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

4 Tips To Help Your Senior Mom Stay Hydrated This Summer

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 15, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Staying hydrated is important for everyone, but especially for seniors, and especially during the summer. But while you give attention to your own needs, how can you help your Mom increase her fluid intake and avoid the bad results of dehydration? Here are 4 tips to try this summer and all year long.

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Preventing Senior Isolation: Learning New Activities

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

Sometimes, when seniors lose some mobility, they tend to become isolated. This is because they can’t go to the same places that they used to go to before. If they were very active, they may have to give up some of their previous activities. But this doesn’t mean that they need to be stuck at home watching TV. Here are a few activities they can take up instead:

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Capturing Mom's Legacy: 3 Questions To Ask

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

It seems like Mom was never a kid. She has always been there nurturing and supporting her family. But, the fact is, she had so many experiences before she became Mom. Now that she's a senior, it is a great time to show her you care and capture her legacy by asking the right questions. Here are a few seemingly simple inquiries that can open the door to endless conversation.

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Memory Games for Seniors in Charleston

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 23, 2017 3:30:00 PM
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How To Tell Dad It Is Unwise For Him To Keep Driving

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 20, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Our parents had some tough conversations with us, and as they age we have to bring up some unpleasant topics with them. If you're facing the difficult task of letting your Dad know it's time for him to stop driving, forethought and planning will lead to the best outcome. Here are 3 things to think about before speaking with him.

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Dementia Friendly Vacation Spots in the United States

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Vacationing when you are bringing along a loved one with dementia isn’t always easy. You’ll want to find a destination that is not as crowded and overwhelming for your senior to enjoy themselves at. Read on for three great dementia friendly vacation spots in the United States.

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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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