AARP urges people to check up on elderly family.

‘When power is out, the elevator is out, and many elderly are unable to make it down a trip of stairs at night to go grocery shopping for needed items, and when they go out of a prescription, it could become lifestyle threatening,’ said Beth Finkel, Manager of Community Outreach for AARP in New York.’ Additionally, with the increased loss of power comes the increased loss of the ability to warmth their homes, putting this group at an increased threat of hypothermia or various other weather related ailments.More and more adults are spending high proportions of their income on health care. One-third of U.S. Working-age adults spent 10 % or more of their income on out-of-pocket medical expenditures and medical health insurance premiums in 2007, from 21 % in 2001 up. Related StoriesGreater evidence-centered help needed for depressed employees – New report from THE TASK FoundationWHO committed to helping Nepal deliver health care to its residents, says WHO South-East Asia Regional DirectorNeurological tests accessibility and affordability: an interview with Dr Joseph HigginsThe proportion of Us citizens who are uninsured is growing.