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

5 Mental Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Sometimes seniors feel as if there is no reason for them to exercise anymore. They think that once they reach their golden years, exercise is dangerous or just not necessary for them any longer. However, this is the complete opposite of the truth. Exercise has many benefits, both physically and mentally. In this post, we will take a look at 5 of the mental health benefits that occur for seniors who exercise regularly.

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Activities for Seniors in Fredericksburg, VA

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 2:20:00 PM

Fredericksburg, VA, is an area that offers a rich historical heritage. Situated between Richmond and Washington, D. C., Fredericksburg provides small-town ambiance with all the modern conveniences. There are many areas for seniors to explore and expand their interests. Here are just a few!

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How Far Your Money Will Take You in Fredericksburg

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 2:01:00 PM

If you are a senior residing in the lovers' state of Virginia, you are more than likely used to the higher cost of living. Seniors typically live off of social security, disability, or pension. So how far can that fixed income get you in Fredericksburg when it comes to senior care?

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3 Ways Seniors Can Stay Happy Despite Health Problems

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Facing health issues as a senior can be challenging, especially when it comes to serious medical problems and day-to-day aches and pains. Health problems can negatively impact a senior's ability to perform routine tasks. But staying happy can definitely make the situation better. Here are 3 ways seniors can stay happy despite health problems. 

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Hidden Psychological Costs of a Senior's Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 2:59:00 PM

It is a wonderful thing to have access to medical care when it's necessary. However, even with insurance, many seniors still have the burden of the financial cost. Additionally, many seniors also deal with a significant psychological impact. So, if your Mom or Dad seems to be feeling worse after a hospital stay, it's not your imagination. Thankfully though, there are many ways to help. Learn more!

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3 Alternative Pet Options for Seniors

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

Pets offer many benefits for seniors such as friendship, exercise, and affection. Caring for a pet can bring much needed joy into a senior's life. Pets even offer a better quality of life and improve aging in place. But it is important for seniors to find the right pet though to fit into their lives.

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Avoid These 5 Common Causes for Hospital Readmissions

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

After you get out of the hospital, the last thing you want to do is get sent right back. Unfortunately, this can be rather common, especially for seniors. To prevent seniors from being readmitted soon after getting out of the hospital, avoid these 5 common causes to stay safe and healthy longer.

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Keep Seniors Safe with These 5 Cars

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

Driving can become a more cumbersome task with age. Physical limitations and special considerations must be taken into account when deciding on the proper vehicle for seniors. With such an important decision to make, it is essential to be educated and thorough. Read on further to see which vehicle features are best for seniors and which 5 vehicles will fit the bill.

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Keeping Seniors Safe & Fit: 3 Types of Exercise Equipment They'll Love

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

As we age, working out gets harder and harder. We become more sedentary due to various health problems, bones become more brittle, and the body starts to slow down overall. However, it's more important than ever before to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle as we age. There are many advantages to exercising including increased energy, being independent longer, controlling weight, reducing pain/illnesses, enhancing the mind, and boosting mood levels.

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Grandchildren Caring for Grandparents: Three Ways to Cope

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

Though caring for a grandparent can be rewarding, it can also be tremendously exhausting, both physically and mentally. Just as during an airplane emergency caregivers need to breathe in oxygen for themselves first, it is vital that grandchildren get much-needed help and counsel so they can continue to love and support their grandparents. 

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