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

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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Senior Shopping Safety: Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Millions of Americans look forward, perhaps all year, to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Many have a long shopping list of items they hope to buy, eagerly anticipating the great deals that will be available. Perhaps you are wondering what those two events are. Well, here are a few basic facts about both, including some facts particularly relevant to senior safety.

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3 Ways You And Your Family Can Benefit From Multi-Generational Housing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

For many years, seniors and their families lived in multi-generational housing, two or more generations of adults living together. And although the numbers had decreased for a time, they have definitely been on the rise since about 2009, according to Pew Research. Pew's numbers show that in 2014, 19% of the US population embraced multi-generational living. Here are 3 potential benefits to consider.

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Senior Home Ownership On The Rise

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

It's no secret that the US population is rapidly aging but the actual figure is estimated that the estimates of the US's population aging are approaching unprecedented levels. For example, by 2030 the population aged over 50 in the US will hit a staggering 120 million. The population of people between ages 64-75 will number 38.6 million.

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3 Ways to Deal With Wandering

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

Most appeal who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia will wander. This can be dangerous for seniors for many reasons, and managing this behavior is a must for all caregivers. Here are three ways to help manage it.

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When Does Medicare Pay for Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Stays for Seniors?

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

Medicare Part A (Hospital) coverage for seniors will pay for a qualified stay in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital with the same out-of-pocket costs as a traditional hospital stay. However, there are certain qualifying factors that must be met to ensure that the stay will be covered. Some common conditions that meet approval for Medicare coverage of an inpatient rehabilitation hospital stay include a spinal cord injury, head injury, or stroke. Recovery from a joint replacement without an additional complicating condition may not warrant admission to an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, but you could still qualify for rehabilitation care through a skilled nursing facility admission, home health care, or in an outpatient setting.

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Seniors And Pet Care: How You Can Help

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Many seniors who own pets can tell you how much they have benefited. Pet ownership can improve moods, health, self-esteem, and more. However, the responsibilities might eventually become a burden. If you have a senior in your life with a beloved pet, here are some of the ways you can help them with pet care.

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