With all the fun fall activities, you may be tempted to put off your home maintenance chores. But winter will be here before you know it, so take some time to tackle any needed maintenance before the weather gets too cold.
This handy checklist will help you take proactive measures to prevent damage from any winter storms that may pass through.
There are about 10 million adults over the age of 50 in the United States who provide care for their aging parents. During the past 15 years, the number of adult children providing primary financial or personal care for their parents has increased more than three times. About 25 percent of all adult children in the country today are the primary care providers for their parents. The same number is almost equal to the number of non-working adult children who help their parents.
The Cost of Caregiving
These caregivers are also planning for their own retirement, and the task of being a primary caregiver can negatively affect saving efforts. A study from MetLife looked at the impact of caregiving on adult children and their future financial status.
According to MetLife's survey, the level of care provided by adult children to parents is about the same between male and female. However, men are more likely to provide financial assistance, and women tend to provide more personal care. The cumulative amount of lost Social Security benefits, pensions, and wages among these adult caregivers is around $3 trillion.
Most companies have at least some staff that sit front of a computer all day. While the job is low-impact and the likelihood of severe injuries is slim, sitting in front of a computer all day long can have detrimental effects, particularly if the employee has a bad posture.
Approximately one in five Americans have some hearing loss. Often unavoidable due to the natural process of aging, hearing loss can also result from exposure to loud noises over time.
Prevent Blindness has declared August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness month. The goal of this month is to inspire and encourage parents to make their children’s vision health a bigger priority.
Summer has finally arrived! With all the fun these few short months hold, it’s easy to overlook the dangers that may be lurking.
Whatever your summer plans, take the following steps to protect your children and family to ensure that you have a safe summer free of avoidable accidents:
As summer approaches and the number of hot days increases, you have to pay attention to the temperature gauge and how long your kids are out playing in the sun.
Summer is a time for fun, getting together with friends, and spending time outdoors. Days poolside or lounging on the beach are a favorite activity during the summer months, but before heading for the water, it’s crucial that everyone know how to swim and understand swimming safety.
Health care costs continue to rise, and it can feel as though there is nothing you can do to combat the expenses—but there is. Taking control of your overall well-being can lower your health care costs.
In our health- and fitness-focused culture, it can be easy to lose sight of what well-being really encompasses. At its most basic, well-being refers to feeling good and living both safely and healthily. It refers to wellness in all aspects of life, including, but not limited to physical health, mental health, social health and financial health. The concept of well-being can have implications on your overall quality of life, health and happiness.
Learn more about four of the tenants of well-being—physical, mental, social and financial—and how you can focus on improving each area.
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