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Healthcare for Seniors in Florida

Senior womanHealthcare is one of the most important things to keep up with. As infants, we are taken to the pediatrician and given vaccinations and checked for obvious problems. Normally the medical problems faced as a child are few. We come into the world as a clean slate so to speak. As we age, that changes.  The body starts wearing out. Lifestyles have taken their toll. Doctor’s offices have become out social settings. Finding good healthcare is essential when we are seniors.

Florida seems to be the place for seniors to retire to. Almost everyone I know talks about going to Florida when they retire. And the coast of Florida is the most popular place to go to. That’s what makes Rockledge, Florida in Brevard County a booming area. With all these retirees is makes sense that Rockledge has some of the best healthcare for elderly patients around.

Geriatric medicine is probably at its best in Florida. The population of people over 50 years of age has been increasing steadily every year. Seniors have health issues that many other age groups do not.  Some common issues are incontinence, hearing and vision problems. Almost every senior will deal with these at some point. Seniors have more incidents of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s, dementia related conditions, sleep disorders, depression and arthritis than any other age group.

To accurately and effectively deal with senior health concerns, Florida has more doctors that specialize in medicine geared to this age group. This isn’t saying that other areas of the country are lacking in this area, but due to the large population of seniors in Florida it is easier to locate a doctor close to you if you are a Florida senior.

When checking the yellow pages in the area of Rockledge, Florida in Brevard County there are 187 medical listings. This is a phenomenal amount! Surely there is one that will fit the need of a senior with a health issue. Most healthcare providers in Brevard County will accept Medicare or other insurances.  Seniors live on fixed incomes so it’s important to know what is covered and what is not. No matter what your health issue is, money should never be the determining factor in receiving care. Check with your healthcare provider about a payment plan if a treatment is not covered by insurance. They will be glad to work with you. Stay healthy and happy in your golden years.

Health Article: Starting your container garden

Gardening shovel in the soilOne of the newest fads is container gardening.  Container gardening is pretty close to traditional gardening, but done in smaller containers and not in a back yard somewhere. This means it’s perfect for someone who lives in an apartment or doesn’t have a very big yard they wish to give over to a full-fledged garden.  It’s especially perfect for those who live in the Rockledge area of Florida, where the soil is not very good for traditional gardening.

Gardening is not only a great activity for the physical movement it requires, it can also provide fresh vegetables and herbs, which is so very important in a healthy diet.  And there’s certainly nothing like watching something you’ve planted grow and bloom to provide a great deal of self satisfaction.

If you’ve never planted before and want to have a try with container gardening, that’s wonderful!  Here are some tips to start your very own container garden.  Continue reading ‘Health Article: Starting your container garden’ »