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

Three Tips for Grandchildren Caring for Their Grandparents

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

In today's day and age, many grandchildren are now taking care of their grandparent or grandparents. They may be living in the home with them full-time or making daily visits to make sure their needs are met. While taking care of one's grandparents is extremely noble and kind, being a caregiver is very demanding work for anyone. That is why we recommend the following three tips for grandchildren who are trying to cope with the demands of caregiving.

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Baby Boomers are Reshaping Retirement in Positive Ways

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

Retirement, once thought of as a time to slow activity and engagements, is radically changing with the dynamic lives, passions, and interests of baby boomers. Instead of seeing retirement as an end, baby boomers embrace the career transition as an exciting opportunity to reinvest and renew.

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Stay Sharp with Mind Games: Brain Health for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

As we age, we begin to decline cognitively as well as physically. As the years go by, the brain begins to slow down. It takes longer to recall a cherished memory, or to add a column of numbers together. But there are ways to reduce or reverse the mental effects of aging. The right activities can provide intellectual stimulation and challenges that keep seniors' brains healthy and active, year after year. 

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Elderly Insomnia: The Not-so-Subtle Nuisance

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, up to 40% of adults suffer from insomnia, and the symptoms become more prevalent with age. Additionally, The American Journal of Medicine states that more than 50% of elderly people are living with this burden. This can lead to more accidents, falls, and depression in older people. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in the world, with elderly people being more susceptible than the average adult. Still, the condition is often assumed to be a simple problem associated with aging, which contributes to insomnia being under-treated within the senior community.

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New Senior Living: Technology Provides Freedom

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

Ten years ago commercials for senior assistance devices such as Life Alert spawned jokes and snide comments about, "Help, I've fallen, and I can't get up." Today that stigma is gone, as young children, parents, and seniors alike enjoy the myriad of high-tech devices that provide better health, security, and freedom. Here are exciting tech options seniors and their families can benefit from.

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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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