Help! I've Selected The Wrong Medicare Supplement Plan

All Medicare supplement plans are not created equal. Consequently, it's quite easy to select a plan that isn't suited to meet your needs without the right advice. Since these plans generally come with a set open enrollment period, having the wrong plan can leave a person in a state of panic. Don't fret. While you may have to wait until the next open enrollment period before you can change your plan, there might be a way around any struggles you're facing. [Read More]

Getting Relief For Chronic Pain When You Have A Chemical Dependency Disorder

Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition for anyone—however, chronic pain in someone that has a chemical dependency disorder presents unique challenges for both the physician and the patient. Physicians are understandably concerned about patients relapsing into destructive cycles of substance abuse. Patients, for their part, may be afraid both of relapsing and of being unable to get adequate pain relief.  If you're a patient with chronic pain and a substance abuse disorder, this is what you should know about how those challenges can be met. [Read More]

4 Tips For Handling Depression

If you are dealing with depression, you know how difficult it can be to come out of it. When this happens, having the motivation to do anything can be challenging and it can pull you away from your relationships with friends and family. In order to deal with this in a healthier way, consider these four tips: Exercise:  When you are feeling depressed, you can simply get outside and walk or stay at home and do yoga or another workout routine. [Read More]

Taking Care Of The 600Lb Homebound Patient: What In-Home Health Care Can Do

If you have been the primary caretaker of a friend or family member for someone who is over five or six hundred pounds, you may be wondering if you should continue this labor of love. There are many scenarios and situations where it may not always be appropriate for you to provide care to this individual, and/or medical situations for which you do not have the skills to provide care. It may be time to consider in-home health care for this six-hundred pound homebound patient, and here is what in-home care can do that you probably cannot. [Read More]