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Caring Senior Service of Wasatch

Caring Senior Service of Wasatch Blog

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

Ruby Cemental

Recent Posts

Will LTACH's Be Gone Soon?

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

For many years, Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals have provided excellent care to patients needing extended hospital stays. However, recent developments in the U.S. have caused a significant number of these facilities to close. Is it possible they will be soon be gone altogether? Here are the facts.

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Does Medicare Cover Inpatient Rehabilitation Care for Seniors?

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

The short answer to this question is yes, inpatient rehabilitation facilities are covered under Medicare. But it is helpful to be familiar with the definitions, rules and conditions that apply to this coverage.

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Can You Help Your Senior With Pet Care?

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

Most of us don't like to ask for help. So we are grateful when others discern a need and offer assistance. If there is a senior in your life, you have probably found this to be true. And one specific area they might not mention is pet care. They love the companionship their pet provides, and might be afraid that if they tell you the responsibilities are becoming too difficult, you might try to take the pet away. But is it possible for you to get the conversation started and see if you can help with pet care? Here are a few suggestions.

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Helping Your Senior Stay Hydrated This Summer

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 15, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Staying hydrated is important each day of the year, but it is especially vital to increase water intake during the hot summer months. So if you have a special senior in your life, how can you help them in this regard? Here are a few tips to consider.

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Preventing Senior Isolation During Summer

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Loneliness in seniors has been a systemic problem for ages, and summer can be as bad as winter, as the heat can be just as difficult to cope with as the cold. When this happens, seniors tend to suffer from isolation and a decreased quality of life. There are simple ways to combat this epidemic and most aren't very difficult.

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Capturing Your Senior's Legacy With Questions

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 11, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Everyone has a story to be told. If there is a special senior in your life, how much of theirs do you really know? It is nice to have a chat about the past now and then. However, asking specific questions can help you to truly capture their legacy. Here are a few examples.

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Memory Games for Seniors in Wasatch

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 23, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Here are a few memory games Caring Senior Service of Wasatch encourages to increase senior's socialization and memory boosting activities.

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Ways to Improve Senior Memory Using Alexa

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 20, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Seniors sometimes have difficulty remembering things as they get older. Forgetting things is both frustrating and embarrassing. If a senior forgets a health-related activity, it can even be dangerous. Fortunately, many modern tools can help seniors with memory. One of these is Amazon Alexa, a voice-controlled virtual assistant.

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5 Reasons Your Senior Parents Should Be Dancing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Of all the things you can still enjoy with your senior parents, did you think dancing can and should be one of them? If you never gave it much thought, here are 5 reasons to consider encouraging Mom and Dad to start dancing again.

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Leaving for Vacation? These are Five Conversations to Have With Your Senior First

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM

You’re packing up to take a much-needed vacation from your job and responsibilities. Unfortunately, you won’t be taking along your senior loved one and you aren’t sure how to tell them so. To make it easier on everyone, talk to them before you leave and prepare them for the time that you won’t be there for them. Read on for five conversations to have with your senior before leaving for vacation.

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