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

3 Ways Ballroom Dancing Can Benefit Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Ballroom dancing isn't just fun and exciting, but it's an activity that boasts a variety of physical and mental benefits. Though seniors may have more trouble moving around as they age, dancing can still offer them an array of advantages. In fact, seniors may benefit from ballroom dancing in ways that their younger counterparts may not. Here are 3 reasons why becoming a ballroom dancer could benefit your senior loved one.

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Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:08:00 PM

When a senior parent or loved one enters the hospital, the only thing you have on your mind is their care and overall well-being. However, when they leave the hospital, they may face steep bills due to hidden costs that you may not have considered. Here are a few of the hidden costs on a senior parent's final hospital bill. 

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4 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Being a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer's disease can be tough. On one hand, you are happy and relieved to be able to provide the help that your loved one so desperately needs. But on the other hand, caregiving is a very stressful job that can cause even the strongest individuals to burn out quickly.

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How to Avoid 5 Causes of Hospital Readmission in Seniors

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

It is common for seniors to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their stay. Seniors are especially susceptible to complications that require the attention of a physician. However, up to 75% of hospital readmissions can be avoided. Check out this list of a few main causes of hospital readmissions in seniors and how you can help prevent them.

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A Closer Look At The Best Wearable Tech For Seniors

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

Wearable tech has become more and more commonplace in recent years as people of all ages find out about the potential benefits. Seniors stand to benefit more than any other group, though. They are able to alter their entire lifestyle for the better with the addition of very simple items.

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Why Oral Health Is So Important For Seniors

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

Oral health is something that is very important for seniors. There are a variety of issues that can arise when seniors don't take care of their teeth and gums. Here are three specific reasons why oral health is so important for seniors. 

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Three Ways to Prep Your Senior Loved One for a Family Reunion

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

 

When you're caring for an aging parent or a senior loved one, you're in charge of both their physical and mental well-being, which makes attending the family reunion a must. This is the time for a senior to catch up with family members they haven't seen in a while and meet new grandchildren. Sometimes, attending the family reunion involves driving for a couple of hours or even staying in an unfamiliar location for a night or two. There are ways to make the trip or time away from home easier on your senior. Here are three ways to prep before a family reunion to make it easier for them. 

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3 Ways Baby Boomers Are Reshaping Retirement

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

As the first waves of baby boomers begin retiring, they're not content with sitting around playing Bingo or watching TV all day. Instead, they're looking for adventure! They're saying goodbye to traditional senior housing, and instead, are searching for more vibrant communities that complement their active lifestyles. They're traveling, volunteering, exercising, and living the rest of their years to their full potential.

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3 Amazon Alexa Games For Senior Brain Health

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

You might already be using the voice-activated Amazon Alexa, or thinking about using her, to record shopping lists, remind you to take medication and other useful tasks. But did you know that you can play games with her that can actually improve your brain health? Here are 3 games that can help seniors in this area.

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Key Signs and Symptoms of Elderly Insomnia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Elderly insomnia isn't just a frustration. It can also lead to mental deterioration and struggle to complete basic daily tasks--a serious concern for many seniors. Unfortunately, many seniors and even their caregivers may fail to recognize signs and symptoms of elderly insomnia for what they are. If you're observing these key signs, a visit to the doctor might be in order. 

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