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

For Caregivers: 2 Questions to ask during a hospital/visit (admitted/reviewed)

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Caring for an elderly parent is often stressful enough, but a trip to the emergency room or hospital can be hard on both you and your loved one. You'll need to work as their advocate even more fiercely than usual to ensure that they are getting the care they need and that they will have the best possible experience. You'll have plenty of questions, but the main two things to ask about right away are:

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How We Can Help You Get Your Loved One To The Graduation Ceremony

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 9, 2017 5:30:00 PM

A graduation marks a time of pride in accomplishment, but it is also a time that is very busy. With the parties, gifts, and guests, graduations have a lot you have to think about. Caring Senior Service can help ease your mind in one area, getting your senior loved one to the ceremony. We don't want you to have to worry about the many details that go into ensuring your loved one is safe and comfortable for an event like this. Our belief that seniors should be happy, healthy and at home means that they should be a part of this momentous day too. Here's what our services can take off your busy schedule and get your loved one there safely:

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Helping Seniors Suffering from Depression

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM

While nearly everyone will develop a case of the "blues" at some point during their life, feelings of chronic sadness and depression are more serious. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 1% to 5% of the elderly population suffers from major depression. Rates increase to 13.5%, however, for elderly individuals who require home healthcare.

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5 Ways Our Lives get better with Age

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 11, 2017 5:30:00 PM

It is easy to focus on the negatives of aging in a society that is youth obsessed. Yet, aging is a natural part of life. We see it everywhere in the nature all around us. As we get older we learn more and our able to understand ourselves and others in new ways. Below are 5 ways we get better as we age.

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Seniors: Are You Using Twitter?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

As a senior, you might not see how social media fits into your life. However, various platforms can definite have a practical use. Perhaps your family has already convinced you to use Facebook to keep up with family news and see pictures of your loved ones. But have you considered using Twitter? It's not just a place to let the world know what you're thinking. It's also a great site for easily getting information that's relevant to you. There are many organizations on Twitter that share beneficial tidbits and news for older ones.

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Best Pets for Seniors: 3 Great Small Dogs

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM

If you're a senior who has started experiencing loneliness, or who would just like a bit of companionship, have you considered getting a dog? As was mentioned in an article by U.S. News and World Report, "Dogs mold their schedule and personality to you. They are never unavailable or off duty". Here are three small breeds that tend to work particularly well with senior owners.

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Bed Rails and Bad Dreams: Keep Charleston Seniors from Falling out of Bed

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 7, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Learn how you can help keep Charleston seniors from falling out of bed and protect your elderly loved one. Check out the video below.

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5 Signs That Home Care Is No Longer Appropriate For Your Parent

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

It's hard when you have to consider assisted living or hiring a caregiver for your parent, especially if you're the primary caregiver. But, it's important you are reasonable and logical as possible when approaching the idea. The number one concern is for the well-being of your parent so they may continue to live a full life.

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Managing Alzheimer's: How To Deal With Agitation

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

When a loved one suffers from Alzheimer's, dealing with their mood or personality changes can pose quite a challenge. Something that's quite likely to occur daily is agitation. Not only is it a direct result of the disease, many other factors can contribute to it. However, no matter the cause, there are some ways you can successfully cope with your loved one's agitation. Here are three to consider:

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5 Things Old People Want Every Young People To Know About Them

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 24, 2017 5:13:00 PM

In today's society, it often seems that there still remains a huge split between the older and younger generations. While it is sometimes hard for a young person to put themselves in another person's shoes, the truth is that older people really aren't that different. In fact, here is what every young person should know about old people that will transform their relationships.

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