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As the country grapples with the COVID-19 health pandemic, seniors may be worried about the future. When the days feel uncertain, it’s important to know you can count on your health insurance to cover your care needs. Medicare is the most common health plan for adults over the age of 65.
As the search for treatment options and a vaccine for the coronavirus continue, it’s important that seniors take extra steps to protect their overall health. We know the seasonal flu begins to make its rounds in the fall. Often, this is the time of year when the number of cases of pneumonia starts to rise as well.
Nutrition plays a key role in overall health and well-being. A healthy diet keeps the immune system strong which aids in warding off viruses and disease. By contrast, a poor diet can contribute to falls and put you at higher risk for obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, and more. It’s important that seniors know how nutritional needs change with aging.
Safely adhering to a medication schedule can sometimes be tough for seniors, especially those who take multiple types of medicine each day. For reasons ranging from memory loss to small print on prescription labels, seniors make dangerous mistakes with medications every day.
Since the COVID-19 crisis presents such a serious risk for seniors, a poor diet may be easy for family members to overlook. An older adult’s goal might be to stay home and avoid trips to the grocery store or farm stand. Even before concerns about the coronavirus caused so many seniors to self-isolate, an elder’s poor diet and malnutrition was a challenge many families faced.
Grandparents play a pivotal role in many families. As life expectancy has increased, more children are fortunate to have a grandparent actively involved in their lives. Grandparents often help with transportation to school events, babysit during summers, and take vacations with younger generations. The bonds that are built during these activities can last a lifetime.
In a year when health has become a leading topic of daily conversation, it only seems fitting to help shine the spotlight on National Wellness Month. During the 31 days of August, people are encouraged to focus on developing healthy self-care habits. Eating well, exercise, managing stress, and staying hydrated are just a few.
For most people, home is a haven. It’s a place to relax and restore the spirit. For those of us who are quarantining because of coronavirus concerns, this is especially true. But home can also be a place that presents many hazards. From falls to fires, it’s important to conduct a safety assessment of your home or a senior loved one’s home.
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