Oklahoma City elder law attorneys provide assistance to seniors in taking steps to ensure the highest possible quality of life during their golden years. Our legal team helps people of all ages, including young people, make plans to invest for retirement, protect assets, plan for incapacity, and leave a legacy. By making the right plans and using the right legal tools throughout the course of your life, you should be able to build a nice nest egg and have enough money to live on comfortably during your golden years.
Unfortunately, one big issue that can derail plans for retirement is health. Serious health ailments can be very costly to cope with and can change your life in profound ways. One common ailment which seniors face is problems with the heart. But, seniors can take steps to reduce the risk of developing heart disease and to live long, healthy lives if they have a cardiac condition. NewsOK reported recently on the ways in which Oklahoma City senior living residents were tackling the issue of heart disease.
Parman & Easterday can provide the assistance that seniors need to plan for the coverage of medical costs and make effective use of legal tools to achieve security during their golden years. Give us a call today to find out more about how Oklahoma City elder law attorneys can help.
Oklahoma City Seniors Take on Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans throughout the United States. More than half a million Americans lose their lives to heart disease annually. Seniors are at greater risk than young people for heart disease and many cardiac conditions, especially if they have high cholesterol or other health issues that exacerbate the risk of heart attack.
However, even as millions die of heart disease, the rate of seniors who are hospitalized for heart disease is dropping dramatically. Between 2000 and 2010, the rate of hospitalizations declined by close to half. There are many reasons for this, including increased access to healthcare services and better education about heart disease.
One of the biggest reasons for the big drop in the number of people with heart disease is that senior living centers are providing a more active lifestyle for older people. These senior living centers provide social activities and educational programming, and make access to care easier so seniors are less likely to slip through the cracks and have symptoms of heart disease go unnoticed.
Senior living communities are reportedly playing a vital role in protecting heart heath, which is especially important in states like Oklahoma, which News OK reports is the state with the third highest rate of death resulting from cardiovascular disease.
Many of these senior living communities operate programs to raise awareness of heart attack symptoms and heart disease risk factors. For example, seniors in one Oklahoma City assisted living facility spent hours knitting hats for the Oklahoma Heart Association for walkers to wear at a walk to raise awareness.
When seniors take part in activities to promote heart health, they get the social benefits associated with being part of a community of like-minded individuals working together for a common cause. They also benefit by becoming better informed about symptoms of heart problems so they can take action if they suspect they are experiencing cardiac problems. These factors, combined with the fact that senior living centers can promote healthy living in other ways, contribute to helping reduce the chances of seniors dying from cardiovascular disease.
Getting Help from Oklahoma City Elder Law Attorneys
Parman & Easterday will help you plan for covering costs of medical care so you can get the care you need to stay healthy without spending your entire life savings if you are diagnosed with a serious condition. Our legal team will also assist you with finding a high quality nursing home or assisted living environment in which you can get help and support in living a healthy lifestyle.
To find out more about the different ways in which Oklahoma City elder law attorneys can help you achieve the highest quality of life once you have entered your retirement years – even if you are facing health issues as a senior – join us for a free seminar. If you are ready to get personalized advice with the estate planning process, you can call at any time for guidance and advice.