What are the top medical needs of Georgia elders?

It is no secret that aging often includes numerous challenges regarding personal health. In fact, many Georgia elders find it necessary to transition to assisted-living facilities when they are no longer able to provide for their own daily needs in an independent-living setting, especially due to medical needs. These are among many critical issues that comprise long-term care planning. 

A high priority in most older people's lives is to live as high quality a life as possible according to personal state of mind and physical health condition. There are several medical needs that rank high on most lists regarding what concerns people over age 65 the most. Many conditions necessitate repeated doctor visits or special resident care, which gets expensive.  

Arthritis can be present in people under age 50 as well; however, the older one gets, the worse symptoms tend to be. Nearly half of elders over age 65 regularly deal with pain and impediments associated with arthritis. Many people who live in assisted-living environments also suffer from various forms of heart disease. Heart disease is a top cause of death in people over age 65. 

Medical needs, such as those related to cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, pneumonia and many other illnesses, can have significant impact on a Georgia elder's long-term care plan. Issues regarding caretakers, nursing facilities, finances, estate plans and additional important matters require a careful thought and informed decision-making process to ensure that personal needs are provided for and that funds are available for legal guardians or conservators if an elder becomes incapacitated. An experienced elder law attorney is a great source of guidance and support in such matters.

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