Essential Details You Need To Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression or mood disorder subset related to seasonal changes most commonly, but not limited to, the winter months. Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and severe mental illness that affects how you feel, think, and act. A mood disorder (affective mood disorder) is a group of […]

14 Alarming Statistics About Caregiving

More than ever, children find themselves caring for adult parents who are no longer able to care for themselves. Although the nursing home system is reforming, changes still take time to occur. Many adult children are having to move their parents into their homes and provide uncompensated, full-time care. Many well-intentioned adult children are going […]

Mental Health Services: Does Medicare Offer Coverage?

Why is Mental Health Important? Mental health is essential to having a happy, productive lifestyle. Mental health awareness is growing, and an emphasis on senior mental health is occurring. Declining health and disease put seniors at risk for mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression. Medicare covers mental health care, including psychological counseling, preventative screenings, […]

20 Health Insurance Buzzwords You Should Know

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Health insurance is a contract with a health insurance company (insurer) that requires the insurer to pay a portion of all health care costs in exchange for a set payment (premium). Insurance is beneficial in that it can offset expensive, unexpected health costs. To those unfamiliar with health insurance, understanding the insurance terminology can be […]

Important Facts You Need To Know About Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A time to highlight and uplift those who are fighting a daily battle against the disease. Major breast charities increase promotions to raise awareness of the disease and raise funds for research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. Notable charities can be found below. Breast Cancer is common among American […]

5 Essential Ways to Prevent Medicare Fraud

Medicare is a national health insurance program in the U.S. designated for Americans 65 years and older, those with disability status, and those with end-stage renal disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Medicare was established in 1966 to aid those who could not work but still needed health care. As of 2018, over 59.9 million […]

How To Successfully Travel With Children

With the Covid-19 vaccine being distributed at a generous pace, many places are beginning to loosen their travel and operation restrictions. After being cooped up for over a year, many people are ready to break free from home and take a family trip. Summer vacation is right around the corner, and children are eager for […]

What Is The Difference Between Inpatient And Outpatient Care?

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Anyone who has been to a hospital may have heard of inpatient and outpatient care. Inpatient care refers to any care which requires extended/overnight stay in a hospital or treatment facility. Outpatient care refers to any treatment that does not require an extended/overnight stay. Other than the length of stay, inpatient and outpatient care main […]

Important Truths You Should Know About Estate Planning

If there is one thing that the year 2020 showed us, it is to expect the unexpected. No one could have anticipated a global pandemic, a quarantine, and mass unemployment. COVID19 left many ill, incapacitated, and without loved ones. This may have many people on edge and wonder about their future, their family’s future, and […]

7 Unexpected Costs Of Caring For Aging Loved Ones

COVID19 exposed numerous safety concerns for nursing home patients and staff. Concerns include a shortage of personal protective equipment, frequent physical contact, understaffing, shared rooms, cross-facility, staffing, and patient transfers. Reports estimate that 39% of Covid19 related deaths are from nursing home residents and staff. Although re-structuring of nursing home and long-term care facilities are […]