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Make sure your senior loved one is covered: 2 questions to ask during a hospital visit

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM

You do everything you can to make sure your senior loved is taken care of and secure. Some situations are not only in your hands, however, and you might feel helpless in those cases. Medicare coverage and their healthcare is one of those areas, especially a hospital visit. The amount of details and information that goes into it can be overwhelming. But asking appropriate questions can help put the control back your court and help you make sure your loved one is covered.

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Keep the routine for your loved one with dementia using Alexa

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 9, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Keeping a routine for your loved one with dementia provides a sense of understanding in a world that is increasingly becoming less clear for them. Going about their daily lives in a similar way every day creates less need for them to remember the specific details of "how-to" in the moment. This article shows how it gives them a sense of capability, independence, and comfort. Give your loved one these benefits through Alexa (or Echo) from Amazon. It is a virtual assistant to your loved one, and provide their routine in an innovative and effective way.

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Five Signs for Concern When an Elderly Loved One Lives Alone

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

When you have a loved one who is aging, you worry about them being able to take care of themselves if they live alone. In some cases, this is a parent or other family member. If you’re only able to visit them a couple of times a year, then this concern becomes more persistent. Here are five signs that your elderly loved one needs help living at home alone.

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Some Tips on How to Use Facebook

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

From your grown children to your grandchildren that spend more time on social media than they do with their friends, you keep hearing about Facebook. If you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and create an online profile, then Facebook is the place to start. With Facebook, you can touch base with new and old friends, find out the latest news, and share pictures of your family. Here is how to get started on Facebook.

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Help For Seniors: Basic Instructions For Using A Twitter Account

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Twitter is one of the world's most popular social networking sites, and for good reason. They are a great source for news, entertainment, hobbies and other interests, and more. It's very easy to set up and use an account, even for seniors. Here are a few basic instructions.

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The Best Dogs for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Seniors often miss companionship. They don't get out as often as they used to. It's been shown that dog owners are able to maintain their home care living conditions for longer. This means you need to consider looking at a dog for your aging parent or other senior loved one.

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Bed Rails and Bad Dreams: Keep Kerrville Seniors from Falling out of Bed

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 7, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Learn how you can help keep Kerrville seniors from falling out of bed and protect your elderly loved one. Check out the video below.

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How to Know if Home Care is No Longer Best

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

A loved one might be sick, injured, or have Alzheimer's. For a while, home care was sufficient. It's important to know when it's no longer what's best for you or your loved one.

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Managing Alzheimer's: Dealing With The Agitation

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

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that affects more than 5 million Americans, with most sufferers over the age of 65. Far from simply destroying a person's memory, it can completely change their personality. A common occurrence in those with Alzheimer's is agitation, sometimes multiple bouts every day. If this is the case with the senior loved one in your care, here are some suggestions on how to cope.

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Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

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

Alzheimer's affects over 5 million people in the U.S. The disease progressively destroys a person's memory as well as their ability to think. And although there's no cure, treatment can slow down the process and help sufferers maintain their independence longer. Here are some warning signs of Alzheimer's to look for.

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