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

Spring Cleaning: A Systematic Approach For Seniors

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

It's Spring again, time to enjoy the warmer weather, refreshing misty rain, and budding flowers. But it is also the customary time for seniors to do a thorough cleaning of their homes. So, to help you get started, here is a basic checklist to consider. You will likely think of other things you want to tackle as part of this project. Just be sure to ask for help when you need it.

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4 Ways Hospital Stays Effect Seniors Emotionally & 4 Ways to Help

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

Nobody likes to stay in the hospital, but it is comforting to know that medical care is available when necessary. Medical ailments aside though, a hospital stay of any length can affect your senior emotionally. Here are 4 out of the many reasons it can affect them and 4 ways that you and other loved ones can help.

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Tips to Help Determine if Memory Loss is Normal

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

It's not uncommon for people to become a bit more forgetful as they age. If you have a loved one who is having some memory problems, it's important to determine if it's age-related or if it's dementia. There are a few tips to help you.

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Three Tips for Seniors Who Are Preparing Their Taxes

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

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgEvery year, it's up to each American to file their tax return by the April 15th deadline. However, when you're a senior who has already retired, you might wonder if you need to file and if there are special advantages for your age or retired status. You want to make sure that you file your taxes correctly while taking advantage of any rules and loopholes that help you keep more money in your pocket for daily expenses. Here are three tips for seniors who are preparing their taxes to do it correctly and keep as much money as possible. 

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4 Tips To Help Seniors Exercise Safely

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

seniors_working_out_couple-LR.jpgRegular exercise has many benefits for people of all ages, including seniors. But older ones have a special need to give attention to safety, in addition to the effectiveness of an exercise program. If you are thinking about increasing your physical activity, or helping your loved one to do so, here are 4 tips that will help.

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Couch Time: Why You Should Be Monitoring How Much a Senior Gets

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

Man-Watching-Television-LR.jpgSeniors are often bored. They aren't involved in a lot of activities, so they sit on the couch in front of a TV for hours on end. This is dangerous for a variety of reasons. Find out why it's bad and what some of the alternatives are.

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3 Ways Seniors Can Manage Seasonal Depression

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

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also called seasonal depression and winter depression, affects many people each year, including seniors. Although it can happen at any time of year, the vast majority of sufferers experience SAD in the Fall and Winter. If you have experienced changes in your mood or energy level since the sunlight has decreased, here are 3 things you can do.

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What Are The Benefits of Seeing A Geriatrician? Here Are 3 To Consider.

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

A geriatrician is a family doctor or an internist who has received a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Geriatric Medicine. It can be illustrated this way. All physicians learn much about the human body in general. However, neurologists learn the intricacies of the nervous system up to a level that allows them to care for those specific needs. Similarly, while a primary care physician might be well-suited for general care, a geriatrician has taken the time to learn about the intricate needs of older ones. Here are a few things to consider.

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Are Seniors Safer On Black Friday Or Cyber Monday?

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

Thousands, if not millions, of US citizens look forward all year to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They already have lists of items they want to buy, anticipating how low prices will drop. Perhaps you are wondering what those terms even mean. Well, here are a few basic facts about these popular annual events, including safety factors that consumers, especially seniors, should consider.

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5 Ways Multi-Generational Housing Benefits Families

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

All over the world, for thousands of years, people have been enjoying multi-generational housing. It seemed like the trend was dying down in the US. However, 2014 Census numbers showed that 19% of the US population lived in this type of household. That is, one "that includes two or more adult generations, or one that includes grandparents and grandchildren". So, how do seniors and other family members benefit from this type of living arrangement? Well the perks vary depending on the family dynamics, but here are 5 to consider.

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