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

3 Ways to Stay Happy as a Senior with Health Concerns

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:57:00 PM

As seniors age, health challenges often arise that can be difficult to navigate around. Whether one is ill often due to a chronic disease or has suffered a fall that has left them in pain, seniors often struggle to remain happy while facing health challenges every day of their lives. But does being happy really mean being 100% healthy? It doesn't! Seniors can remain happy even when they are not at their best, health-wise. Follow these tips to be happy despite health challenges.

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Making Homes Smart for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:07:00 PM

Technology is developing at an amazing pace, putting smart home innovations within everyone's reach. And the newest inventions are perfect for seniors. Whether your loved one lives alone, with a spouse, or with other family members, smart products make everyday tasks easier, allowing seniors to remain in their homes, in comfort, good health and safety. Learn more about how technology addresses each of those areas for seniors. 

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Facing Burnout While Caregiving

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

 

You knew it wasn't going to be easy, but you may not have understood how hard it can be. Caregiving is a selfless service or even profession. But the demands on your time and patience are unrelenting. Many caregivers reach a point where they feel exhausted and drained, in other words caregiver burnout. Studies have shown that this phenomena is a serious risk for employed caregivers—a risk both their own health and to the health of their patient or loved one in their charge.

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Health Insurance Doesn't Always Cover It All for Senior Citizens

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

 

Getting older should mean having health care coverage for everything you need. However, it doesn't always work that way. There are many things that medical insurance won't cover, even with Medicare A and B. It's important to know exactly what is and what is not covered in order to avoid any unnecessary surprises.

Let's look at 6 instances in which medical insurance won't provide coverage for seniors. 

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3 Exercise Wearables for Your Active Seniors

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

It's essential for your beloved senior to stay active. He or she may be an avid walker or participate in yoga-inspired stretching. Regardless of the preferred activity, here are a few ideal wearables to keep your senior moving safely.

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Safe And Effective Exercise Equipment For Seniors

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

Many seniors realize the importance of exercise as they age and thankfully, so do the creators of exercise equipment. Because of this, there are a lot of equipment options for seniors that allow them to safely exercise. Here are some great options. 

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Try These Three Tips to Cope When You Take Care of a Grandparent

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

Caring for your aging grandparent or grandparents is a noble deed. More and more families are opting to keep their grandparents in their own homes as they age instead of sending them to a nursing facility. Many grandchildren also make regular visits to the home of their grandparent to provide care on an ongoing basis. Whatever the situation happens to be, caregiving can be difficult. That is why we have put together three solid coping mechanisms for grandchildren who are caring for their elderly grandparents.

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3 Of The Many Ways Baby Boomers Are Reshaping Retirement

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

Much like marriage or parenthood, retirement is an exciting new time of life. And baby boomers have made it even more exciting than ever. Rather than simply leaving the workforce and getting into a bit of a rut like other generations did in the past, they are embracing every moment. Here are 3 of the many ways they are reshaping this highly-anticipated phase of life.

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The Top Exercises For Seniors To Improve Brain Health

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

Seniors that wish to improve their brain health are often left wondering where they went wrong. That is where this helpful guide comes into play. Let's take a closer look at all of the ways that seniors can boost their brain health by making the right decisions about the activities that they choose to participate in.

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5 Signs Your Loved One May Be Suffering From Insomnia

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

As seniors age, it's normal for their sleeping patterns to change. Older adults still need between 7-9 hours of sleep per night, they simply have different sleep-wake cycles to deal with than when they were younger. This causes seniors to be more tired at night, and wake up earlier in the morning. If seniors aren't sleeping all night, have trouble falling asleep, or wake up often, they may be struggling with insomnia. Between 50-60% of seniors will experience insomnia, and there are important signs to look for to determine if your loved one is suffering from severe lack of sleep.

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