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Aging In Place: How To Prepare Your Home For The Rest Of Your Life

Aging In Place: How To Prepare Your Home For The Rest Of Your Life

- Senior Home Safety

The vast majority of seniors want to maintain their independence by aging in place in their own homes. However, we all undergo physical changes as we age. If you’re hoping to age in place safely and comfortably, then your home should change right along with you.

Many homes require a mix of structural renovations, enhanced safety features, and decor changes. There are also a number of “smart home” solutions that increase safety and peace of mind for seniors and their families.

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Will Medicare Pay for Walk-In Tubs?

Will Medicare Pay for Walk-In Tubs?

- Home Safety

A walk-in tub can be a key part of aging in place, helping seniors avoid falls and injuries in their bathrooms. But will Medicare pay for a walk-in tub?

In most cases, traditional Medicare and supplemental Medicare insurance (Medigap) plans will not pay for a walk-in tub.

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Will Medicare Pay For A Stair Lift?

Will Medicare Pay For A Stair Lift?

- Senior Home Safety

A stair lift and help a senior mobility, a key part of aging in place.   But will Medicare pay for a stair lift?

Traditional and Supplemental Medicare policies don’t cover stair lifts (sometimes called chair lifts or glide lifts), but seniors who need one may still be able to get financial help. Other possibilities include Medicare Advantage plans, Veterans Administration benefits, Medicaid eligibility, and state home improvement assistance programs.

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The Best Walkers for Seniors and the Elderly

The Best Walkers for Seniors and the Elderly

- Senior Living

Are you struggling to choose the best walker for your senior or elderly loved one? It’s no wonder! Modern walkers and rollators have come a long way from the spartan walkers with basic metal frames most of us remember. Today’s models have many more features, and some are even suitable for rougher terrain.

In this article, we’ll help you understand the different types of walkers and sort through the options to select the best walker for your senior relative’s needs.

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Does Medicare Cover Shower Chairs and Grab Bars?

Does Medicare Cover Shower Chairs and Grab Bars?

- Senior Living

In the most cases, traditional Medicare Part B doesn’t cover bathroom safety equipment like shower chairs, grab bars, and other assistive devices. Many senior advocates criticize that policy because falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults in the United States.  They account for an estimated $31 billion in health care spending each year. Falls on stairs and in bathrooms are substantially more likely to require medical treatment and/or hospitalization. Shower chairs and grab bars can help prevent those falls. 

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What Does A Stair Lift Cost?  Does Medicare Cover Stair Lifts?

What Does A Stair Lift Cost? Does Medicare Cover Stair Lifts?

- Home Safety

For most seniors, mobility equals independence. Many of the people who enter assisted living each year do so because they have problems moving about safely inside their homes. Stairs represent a particular challenge because senior falls are dangerous – sometimes deadly.

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Choose the Best Shower Chair for an Elderly Parent

Choose the Best Shower Chair for an Elderly Parent

- Home Safety Tips

Aging in place means helping seniors stay in their home and live happier lives.  But to keep your loved one safe and healthy, it’s important to walk through their home to ensure proper changes are made to support older bodies. Don’t skip choosing an appropriate shower chair, as this could prevent serious falls and injuries!

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How to Choose the Best Raised Toilet Seat for Your Bathroom

How to Choose the Best Raised Toilet Seat for Your Bathroom

- Home Safety

Modifying a senior’s bathroom is a key part of aging in place, helping them remain in their homes for as long as possible. A raised toilet seat makes it easier for someone with mobility issues to use the toilet independently. Also called “elevated toilet seats,” they come in many different sizes and styles. It’s important to consider your loved one’s individual needs before choosing one.  The wrong type raised toilet seat may actually increase the risk of a fall.

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The Best Walk-In Tubs For Seniors

The Best Walk-In Tubs For Seniors

- Home Safety Tips

Helping seniors age in place means modifying their homes to accommodate their reduced physical abilities. For older adults, the slippery surfaces in the bathroom make it one of the most dangerous places in the house. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than a quarter of seniors age 65 and older fall each year.  Many of those falls happen when while entering or exiting the tub.

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