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Caring Senior Service of Huntsville Blog

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

Ruby Cemental

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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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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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