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Seniors and a Difficult Holiday Season: 5 Ways to Stay Cheerful

Posted by Michelle Cemental on December 11, 2018

The holiday season is a time of celebration and happiness. For many seniors, however, it can be difficult to stay positive and happy during this time. To help seniors combat the isolation, lack of activity, and depression that might occur during the holidays, it's important to stay educated and proactive. Below is a guide to what you need to know about seniors and the difficulties of the holiday season, as well as ways to stay upbeat and positive so the holidays can be a more happy, joyous time.

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How Our GreatCare Method Addresses Senior Fall Risks

Posted by Alyssa Ball on December 4, 2018

Seniors are at the greatest risk for falling and injuring themselves over any other age group. Between health concerns, physical limitations, and basic accidents, every 1 out of 3 seniors over 65 suffer from serious falls. Because falls are one of the leading causes of injuries and trauma in seniors, it is important to focus on the proper prevention and training when caring for a senior. Our GreatCare program helps provide this training along with specific care solutions in the most important areas of concern surrounding seniors, falls, risks, and fall prevention. Learn more about how GreatCare helps address fall risks in seniors. 

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Ensuring a Senior's Safe Admission to Rehab or Home Health Care

Posted by Michael Watson on November 27, 2018

After a senior is discharged from the hospital, they may need additional care from a rehabilitation center or from home health care. Sometimes there are complications during this admission process that cause seniors to be readmitted into the hospital. However, here are some steps to help identify high-risk admissions to rehab or home health services and tips to ensure that these seniors have a safe transition. 

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What To Do After a Senior Has Fallen

Posted by Alyssa Ball on November 20, 2018

It can be frightening when a senior falls, and many people may not know what to do after the accident. A timely response is critical, and it could save a senior's life. It is important to know what to do when a senior falls and how to handle the situation. The following is a guide to help seniors and those around them understand what to do in this scary situation.

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Nutritional Needs of Seniors: A Healthier Lifestyle for a Healthier Life

Posted by Michael Watson on November 20, 2018

As our bodies age, our attention to such things as hydration and energy levels begin to diminish. The nutritional needs of seniors can easily be overlooked. Quality of life is often associated with the enjoyment of food; therefore, the benefits of any diet should be weighed against the quality of life of the person. Generally speaking, adults need fewer calories, unless they have an exercise regime that burns a lot of calories; a more sedentary life will not burn as many. Maintaining a healthy weight and staying energized also lowers the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. Here are some tips on senior nutrition! 

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The Starbucks Run Exclusively By Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on November 20, 2018

One of the many challenges seniors from around the world face is supporting themselves well enough to remain financially stable. Without a significant amount of help from social security, retirement funds, or assistance from loved ones, many seniors have a difficult time making ends meet. As a result, there has been a growing surge of initiative from businesses in recent years to provide suitable employment for seniors. For example, one Starbucks in Mexico City took a step up recently by offering employment exclusively to citizens age 55 and up. Learn more!

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How Seniors Can Help with Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by Alyssa Ball on November 13, 2018

Seniors should never be left out of the equation, especially when it comes to the holidays. There are a few ways that they can help in the kitchen without getting in the way. They'll be thrilled to contribute, and you get some assistance at the same time. Here's how your aging loved ones can help this Thanksgiving. 

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Exercising Indoors: Stay at Home and Get Fit

Posted by Michael Watson on November 6, 2018

Seniors who wish to get back into an exercise program often want to start out at home, in the comfort of their own surroundings. This means finding the best exercises that they can do in their home, yet are still effective and helpful to their health. Seniors may also wish to utilize exercises that don't require extensive or expensive equipment. Let's look at 5 exercises that seniors can easily do at home, with little to no equipment required.

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When Should I Get Long-Term Health Insurance?

Posted by Alyssa Ball on November 6, 2018

While there is no one age that fits every single person when it comes to the best time to buy long-term health insurance, the safest way to go is by living by the motto "sooner is better." Most experts will recommend that you get long-term health insurance coverage by the time you are in your early to mid 50s. While obtaining a long-term health insurance plan can be an expensive undertaking, you will be glad you made the investment when you need care. Let's dive deeper into why you should get long-term health insurance and when. 

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Long Distance Activities to Do with Your Grandkids

Posted by Lori Thomas on November 2, 2018

There is nothing more rewarding in life than being blessed with grandchildren. However, for many grandparents, this doesn’t necessarily mean they get to live as close to their grandchildren as they would like. Long-distance grandchildren-grandparent relationships can be tough, especially for grandparents who feel like they are missing out on their grandchild’s life and fun milestones.

This is why it is so important to not only have long-distance phone and video chat dates, but to be able to play games long distance as well. Long distance games will help keep these phone calls more interactive and engaging. Here are a few suggestions for long-distance games any grandparent and grandchild can play together.

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