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What Is The Minimum Age To Put Someone In A Retirement Home
See below: A retirement home may include independent living, assisted living or extended care facility as well as for senior housing. A disabled individual may qualified in any facility setting but please check with marketing spokeperson for the facility. ...Read more
Generally, women who are pregnant may continue to work during their pregnancy. Some women are able to work right up until they are ready to deliver, while others may need to cut back on their work schedule or stop completely before their due date. Whether you can work during your pregnancy or not depends on your health, the health of the baby, and the type of ...Read more
Caregiver burnout: When a caregiver can no longer maintain the level of care for the person with dementia, it may be time to look for alternative housing. This may mean a day care two to three time's a week up to nursing home care, depending on the severity of the dementia. Studies show that when the caregiver's health declines, physically or mental stress, the person they are caring for also declines. ...Read more
As much as you can: Retirement homes, assisted living or adult homes all offer some assistance with activities of daily living: eating, dressing, toileting, bathing, medication... There are planned schedule of leisure activities daily, and one can choose whether or not one wishes to participate. Most importantly, there are many social activities, entertainment, religious services, movies, exercise classes, day trips. ...Read more
65-75: But most hospitals have committees that handle this answer. ...Read more
Depends upon patient: Way too many variables to answer absolutely on general basis. Typically, we advocate for aging in place eg at home since it's more familiar and offers sense of place & community. But this assumes that one is healthy enough to do so and engaged enough in community. Also assumes enough resources. But often times, closest relative lives out of town so for frail elderly, institution may be better. ...Read more
Personal choice: That happens in most professions. It's usually a matter of personal choice. ...Read more
All my docs are getting close to retirement age. Some are leaving, others should quit but dont. How do I find a whole new group as I also get older and need help?
Finding doctor: Best to consult the other doctors who are retiring, for good referral & advise, since they know your case & who is best to serve your needs. ...Read more
65-75: Depending entirely on the surgeon; regulations of hospitals where they work. Most hospitals have committees for these decisions. ...Read more
How is scabies contracted? I heard that there was a breakout of scabies in a retirement home down the road. How is this condition contracted? .
Not uncommon: Scabies is not that easy to catch but it is common worldwide. It is passed in close home quarters and with sexual contacts via skin to skin contact. Female mites move 2.5 cm/ minute but do not jump or fly. After exposure, mites can enter skin within 30 minutes. A person with scabies needs 20 minutes sustained contact to transmit mites. Infected clothing or sheets as source uncommon but possible. ...Read more
Also...: Most people wish to stay in the home during their last months to years of life. It can be challenging for families to provide hands-on care 24/7 and most can't due to work, family etc. Hospice care can be provided in the home or in the retirement center (rc) so the location doesn't matter as much as the "fit." also, the cost may be more for a rc than to hire a live-in caregiver. ...Read more
Disability: This is a legal question not a medical one. A judge determines if you are disabled. ...Read more
My aunt has dementia and keeps accusing my family of stealing money from her bank. She yells at us how do we manage this. She is In a retirement home?
Relatively common: In advanced stages of dementia. She may have developed delirium with paranoid features. Would suggest letting her physician or the nursing home staff now as she may become agitated and needing to be medicated. It is otherwise hard for family members to see their relatives turning against them with no reason. ...Read more
BOTH MENTALLY AND:
studies also show that your risk for dying doubles when retired before the age of 60, compared with folks who retire after the age of 65. ...Read more
I wanted to travel after I retired but my husband got sick. Now we stay home. What should I do. So down about it.?
You may still be able to travel despite illness; re-shaping your expectations and thinking creatively about options is best strategy.
Visit a travel doctor who can help you develop a list of places possible. Many chronically ill people and their spouses travel world-wide. Search the web for ideas of how people travel with the speicific condition your husband suffers from. ...Read more
I'm embarassed to get mail from the assocation of retired persons. I need to know how to hide my age to keep my job?
Age discrimination: Aarp starts sending out literature to people less then 50 years old. Either throw it out or call them and tell them to stop sending you information. By the way, it is illegal to discriminate against people based on their age. An employer can't even legally ask one theri age when applying for a job! ...Read more
Would having done ballet from an early age to adulthood permanantly affect the structure of my feet even if retired now?
Yes it could have: Especially if the ballet involved being "on-toe" for many years. This can cause contractures of the toes which are called hammertoes. This can also lead to increased pressure under the metatarsal heads which create the ball of the foot and can cause pain with walking. ...Read more
Female age 64 excellent health history. Retired, but wore high heels most of career. Now, the balls of my feet ache frequently. Did they wear thin?
Fat loss: As we get older we loose the fat pad in the ball of our feet which could lead to pain in the area. ...Read more
Memory loss & causes for people age 70 or older does multi tasking, taking sleeping meds, allergy meds contribute to memory loss.? Am newly retired
77 year-old man with spasticity and stiffness in his back and limbs, causing great difficulty in mobility.....?
Retirement: Healthy lifestyle, satisfaction with retiring decision, and having good strong support system & hobbies to keep you busy, and ofcourse, financial stability. ...Read more
Various: My medical colleagues who have retired fall into two groups. The first were defined by their careers and when they leave it find a great void in their life and are commonly unhappy. The other group either disliked what they were doing, or more commonly have something important to retire to such as charity work, travel, another job, serious hobbies. These are happy people. ...Read more
BY PRVENTING DIS: By helping eliminating many self induced chronic diseases, including obesity, frailty, diabetes, hypertension. Plus, being fit will allow you to enjoy activities most consider youthful. Despite modern modern medicines advances, nothing beats exercie and proper diet in maintaining health. ...Read more
Senior Housing: Continuing care retirement communities (ccrcs) may be worth considering when a senior cannot live independent at home any more. Offering a variety of services within one community, ccrcs guarantee lifetime housing, social activities and increased levels of care as needs change. They range from single-family homes, apartments or condominiums to assisted living and all the way to nursing homes. ...Read more
Recommended: Older people should stay involved with their profession. They should continue to propagate knowledge. They achieve great wisdom from experience. Otherwise, they will feel worthless, develop depression, dementia and medical illnesses. They can be most productive in later years as the pressures of earning and supporting family are less. ...Read more
Listen.....: Most people will never be honest or realistic enough about what they can no longer do to make that determination. If those close to you start pointing out things you can no longer do on your own, listen up, give it real thought. Not being able to drive safely, prepare foods, socialize, sort out medications--accept it and let others help. You'll end up being loved, not one of the old fart pia's. ...Read more
Now if possible: This isn't really a directly medical question, but as a non-financial advisor, it seems to me the sooner you're able to plan for retirement the better--good luck! ...Read more
Maybe: I'd think that emotionally and psychologically it'd be more challenging to have been forced into retirement, as opposed to choosing to retire. Emotional/psychological health & wellness can certainly impact physical health & wellness. Either way this person could be fine, but if s/he is "forced" to retire, then it'd probably be helpful to be vigilant about his/her emotional health. ...Read more
Can you help? Is 61 too young for me to start looking for a continuing care retirement community?
Yes, no: It's never too early to plan for the future. Besides thinking about where you want to live, chat w/attorney re legal issues, financial planner re money matters, and your Family Doc about your health to be sure that you're healthy enough to enjoy a quality retirement as you've planned for, worked for & dreamed about. ...Read more
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