Summer is here and opportunities to get outside our homes and into the community are opening back up. You might find that you are experiencing a little more difficulty getting settled in your vehicle this year. Don’t worry! There are devices out there to make your travels safer and allow independent living while enjoying your…

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Who doesn’t love summertime? Working or lazing in the sun, you can enjoy all the delights that summer has to offer especially if you keep in mind a few tips for sun safety. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, aging skin is more likely to develop skin cancer. In part, this is due to…

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As a caregiver or family member of a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementias, you can take steps to make the home a safer place. Removing hazards and adding safety features around the home can help give your loved one more freedom to move around independently and safely. Try these tips: If you have stairs,…

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Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital, limited skilled nursing facility, and some home health care services.  The Medicare Part A inpatient hospital deductible is $1,484 in 2021. It covers beneficiaries’ share of costs for the first 60 days of Medicare-covered inpatient hospital care in a benefit period. In 2021, beneficiaries must pay a coinsurance of…

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New tracker includes CDC data on Michiganders vaccinated in-state and in other states for the most complete vaccination rates; 54% of residents have received first dose  LANSING, Mich. – Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is launching the Vacc to Normal Milestone Tracker to complement the Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. This Tracker includes vaccinations of Michiganders received both in-state and out-of-state, allowing the state to provide more comprehensive data on…

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From CareWell’s Active Daily Living Newsletter Anyone who gets frequent migraine symptoms knows the experience: the throbbing, the pain, the visual disturbances. Exercise has long been a potential way to reduce migraine triggers, but a new study suggests it could be especially effective with triggers such stress, depression and trouble sleeping. “It’s a complex relationship,…

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Older Michiganians Day (OMD) is an annual rally that takes place at the Capitol Building in Lansing each year during Older Americans Month. However, since the pandemic began, the rally has changed in order to ensure the safety of all participants.  This year, instead of a rally at the Capitol, the Area Agencies on Aging…

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“I’ve lived here 40 years; no other place will seem like home.” “Since my wife died, I don’t cook and only eat cheese and crackers.” These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—”I want to stay in my own home!” The good news is that with the right help you…

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By Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., Active Daily Living Newsletter Home health aides have long provided the hands-on support and companionship to allow many older adults to remain in their homes. But during the pandemic, fear of the COVID-19 virus and its potentially harmful effects has led some of these adults and their children to decide…

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Who is eligible for Medicare Federal Health insurance? Persons age 65 or older, or younger persons who might qualify due to disability of at least 24 months U.S. Citizens or permanent legal residents who have lived in the United States for at least five continuous years. Undocumented immigrants are not able to get Medicare. An…

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Summer is here and opportunities to get outside our homes and into the community are opening back up. You might find that you are experiencing a little more difficulty getting settled in your vehicle this year. Don’t worry! There are devices out there to make your travels safer and allow independent living while enjoying your…

Read more

Who doesn’t love summertime? Working or lazing in the sun, you can enjoy all the delights that summer has to offer especially if you keep in mind a few tips for sun safety. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, aging skin is more likely to develop skin cancer. In part, this is due to…

Read more

As a caregiver or family member of a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementias, you can take steps to make the home a safer place. Removing hazards and adding safety features around the home can help give your loved one more freedom to move around independently and safely. Try these tips: If you have stairs,…

Read more

Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital, limited skilled nursing facility, and some home health care services.  The Medicare Part A inpatient hospital deductible is $1,484 in 2021. It covers beneficiaries’ share of costs for the first 60 days of Medicare-covered inpatient hospital care in a benefit period. In 2021, beneficiaries must pay a coinsurance of…

Read more

New tracker includes CDC data on Michiganders vaccinated in-state and in other states for the most complete vaccination rates; 54% of residents have received first dose  LANSING, Mich. – Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is launching the Vacc to Normal Milestone Tracker to complement the Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. This Tracker includes vaccinations of Michiganders received both in-state and out-of-state, allowing the state to provide more comprehensive data on…

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From CareWell’s Active Daily Living Newsletter Anyone who gets frequent migraine symptoms knows the experience: the throbbing, the pain, the visual disturbances. Exercise has long been a potential way to reduce migraine triggers, but a new study suggests it could be especially effective with triggers such stress, depression and trouble sleeping. “It’s a complex relationship,…

Read more

Older Michiganians Day (OMD) is an annual rally that takes place at the Capitol Building in Lansing each year during Older Americans Month. However, since the pandemic began, the rally has changed in order to ensure the safety of all participants.  This year, instead of a rally at the Capitol, the Area Agencies on Aging…

Read more

“I’ve lived here 40 years; no other place will seem like home.” “Since my wife died, I don’t cook and only eat cheese and crackers.” These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—”I want to stay in my own home!” The good news is that with the right help you…

Read more

By Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., Active Daily Living Newsletter Home health aides have long provided the hands-on support and companionship to allow many older adults to remain in their homes. But during the pandemic, fear of the COVID-19 virus and its potentially harmful effects has led some of these adults and their children to decide…

Read more

Who is eligible for Medicare Federal Health insurance? Persons age 65 or older, or younger persons who might qualify due to disability of at least 24 months U.S. Citizens or permanent legal residents who have lived in the United States for at least five continuous years. Undocumented immigrants are not able to get Medicare. An…

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