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Caring Senior Service of Wasatch Blog

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

Best Activities for Seniors Along the Wasatch Front

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 4:02:00 PM

The hustle and bustle along the Wasatch Front can be a fast-paced and even intimidating for some people. Tucked up next to the Wasatch mountains and spanning over West Jordan, Salt Lake City, West Valley City, and more, this beautiful area is home to some of the best senior-oriented activities. Let's take a look at just a few!

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How Far Does Your Money Go in West Jordan?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 4:02:00 PM

When you are a senior, you are likely living on a fixed income. You may be receiving money from social security, disability, or a pension every month, or you may be supplementing your set income with a part-or-full-time job to make ends meet. There is only so far your money can go when you live in West Jordan, Utah, especially when you often have more medical bills and prescriptions to pay. Let's take a closer look at the cost of senior care in West Jordan.

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3 Ways to Stay Happy & Healthy

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 4:02:00 AM

Aging poses a number of challenges, including health problems and emotional challenges. As you get older, however, there are ways to stay happy! You don't necessarily have to be healthy to be happy. Here are 3 ways that seniors can find happiness despite physical limitations, illness, and health concerns. 

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The Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:02:00 AM

It is never easy when a senior parent has to be hospitalized. The physical and emotional stress can feel overwhelming, and your primary focus is to ensure that your family member receives the best care. The last thing on your mind should be the expenses incurred for medical treatment and services. Unfortunately, the US spends nearly twice as much on healthcare as other high-income nations, while delivering equal or lesser quality performance and services. Hospitalization in the US is pricey, learn some of the reasons why.

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3 Tips to Prevent Alzheimer Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:26:00 PM

Taking care of someone with Alzheimer's disease is exhausting—both mentally and physically—for the primary caregiver. You want to give your loved one the care they need and deserve, but you still need to take care of you! Many caregivers experience burnout, but here are some tips to help you avoid it!

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5 Ways for Seniors to Avoid Hospital Readmission

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

Too many seniors are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of admission. While there are many contributing factors, here's a list of 5 common causes for readmission and ways you can avoid it from happening.

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3 Things Seniors Can Wear to Improve Fitness

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

Seniors need exercise like everyone else does; however, exercise isn't always fun, especially when your body starts to face the challenges that comes from aging. To help seniors spice up their workout routines and to help improve their form and overall health, try out these three pieces of fitness gear that can help!

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3 Oral Health Conditions That May Occur in Seniors

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

Seniors often begin to fall behind when it comes to taking care of their oral hygiene. There is a major push for the elderly to see their PCP and other medical specialists as many times as possible, in order to ensure they are getting the best healthcare and to fulfill any prescription needs. However, there isn't such a push for dental care for the elderly, which is just as important.

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Family Reunions--Preparing Your Senior Relatives For a Great Day

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

Summer is the time for family reunions--the kids are out of school, and everybody's up for a road trip. But in all the enthusiasm for creating corny t-shirts and videos, don't forget the clan elders--the ones that got you here need a little more attention than they used to, so a little preparation beforehand makes the difference between a great time together and a disaster.

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Benefits to Seniors of a Sensory Herb Garden

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

A sensory herb garden appeals to our senses of sight, touch, taste, and smell. Add a pleasant wind chime or small water feature and it also appeals to our fifth sense, that of sound. Because of diminished sensory perception as we age, a garden that invites us to use our senses to explore can help us keep all of our senses aroused and engaged.

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