Category: Ohio

Laughter – The Best Medicine

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Dear Dori: My father recently moved to an assisted living community. After my mom passed away, he was isolated and lonely. He was even beginning to develop new health problems, most notably diabetes. While I know these are big life changes to adjust to all at once, I really miss seeing him smile and hearing him laugh. … Continue reading Laughter – The Best Medicine

What is Quality Income Trust?

What is Quality Income Trust

Dear Crystal: My parents have both had some serious health issues in recent years. I think in all likelihood, we will need to find a nursing home for them to move to in the very near future. My father is very unsteady on his feet and is falling quite often. Despite telling my mom over … Continue reading What is Quality Income Trust?

Intimacy & Aging

Intimacy and aging

Dear Lura: My mother passed away unexpectedly almost three years ago. Since that time, my dad has been pretty down. In the last few months, however, he’s started talking about dating again. I have to admit, I’m not wild about the idea. It’s hard to imagine him with someone other than my mom. They were … Continue reading Intimacy & Aging

Making Sense of the Medicare Rehab Benefit

Medicare Rehab Benefit

When a central Ohio senior you love is hospitalized for an illness or injury or planning for an upcoming surgery, understanding Medicare will cover rehab to help with their recovery is important. Older adults and adult children may not have had any experience using their Medicare benefits beyond physician appointments and outpatient testing until now. … Continue reading Making Sense of the Medicare Rehab Benefit