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

Three Tips to Prep Your Senior for a Family Reunion

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

It's summertime and you and your family are ready to have fun at your family reunion! Of course, everyone will want to see the senior members of the group while they are gathered. When you are the one taking care of your loved one, it is your responsibility to ensure they are happy AND safe at the family reunion. The following are some tips on just how to prepare for a family reunion when you are in charge of your senior.  

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4 Ways Vacation Will Improve Your Senior's Mental Health

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

When you're headed out on vacation, taking your senior loved one might not be at the top of your priority list--but it should be. While summer vacation isn't the definitive key to decreasing depression and improving mental health, a trip out of town with loved ones can be a great way to improve mental health for your senior for several reasons. 

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Senior Health: 3 Simple Life Hacks To Improve Your Brain Health

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

On a global level, dementia has affected five to seven percent of people aged 60 or older. While 25 to 50 percent of those who hit 85 years of age or better, will eventually start to exhibit symptoms of dementia. Those stats aren't meant to depress you but to highlight a mental health issue that needs to be addressed. Though we can't offer a panacea to prevent the inevitable from ever happening, we've put together a short list of three activities that will surely slow the effects of cognitive decline:

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What to Look for When You Think a Loved One has Insomnia

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

Having trouble sleeping can be hard to live with, and as we age our normal sleep routines can change so it gets more difficult to identify if a loved one is experiencing insomnia. There are two main categories of insomnia; sleep onset insomnia which refers to not being able to fall asleep, and sleep maintenance insomnia which refers to difficulty staying asleep throughout the night. Insomnia can be a short-term which can last for days or weeks, or it can become a chronic condition that lasts for months or longer.

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Useful Technology Geared Towards Seniors

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

Technology is ever-changing, and for today's seniors, this is a great thing. Seniors are getting more and more tech-savvy thanks to new and innovative products hitting the shelves. They're giving family members and caregivers peace of mind, while seniors are enjoying many benefits too! Check out some of these amazing products for your loved one.

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Staying Active in the Warm Weather: Spring Activities for Seniors

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

After being stuck in the house during the long, cold winter months, it is finally time for everyone, especially our seniors, to enjoy the springtime! Staying active is important, and this is the perfect time of year for the elderly to engage in some activity that will keep their minds engaged and their bodies on the go.

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Do Seniors Have Any Control Over Their Hospital Discharge?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

"We're sending you home today". Ahhh, how seniors long to hear those words after a hospital stay. Did you realize though that there is much that a patient can do to contribute to the discharge planning process? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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4 Tax Preparation Tips For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The new year is well under way and so is tax season. Although this time can seem stressful for seniors, it is possible to successfully navigate tax preparation and filing. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Easy Tips To Help Seniors Reconnect With Loved Ones Through Social Media

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

Whether Valentine's Day is bringing back memories or you were already thinking about a loved one from the past, social media is a free and easy way to reconnect with them. And many seniors are finding success with it. Here are a few tips to help you do the same.

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Is It Age-Related Forgetfulness or Could It Be Dementia?

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

Forgetfulness happens to people of all ages. Unfortunately, though, it is usually more common among seniors. But not all memory loss can be attributed to the aging process. Sometimes it can be a sign of dementia, so it is important to know the difference. Here are a few facts about each.

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