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Reminiscence Therapy for Seniors with Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on April 17, 2018

 Dementia changes lives forever.  Not only does the dementia patient sometimes withdraw, but the loved ones must find ways to keep their loved one involved in family and life in general. One successful way to see this engagement with the here and now improve is the use of art and nurturing programs for early to moderate dementia sufferers.

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Theora Connect - New Technology to Enhance Caregiving

Posted by Ruby Cemental on April 10, 2018

According to an AARP report, the majority of caregivers are utilizing the latest trends in technology to help with caregiving. The various trends include an assortment of applications and monitoring devices. One of the latest developments is Theora Care, which basically helps you keep tabs on your loved one even when you aren't physically present. The goal is to ensure your loved one's safety while providing them with a little freedom and independence. 

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Dementia-Friendly Cruise: Book Now, And Enjoy An Experience To Remember

Posted by Ruby Cemental on April 3, 2018

If you or a loved one is dealing with the early stages of Alzheimer's or dementia, then you may understand the challenges of living with these conditions. How simple tasks can become confusing, and how memories can grow hazy and grainy when you aren't looking. It can be hard to find something to grab onto so you can anchor yourself, and it can be just as hard when you're trying to be your loved one's anchor. Which is why you should consider booking a dementia-friendly cruise that will help you, and your loved ones, be better prepared for the days to come.

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The Psychological Effect of a Hospital Stay on Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on March 27, 2018

When your senior loved one is discharged after a hospital stay, it's a time for celebration. They're back to their daily routine and surrounded by the familiar people and places they love. But it's important to be aware of the psychological impact a hospital stay can have on your loved one. The stress of a hospital stay can turn into a decline in an elderly patient's mental and physical health, slowing down their long-term recovery, well-being, and quality of life. 

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Q & A: What is a Hybrid Long-Term Care Insurance Policy?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on March 20, 2018

Until recently, seniors were given just one option for purchasing life insurance as well as long-term care insurance. They had to purchase and pay for two separate policies in order to gain the peace of mind that comes with having a financial plan for those stages of life. Today, seniors can purchase what is known as a hybrid long-term care insurance policy to simplify the process, improve chances of being approved, and experience cost savings.

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Is Telemedicine the Future of Health Care for Seniors?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on March 13, 2018

Telemedicine is a service that is becoming more widely available and more frequently covered by insurance. It allows patients and providers to connect remotely via phone, an app, or video conferencing. During telemedicine visits, minor concerns such as rashes or routine illnesses can be diagnosed and, if necessary, medication can be prescribed. Telemedicine also offers access to specialists in areas where specialists are not available on-site in clinics and hospitals.

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Heart Attacks: Men vs. Women

Posted by Ruby Cemental on March 6, 2018

According to the American Heart Association, 2018 statistics show that 1 of every 3 deaths in the United States is related to cardiovascular disease. Men and women are both susceptible to having heart attacks, but there are differences that each gender may experience. 

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Is In-Home Rehabilitation Right for Your Senior?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on February 27, 2018

In-home rehabilitation is one of the most accessible and convenient ways for seniors to regain function after hospitalization or a debilitating illness. All of your loved one's energy can be used for healing instead of having to deal with the difficulties of arranging transportation, both physical and mental.

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6 Senior Readmission Prevention Strategies

Posted by Michael Watson on February 20, 2018

Reducing patient readmission for seniors is a priority for hospitals, home care providers, physicians, and healthcare professionals alike. Avoiding unnecessary and costly re-hospitalization can come down to the simplicity of communicating and collaborating with each other.

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Understanding Out-Patient Rehab

Posted by Ruby Cemental on February 13, 2018

The major illness, injury, or surgery, experienced by seniors is often times just the beginning of a very long and arduous journey. For much of the Medicare eligible population, extensive rehabilitative therapy must occur in order for them to return to a sense of normalcy after a major medical event.

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