Get Covered: Understanding and Enrolling in Medicare

For people who are soon turning 65—and for those 65 and older—Fall is a critical time to make decisions about healthcare and to enroll for Medicare Health Benefits. The decision is not as simple as it may seem. There are quite a few options, and understanding the differences can be confusing. However, it is important Read more about Get Covered: Understanding and Enrolling in Medicare[…]

Plan Ahead: How to Prepare in Case of a Medical Emergency

Because no one ever plans to get sick or injured, people often fail to prepare for what to do in the event of a medical emergency. Yet, planning ahead can make all the difference in a person’s outcome. Unexpected health crises can sometimes be life threatening, and they can be particularly alarming for older adults Read more about Plan Ahead: How to Prepare in Case of a Medical Emergency[…]

Aging in Place? How to Find Quality Home Care

By 2035 there will be 78 million people in the United States over the age of 65, according to the US Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. That has many implications, including that finding affordable, quality care for older adults will become a necessity for those who have aging loved ones. More and more people Read more about Aging in Place? How to Find Quality Home Care[…]

Stay Energized! How to Eat Healthy at 60 and Better

As adults age, their interests, priorities, and eating habits change—and so do their nutritional needs. The core principles of a healthy diet remain the same at 25 or 85: people need a balance of nourishing foods to enable them to look and feel their best. Eating a well-balanced diet can help people maintain a healthy Read more about Stay Energized! How to Eat Healthy at 60 and Better[…]

AgeWell Cincinnati ‘That One Place’ to Call for Older Adults

“My brother-in-law was feeling overwhelmed and had no idea where to turn. AgeWell Cincinnati provided a sense of relief that someone was there.” Since its launch in October 2017, AgeWell Cincinnati has answered more than 600 calls from people in Cincinnati who were looking for relief—like the caller above—advice, or services for older adults. As Read more about AgeWell Cincinnati ‘That One Place’ to Call for Older Adults[…]

Heart Month Perfect Time to Get Checked for High Blood Pressure

Heart disease is a serious health concern for many people, particularly older adults. According to the American Heart Association, one in three American adults suffer from a cardiovascular disease, which continues to be the number one cause of death among Americans. February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about risk factors for Read more about Heart Month Perfect Time to Get Checked for High Blood Pressure[…]

How to Manage Your Job and Care for Your Loved One

Many adults are facing tough decisions about how best to both care for their parents and earn a living. More and more, people are orchestrating career transitions around the needs of their aging parents. Job seekers are increasingly utilizing the services of AgeWell Cincinnati partner organization JVS Career Services because they have quit their jobs Read more about How to Manage Your Job and Care for Your Loved One[…]

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15 – Is Your Plan Still Right for You?

Medicare Open Enrollment is an annual period of time (October 15 through December 7) when current Medicare beneficiaries can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs. This enrollment period provides the opportunity for beneficiaries to review their current plan, compare it to other plans Read more about Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15 – Is Your Plan Still Right for You?[…]

Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Visit

For most people, going to the doctor isn’t at the top of their list of favorite things to do. However, it is essential to aging well and staying healthy. So, if it’s time to visit your doctor, you may as well maximize the experience! Each March, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the Institute for Healthcare Read more about Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Visit[…]

Lack of Mobility, Knowledge of Food Resources Contribute to Improper Nutrition in Older Adults

Lack of proper nutrition can cause a snowball effect of challenges for those 60 and older, yet according to National Council on Aging, one in every six older adults cannot meet their nutritional needs. National Nutrition Month in March is an opportunity to evaluate the important role diet plays in the lives of older adults, Read more about Lack of Mobility, Knowledge of Food Resources Contribute to Improper Nutrition in Older Adults[…]