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Insomnia Symptoms In the Elderly: What to Watch For

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

A good night's sleep is the foundation of good health. It restores both mind and body so you can wake up refreshed and ready to tackle your day. And when you can't sleep, it can set you up for a mental, physical, and emotional struggle all day long. Unfortunately, insomnia and sleep disturbances become more common as you age. The changes in brain patterns, medication, hormone levels, sleep patterns, and mood disorders like depression and anxiety that accompany the aging process can lead to chronic insomnia. 

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The Love/Money Conundrum: End Of Life Surgery's Real Cost

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Facing the loss of a loved one at any stage of life is devastating. But factor in difficult decisions regarding end of life medical care for seniors, and families feel confused in a situation producing both hope and despair. The medical community provides the facts concerning possible outcomes, but the recovery timeline and future treatment options are limited by their loved one's health or financial situation.

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Keeping Your Seniors Safe this Season

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

It's scary thinking of our senior family members safety during a storm. Predicting a power outage, flood, or loss of water can be hard to predict. Luckily, they can be an easy thing to prepare for. Here you'll find a few tips we found helpful when keeping your loved ones safe.

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3 Great Gardening Tips For Seniors

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

Gardening is an excellent hobby for seniors to become involved in. It is a worthwhile way for them to spend their time because they receive a reward for all of their efforts. There are some gardening tips that can make gardening as fun and as enjoyable as possible for seniors. Here are three of these tips. 

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Practical Tax Season Tips For Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It is tax season again but there is no need for seniors to fear it. Whether you have one source of income or several, it is possible to prepare and file your taxes accurately and safely. Here are some tips that can help.

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Why Do Seniors Feel Worse After a Hospital Stay?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Whether it is because of injury or illness, most seniors will have at least one overnight hospital stay during their golden years. But did you know that many of them feel worse after discharge, physically and especially emotionally. 

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Guide to Understanding Palliative Care

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Aging seniors with serious illnesses need more care than the average senior. This is where palliative care comes into the picture, it's also referred to as "supportive care".

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4 Helpful Tips For Seniors Preparing Their Taxes

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgTax season, with its excitement and stress, is upon us once again. The good thing is that it doesn't last forever, and there is much help available to help us navigate it successfully. Here are 4 tips for seniors ready to prepare their taxes.

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Guide to Safe Senior Workouts

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

seniors_exercising_couple-LR.jpgAs we age, exercise gets harder. Yet it's one of the most important things seniors can do to prevent health problems. Keeping an independent life is very important for many aging seniors. Regular exercise strengthens muscles so seniors can keep living independently without being dependent on others, not to mention the countless other benefits exercising provides.

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5 Tips For Coordinating Senior Care For Your Loved One

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

Many families have taken on caring for a senior-aged loved one in the comforts of their own homes. Parents moving back in with families is a growing phenomenon across the US as healthcare costs and the costs of long-term care rise much faster than the average family's income can afford. It's understandable that families want the best for their loved ones, especially aging parents, so they welcome them into their own homes to ensure they are cared for as well as possible.

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