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

3 Practical Benefits Of Seeing A Geriatrician

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

A geriatrician is a family physician or internist who has received additional training in caring for older ones. Even if you have been seeing the same primary care physician for several years, there are good reasons to consider transferring your care to one who specializes in your unique needs. Here are 3 benefits to consider.

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Low-Calorie Whole Grain Apple Cranberry Stuffing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Thanksgiving is just weeks away, have you planned your menu yet? You'll want to add this recipe to your famous line-up. This delicious whole grain apple cranberry stuffing will have your guests watering at the mouth as soon as the smell hits their noses. It's a five-star recipe that's low-calories (only 244 calories) low-fat, and high-protein (8 grams) perfect for seniors as well as family members with health concerns or those counting calories.

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Moving Toward Multigenerational Housing: Setting Boundaries

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Living with your loved one is an incredibly beneficial arrangement--in many cases, for both of you. Before you make the move in together, however, there are several key boundary issues that you'll want to cover. Before your loved one moves in with you, make sure you've taken the time to sit down and have a conversation about some of these personal concerns. 

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What You Need to Know About Seniors and Homeownership

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

One sure sign of the health of the American economy is the housing market. The price homes sell for, first-time home buyers and the interest rates are all studied very carefully to make forecasts for the near future. However, there seem to be new trends in the housing market, especially for the senior market, that need to be examined. Here's what you need to know about seniors and homeownership. 

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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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