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Enjoyable and Safe Activities To Do with Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 31, 2018

It isn't easy seeing a senior loved one at home because one or more physical limitations puts them at a higher risk of falls and the associated injuries. It may require a bit more creativity, but planning safe activities to do with your senior creates opportunities for them to get out and enjoy their day.

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Exercise Wearables for Your Active Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 24, 2018

It's essential for your beloved senior to stay active. They may be an avid walker or participate in yoga-inspired stretching. Regardless of the preferred activity, here are a few ideal wearables to keep your senior moving safely.

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Who Should Get The Shingles Vaccine?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 24, 2018

Shingles is an infection that attacks an individual nerve, leading to a rash and skin disease. Every year, the U.S. sees an estimated 1 million cases of shingles, most commonly in people over the age of 50. Symptoms of shingles include pain, blistering skin rashes, and tender skin. This pain can last for up to 4 weeks and may cause scarring.

The CDC now recommends all adults 50 years and older get the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, to prevent shingles and the complications caused by the disease. Let's take a closer look at shingles and the vaccine. 

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4 Signs It May Be Time For Home Care

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 17, 2018

Aging in place is an important decision that provides comfort and convenience to your loved one. Sometimes, a change in functioning may make you think it's time for some extra help at home. What are some signs your patient needs home care?

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Best Exercise Equipment for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 10, 2018

Many seniors are used to maintaining a healthy workout routine and wish to carry this on as they age. Choosing exercise equipment that's efficient, enjoyable, and safe for seniors can be a tough task. Fortunately, there are some great options for senior-friendly exercise machines to burn calories, get the heart pumping, increase flexibility, and overall improve physical endurance! Here are a few great types of exercise equipment for seniors:

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AARP’s Fit & Fun Health Challenge: Fun Health Facts You May Not Know

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 10, 2018

It's important to stay fit and healthy, no matter how old you are. Senior citizens are living longer, more enjoyable lives, and remaining as healthy as possible contributes to that. The AARP Fit & Fun Health Challenge is designed to ensure seniors get up and move and STAY moving. Read on for some fun facts concerning health.

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Getting Medicare to Cover Your Caregiver Costs in 2019

Posted by Ruby Cemental on June 26, 2018

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that in 2019 non-skilled home care will be included as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage plans. Up until this point, CMS has not included daily maintenance care as part of the MA benefits. But what does that mean for you?

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5 Questions Seniors Should Ask When Renewing Life Insurance

Posted by Ruby Cemental on June 19, 2018

Choosing the right life insurance can be overwhelming, especially as a senior. Your financial responsibilities have changed, and you may not be sure about what policy is right for your lifestyle. That's ok! You've already started the first step by researching online. Once you've finished your research, the next step is to call trustworthy companies and talk to their agents about what your best options are. Here are 5 questions you should ask your agent when renewing or changing your life insurance policy.

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Tips to Prepare Your Senior for a Family Reunion

Posted by Ruby Cemental on June 19, 2018

 Your family reunion is coming up and you are getting ready for a fun day with family. This time, however, you are bringing your senior with you to the festivities. Everyone is excited to see them and you want to make the day as special as you can. Read on for some tips on how you can do just that!

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Tips to Care for Your Grandparent

Posted by Ruby Cemental on June 19, 2018

Adults are living longer, which means grandchildren become prime caregiving candidates. While caregiving has advantages for grandchildren, such s boosting confidence and building empathy, it's also a struggle for young adults who are delaying their own lives to provide care. Grandchildren caregivers often postpone their education, careers, romantic relationships, and even parenthood. It isn't an easy role for a grandchild to assume. Here are some coping strategies:

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