More

Costs of Long-term Care

Arguably, the most important aspect of planning for long-term care is understanding the costs of the care you will need. The MetLife 2010 Market Survey of Long-Term Care showed increased costs for nursing home, assisted living and adult day services, while home care costs were unchanged from 2009. Read More

Understanding and Planning for Long-term Care

According to the American Society on Aging, after age 65, a full 70% of Americans will need some form of long-term care. Many of the people who require long-term care don’t fully understand the risks and costs involved, and many assume that government programs will provide the care and assistance they need. Because of these common misconceptions, it is extremely important to understand and plan for your long-term care before it is needed. Read More