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

Are LTACH's Going Away? The Changing Scene of Long Term Care.

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

Most times, a short stay at a hospital is great for improving and stabilizing a senior's medical condition. Eventually, the happy day comes when you can go home. However, there are times where weeks of complex treatment are still needed. Traditionally, these needs have been met in a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH). Recent developments though have caused some of these LTACH's to close their doors, and we could expect more closures. Here is why.

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Seniors: When Does Medicare Pay For Skilled Rehab?

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

In a simple world, a senior needing skilled nursing care would be referred by their doctor, provide their Medicare insurance information, and receive the care they need. Unfortunately, things are not so simple. Medicare will only pay for a skilled nursing facility (SNF) under certain conditions. Here are the basic requirements.

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Pet Ownership For Seniors: Weighing The Pro's And Cons Carefully

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

Pets have brought joy to many families for thousands of years. But does that mean pet ownership is for everyone? If you are a senior considering getting a pet, what are some things that you should think about specifically? Here are a few of the pro's and cons of owning a pet during your senior years.

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Cooling Summer Drinks Which Contain the Nutrients That Seniors Need

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 15, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Sometimes, it’s possible to get bored of drinking just water or lemonade. Your taste buds get tired of the same taste, the same flavors, the same aromas. Adding something new to your drinks can wake up the taste buds and stimulate your desire to drink.

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Sandwich Budgets for a Sandwich Generation

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 15, 2017 5:30:00 PM

When you’re caring for both, children and seniors, it can be easy to lose track of yourself. You’re busy budgeting for everything your kids and parents need. So you might forget about what you need and what your spouse needs too. It’s important to maintain a sense of balance. And this doesn’t mean that you have to spend less. It just means that you have to spend in a smart way. Here are a few tips:

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Four Tips Preventing Senior Isolation

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

Vacation and traveling for the summer is in full swing. This is one of the times senior isolation can sneak in. However, there is a way to avoid this feeling by doing these four tips.

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Capturing your Senior's Legacy: Entertainment

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

At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!Entertainment is a fun part of life to talk about. A senior has had time to discover their preferences and find what they enjoy most. Talking to your senior about their entertainment of choice is a great way to capture their legacy. Here are three questions you can ask them about it.

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Memory Games for Seniors in Scottsdale

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 23, 2017 3:30:00 PM

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

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Using Alexa to Boost Senior Memory While Promoting Independent Living

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

Alexa is an incredible tool that can allow some of the 47 million people who are living with dementia to have more independence and freedom. Of those people, 9.9 million are currently in the US. This number is likely to increase rapidly over the coming decades as life expectancy continues to rise around the world. What exactly is this “Alexa” thing anyways?

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Why Dancing Should Still Be A Part of Senior Life

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

From the time we're babies, our internal rhythm causes us to move when we hear good music. As we get older, we might be inclined to stop dancing. But not only can this activity still be enjoyable for seniors, it also produces great benefits. Consider just a few reasons you have to keep dancing.

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