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

How Can You Help Your Senior Cope With A Hospital Stay?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Have you noticed that hospital stays have quite a negative emotional impact on your senior? It is not uncommon for many to feel much worse after discharge than they did when they were originally admitted. Here are 3 of the many reasons this happens, along with 3 ways family members and friends can help.

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Memory Loss vs Dementia. What Is the Difference?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

If you are caring for your senior parents, you likely have a keen awareness of all the many changes they must deal with. Among those, one of the most common is forgetfulness. And because it is so common, many people don't know the differences between age-related memory loss, and dementia, with the latter requiring medical attention. Here are a few things to pay attention to.

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5 Tips to Help Seniors With Their Taxes

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgFiling taxes can be a stressful experience for seniors. From deciding whether or not they need to file to listing all of the deductions, it's important that they fully understand the process. If you're helping a parent or any senior in your life with this task, here are 5 guidelines to it easier for both of you.

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Top 3 New Year's Resolutions For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Women_thinking_pencil-LR.jpgYou're never too old for self-improvement. And seniors, just like the rest of us, often see the new year as a time to grow, change, and to achieve new goals. What might surprise you is just how similar the goals seniors set are to the ones younger generations also set for themselves. For example, three of the most common new year's resolutions among seniors are...

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5 Reasons to Monitor Seniors Couch Time

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

Man-Watching-Television-LR.jpgAllowing your senior loved one to sit on the couch all day and work puzzle books or watch TV is a trap that is easy to fall into. It keeps them entertained and allows you to go do whatever you want to do without worrying about them being occupied. However, this trap is also a problem as it encourages sedentary behaviors among seniors and allows them to become very inactive, which can lead to another host of problems with their health.

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5 Safe Kitchen Items for Seniors

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

We work hard to attain to independence and even harder to keep it. Thankfully, there are many products available to help seniors do much of what they did in the home when they were younger. Here are 5 items that can help in that aspect, specifically in the kitchen.

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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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