Posts made in April, 2013

Sensory Impairment in Elders

By the NUMBERS Consider these facts about sensory impairment in older adults: 46%: Percentage of men 65 and older who have difficulty hearing 31%: Percentage of women 65 and older who have difficulty hearing 14%: Percentage of people 65 and older who have vision trouble 23%: Percentage of people 85 and older who have vision trouble 11%: Percentage of older women who have ever worn a hearing aid 18%: Percentage of older men who have ever worn a hearing aid Source: Older...

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Aging in Place

The first wave of Baby Boomers turned 65 in 2012. Research shows that County and State resources will have difficulty keeping up with the high demand for services within the next 15 years. It’s crucial that you plan ahead. The likelihood of you aging in place increases with preplanning. Try to look at your home through the eyes of an 85 year old person. Where will you sleep? Is your bedroom on the first floor? Is your bathroom on the first floor? Will you have access...

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