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7 Great Mobile Apps That Help Keep Older Adults Safe

7 Great Mobile Apps That Help Keep Older Adults Safe

Advances in technology are one of the best things to happen in the 21st century, as it allows us to connect and keep in touch with our loved ones. In addition, it makes it possible to help take care of family members even if you are not close to them. The key is to find the right mobile application that will help you take care of the older adults in your life.

So, if you have elderly members in your family, you are in the right place. Here are the top apps you can download to help improve their lives and safety.

What Are Age Spots: Prevention and Treatment

What Are Age Spots: Prevention and Treatment

Many things come with aging, including changes in our bodies, lifestyle, and much more. As the name suggests, age spots are another example. However, they don't have to be. Below, we've collected tips to help prevent and treat age spots when they appear!

What Are Age Spots?

Of course, you need to know what they are before you can treat them. Age spots are large freckle-like spots on the skin. These will usually be black, gray, or brown, and they will mostly appear in areas that are the most exposed to skin. These include your face and hands.

4 Great Advantages of Single Level Living

4 Great Advantages of Single Level Living

One-story homes are a special kind of home with many benefits. As we get older, it can be hard to think about and do things like climb stairs. It becomes increasingly important for our homes to be affordable and easy to navigate, maintain, and enjoy our time in. Below, we've outlined several reasons to consider living in a one-level home!

Getting Started With Medicare: How Can You Prepare?

Getting Started With Medicare: How Can You Prepare?

 

Most Americans reaching age 65 achieve a significant milestone: Medicare eligibility. Launched in 1965, Medicare is a national health insurance program created and administered by the U.S. government and funded primarily via payroll taxes. Prior to its inception, over half of Americans, 65 or older, had no health insurance.

The program started with coverage for hospital stays (Part A) and other medical expenses like doctor fees (Part B). These two parts, known as "Original Medicare," operate as a "fee-for-service" system where a provider (e.g., hospital or doctor) gets paid for each service delivered.

9 Ways to Include More Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet!

9 Ways to Include More Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet!

Filling your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables is one of the greatest ways to ensure you obtain all the nutrients you require daily. In addition to vitamins, minerals, and fiber, consuming a rainbow of bright foods enhances the flavor and texture of your meals. Most of these foods have few calories and are packed with nutrients that can aid in the fight against cancer, heart disease, and other diseases. Even if you're not a vegetable lover, there are many ways you can sneak fruits and vegetables into your meals.

Some of your favorite dishes may be high in calories. This does not necessarily imply that you should eat less of those dishes. You may make lower-calorie versions of a few of your favorite foods by using low-calorie vegetables and fruits in place of components with more calories. Fruits and vegetables provide volume to your dishes with water and fiber, allowing you to consume the same quantity of food while consuming fewer calories. Generally speaking, vegetables and fruits are nutritious and naturally low in calories and fat.

Walk-in Tubs vs. Walk-in Showers: Pros and Cons

Walk-in Tubs vs. Walk-in Showers: Pros and Cons

According to recent studies, 80% of older adults' fall injuries at home occur in the bathroom. Because of this, it is crucial to take the proper precautions and create a safe environment for seniors in the home. An important decision for the bathroom is to choose between a walk-in tub and a walk-in shower.

If you are also struggling to choose between the two, you are in the right place! Here are the pros and cons of each to help you make the right decision.

Pros and Cons of Renting a Storage Unit When Downsizing

Pros and Cons of Renting a Storage Unit When Downsizing

With every move, you have to make some serious decisions. In retirement, you need to consider several additional factors as your income is now likely limited. Many people apply for less strenuous jobs, and it's popular to consider moving to a smaller place to be frugal. Although everyone has a different way of coping with the situation, renting a storage unit could be considered a prudent approach when downsizing your house or moving to a senior living community. If you're trying to decide whether a storage unit might be right for you, here are some pros and cons to consider.

Exercising at Home? Stay Safe With These 10 Easy Tips

Exercising at Home? Stay Safe With These 10 Easy Tips

Whether it's for convenience, comfort, affordability, or safety, there are many reasons you may decide that working out at home is right for you. Exercising at home can be an excellent option as many people find that it helps them work out more often and more comfortably.

With that, while working out at home can be safer than going to the gym (more hygienic, less likely to be injured by others, fewer distractions, etc.), it presents a unique set of risks and challenges you might not have to think about as much at a gym or fitness center. So, the next time you decide to stay at home to exercise, consider the following tips for a successful workout!

7 Easy Ways To Waste Less Food

7 Easy Ways To Waste Less Food

Whether to help save the earth or to help save your wallet, there are many reasons to make efforts to waste less food. We all feel a bit guilty when we throw out half of a deliciously prepared meal or when we find ingredients in the fridge that have already gone bad. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take today to reduce your food waste!