Lake County Council on Aging Blog

Ohio Ranked #31 for Healthy Seniors

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ohio Ranked #31 for Healthy Seniors: The United Health Foundation just published findings that rank U.S. states according to the health of their senior citizens, and for the second year in a row, Ohio finished 31st.  Read more...

Options Counseling

Monday, February 10, 2014

Do you live alone and struggle with managing your household tasks and home maintenance?
Are you thinking of downsizing to a more manageable living arrangement but wonder what options exist? Do you find yourself spending a lot of time worrying about how you can afford to pay for your care with your limited income and savings?
Do you just feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Options Counseling can help!  Read more...

MyCare Ohio

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Do you receive both Medicaid AND Medicare? If so, you will be notified of a new managed care program for Ohioans known as MyCare Ohio. Eligible individuals will be notified by the Ohio Department of Medicaid of enrollment requirements and options.   Read more...

Vial of Life

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Vial of Life provides emergency personnel with your vital medical information at the time of crisis.   Read more...

Falls and Alzheimers Disease

Monday, August 12, 2013

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year, but fewer than half talk to their healthcare providers about it. Among older adults 65+, falls are the leading cause of injury death.   Read more...

Elder Abuse

Saturday, June 08, 2013

According to the national Administration on Aging, every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported as many as five cases go unreported. Elder abuse happens, but everyone can act to protect seniors.
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Depression

Monday, March 11, 2013

Depression is a medical illness in which a person has persistent feelings of sadness, often with discouragement and a lack of self-worth. Depression in the elderly is a widespread problem, but it is not a normal part of aging. In the elderly, it is often not recognized or treated.  A number of life changes can increase the risk for depression, or make existing depression worse, including a move from home; chronic illness or pain; spouse or close friends passing away; or loss of independence.   Read more...

Mental Health Services

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Sandy Hook tragedy has opened a dialogue in the US about the need for mental health services, treatment vs. punishment, and the prison system. As our population continues to age, increasingly the prison cells of the United States are filled with old, often sick men and women. The care these aging prisoners receive, while often grossly inadequate, is nonetheless cripplingly expensive. While 50 or 55 may not be old by conventional standards, people age faster behind bars than they do on the outside.   Read more...

Caregivers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

If you are acting as a caregiver for a loved one, you are certainly not alone. Caregivers can be either gender, any age, and come from cities, suburbs, or rural areas. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, 29% of American adults served as family caregivers in 2011—that is about 66 million people. Most caregivers are female, although the number of male caregivers seems to be on the rise.   Read more...

Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Lake County Council on Aging’s Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP) provides donated durable medical equipment and incontinence supplies to Lake County seniors and younger disabled people who need them.   Read more...