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

Does Happy Mean Healthy?

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 4:05:00 PM

In the whirlwind of all that goes into senior care, one of the crucial elements of care is actually personal happiness. Understandably, it is easy to be more concerned with a loved one's health, the logistics of transportation, scheduling appointments and so on; we encourage seniors to grin and bear it because we want to keep them healthy. However, their own happiness is a large part of health.

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4 Hidden Hospital Costs for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 2:57:00 PM

80% of hospital bills contain errors. With so many medical appointments and hospital visits, seniors are likely to incur a majority of these billing errors. When your loved one doesn't feel well, the last thing you want to deal with is worrying about hidden hospital costs or potential billing errors. So, here are 4 hidden costs or billing errors you should watch for on your loved one's medical bills. 

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3 Pets Seniors Should Adopt

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

Caring for a pet can be a great experience, especially for seniors who want some extra companionship in their lives. But what kind of options do you have when cats and dogs just don't seem like a good fit? Here's a list of 3 pets seniors should consider adopting instead of a feline or canine friend. 

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6 Things You'll Pay For Out of Pocket with Basic Health Insurance

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

You'd think that people with insurance would have very limited medical costs, but sometimes this isn't the case. Health insurance does not cover everything, and this becomes particularly difficult for seniors relying on Medicaid for their primary coverage. Here are 6 things seniors have to pay for out of pocket with basic health insurance plans.

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Top 5 New Vehicles for Seniors

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

There is a lot to look for when shopping for a new vehicle. For the seniors in life, purchasing a new vehicle should be done thoughtfully and carefully. Be sure the vehicle you are about to purchase is easy for you to drive, comfortable for you to sit in, and makes you feel safe.

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Gym or Home: Exercise Equipment for Seniors

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

Physical activity has far-reaching benefits for exercisers of all ages. For seniors, a good exercise program improves cardiovascular health, lowers the risk of developing chronic disease, eases symptoms that may accompany a pre-existing disease and improves balance while reducing falls. These changes together lead to a more active and functional life for older adults.

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4 Coping Mechanisms for Grandchildren Caring for Grandparents

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

There are a surprisingly large number of grandchildren that are the primary caregivers for their grandparents. This can be a tough and demanding job for someone so young, and sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. Young caregivers need more support, but they don't always know where to look to find it. Here are four coping mechanisms for young caregivers caring for grandparents.

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Senior Health: How To Prepare Your Senior For An Outdoor Family Reunion

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

Today, we're going to share with you five safety needs to prepare your senior for the next family reunion. This list will outline the importance of keeping medical equipment readily available, the best setting for an outdoor event, and the two important reasons you should study the side effects of your senior's medications. Here are five ways to get your elderly loved one family reunion ready:

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Baby Boomers Are Reinventing Retirement. Here's How!

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

Years ago, retirement meant moving to Florida, playing golf, and hanging out with the grandkids sometimes. But baby boomers are changing all of that. This is the generation of people born between about 1940 and 1964. They are now between 54 and 78 years old and they are reinventing life and retirement. Here are some ways they have written their own scripts.

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The Unsung Benefits Of Herbal Gardening For Seniors

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

Seniors will often rely on freshly grown herbs to assist them in a variety of ways. Whether they are looking for new seasonings to spice up their meals or they are in search of the best herbs to use for aromatherapy purposes, there are no shortage of obvious advantages to be enjoyed.

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