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Home Improvements for Seniors Aging in Place

Home is where we spend the most time, and where we should feel the most at ease and safe. But, in order to stay safe at home, seniors may need to make some house modifications to accommodate their changing needs as they age. These senior-friendly home improvements tend to focus on preventing falls, but can […]

Why Do We Celebrate That? Classic Halloween Monsters

One of the unique features of Halloween, compared to the rest of the year, is the celebration of monsters. An idea that would seem macabre or silly in July seems perfectly reasonable and at-home in October. This is due to the spooky spirit of the Halloween season. Around this time of year, you’ll see all […]

The World’s Best Spooky Spots for Seniors This Halloween

Every year, we get into the Halloween mood by sharing some of the best spooky spots for seniors to visit. In the past, these must-sees have been more than just notoriously haunted locations. We also covered places that really get into Halloween, like Sleepy Hollow, NY, or areas known for supposed monster sightings! The one […]

Caring for a Visually Impaired Loved One

Losing your sight or becoming visually impaired is common with age, whether it’s through age-related macular degeneration or [another condition])https://living.medicareful.com/clouded-sight-living-with-cataracts “Clouded Sight: Living With Cataracts”). It’s estimated that up to roughly 12 to 15 percent of seniors live with visual impairment. According to the CDC, 3.22 million Americans of all ages had some sort of […]

Ways Seniors Can Save on Groceries

Groceries are one of the main expenditures for many people. Depending on where you live in the country, the average monthly grocery bill for a single person can be between $165 and $345! With the average Social Security benefit in 2020 being $1,503 and the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the U.S. being […]

How Can I Celebrate National Senior Center Month?

Each year, we devote a month to celebrate and recognize the work that senior centers throughout the country do to help seniors enjoy their golden years. Every day, senior centers give aging Americans a place they can gather, find events, and even improve their fitness and health. Many are supported through a mix of federal […]

Dog Breeds That Are Perfect for Seniors

When you give a pet a loving home, you get a lot in return. Pets offer their owners companionship, love, and a great excuse to exercise. Seriously, with the amount of benefits they give you, dogs really are man’s best friend. But not every breed of dog is right for everyone, especially as we age. […]

Medicareful Travel: Senior Trip to Las Vegas

We love traveling at Medicareful Living. It can expand your perspective, keep you learning and active, and create memories that last a lifetime. However, a big journey can be daunting without help. We want to be that help, making sure you don’t miss a thing while you’re exploring this wide world we call home. Throughout […]

6 Cures for Bad Breath

Have you ever been having a nice conversation with someone, only to get closer and get hit by a wall of bad breath? There are few things as unattractive and unappealing as foul breath, and if you’re the one with it, it can be embarrassing. How can you get rid of it? Let’s say that […]

Ways to Make a Senior Living Facility Feel More Like Home: Part 2

Last week, we discussed a few ways that you can take your space in a retirement community — whether that’s an individual room, apartment, or full home — and make it feel like home again. That article focused primarily on decorating and things you can do inside your private space. Today, we’re looking outside those […]