Signs of Hearing Loss

Signs of Hearing Loss

The loss of hearing is typical in older adults and affects one in every three seniors in the United States. Hearing loss can be inherited or caused by an injury that results in damage to the ear. However, older adults will experience hearing loss as they gradually age, this type of hearing loss is called presbycusis. Presbycusis slowly sneaks upon an individual making it hard to notice that they are suffering from hearing loss. Signs that you may have hearing loss: Absent in conversations Asking others to speak up or slow down while speaking constantly Avoiding social settings Difficulty understanding consonants Hard time comprehending what a person is trying to say in a crowd setting Dull speech and sounds Raising the volume of electronics up high in order to hear Tough time having a conversation over the phone If you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss and are having difficulties communicating over the phone ClearCaptions can help, at no cost!...
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Health Advocates

Health Advocates

The Fall open enrollment period for Medicare is about to start. Are you prepared? For the past few weeks, the team at OurSeniors.net has provided critical Medicare information for our seniors in order to prepare them for this important moment. We hope all our readers who are applying for Medicare for the first time or are changing Medicare plans have done their research. For Our Seniors who have not had the time, do not worry. Advocate Health Advisors is dedicated to helping you make the most informed decision during this enrollment period. Advocate Health Advisors agents specialize in accessing unique senior care while maximizing their benefits. Their relationships and experience within the healthcare community will simplify this Open Enrollment Period and guarantee your success! To learn more about Advocate Health Advisors click here or call (904) 295-1358. For information about any senior-related need, you may contact an OurSeniors.net Advisor by phone at 866-333-2657 (se habla Español), or by using Contact Us....
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Independence for Seniors

Independence for Seniors

As we age it becomes harder to maintain our independence, especially when trying to complete errands or get around. Our eyesight, motor senses and perception diminish, that coupled with medical issues can be dangerous not only for yourself but for others as well. Depending on family members is not always an option and, to some, the idea of adding more responsibilities to a loved one can seem disheartening. Luckily, Plan Life Care offers affordable, professional and caring home living assistance. Our team at OurSeniors.net has vetted Plan Life Care. You can rest assured that their team follows the OurSeniors.net code of ethics and is guaranteed to provide OurSeniors with the care they deserve. Aging may be inevitable, yet we can do our best to conserve our independence as best as we can....
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Seniors and Hearing Loss

Seniors and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting senior adults. Approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have some difficulty hearing. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor's advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. Partial or complete deafness can be crippling in one important area: telephone conversations. This can be a major problem, even a great danger, to seniors who depend on telephone communication for everyday tasks. One of the OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and partners has a solution to this problem. ClearCaptions is an FCC-certified telephone captioning provider whose service is paid for through the Americans with Disabilities Act. ClearCaptions offers real-time phone captioning that allows you to see a text version of every word said during a...
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The OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and Partners

The OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and Partners

The OurSeniors Family is very proud of all its programs and services. All of them are intended to serve the needs of seniors in some way. Services like OurSeniors.net Brunch and Learn events, the OurSeniorsDiscounts.net special offers, our social media at OurSeniors.net on Facebook and numerous other efforts are all aimed at the 55+ adult and senior market. One of the most important efforts we put forward is the OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and Partners. Each of these professionals, service providers and business owners has been carefully vetted and screened to conform to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. They have all demonstrated a special sensitivity to serving the needs of the senior market, our seniors. The next time you need any product or service, turn to the OurSeniors.net Approved Vendors and Partners. Are you looking for a senior placement advisor? Look no farther than Senior Placement Advisors in our directory. Need an auto mechanic? Try Auto Repair & Maintenance. The...
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Meet ClearCaptions, a Solution to Telephone Communication Challenges

Meet ClearCaptions, a Solution to Telephone Communication Challenges

Hearing loss is one of the challenges that confronts many seniors. In many circumstances, there are ways to overcome this problem, but telephone conversations remain a difficult issue. A member of the OurSeniors.net Family, ClearCaptions, may have the solution to your telephone needs. If you are experiencing hearing loss that inhibits your phone use, you may qualify to receive a ClearCaptions phone at no cost to you. This device offers real-time phone captioning that allows you to see every word said on the call. ClearCaptions is certified by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) as a certified telephone captioning provider. This captioning service is paid for through funds from the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is no cost to qualified individuals whose hearing loss inhibits their phone use, so check this out. You can contact ClearCaptions by phone at 386-210-9844. If you have difficulty doing this yourself because of hearing impairment, have a friend do it or go to the ClearCaptions page...
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For Tech Savvy Seniors – Chromebook or Traditional Laptop?

For Tech Savvy Seniors – Chromebook or Traditional Laptop?

The truth is that seniors as a group have been the slowest adaptors of technology. We are all familiar with the stereotype of the 12-year-old child showing their grandparent how to use a smart phone or tablet, but this is less and less true. Today’s seniors are becoming increasingly familiar with and dependent on technology. Sometimes we think this is a bad thing, but regardless of what we want, it is unavoidable. Technology is just too pervasive (and too useful) for seniors to ignore. From time to time, the OurSeniors.net blog will try to bite off a small piece of the larger technology puzzle and digest it for you in a few paragraphs. Our first bite will be the subject of Chromebooks, or “How Do you choose between a Chromebook and a Traditional Laptop?” If you are thinking of a new computer, this is something you should consider. Both laptops (Windows or Apple) and Chromebooks have advantages and disadvantages. The attractiveness of...
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Plan Life Care

Plan Life Care

Live-in care is a popular alternative to Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities that brings skilled help into the comfort of your own home. Home caregivers empower and comfort their clients with help doing everyday tasks.  Plan Life Care is a local full-service home healthcare organization that is ready to help with a tailor-made plan for all of your in-home care needs.  Plan Life Care provides excellent and affordable part-time, full-time, and live-in caregivers in both Volusia and Flagler Counties. A part-time home caregiver allows you or your loved one to keep the maximum amount of independence while getting the help they need when they need it.  An in-home caregiver can be made available for a few hours or more to provide companionship as well as assist with housework, washing clothes, and cooking or helping with meal preparation.  They can be there when you need them after coming home from the hospital as well as to collect your prescriptions from the...
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