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

Assisted Care Reduces Elderly Falls Linked to Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 24, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Elderly patients suffering from dementia can have joy, contentment and comfort when receiving optimal care from qualified and concerned caregivers. Providing an individualized care program that targets the specific needs of the patient is required to promote the strengths of the patient and lessen the effects of their weaknesses.

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Dealing with Vision Related Falls in Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 10, 2015 7:00:00 PM

As seniors age, loss of vision is often expected and creates a challenge for older adults to maintain their previous quality of life. Combined with weak joints, fragile bones, and impaired depth perception, the possibility of a life changing fall increases. Even with corrective lenses there are some vision problems that are common to seniors and will require early medical attention.

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Travel Tips with Parent Who Is a Fall Risk

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 20, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Falling is something that we all take seriously.  However, when we get older, we are at a higher risk of falling.  Why?  Scientists have analyzed several reasons the elderly have a higher risk of falling (NIH Senior Health, 2013)

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3 Tips On How To Keep Seniors From Falling

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 6, 2015 7:00:00 PM

When a younger person trips and falls, most of the time embarrassment is the most serious repercussion. Unfortunately, when a senior falls, it can have lethal consequences. Fortunately, many falls can be prevented with the right preparation and knowledge. We've come up with 3 tips on how to keep seniors from falling:

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What is Causing My Mother to Keep Falling Out of Bed?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 22, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Many seniors have a fear of falling, for some, they have fallen before, and they know that it is painful, and for others, they know someone who has fallen. This fear is common, and it adds to the likelihood of a fall happening. If your mom keeps falling out of bed, there could be a good reason for this.

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Why Does my Elderly Mom Keep Falling Down?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 8, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Falling is one of the biggest risks faced by the elderly, according to Aging Care. Falls are one of the most commonly faced dangers elderly people have to deal with, and they can have the most severe results, ranging from broken bones to death. Over a million seniors are brought to the emergency room every year with falling-related injuries. Fortunately, if you understand the cause of falls, you can take steps to prevent them.

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Turning 65... What you need to know about Medicare in 3 Simple Steps

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 25, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Making decisions about Medicare can feel intimidating. However, this is often simply because we hear for our entire lives that we:

Have to plan for retirement,Have to plan for Medicare, and We have to do it right or else

This makes the decisions we make about our lives after we turn 65 years old seem like problems that are ever-looming. However, though saving properly and health insurance coverage are both extremely important; with the right self-education, they just become important decisions like every other important health insurance or financial decision you've ever made.

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Rules of 401K Withdrawals: Be Prepared

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Aug 11, 2015 7:30:00 PM

One of the ways in which those who are planning for or are in retirement can provide at least a part of their income is to withdraw from their 401K plans. It seems like a simple and logical way to produce or supplement one's income, but there are certain rules of 401K withdrawals that people need to be aware of. To gain insight into a few of the more important guidelines to making these withdrawals, take a look at the information below.

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Three Keys to Emotionally Planning for Retirement

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 28, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Looking forward to retirement can produce a wide range of emotions from joy and excitement to sadness and anxiety. Anticipation of freedom and adventure produce joy and excitement. Sadness comes from the sense of loss of what has been a normal routine, even an identity, as well as of colleagues and meaningful activity. The unknown future brings anxiety. (Do I have enough money saved? What will I do with my time? How will I keep in touch with my colleagues?)

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Socialization is Paramount for Seniors & Diabetics-Plan a Diabetic Friendly Picnic

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Jul 14, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Planning a Diabetic Friendly Picnic for Seniors is a wonderful opportunity to encourage the elderly to have a little fun and enjoy the sunshine. The dietary constraints of diabetes need not interfere with planned social activities, just focus on the planning, and let the fun begin.

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