Recently, United States Senator Sherrod Brown and 11 additional Senators urged the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to take action in support of nursing home residents across the U.S. Reports have indicated that nursing homes throughout the country have discharged…
The greatest generation and baby boomers didn’t grow with computer technology, so sometimes it is difficult for seniors to work with computers. It’s hard to understand the hardware, operating systems, and software. Windows seems to be getting more complicated with each new release. If you are setting up a new computer or want to try something easier to use, perhaps you should consider Linux as the operating system for you.
As important as it is to ensure safety when driving, the consequences of being unable to drive can feel overwhelming. Learn how to make it work.
You may think of video games as an activity for teenagers to pass the time; something for kids, but not really for adults. Did you know that more than 25% of gamers are over age 50, and over 40% are female? Today video games are for everyone, including seniors. There are a variety of games that assist with physical fitness and cognitive function. If you liked games as a child, then it’s just the case of finding the right game for you as an adult.
Technology can be difficult for seniors. Often, technology developers don’t keep older adults in mind when creating a product. Many of us, not just seniors, would enjoy bigger buttons on our phones and tablets, easy to use reminders and well-lit screens. Although many seniors shy away from using modern day devices, some items can improve their daily lives. Every senior should try to use a cell phone, a medication management system and a medical alert system.
It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of taking the time to plan your estate. Nevertheless, it’s surprising how many American adults haven’t done so. You might think that those who are rich and famous would be way ahead of the curve when it comes to planning their estates properly, considering the resources and lawyers presumably available to them. Yet there are plenty of celebrities and people of note who died with inadequate estate plans.
If you feel that the skilled nursing facility that your loved one resides at is not making reasonable efforts to allow you to stay in communication with your loved one, or allow you to receive updates about their condition, the ombudsman is available to help.