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Guiding Steps For Fallen Seniors

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Nov 20, 2018 2:06:00 PM

When a senior falls, your first instinct is to help them get back to their feet. While this is great, it isn't always the right thing to do. In fact, you shouldn't help them get to their feet as much as guide them safely through the steps necessary to get up. If they do not have the physical strength to stand on their own or if they are in too much pain to do so, you should call for professional medical help.

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How Seniors Can Exercise Indoors: Yoga, Weights, and Cardio

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 2:10:00 PM

There are many reasons why a senior might choose to exercise indoors. If you're just beginning an exercise regimen, you might want to do so in the comfort of your home. It just feels more comfortable because you don't have to travel or worry about other people being around. Plus, there are a number of different types of exercise you can now do in the comfort of your home. Here are some of them.

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Top 3 Activities For Seniors in Charleston

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Seniors are an increasingly active and are looking to participate in more activities that are aimed towards their interests and passions. When retired, many seniors enter their golden years and wish to fill their time with activity rather than sitting by idly and doing nothing. Cities are offering more activities to keep seniors busy and active in their later years than ever before. The following are 3 of those great activities that are offered to seniors in Charleston, West Virginia.

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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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