Older Adults in Dallas

Seniors in Dallas/Fort Worth know they are lucky. Not only is this a great place to live, but here they have the ability to grow old without leaving their own homes or losing their independence due to home care agencies that provide caregivers and care managers based on customized care plans. Nearly 9 in 10 seniors say they’d prefer to keep living at home rather than move to a facility. Yet every year, thousands still

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

About Eyelid Surgery  The eyes are a unique component of the face that deserve to be shown; however, an abundance of skin above or under the eyes can create an aging look. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, removes excess skin and lifts the upper or lower eyelid, creating a younger and awakened facial appearance. Countless men and women undergo eyelid surgery to remove puffy bulges, which helps with both functionality and facial appearance. Upper

When Chronic Pain in Older Adults is Severe

Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions encountered by healthcare professionals, particularly among patients older than 65. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than 3 months (longer than the body needs to heal). Older patients are more likely to hurt from musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis, and nerve damage from diabetes or shingles. Pain is associated with substantial disability from reduced mobility, avoidance of activity, falls, depression and anxiety, sleep

Avoiding the Flu: Take Precautions

The flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. This flu season has been extremely severe both nationally as well here in Dallas County. As of April 2018, Dallas County has seen close to 2,900 reported flu-related hospitalizations and worse yet 83 flu-related deaths of which 4 are children and 60 are adults over the age of 60. CDC reports people with heart disease and those have had a stroke are at

Does Insurance Pay for Hearing Aids?

Hearing well is crucial to one’s health, welfare, safety and success. Neglected hearing is associated with early dementia and memory loss. Hearing aids help curb this process. How do insurers help their paying members remedy such an important medical issue? Overall, not well. How do insurers help their paying members remedy such an important medical issue? Overall, not well. Insurance for seniors is composed of Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans, secondary plans and supplemental plans.

West Nile Virus: Fight the Bite

It is April and the mosquito season has officially begun. With warmer weather you can expect to see increase in mosquito breeding. Increase in mosquito’s brings with it the danger of mosquito-borne diseases. The most serious disease spread the bite of mosquito remains West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquito’s become infected when they feed on the blood from infected birds. The infected mosquitos can then transmit