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8 Effective Medication Reminder Strategies for Seniors and Relatives

Posted by Michelle Cemental on February 12, 2019

Whether you are managing your own absent-mindedness or taking care of a relative, medication reminders are one of the most useful aspects of daily medical care. From pill-minder trays to online calendars, a little help keeping track of multiple medications can go a long way. At best, it's a way to save a little brain power so you don't have to be super careful with your medication every time you take it. And in worst-case scenarios, effective medication reminders can be the difference between life and death. Here are some clever tactics to help manage medications more easily. 

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Is Your Senior Being Bullied?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on January 29, 2019

Believe it or not, bullying is a growing problem among seniors. As of November 2016, the U.S senior population was 50 million and still growing. It is projected that by 2030, seniors are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.

As more and more seniors live in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes, there is a rising trend of peer-to-peer bullying, which is bullying by other residents or clients. According to social work professor Robin Bonifas, recent studies show that about 1 in 5 seniors are bullied. It is difficult to know how big a problem it is because many such acts go unreported. However, whether it is name calling or physical altercations, it is an aspect of senior living that should be taken seriously. Let's take a closer look at bullying in seniors.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Common Dementia Behaviors and Caregiver Strategies

Posted by Michelle Cemental on January 15, 2019

When a loved one has dementia, they may not act like themselves. The disease may cause strange behaviors that seem out of character. Here is a common list of dementia behaviors along with some caregiver tips to handle each new behavior. 

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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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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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5 Easy Costume Ideas for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on October 9, 2018

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it's time for costumes galore! If you're thinking about dressing up with a senior loved one this holiday season, try some of these great costume ideas that will have them feeling great and enjoying the season. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Hospital to Home Step-By-Step Guide

Posted by Michelle Cemental on September 18, 2018

When a senior is discharged from the hospital, there are a lot of things to coordinate and think about. We've made this process a little easier with a step-by-step guide to a safe hospital discharge. By referring to the process outlined in our infographic, you can know what to expect when a loved one gets to come home from the hospital.

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5 Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on September 4, 2018

When your senior loved one is spending time in the hospital, it is already a stressful time. The only thing you should be worrying about is your loved one's health. Unfortunately, for many, a stay at the hospital can mean financial hurt, whether your loved one has insurance or not. To help you and your loved one prepare for the financial burden of a hospital stay, check out these 5 hidden costs.

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5 Ways Smart Homes Are Perfect for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on September 4, 2018

Smart homes are one of the latest developments in user-controlled technology. They give seniors more independence and convenience that they can't get from regular homes. As modern-day sanctuaries, smart homes are perfect for seniors. Check out these 5 reasons why!

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Best Apps for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on August 21, 2018

Technology creates a mobile environment where everyone can feel included. Just because seniors didn't grow up with smartphones doesn't mean that they can't use them. There are apps designed to help seniors with daily life and entertainment. Check out these helpful apps that can create a great experience for seniors on iPhone or Android.

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