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

The Rise In the Senior Population

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

The senior population in the United States is growing at a phenomenal rate which will see a national swell in the aging community over the next few decades. Research suggests that the population over the age of 50 will increase to 132 million by the tear 2030, with most of this growth in those over 65. In fact, projections suggest that the number of people between the ages of 65 and 74 will increase from 21.7 million in 2010 to 38.6 million in 2030.

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Helpful Tips To Keep Your Elderly Parent Safe

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Dealing with wandering? Whether you've lived through the singularly frightening experience of an elderly parent with worsening Alzheimer's disease wander off, or heard a related story on the news as a Silver Alert is broadcast, statistics from the Alzheimer's Association are staggering. As many as 60% of people afflicted with Alzheimer's will wander at some point.  Also know as "elopement", the rising incidence of wandering among the elderly make this a high-priority concern for caregivers.  

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Medicare's Requirements for Inpatient Skilled Rehabilitation

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Inpatient skilled rehabilitation is often required for seniors recovering from surgery, injury, or illness. When a patient needs continued multiple therapies to recover, he or she will be transferred or admitted into an IRF, or Inpatient Rehab Facility.

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The Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Owning a pet has a lot of advantages for many people. Seniors, however, are even more likely to benefit from pet ownership--especially if they live alone. If you're on the fence about a pet for the senior in your life, these benefits may help you decide.

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Keeping Seniors Hydrated

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 15, 2017 5:30:00 PM

The dog days of summer are upon us. Keeping cool is probably top of your mind, along with finding ways to keep your senior hydrated this summer. Here are some tips to keep your senior (and yourself) healthy and hydrated this summer.

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Be a Sounding Board for Your Senior to Avoid Isolation

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Everyone feels isolated now and then. Sometimes, you need a friend to talk to and no one is available. At other times, there might be a lot of friends available even though you don’t need them.

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Getting to Know Your Mom's Legacy Through Questions

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 11, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Mom no doubt likes to talk about the past. And if you really listen to the details, you will find out so much about her legacy. You might think you know her well. But if you ask the right questions, and pay attention as she recounts events that shaped her, you will get to know Mom in a way you never have before. Here are a few simple questions that can teach you so much.

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Memory Games for Seniors in Fremont

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 23, 2017 3:30:00 PM
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How to tell Dad He Can’t Drive Without Hurting the Relationship

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 20, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Driving is one of those things that most of us have been doing for almost as long as we can remember.  So what happens when it gets to the point where a loved one may need to stop driving?  How do you approach the subject without upsetting your loved one?  Here are some tips for making a difficult conversation a little easier.

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5 Reasons Why Mom & Dad Should Still Be Dancing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Of all the things you need to remind your senior parents to do this week, is dancing one of them? While it may seem like an activity for young people, dancing actually has many substantial benefits for seniors. Here are a few to consider.

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