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

Healthy Nutritional Choices for Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 20, 2018 2:54:00 PM

With a little awareness and planning, seniors can maintain a healthy diet that provides the nutrients needed from each of the food groups. Healthy eating needn't be boring. In fact, there are a variety of options available across the spectrum of fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and lean proteins. With each choice, it is important to remember that low amounts of refined sugars, sodium, and saturated fats are also important to a healthy diet.

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4 Reasons Seniors Should Exercise Regularly

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 3:15:00 PM

Exercise is integral to a healthy body and mind. Unfortunately, many of us don't work out nearly enough, especially as we get older. This is a shame for many reasons, especially because exercise can be so beneficial to seniors. Here are 4 reasons seniors should exercise regularly to keep their health as they age.

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3 Things Seniors Can Do in San Antonio

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 3:02:00 PM

San Antonio is a beautiful city loaded to the brim with opportunities and experiences. People of all ages enjoy its splendor, and there's plenty to do for the San Antonio seniors as well. Here are 3 things seniors can do in San Antonio to build friendships, benefit overall well-being, and create moments of joy.

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How Far Does Your Money Go in San Antonio?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 3:04:00 PM

Seniors must deal with additional expenses as they age. Some areas have a higher cost of living than others, especially when it comes to living expenses and health care needs. Seniors living on a budget will want to carefully consider how much it costs to receive care long before they ever need it. To help seniors in San Antonio budget effectively, here is how far your money will go toward senior care in that area. 

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Dancing Can Help Seniors Ward Off Depression & Anxiety

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:58:00 PM

Many seniors face anxiety and depression as they get older due to losing a loved one or being lonely. Sometimes all it takes is a good twirl on the dance floor to get seniors to come out and get some interaction with others that will help them ward off the depression and anxiety. Dancing actually offers many health benefits to seniors.

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Hidden Fees in a Senior's Hospital Bill

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Whether your senior parent or loved one spends a couple of hours in a hospital's emergency room or a couple of days as an inpatient for surgery or an illness, your main concern is their health and overall well-being. After they're safely home, the bills start to arrive, and no matter how comprehensive the insurance coverage, you might find a lot of hidden costs and unexpected fees among the line items. Learn about some of the most common hidden costs you might find. 

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Don't Let Caregiving Get You Down: 5 Tips to Help De-Stress

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:27:00 PM

Being a caregiver is one of the most rewarding jobs you can have. However, it is also one of the toughest. Caregivers deal with a great of stress and anxiety on a daily basis, often with little to no outside help. Because of this, burnout is frequently a problem, especially when you are dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer's. Caregivers may even start to suffer health-wise due to the tremendous pressure they are under to take care of a loved one. Before this happens, check out these 5 tips to help prevent burnout.

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Don't Be Shocked—6 Things Your Health Insurance Won't Cover

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

You're over 65 and living the best years of your life. You now have state-issued health insurance, and you are confident the company will take care of your every medical need. However, you quickly realize that your health insurance isn't quite as helpful as you previously believed! Don't be surprised if this your situation at some point during your life. Read on for the 6 health care issues that your insurance will not cover after you turn 65.

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Why Seniors Should Invest in a Wearable Fitness Device

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Seniors are becoming more and more active every year. According to NHS Choices, seniors should perform at least 150 minutes a week of some sort of moderate aerobic activity. One way for seniors to stay active in a busy world is the use of wearable fitness devices. Read on for reasons why seniors should invest in quality fitness devices and three options on the market right now. 

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4 Reasons Senior Dental Health is Important

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

Taking care of a loved senior's health is more than just physical and nutritional capabilities, it also means teeth and gums. Senior dental health is an aspect that seems to get forgotten about as we age, however, it's also one of the most important since it's connected to whole-body health.

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