One hundred years ago, American senior citizens were certainly not as well off as they are when it comes to health care. In 1965 President Lyndon Johnson introduced medicare to America’s seniors when he signed medicare into law. Back then the part b medicare premiums were $3.00 per month. With costs rising annually the medicare part b premiums in 2010 was $96.40.
Life Expectancy for Seniors
According The US Census Office, in 2006 a 65 year old man had an average of 17 years of life left, a 65 year old woman had on average 19.7 years of life left. Do the math and the average life span for seniors is 82 years old for men and 84.7 years for women. Let’s go back 100 years to 1910 and we will find that the average life expectancy for a baby born that year was 50 years. So we have come a long way in 100 years. Americans are living longer and better in the 21st century.
SeniorsÃ‚Â can learn about senior life settlement.
Medical Advances in America
You can be assured that advances in medicine over the past 100 years has been a big contributing factor for living healthier and longer in America. Doctors today are well educated and there are clinics and hospitals inÃ‚Â every medium to large city in America. Where as years ago seniors may not haveÃ‚Â had ready access toÃ‚Â Ã‚Â a medical community (especially in rural areas), today access to physicians and emergency medicine is nearby. In Thurston County in Washington State, average response time for an emergency medical help is between 5-10 minutes, depending Ã‚Â on location of the person having the medical problem.
Nutitional Factors for Seniors
Sure there have been nutritional factors in recent years that haveÃ‚Â lead to the early demise of some of our citizens. With the rise ofÃ‚Â the modern society came a fast food mentality, that many people get trapped in. No time to cook, so I’ll grab a quarter ponder or big mac at McDonalds. You know the saying, you are what you eat. If you put junk in, well I thing you can finish that sentence.Ã‚Â YES, nutrition is important for everyone, especially the elderly. Senior citizens put their bodies and minds at risk , when they deprive themselves a nutrition filled foods. So be sure to eat well and eat a variety of fruits, vegetables and low fat protien.
Are You Better Off Today?
As we all grow old we must each take a look at our overall health outlook. How you feel and look ofeten is determined who we take care of ourselves. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16-17. The time is now to begin taking better care of yourself and take advantage of the nutritional and medical advancements from the past century. With God and Medicare on your side you should be living Ã‚Â better today in America. Do you have enough medicare coverage? 2011 Medicare Advantage Plans are popular for seniors. Take a look at the medicare supplement options at Medicare Plans of America.Ã‚Â