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

Dealing With Insomnia in the Elderly

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

Insomnia affects many people, and it is a frustrating problem that can lead to serious health consequences. As people age, the issue of insomnia could potentially become increasingly worse. If you suspect that an elderly loved one seems to be suffering from lack of sleep, there are some important signs and symptoms to look for.

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Weathering The Storm Season: 5 Tips For Seniors

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

According to a prediction by Colorado State University researchers, the 2018 storm season is expected to bring with it above-average activity. While the storms won't likely be as frequent or as strong as those from 2017, there is still compelling reason for seniors to start preparing. Here are 5 ways to do that.

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Spring Crafts for Seniors

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

Get creative and jazz up your garden with fun and crafty garden stones. These are inexpensive and easy to make, fun to do in groups or alone, and the design possibilities are endless. Find your own unique rocks outside in nature, or stop at the local nursery and buy a bags of stones. Ideally, you will want to look for flatter stones that are the size of your fist (or a little smaller) and have an oval shape. We have included two of our favorite garden stone projects below. Both projects call for stones, paint, and some paint brushes. We recommend foam brushes as they seem to keep work areas a bit cleaner.

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How Can I Be Part Of My Senior's Hospital Discharge Planning?

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

The moment a patient enters the hospital, they are usually already wondering when they will be discharged! According to the Centers For Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) glossary, discharge planning is "a process used to decide what a patient needs for a smooth move from one level of care to another" and "includes moves from a hospital to a nursing home or to home care".

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Is It Time To Help Mom With Spring Cleaning?

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

The time for spring cleaning has arrived and if you have a senior Mom, you likely  need to help with hers as well. Here are a few tips to help you get both jobs done.

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Ten States for Seniors

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

Every senior wants the same thing in their old age - peace. Low crime rates, affordable cost of living, and quality healthcare are a few important factors when it comes to finding a place to spend one's twilight years. Peace doesn't mean that one must sacrifice excitement and/or culture, which never hurts when choosing the best states for seniors. Below is a list comprising of some of the best choices in no particular order.

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4 Tips To Help Seniors Easily Find Loved Ones Through Social Media

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

Whether it is a Valentine's Day season or you have been thinking about loved ones from the past for a good while, you, like many other seniors, can use social media to reconnect with them. Here are 4 tips to help you do that.

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Is It Just Memory Loss Or Could It Be Dementia?

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

The senior years usually come with a certain amount of forgetfulness. It is so much expected that some might confuse age-related memory loss with signs of dementia, a serious condition. There are several ways to tell the difference between them. Here are a few to keep in mind.

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It's That Time Again: Tax Preparation Tips For Seniors!

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

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgThe beginning of the year is exciting for some reasons and stressful for others. Preparing and filing taxes can actually fall into both categories. It is nice if you expect a refund, but the process of getting that money can bring some stress. Here are a few tips to help seniors get through this tax season.

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3 Positive New Years Resolutions for Seniors

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

Women_thinking_pencil-LR.jpgEvery year, people vow to make changes. This is a healthy way to approach a new year. Encourage your senior to think through possible resolutions and then encourage them to follow through. 2018 is the year to make these happen! If they need suggestions, consider the following ideas.

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