I am frequently asked whether home care services are covered by HMO insurance plans or Medicare. Medicare home health services are a great benefit to older adults who qualify for Medicare coverage. Home health is a skilled care benefit. What does that mean? A licensed physician must order home health services and they must perform…

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It is estimated that more than $36 billions is lost due to elder abuse scams through financial exploitation, fraud, and criminal acts (AMAC 3.25.21). This article is intended to help you spot the types of crime and to help you be on the lookout for these manipulators. Here are a few frauds to watch for:…

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Nearly 133,000 people die from a stroke each year and what is surprising is that 80% of all strokes are preventable. A stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and about 75% of strokes are for the first time. High blood pressure is a condition that contributes to strokes (American Stroke Association) https://www.heart.org/ .…

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Its astonishing that every year 25% of Americans over age 65 will have a fall that causes serious injury. Falls are one leading cause of death and injury that results costly health care related expenses. Several things that can be done to reduce fall risk. First and foremost is acknowledgement. The National Council on Aging…

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As we age, staying active and healthy becomes increasingly more important. “A recent Swedish study found that physical activity was the number one contributor to longevity, adding extra years to your life”.  https://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-living/exercise-and-fitness-as-you-age.htm Staying healthy and active helps with energy levels, keeps you independent, can help protect your heart, helps prevent illness or pain and…

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Making good health food choices can help prevent an unnecessary hospitalization. According to the CDC “48 million illnesses and 128,000 hospitalizations and 3000 deaths occur from foodborne pathogens” https://www.cdc.gov/ . Since food sources are coming from around the globe, this increases the number of pathogens that can make it inside our homes. We must be…

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Choosing your caregiver to care for your loved one is important. They become an extension to your family that you adore and appreciate over time as they provide much needed work at home. They help relieve you from stresses that occur at this stage and allow you to focus on the more important relationship you…

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My story how I started Sunlife Home Care 16 years ago starts when I was a financial consultant with a large nationally known brokerage. I worked with many retirees for over 13 years and enjoyed helping them with financial choices. It stood out in my mind how many other services they needed at home as…

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Caregiving for seniors with cancer has many challenges. Approximately 39% of the population will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. As seniors age, they face many health issues but having cancer further complicates their care. Caregivers supporting seniors with cancer must be aware of these challenges senior face. As a caregiver its important that…

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