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Cost of Senior Care in Charleston, WV

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 2:05:00 PM

Seniors often need additional care when they get older. This means higher costs, such as medication and doctor bills, which can put strain on an already tight budget. Residents of West Virginia may also consider turning to different living situations when they get older, which can vary in cost. Learn more about the senior care your dollar can get you in Charleston.

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Happy Doesn't Have to be Healthy: 3 Ways to Be Happy with Health Problems

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:03:00 PM

It's tough to stay positive sometimes. Aging brings many health issues that can inhibit quality of life and make simply living a hassle. While your health problems might be hard to cope with, you can still accept them and bring happiness into your life. If you ever feel like it's hard to happy, here are 3 ways to help you think and feel more positive despite any health issues and problems in life.

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5 Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 2:58:00 PM

When your senior loved one is spending time in the hospital, it is already a stressful time. The only thing you should be worrying about is your loved one's health. Unfortunately, for many, a stay at the hospital can mean financial hurt, whether your loved one has insurance or not. To help you and your loved one prepare for the financial burden of a hospital stay, check out these 5 hidden costs.

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Preventing Alzheimer's Caregiver Burnout with Regular Vacations

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

With most occupations, reaching the point burnout is a serious possibility. For this reason, taking a vacation can be a necessary reprieve from all your hard work. Vacations are is often a big help for caregivers of seniors with Alzheimer's. If the seniors and loved ones in your care have come to depend on your companionship, it won't be easy to talk to them about your plans. But having a thorough conversation is the best way to assuage their anxieties and enjoy your trip. Here are a few things to discuss with your loved ones.

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6 Things Seniors' Health Insurance Won't Cover

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

While health insurance should be a safety net, it can sometimes feel like a trap, especially when it comes to senior care. You may think that some procedures are covered by your insurance only to be shocked when you are asked to pay out of pocket. So you're not left unprepared, here's a list of 6 things a senior's health insurance most likely won't cover.

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3 cars that offer good safety for seniors

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

The best driver is a safe driver. No one is born as a safe driver, it is a skill that is honed through years of experience. However, as people get older their reflexes tend to slow and their hearing and vision begin to diminish. It is at this point that owning a safe vehicle becomes extremely important. So what kind of vehicle is considered a safe vehicle for seniors?

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The Best Exercise Equipment for Keeping Seniors Active and Safe

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

It may become more difficult to move around as a senior, but exercise never stops being important. Exercise helps maintain physical and mental health but staying safe while exercising can be increasingly difficult in the senior years. Here are 3 pieces of exercise equipment seniors can safely use to stay fit. 

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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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Herb Gardening For Seniors: A Closer Look At The Benefits

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

Seniors who are in the process of looking for the right exercises so that they can avoid the onset of various health problems as they get older often find themselves wondering what to choose. Locating a form of exercise that allows them to remain limber and fit can be challenging.

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