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

Can sleep apnea and other sleeping disorders lead to ALZ?

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

Recently during the Alzheimer's Association International Conference held this year in London, researchers presented compelling evidence linking sleep problems with accumulation of biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. The study highlighted the impact of sleep-disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea on brain function and overall mental health.

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A Heart-Healthy Turkey Recipe

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

Everyone's favorite time of year is right around the corner! And since we are dedicated to keeping you and your loved ones healthy, we're providing some delicious Thanksgiving recipes to try that are a little more heart healthy! After all, if we're good to our heart, it'll be good to us! 

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How Multi-Generational Housing Helps Everyone In The Family

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

Multi-generational housing seemed to be dwindling for a while. However, in recent years, it has been very much on the rise. And that is good news for seniors and all family members involved. First of all, what is multi-generational housing? Pew Research defines it as "a household that includes two or more adult generations, or one that includes grandparents and grandchildren". As of 2014, Pew also estimated that a whopping 17% of the US population lived in this type of household. So what are the benefits?

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Aging-In-Place: 4 Cities Great For Senior Living

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

Moving is not an enjoyable experience, so most of us avoid it when possible. For this reason, aging-in-place has become quite common. While it is impossible for any particular city to be perfect in regards to health care, safety, cost-of-living, and other factors, there are some locations that do pretty well in many areas. Here are 4 cities that have proven themselves among the greatest when it comes to senior living.

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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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