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

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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How Often and For How Long Should Seniors Workout?

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

seniors_working_out_couple-LR.jpgWorking out is vital to health and wellness at any age, and that includes senior citizens. Exercise has many benefits from staving off obesity to helping seniors decrease their risk of falling and many different benefits in between. 

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Couch Time, Slouch Time: Why Your Senior Needs to Move

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Staying active is vital for seniors, yet the temptation to settle into the couch and zone out in front of the television is often in competition with the need to move. What happens when a senior spends too much time on the couch?

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5 Kitchen Aids And Appliances That Are Senior-Friendly

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Aging-in-place is a dream for many seniors. The way to turn that dream into a reality is generally increasing the safety and ease-of-use of home features. Here are 5 kitchen aids and appliances that can help seniors maintain their independence.

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How Seniors Can Benefit by Visiting a Geriatrician

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

Seeing a geriatrician can have many benefits for senior adults. Geriatricians are trained to understand the effects of aging on the human body as well as to look out for symptoms of diseases that mimic aging. Some of the symptoms that we may attribute to aging are treatable symptoms of diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or osteoporosis.

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