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An Interview with a Great Caregiver: Nancie Smith

Posted by Michelle Cemental on September 28, 2016

This week Caring Senior Service honors Nancie Smith, a caregiver in on our Caring Senior Service of Phoenix office. In this interview, Nancie explains that bringing comfort and encouragement to her clients is her everyday goal.

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Are your check up’s regular? Your health hopes so.

Posted by Ruby Cemental on September 27, 2016

A doctor visit isn't usually something we look forward to, the dread and discomfort that we sometimes feel can lead to putting off important checks up's. A lot goes into our health especially as we age. Regular visits with your doctor help in managing chronic conditions, it helps to ensure that new medical conditions are found promptly and it is important to maintain a good relationship with your doctor. Are your check up’s regular? That along with a healthy lifestyle will keep you active and enjoying life. 

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Becoming a Long-Distance Cancer Caregiver

Posted by Kyle Walsh on September 27, 2016

I was only six weeks old when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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What Are Normal Vital Signs?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on September 20, 2016

What are Vital Signs? Vital signs provide an indication of your senior's most essential bodily functions. The standard measurements used in taking vital signs are the respiratory rate, blood pressure, temperature, and pulse rate. The normal range for each vital sign is dependent on your senior's age. What are the normal ranges for each vital sign for a senior?

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What is Respite Care and Do You Need It?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on September 20, 2016

Family caregivers often dive head first into their new role, full of energy and ready to do everything they can for their loved one. However, caregiving is physically and emotionally demanding, and new caregivers eventually find themselves wondering what respite care is. Let's explore what respite care is and how to know if you need it. 

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What you Need to Know About Wheelchair Accessible Vans

Posted by Ruby Cemental on September 20, 2016

Most people would agree that comfortable transportation is a valued asset that many of us take for granted. For wheelchair bound individuals comfortable transportation often means having access to  a wheelchair accessible van. A wheelchair accessible van provides reliable transportation to those with special needs giving wheelchair dependent individuals the freedom to run errands, go to appointments, or simply enjoy a road trip. If you are thinking about purchasing a wheelchair accessible van, here are some considerations to help you choose the best mobility options to suit your individual requirements. 

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An Interview with a Great Caregiver: Carmen Rodriguez

Posted by Michelle Cemental on September 14, 2016

 This week Caring Senior Service honors Carmen Rodriguez, a caregiver in on our Caring Senior Service of New Braunfels office. In this interview, Carmen explains how caring for her grandparents in her youth helps her today as she cares for seniors in New Braunfels.

Can you tell a little bit about yourself? 
I am 68. My hometown is Marion, Texas.

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Top 5 Memory Games for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on September 13, 2016

Memory games are a great way for seniors to exercise their minds. However, it's sometimes hard to find a memory game that a senior will enjoy enough to keep playing over time. To achieve the best brain-boosting results, it's important that they play a variety of challenging games and do so consistently.

With that in mind, we've rounded up 5 of the top memory games for seniors:

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How Common is Hearing Loss Among Seniors and What Can Be Done?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on September 6, 2016

Seniors and caregivers often ask how common is hearing loss, when they discuss their health plans. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 1 out of every 3 seniors over the age of 65 have some degree of hearing loss. While hearing loss is associated with the aging process, there are things seniors can do to preserve their hearing. 

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6 Easy Ways to Improve Memory for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on September 6, 2016

Memory loss is a common complaint among seniors and their caregivers. The good news is there are easy ways to improve memory that aren’t expensive or time-consuming. Here are steps you can take to help preserve and even improve memory.

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5 Natural Ways to Manage Arthritis

Posted by Ruby Cemental on September 6, 2016

Arthritis can strike at any age, and symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness can interfere with a senior's ability to get the most out of life. While there are medical treatments available, many seniors prefer to take a natural approach. Seniors who are ready to go out in the world and be active again may find it helpful to use these 5 strategies to manage their arthritis naturally.

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