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

The Challenges Seniors Face When It Comes to Homeownership

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Homeownership among seniors is on the rise up until the time that they’re in their seventies but drops when they lose mobility in their eighties, as per the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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Surprising Uses for Common Household Items for Caring Senior Service of Austin

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 4, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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Seven Practical Tips for Dealing with Wandering

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

There comes a point in the progression of an Alzheimer's or dementia patient's disease that they will begin to wander. They are easily confused; unaware of their surroundings and potentially a danger to themselves or others. The patient may mistake a road for a sidewalk, not recognize the face of a loved one that is trying to redirect her, and become combative. This is one of most difficult times for the loved ones and caregivers of the Alzheimer's or dementia, as it is one of the first recognizable points in the illness where the severity of the condition cannot be denied.

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When Does Medicare Pay for Skilled Rehab?

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

Seniors are able to receive skilled rehabilitation services through Medicare, but there are certain requirements that must be met. Becoming familiar with these requirements helps you plan treatment in a way that maximizes the chances of having these services covered, allowing you or your loved one to focus on recovery.

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Pet Ownership for Seniors: Is It Worth the Trouble?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM

In general, it may seem like there are mostly pros when it comes to pet ownership for seniors.

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3 Tips to Prevent Senior Isolation via Communication

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

Everyone starts feeling isolated now and then, not just seniors. There are many different ways in which you can deal with this feeling of isolation, from therapy to sports. If you have someone in your life whom you suspect might be feeling isolated, there are many steps that you can take to help them. Here are a few tips:

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How To Capture Your Mom's Legacy With Questions

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

When we look at our Moms, they may seem to have only occupied that one position forever. But the fact is that there is so much more to their personality and background than just being a mother. Why not capture that legacy by asking them some well-chosen questions? Even if her senior years have brought with them some memory loss, she can likely still recall much about her early days. Here are a few questions to get you started.

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Memory Games for Seniors in Austin

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Here are a few memory games Caring Senior Service of Austin encourages to increase senior's socialization and memory boosting activities.

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How To Let Your Senior Dad Know It's Time To Stop Driving

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

Driving requires patience, attention, and reflexes. Unfortunately, as we get older, our skill level in those areas decreases. If you have noticed these changes in your senior Dad, you have good reason for concern. For his safety, it might be time for him to stop driving. Here are a few pointers to help you discuss it with him.

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Why Mom & Dad Should Be Dancing to The Music

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

Dancing is a beautiful way for seniors and people of all ages to express themselves. Dancing has many benefits, and it is a way to help them smile and feel happier. Listening to music is an activity that studies show uses all of the parts of the brain.

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