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What is The Difference Between a Nurse And a Caregiver?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on February 14, 2017

If your loved one is aging and you're staring to plan for their eventual needs, don't be overwhelmed. Choosing the best care for your senior parents can be a challenge. Keep one important question in mind, does your loved one need the kind of care provided by a nurse, or by a caregiver.

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5 Ways to Help Seniors Protect Their Finances

Posted by Ruby Cemental on February 7, 2017

Too many seniors are the victims of financial abuse, especially as they get older and are no longer able to manage things for themselves. Unfortunately, you can't guarantee where that abuse will come from--including friends and loved ones. If you'd like to prevent it from happening to your senior loved one, these five tips on how to help seniors protect their finances will help provide them with the support they need. 

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Caregivers Can Enrich Family Bonds

Posted by Ruby Cemental on January 31, 2017

Taking care of an elderly loved one can be stressful for the entire extended family. Unfortunately, in some cases family arguments occur because family members differ in opinion about how best to care for their loved one. Everyone has the best intentions but it can be difficult to overcome family disagreements about which approach is best. The result can be lasting damage to relationships. Instead, it is possible for family bonds to be enriched. Caregivers can help families.

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Assisted Living Versus Independent Living: Are They Safe for Your Senior?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on January 24, 2017

With today's seniors remaining more active and involved in their communities, it can be difficult to convince them to choose options for long-term care that may limit their independence. Unfortunately, there comes a time when seniors simply need an extra level of care. Before jumping in and choosing between assisted living and independent living options it's important to make sure they're safe for your senior.

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Home Care vs. Nursing Home: Making the Decision

Posted by Ruby Cemental on January 17, 2017

When the time comes to decide how to help an elderly loved one through those difficult days when they aren't physically able to care for themselves, the decision can be a difficult one. How do you know what's right for the senior in your life? By understanding the benefits and drawbacks of both home care and nursing homes, you can make a wiser decision. 

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How To Help Your Parents With Their Finances

Posted by Ruby Cemental on January 10, 2017

As our parents age, everyday tasks that were once a routine can become a challenge. This may include something as simple as bill paying or monitoring expenses. Today we'll discuss ways in which you can help your parents with their finances.

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Best Diet for Seniors with Alzheimer's

Posted by Ruby Cemental on January 3, 2017

Proper Nutrition is an Essential Part of Alzheimer's Care. Seniors with Alzheimer's often experience changes in their health and appetite that can compromise their ability to consume a nutritious diet. A natural decrease in the sense of taste and smell, physical and emotional challenges, and various medications can challenge the most dedicated caregiver.

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Three Not so Obvious Benefits of Senior Homecare

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 27, 2016

You already know that a home care aide can improve the health and well-being of the senior that you love most but did you know that home care has hidden perks too? These 3 benefits of getting the help that you both need are more than enough reason to start the New Year off with a new aide to make 2017 bright, joyful and healthy!

 

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3 Exciting Ways Technology Keeps Seniors Connected

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 20, 2016

Isolation is a major concern for seniors who are at greater risk for depression and other mental health issues when they do not get enough socialization. While family and friends play an important role in lifting a senior's mood, it is also important for seniors to be able to reach out to others whenever they feel the need. Since staying social is critical for every older adult's wellbeing, they will be excited to learn about these three ways technology keeps seniors connected.

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25th Anniversary Honoring Caregivers Grand Prize Winners

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 19, 2016

We've had a great year celebrating Caring Senior Service's 25th year anniversary. Throughout this year we've honored our top caregivers with some great prizes. We have mailed out tablets, TV's, and laptops. Some of our caregivers were even featured in local papers and magazines.  In addition,  we wrote blogs based on transcripts taken from each one of our chosen caregivers. We sent the blog out to our many referral partners so that each of our partners could hear in our caregivers' own words why delivering GreatCare is so important to each one of them. Throughout this wonderful year of celebration, we also raised money for a great cause, "The Fight to End Alzheimer's". As a Caring family, we raised close to $20,000 to go towards Alzheimer's research. Our top caregivers and their respective office's were big factors in helping us raise funds. 

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