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Try this Fantastic Sugar-free Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

The holidays are right around the corner! And while this is a lot of people's favorite time of year, all of the extremely good food can cause problems for some seniors--especially those of us who suffer from diabetes. All of the extra sugar in many of these overly rich entrees and desserts make them almost impossible for the diabetic to enjoy. We want you all to be able to enjoy the wonderful meals as much as anyone else this season, so we're going to issue a few healthier recipes to use around the Thanksgiving table this year. Here's a fantastic one that we have tried for a diabetic pumpkin pie! 

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Re-Imagining Multi-Generational Housing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

We all grew up, eager for the day we could move out on our own, and have our independence. Some of us even wanted to move to big cities (or to the country, if we were from a big city), to start really fresh. However, in today's housing market, more and more people are looking for multi-generational housing solutions. Part of that is because of the cost of housing, and the stagnation of wages. Part of it is that millennials are dealing with increased debt from school, and their grandparents are getting to a point where living on their own isn't as feasible as it once was.

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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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