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Smart Home Technology for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:04:00 PM

Today's innovative technology  can add function and convenience to day-to-day activities. This technology can be especially beneficial to seniors, who may find everyday tasks more difficult as they age. If you haven't yet, consider adding technology to your aging parent's home. Here are 3 reasons why smart devices can help your loved one!

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Senior Pets: Finding the Best Companion at Any Age

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

Most of us consider household pets to be of the canine and feline variety. But for seniors, dogs and cats don't necessarily make good pets. Dogs need to go outside multiple times during the day and require frequent walks. This type of care may be too much for a senior to handle. Cats can be a little easier, but they still require regular vet visits and litter box cleaning. Luckily, there are a number of alternative pets that make the perfect companion for seniors who may not do well with a "traditional" pet.

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6 Medications Your Health Insurance Doesn't Cover When You're a Senior

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

Many people believe that seniors have every medical need covered by Medicare after they hit 65. However, the opposite is true. Medicare doesn't cover many of the needs that seniors have, meaning they are required to pay out-of-pocket for a variety of things. Medications are one area where it can get confusing.

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Top 5 Safest Small SUVS for Seniors

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

The safest vehicles can vary depending on what you are looking for in terms of size and budget. When it comes to safety, bigger is better applies. Safety features may not feel so important. However, studies show that safety features actually save seniors and loved ones lives.

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Safe Exercise Tools for Seniors

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

Seniors today are not just living longer than their ancestors - they're staying more active and fit, too. Seniors and their caregivers realize that exercise regiments like strength training or yoga can dramatically improve their quality of life - and even their mental health and social life.

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Prepping Your Senior Physically and Mentally for a Family Reunion

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

Prepping your senior for a family reunion can have two components. You have to physically prep them for the event, making sure that they're comfortable and having a good time. You also have to prep them mentally so that they don't get overstimulated. This is especially true if your senior has any memory issues or suffers from Alzheimer's or dementia.

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Baby Boomers Have Redefined Retirement And It Is A Beautiful Thing!

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

Retirement is one of the most anticipated phases of life. The main reason was traditionally the obvious, no longer reporting to work. But beyond that, those of previous generations didn't have big plans for how to use retirement. But baby boomers are shaking things up. Here are some of the ways they have redefined retirement.

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5 Ways Seniors Can Improve Brain Health

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

As we age, our bodies don't perform as well as they did when we were younger. Our hearing starts to fade, along with our mental capabilities, and other bodily functions. But aging doesn't have to mean losing your memory or becoming senile. Here are five ways seniors can improve brain health.

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The Rising Cost of End of Life Surgery

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

Surgery near the end of life is very common, but is it always the right choice? The surgery can be costly and is not guaranteed to improve the quality of life. End of life care is starting to change though to help patients experience less pain and suffering towards the end of life.

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Senior Severe Weather Survival Guide

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

Hurricanes and other natural disasters are unpredictable and can strike without warning. It's crucial to prepare by having the necessary supplies on hand, including flashlights, batteries, bottled water, canned goods and cash. You'll also want to create a plan that includes securing your home, evacuating, ensuring you have enough medication, etc. Here are some tips for staying safe during the storm season:

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