At The Gardens at Barry Road senior living community, we see firsthand how technology allows our residents to connect with loved ones and make new friends here in Kansas City, MO, and around the world. Social media is one example of a form of technology that fosters connections, and this list includes our top picks for social media apps for seniors.
In the United States, older adults account for more than 13 million hospitalizations per year. Some of these hospitalizations are potentially preventable, which means they might have been avoided if a primary care provider had been successful at managing the patient's condition on an outpatient basis. If you have one of these conditions, work closely with your PCP to manage your symptoms and prevent complications.
You've probably heard a lot about artificial intelligence in the news lately, and if you're on social media, you may have seen people discussing the pros and cons of this technology. Some of it sounds amazing and helpful, while other thoughts about AI can be frightening. But what do these leaps and bounds in technology offer for older adults, and should seniors beware of AI in any cases?
Muscles give your body strength, letting you lift objects or run quickly. For seniors, strong muscles help you get out of a chair, walk up porch steps and grip a full glass of water, which can help you maintain your independence and mobility.
Medicare makes medical care more affordable but doesn’t cover all costs. Regardless of what type of plan you have, you’ll have some medical expenses to pay out of pocket. To help you better understand the costs, our team here at The Gardens at Barry Road senior living community in Kansas City, MO, put together this guide.
Medicare and Medicaid are both government-sponsored programs that help cover medical costs, but there are some key differences between them. To give you a better understanding of the type of medical coverage that may be available to you, our team at The Gardens at Barry Road senior living community created this comparison guide. Read on to explore what makes Medicare different from Medicaid.
At The Gardens at Barry Road, residents enjoy anytime restaurant-style dining with daily from-scratch specials, which makes mealtime easy. If you live on your own, it takes a little more work to plan your meals and shop for groceries. When you're on a fixed income, spending carefully at the grocery store is important. Follow these grocery budgeting tips to eat well and avoid overspending.
Everyone's familiar with the squeeze of the blood pressure cuff. When you go to a medical appointment for any reason, one of the first things the provider usually checks is your blood pressure. It gives your provider an indicator of how your circulatory system is doing overall. Find out more about what the numbers mean and when blood pressure can be a concern for seniors.
A living will is a document that lets your loved ones know what medical care you wish to receive in an emergency situation that leaves you unable to communicate and make decisions for yourself. Having one can ensure your family members and friends respect your wishes when it comes to end-of-life care while removing the burden of decision-making from them. Putting together a living will is simple when you follow these steps.
There are things you can do at any age to support heart health and decrease the risk of suffering a heart attack, or other complications due to heart disease
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