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Want to Stay in Your Home? Embrace Universal Home Design

Mani n wheelchair at home

Want to make your home more accessible? Remember these words: universal design.

It’s a term that means an environment that can be used or accessed by anyone. You’ll find it at work on everything from the electronic doors at supermarkets to the curb cuts that allow wheelchair users to get on and off sidewalks. Continue reading "Want to Stay in Your Home? Embrace Universal Home Design"

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

An elderly person with a younger caregiver

Many parents want to age in place, but when that’s not an option, they often end up living with their adult children.

Caring for an elderly parent can often feel like a full-time career, especially if you’re already holding down a 9-5 job. It’s something we often hear from customers in the market for a new lift chair: they’re seeking ways to make life easier for themselves and their parents.

In this week’s blog, we’ll look at some of the signs that being a caregiver is leaving you feeling stressed, as well as some tips for dealing with this burnout.

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Seven Safety Features to Seek Out in Stair Lifts

 

An empty stair lift at the bottom of a staircase

For people with mobility issues who have trouble getting up and down the steps, a stair lift installation can be a life-changing event.

But while a stair lift – or lift chair as they’re sometimes called – can be an important component of your home, these devices can cause severe injuries if mishandled.

If you’re considering stair lift installation, you’ll also need to consider certain safety features to protect the person using the lift and everyone else in the household.

Here are a few safety features to look for when purchasing a stair lift.

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What Does Medicare Part A Cover?

Patient covered by Medicare Part A

While Medicare Part A covers many aspects of your healthcare needs, it’s not a magic cure-all. Created in 1965 as part of the original Medicare legislation, Medicare Part A includes:

  • Inpatient hospital care
  • Limited home healthcare
  • Skilled nursing facility care, in cases where custodial care isn’t the only care necessary
  • Hospice care

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What’s the Difference Between Medicare vs Medicaid?

Medicare vs Medicaid

Medicare vs Medicaid.

They’re both government programs and they both have similar names. But they aren’t interchangeable.

Look closer at these federal health insurance coverage programs and you’ll find some key differences. Read on to learn everything you need to know about Medicare and Medicaid. Continue reading "What’s the Difference Between Medicare vs Medicaid?"

What is Medicare?

Medicare Card and X-Ray

Even if you’re not yet old enough to receive Medicare, you probably have some idea what it is: health insurance for senior citizens.

But that’s a simple explanation for a complicated system. In this blog post, we’ll look at the different parts of Medicare, what they do and how it differs from its sister program, Medicaid. Continue reading "What is Medicare?"