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Providing senior in-home care tips and stories for everything related to senior care.

4 Special Springtime Activities Seniors Can Enjoy

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It's that time of year again! The perfect time to get outside and enjoy all that mother nature has to offer. From Easter celebrations to nature walks, there are many other great activities seniors can enjoy that are just waiting to be discovered. This spring you can help your loved one choose new springtime activities to boost their moods and energy levels! They may even make some new friends along the way.

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Hospital Discharge Planning: How Much Control Do You Have?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

When it comes to getting discharged from the hospital, you may not know exactly what your plans will be. But planning your discharge can help you determine how much control you have under Medicare over which facilities you can go to, as well as what treatments are covered. Making a plan prior to your discharge date can help smooth your transition from the hospital.

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Planning Eases Tax(ing) Time For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

We're all a little lucky this year: we get a few extra days to file our federal taxes. The deadline is April 17th, instead of the 15th, but for seniors, two more days may cause additional worry, confusion and stress. Along with changes in forms, benefits and deductions, many seniors deal with tax issues for ill or disabled spouses and family members, fair and beneficial inheritance decisions and budgeting for their own continuing care.

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How Can Seniors Find Loved Ones On Social Media

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

All of the radio and TV advertisements about Valentine's Day can make even the most self-sufficient person crave companionship. Quite often, it is someone from the past that comes to mind. While there were definitely individuals better left in the past, others were simply a matter of poor choice or drifting away because life got busy. For those that fall into the latter category, many seniors are using social media to reconnect. If you would like to try it, here are 4 tips that might help.

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Is It Just Memory Loss or Dementia? 3 Ways To Tell The Difference.

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Forgetful-Senior-Man-Looking-LR.jpgAmong the many challenges senior face, forgetfulness is one of the most common. And, although they are often confused, age-related memory loss and dementia are two very different issues. So here are 3 of the many ways you can tell the difference.

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Tax Season: Resources and Tips for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

After a long holiday season, fireworks and resolutions accompany every new year. Along with the joys of fresh starts, each new year also ushers in the predictable perils of tax season. As many begrudgingly scramble to prepare for the looming April deadline, several tips, and free resources help make tax season more bearable for seniors. 

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Safe Exercise For Seniors: How Often And How Long?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

seniors_working_out_couple-LR.jpgSeniors can gain a range of benefits through exercising, including weight loss, better moods, and improved heart health, just to name a few. And although there are many factors to consider, safety is of primary importance for seniors. Here are a few things to keep in mind so that your routine will be safe and effective.

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Extended Family Members in Need of Care?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Senior_smiling_caregiver-LR.jpgOne of the more difficult tasks we face as family members is negotiating the nuances of caring for family members, especially if they are extended family members. When do you step in to help? How do you speak up? And most importantly, how do you keep the family peace as you work through the intricacies of caring for your senior?

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5 Senior-Friendly Items For The Kitchen

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Whether seniors live alone or with others, they want to maintain as much independence as possible. Thankfully, there are many home modifications and devices to help with that. Here are 5 useful items for keeping things safe and convenient in the kitchen.

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Link Between Sleep Apnea & Alzheimer's

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

New studies are revealing that sleep apnea directly has an affect on Alzheimer's disease later on in life. Sleep apnea is a condition where a sleeper stops breathing hundreds of times per night due to obstructions beyond their control such as weak throat muscles, collapse of airway, heavy snoring, etc. The repetitive stopped breathing has negative effects on memory, increased risk of dementia, along with other issues such as diabetes, obesity, and heart attacks.

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