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

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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Hurricane Safety Tips for Seniors

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

If you live in a coastal state, preparing for a hurricane is a part of life. The storm's path is often unpredictable and can change the course putting you in a danger zone within hours. During a state of emergency, it becomes incredibly hectic. For seniors, it's especially important to be prepared for the potential of a storm, even before it forms. 

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5 Gardening Tips For Seniors

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

There is something inherently calming about gardening. The structure, the order, and the fresh air all combine to create a kind of black-earth zen that can leave you feel accomplished, and relaxed. However, older gardeners might start to feel the aches and pains that come with growing flowers, or vegetables. Which is why, if you're a senior, it's a good idea to keep some of the following tips in mind.

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How Can I Be Part Of Mom's Hospital Discharge Process?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Family members or others often act as advocates for seniors that have been admitted to the hospital. And whether Mom is suffering from an acute or chronic illness or injury, you want to be sure she gets the best care possible. Unfortunately, the part that most hospital patients are very concerned about, getting discharged, is often misunderstood. Here are a few general things you should know.

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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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