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?"
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?"
In 2011, the AARP did a survey of older homeowners and found most of them preferred to “age in place” instead of moving into a nursing home or other form of senior housing.
“The overwhelming majority of people want to stay in their homes,” age-in-place consultant Alissa Boroff told The Minneapolis Star-Tribune in 2014. “But the way we’re building homes, we’re not supporting their needs. There’s not enough universal design so people can age gracefully.”
Universal design refers to the concept of building homes so that they work for people at every stage of their lives. When that’s not the case, many homeowners wind up taking a proactive approach to aging and redesigning their homes to fit their eventual needs.
The Star-Tribune profiled a few couples who had remodeled their homes to make them more accessible. One added a bathroom with a walk-in shower and wheelchair accessible sink, while another added a bedroom and bathroom to their first floor.
Continue reading "Baby Boomers Take a Proactive Approach to Aging"