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

How to Stay Cheerful with Health Concerns

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Feeling sick or down due to a health issue is a problem for many seniors. It's hard to feel happy when you are in bed or dealing with daily aches and pains. If your senior is struggling to stay happy while they are sick or in pain, here are 4 tips for seniors that will help them live a happy life.

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Virtual Assistance Creates a Smart Home For Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:07:00 PM

Baby boomers are the new seniors—the first boomers are in their 70s now—and have a different take on aging than the previous generation. For one thing, these seniors are familiar with technology. They have smartphones and use social media. So it's no surprise that they are embracing new technology  to remain independent in their homes longer. Learn more about these virtual assistance devices that are helping the senior population. 

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5 Ways to Avoid Burnout When Caring For Seniors with Alzheimer's

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It can be hard caring for a senior or loved one with Alzheimer's disease. Not only is it time-consuming, but it can be mentally and physically draining. Burnout is common among caregivers of those with Alzheimer's, but it can be avoided by taking the proper precautions. Here is a list of some things you can do to minimize your risk of burnout.

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Why Your Health Insurance Might Not Cover Your Hospital Stay

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

We naturally assume at least a portion of our medical care will be paid for by our insurance company. Policies detail what specifically is covered and which doctors, labs, pharmacies and hospitals are within your network. Health insurance is designed to cover doctor visits, specialists, testing, prescriptions, and hospital stays. However, seniors may be surprised to learn that their insurance company can actually reject an insurance claim for a hospital visit. Learn why below! 

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5 New Cars that Excel in Features for Senior Drivers

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

Being able to drive oneself has always been an important part of independence. Losing the ability to drive, whether it is a voluntary decision or a decision made by family or friends can have emotional and physical consequences. Studies have found that life-long drivers that have had to stop driving are nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression. It was also shown that people who had to give up driving where experiencing declines in productivity, cognitive ability and even their participation in daily activities that were away from home.

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Safe Exercise Equipment for Seniors & Their Benefits

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

Seniors that are aging will find it important to stay healthy and active. There are many advantages of staying active as you reach the later stages of life. Here are a few of the benefits of staying fit and healthy as you age:

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3 Important Coping Mechanisms For Grandchildren Caring For Grandparents

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

When you are caring for one or more of your grandparents, it is very important that you have different mechanisms that can help you to cope during the process. Here are some effective ways that you can cope. 

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Mental Health Benefits of Summer Vacations for Seniors

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

Many seniors look forward to planning their summer vacations during the winter months, but many of them plan the same vacations each year. Planning a getaway out of your comfort zone can provide mental benefits that are helpful for all, even seniors.

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3 Benefits of Herb Gardening For Seniors

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

There are a lot of stereotypes about getting older, but one of them is that the older we get, the more likely we are to put some serious time into growing an herb garden. If you've ever wondered why so many seniors take up the hobby, well, it's because it offers all kinds of benefits. Such as...

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4 Signs And Symptoms Of Elderly Insomnia

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

Many elderly people suffer from some degree of insomnia. This can make it difficult for them to get the amount of sleep that they need. There are certain signs and symptoms that indicate that an elderly individual may be suffering from insomnia. Here are four of these signs and symptoms. 

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