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

A 'Grow Your Own Herbal Tea' Garden for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

 A garden of fragrant tea herbs is a delight to care for and to drink. This list contains just a few favorite tea herbs. There are many other herbs that are easy to grow and make delicious teas. An herbal tea garden can be as simple as a few pots of herbs on a sunny windowsill or as elaborate as a large planter full of mixed herbs and edible flowers. 

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Senior Health: The Most Common Signs Of Elderly Insomnia

Posted by Michelle Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Three thousand, seven hundred and thirty-two. That's the number of bumps you count on your ceiling every night due to your insomnia. Sleeping disorders are no laughing matter. They can disrupt your life and take the joy out of the most pleasurable parts of your day. Today, we're going to identify some symptoms and causes of insomnia for you to look out for. Also, we're going to provide you with some quick tips to get you to La-La Land as quickly as possible. 

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Senior Living: 3 Tech Solutions For Seniors Aging In Place

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

Without a question, population aging is shaping our economy and presenting innovators with the tough challenge of finding solutions to answer those demographic needs. As we age, simple tasks become more difficult, making the prospect of living independently seem further out of reach. Wearable technology has surfaced as a viable aid on account of its tracking and monitoring abilities. Here are three wearables that can be useful to seniors aging in place.

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Activities for Seniors to Enjoy This Spring

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

The warm weather is here! This means it is time to get rid of the winter blues with fun activities that keep the minds of the elderly engaged. Looking for some inspiration for activities for your elderly loved ones? Consider some of the following activities!

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Tips for Seniors on Buying a Car

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Buying a car is exciting, but it can also feel scary if you are unprepared. Here are some tips on how to make buying a car easier for a senior. Keeping these in mind, you will have a better chance of getting a car you like at a price you can afford.

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Seniors and Taxes: Sound Tips to Lower Your Stress

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It happens every year. The one day that you set aside to get your taxes done. Whether you want to maximize your refund or keep from paying any more then you need to, tax time can be a challenge and create stress. If you're a senior or helping a senior parent fill out their forms, you need to make sure that you understand how your age and retirement status can affect your bottom line. Here are some tips to lower your stress level.

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Finding Your Long-Lost Valentine on Facebook

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

This Valentine's Day, if you're finding yourself lonely and missing old flames, there's good news: finding your long-lost Valentine is easier than ever. Even if you lost contact with someone years ago, you can use Facebook to help you reconnect with them--even if they don't have a profile of their own. If you're ready to find that long-lost love, there are several steps you can take on Facebook to make your search easier. 

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Understanding Palliative Care

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Palliative care is a type of specialized medical care for people who are seriously ill. The focus of palliative care is to reduce the pain and suffering of the patient, and to relieve the symptoms of their illness. Palliative care is similar to hospice care, except that hospice is provided at the end of a patient's life, and palliative care can be provided at any stage in an illness along with treatments. Hospice care does not aim to cure an illness.

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Tax Credit for Caregivers - Child and Dependent Care Credit Overview

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgYou have likely heard of the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Although it's commonly associated with children and daycare costs, caregivers who care for a parent or loved one in their home may also qualify for some help from Uncle Sam. Some other names for the credit are the Aging Parent Credit and the Elderly Dependent Care Credit. It's always wise to consult with a tax professional before claiming deductions and credits, but here are some basics:

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Safe Exercise For Seniors: Getting Started

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

seniors_working_out_couple-LR.jpgSo you've decided to increase your physical activity by exercising. Your geriatrician has given you the okay and you're looking forward to reaching your goals. While you are working out the details, as others have likely reminded you, making safety a priority is an absolute must.

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