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

Packing Your Senior's Bag for a Family Reunion

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

You're headed out the door with your senior loved one for a family reunion. Everyone is excited by the chance to get together: to see relatives that you don't get to see at other times of the year, to eat great food, and to celebrate as a family. In order to take a senior loved one whose health is declining along with you, however, you need to make sure you're taking the right items along to make the experience more enjoyable for everyone. 

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Baby Boomers Give Retirment a New Look

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

Baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) made history and it's not a surprise they are now changing the face of retirement. The baby boomers are not ready to quit and fade into the sunset. They still have a lot of goals they want to achieve and accomplish. Since the life expectancy has increased significantly since the concept of retirement was introduced in 1935, a good portion of one's life is spent "retired." The average retirement age today is 62, but the life expectancy is currently over 80 and rising. 

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Recognizing The Signs And Symptoms of Elderly Insomnia

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

Getting a good night's sleep is one of life's most enjoyable and free pleasures. That's why it can be one of a senior's biggest irritations when they are not getting enough sleep every night. If you are having problems sleeping, here are a few indications that it might be insomnia.

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Helping Seniors Prepare for Storm Season

Posted by Michael Watson on Apr 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Stormy weather can be an unsettling time for seniors, particularly if they live alone. You can help your senior feel confident by making a plan and getting supplies together. When a storm is expected, call your senior to see if she wants to shelter in place or go to a place where she will feel safer. When the storm is over, contact her to make sure she is okay. To get ready for spring and summer storms follow this checklist:

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Getting Dirty Is Healthy: Gardening tips for seniors

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

Studies done throughout the decades show that gardening activities are good for the mind, soul, and body.  Whether you have a half-acre mini farm or a few containers of plants, planting, nurturing and enjoying the results of a garden relieves depression, loneliness, and boredom.  Soil contains enzymes that actually boost your immune system.

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My Hospital Discharge and How Much Control I Have

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

A hospital stay of any length, regardless of the seriousness of the health issue, is a stressful time for patients and family alike. Hospital stays have become increasingly shorter for most patients as insurance companies and the healthcare industry attempt to reduce costs.

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Practical Tips For Seniors Preparing Their Taxes

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

It is that time of year again, another tax season. Whether you love or dread this time, or you are completely neutral, it is definitely here. And there are a few practical things to keep in mind this year and every year.

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Attention Seniors! Facebook Could Help You Find Your Long Lost Valentine

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

Long gone are the days where landline phones were the only way of communicating or staying in touch. Thanks to technology and the internet, we are more connected than ever before. Seniors may be apprehensive or feel overwhelmed when it comes to the world wide web, but the learning curve is actually quite simple.

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All Encompassing Care when You Need it Most

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

It can be confusing when we are seeking outside help for a loved one. We seek care that will match their needs.

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Practical Tax Preparation Tips For Seniors

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

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgTax season is here and so is the hustle and bustle of seniors and others getting ready to file. Although it might be a bit stressful, it can be handled successfully, and it does come to an end. In the meantime, here are a few tips to help you navigate things.

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