Senior Care and COVID19

senior telemedicineThe COVID19 – Pandemic has affected us all in how we will lead our lives post Coronavirus. In addition, we senior citizens are being confronted with new methods in order to manage how we live going forward. Major changes have occurred in attending to our healthcare and well-being needs physically, socially, and mentally.  To protect our health, Telehealth is a solution, which allows us to see the doctor without visiting their office.

  • Good news for seniors is that  Medicare has now expanded Telemedicine coverage and you can arrange doctor appointments until further notice, without incurring added charges. This includes chronic conditions like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
  • FYI – The terms Telehealth and Telemedicine are being used interchangeably.  These are the descriptions I found at The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) – https://www.aafp.org/about/the-aafp/history.html
  •  iPhone users can contact telemedicine doctors using FaceTime. Android users can use Skype.  There are numerous apps, which can be utilized.

doctor-4187242_1920Medicare Descriptions of  Telehealth coverage:
https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/telehealth
https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/virtual-check-ins
https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/e-visits

https://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/the-best-telemedicine-apps/ Continue reading “Senior Care and COVID19”

A New Outlook with Meditation

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COVID19 is unsettling for us all.

As senior citizens, we find ourselves during the later years of our lives with more stress than we could have imagined in our younger years. Rather than traveling, spending time with family and friends leisurely in our “golden years”,  those dreams of our lives have been replaced with anger, fear and uncertainty for ourselves and our families.  The result is that our health and well-being are in jeopardy.  At this point we are confronted with adjusting to new way of life, which is not what we had in mind.

life-2387831_1920I searched the “www” for some coping mechanisms to possibly relieve our  anxiety.  Meditation and Mindfulness were at the top of many lists for relaxing methods to relieve all sorts of issues, and to enhance our senior citizen lives.  Some things that were listed as benefits are summarized below:

  less stress, more happiness, longevity, younger looks.
  creativity, body healing,  focus and motivation.
  willpower, better sleep, activates the happy part of your brain.

Continue reading “A New Outlook with Meditation”

Reference for COVID-19

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This month I am at my wits end to assist in any way providing guidelines for the Coronavirus. The first link will take you to the government website.  New announcements about Telehealth services for senior citizens is important.  You can contact your doctor’s office for guidelines on how it works.

In addition, I received two reference pdf books about COVID-19  from a family member, and I think it is worth sharing.  It provides guidelines for how to care for yourself, as was understood at the time it was written.  Click the links for more information.

Government Websites:
https://www.hrsa.gov/
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For Handbook Reference:
Corona Ebook.pdf

CoronaVirus Slide for kids.pdf

 

Take a look.  I hope it is helpful.
Wishing you wellness.pansy-427139_1280
Judith