Scammers and shady telemarketers like to target older adults. Why? People who grew up in the 1930s through the 1950s were raised to be more polite and less mistrustful. They are less likely to hang up the phone than someone younger, and it is often presumed they have a hefty nest egg. And many times they don’t report crimes—either because they don’t know who to call or out of embarrassment at being tricked.
People in the over-75 age bracket are more likely to be involved in fatal accidents than any other age group except for teenagers. Also, 28 percent of crashes involving older drivers happen while making a left turn. Why? There are a number of factors that impact our ability to drive safely as we get older.
Has a doctor prescribed therapy for you or a loved one after surgery, an illness or accident? There are three different types of therapy—physical, occupational and speech therapy. It’s easy to be confused about the differences between them.
People tend to think of nursing homes as the place where their grandmother went to live when she could no longer care for herself, but in reality, they are actually skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers that cater to short term stays and function as a bridge between acute care (care in the hospital) and discharge to the patient’s home.