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Caring Senior Service of Austin Blog

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

Ruby Cemental

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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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5 Senior Friendly Kitchen Aids And Appliances

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

Most of us would like to maintain our independence for as many years as possible. And millions of seniors are doing just that. Often it is with the help of some home modifications or devices. So here are 5 items that can help seniors out in the kitchen.

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Sleep Apnea And Alzheimer's Disease, A Recent Study Suggests A Connection

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Alzheimer's disease and sleep apnea are both diseases that commonly affect seniors living in the U.S. And a recent study suggests that there might be a connection between them. Here is some information about each illness along with a summary of what researchers found. 

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Healthy & Low-Calorie Thanksgiving Dishes For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

It's that time of the year again! The holidays are about to kick-off and Thanksgiving is first on the list. As you heat up your ovens, reconsider your Thanksgiving menu to include some senior-friendly low-calorie options. Healthy dishes will benefit not only senior's dietary guidelines, but will also benefit the entire dinner table. Here are a few low-calorie healthy options to try this Thanksgiving!

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Take a Look at a Few of the Must-Have Senior Products

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Safety and convenience are two of the largest concepts driving the creation of new products designed for marketing to senior citizens. With Baby Boomers, children born between the years of 1946 and 1964, aging and driving up the number of senior citizens, this sector of the population has seen an explosion of new products. As a caregiver for an aging parent or senior loved one, it's hard to know which products are worth the price tag. Does your dad need the gadget to help put on his socks? Does your mom need bumper pads in the stove to keep her from burning her arm? Here's your chance to take a look at a few of the must-have senior products.

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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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