Managing the Costs of Long Term Care

In a good news/bad news scenario, our average life spans are longer than ever before, but the longer we live, the more likely it is that we will need extended medical care. This could be in the realm of rehabilitation after a broken hip, or the management of ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease. While we […]

The Use Of Pets To Help The Elderly

Pets can be very helpful for the elderly. They lower anxiety in people and offer the comfort of companionship. Any person who has seen the love in a dog’s eyes while it is getting it’s belly rubbed, or listening to the gentle purr from a content cat will know that they pass that solace onto […]

Taking Your Medication Properly

As we get older, our failing health requires us to have to take more and more medication. All of these changes can be confusing and can result in missing regular dosage which can cause serious problems with a person’s health. Combine this with the challenge of vision or memory problems and the situation can become […]

9 Medicaid Myths That Could Cost You

POSTED IN MEDICARE & MEDICAID BY LAWYERS.COM Despite what many people think, the government health care program for the elderly, Medicare, covers very few nursing home costs. Medicaid is the largest source of government funding for nursing home care. But getting Medicaid benefits isn’t always easy because the rules can be complicated. So, there are […]

Caregivers are Key to Keeping Seniors Safe

Caregivers are Key to Keeping Seniors Safe By Bethany A. Stickradt Associate Attorney As The Kabb Law Firm takes time to celebrate our caregivers this month, I would like to thank all of these very special people in the lives of our clients.   I am continually amazed by the love, affection, sacrifice, and patience that […]

Take Charge of Your Medical Records

Take Charge of Your Medical Records By Ken Kabb Veterans Law Advocate With the advent of digital medical records, it has become much easier to keep track of your information. It is not necessarily easy to keep your medical information secure, however. Here are a few suggestions to help you manage your medical information. Each […]

Laughter…A Powerful Drug

Laughter is to show emotion with a chuckle or explosive vocal sound and to find amusement or pleasure in something.  It is an innate part of life.  Infants begin smiling during the first few weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born.  Even if you didn’t grow up in a household […]

July is UV Safety Month

In a June blog, we talked about the effect of UV rays on the eyes. Ophthalmologists are warning their patients that exposure to UV can cause cataracts, even among children. July means fun and more time in the sun. In addition to cataracts, exposure to bright sunlight can increase the risk of developing age-related macular […]

Seniors and Pets

“Just like sunshine and vitamins, pets are just plain healthy for seniors. They are that spark plug to getting out among friends, keeping fit, and just making a senior’s day better.” Ed Kane, PhD According to many, many studies, seniors who have a dog go the doctor less often with minor illnesses, have lower blood […]

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. Twenty-four million Americans over the age of 40 are affected by cataracts, which results in estimated treatment costs of $6.8 billion per year.  Fifty percent of cataract […]

6 Decisions to Make Before You Die

One of the most difficult conversations to have with your children is the conversation where you let them know about your arrangements following your death. They simply don’t want to hear about it because they want you here, and are reluctant to face the inevitable.  However, this conversation should take place, and here are 6 […]

May is Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac disease is one of the autoimmune diseases.  This particular disease damages the small intestine and reduces the rate of nutrient absorption. Although public awareness of this disease is quite recent, the history of the disease goes back to the beginnings of the human race. In the beginning of the Neolithic Period, humans were hunters […]

Protect Yourself While Gardening

The gardening season is right around the corner and it is time to get ready for fresh herbs, vegetables, and flowers. While gardening can be very relaxing and a great way to enjoy the outdoors, there are some safety concerns. You might think that gardening cannot be dangerous to you, but there are still some […]

Is the Quality of Medicare Medical Care Improving?

By Rich Weiss Independent Insurance Agent This has been an interesting question and is being considered from all points of the spectrum. Such a simple question with so many variables can support almost any conclusion.  One of the biggest problems with answering the question is what each person considers as improvement.  From a financial standpoint, […]