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Providing senior in-home care tips and stories for everything related to senior care.

At Home or at the Gym: Indoor Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 4:02:00 PM

Exercise has numerous benefits for people of all ages. When you exercise on a regular basis, you can improve your balance, endurance, and flexibility. Exercising helps strengthen your bones and muscles as well. Seniors who exercise regularly will reduce their risk of developing certain conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart problems.

It's often easier to stay indoors when you exercise, either at home or in a gym. Let's look at some exercises that can be done in either place.

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Best Activities for Seniors in Grants Pass

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 5:20:00 PM

Many seniors are living in their own homes with minimal outside help. As independent seniors, they often look for things to do in their city or town that are new and interesting. Gone are the days of sitting around on the porch, whittling or crocheting (although that is fine, too!). If you or your loved one is looking for activities to do in Grants Pass, here are some activities! 

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How Far Does Your Money Go in Grants Pass?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 5:03:00 PM

Seniors have a unique challenge of living on a fixed income. Most seniors will end up living on the money they have saved from their retirement accounts and from other fixed sources of income such as social security or pension checks. As healthcare costs continue to rise, seniors, have to try to make the most of every dollar they have coming in. That's why it's important to know how much senior care affords and plan accordingly. Discover how much senior care costs in Grants Pass. 

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Help Seniors Feel Happy During a Health Crisis

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:03:00 PM

When you're helping out with a senior parent or loved one and a health crisis strikes, there are steps you can take to keep their spirits up and overall happiness intact. Whether it's an accident or illness, your senior's health doesn't have to have a negative effect on their short or long-term happiness. Here are a few tips to help bolster your senior loved one's happiness in the midst of a health crisis.

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Tips to Prevent Caregiver Burnout: Going On Vacation

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Burnout is a potential hazard with even the most well-enjoyed occupation. And it is common among  caregivers of seniors with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia because of the demands of their services. One way to avoid burnout is by taking regular vacations. Although it may be difficult to step away from the senior in your care, don't feel guilty! You deserve a break, and there are some strategies to approaching the topic with them. 

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Don't Count on Health Insurance to Cover These 6 Things

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Ideally, our health insurance covers everything that we could possibly need. However, that is not always the case. Seniors especially need to be aware of what insurance does and doesn't cover since medical expenses increase and trips to the doctor become more frequent. Here are 6 things that insurance typically doesn't cover for seniors.   

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Three Important Fitness Gadgets for the Active Senior

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Senior citizens are living longer lives and are working out more than ever before. Having the right fitness gear is an important part of any workout regimen, even for seniors! Let's take a look at some of the more popular fitness gadgets that every senior should own and use.

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Learn the Elements of Oral Health

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Oral health is important for everyone, of course. The sooner you get on the ball with regard to oral health, the better. This will prevent your teeth from decaying as you get older. You will have less tartar buildup and fewer cavities. And eventually, you'll have fewer teeth falling out when you become a senior.

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5 Ways to Cope with Caring for Grandparents

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Caring with elderly parents or grandparents can seem like quite the task, and that's because it is. While it may seem daunting at first, you can find ways to remain sane and cope. Here are five ways to do so.

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Baby Boomers And The New Face Of Retirement

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

If you think retirement simply means: no longer working outside of the home, moving to Florida, and enjoying golf and card games, you might not have spoken to a baby boomer recently. They are definitely redefining retirement to fit their needs and desires rather than just going with the flow. And things are going very well for them!

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