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

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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What Traits Should Good Caregivers Possess?

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

With a title that includes the word care and giver, it might seem like the characteristics of a person in this role would be easy to identify. But the truth is that taking care of other humans can be more complicated than it seems. Knowing the traits that all good caregivers should embrace is directly tied to the level of care their clients will receive?

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Kitchen Gadgets Your Senior Would Love

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 20, 2016 5:30:00 PM

The season of giving is a great time for you to invest in a few Kitchen Gadgets your Senior Will Love to receive. We have put together a short list of gadgets that will help your seniors in small ways and give you piece of mind at the same time.

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7 Easy Ways to Connect With Mom or Dad From Afar This Holiday Season

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Dec 6, 2016 5:30:00 PM

During the holidays, you start to remember the importance of reconnecting with your loved ones. Unfortunately, you can't always get home for the holidays--and that can make it difficult to check up on your senior parents as they begin to age. These seven options will help you stay better connected with your senior parents.

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5 Red Flags To Observe When Visiting Your Parents This Holiday Season

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 22, 2016 5:30:00 PM

It's November, and that means the holiday season is only a few weeks away. If you're like most of us, you're probably planning a trip to see your parents. While there, it might not be a bad idea to check on them and make sure they're still doing alright. Here are 5 red flags to watch out for when visiting your parents this holiday season.

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"Who's Taking Care of Mom While You're on Vacation?" Remembering to Take Care of Yourself

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 8, 2016 6:00:00 PM

It can be difficult having a family member who requires regular and constant care due to old age, knowing just how to best manage your elderly relative's daily care. As your parent's child, you want only the best for your family member, and the best for your whole family. You may be a lone caretaker, or in a shared caretaking situation. Whatever your personal care situation is, it can become stressful, and the desire to take a vacation is a legitimate one. But, who will take care of mom or dad while you're away? Isn't the best possible care for your loved one your care? Maybe it would be best if you didn't take the time off. 

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