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Benefits of Daytime Disco for Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:02:00 PM

In South Korea, seniors are flocking to nightclubs during the daytime hours and shaking their booty like it's the late 1970s. Is it time for your senior parent or loved one to take a page out of their book? Registering your senior loved one for a dance class or locating a weekly dance doesn't mean that it has to be disco. From learning the cha cha and East Coast swing to mastering the waltz or salsa, there are many benefits for a senior to get out and get their feet moving. Check out a few of the benefits for seniors who dance regularly. 

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Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:02:00 PM

Whether it's a scheduled surgery or an emergency situation that lands your senior parent or loved one in the hospital, your first concern is always that they get the necessary care and make it home better. You expect that the insurance will take care of most if not all of the medical bills. But that isn't always the case. There are many hidden costs attached to your parent's hospital stay. Here's a look at some of the most common hidden costs and how they occur. 

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Small, Furry Pets Seniors Will Love

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

Do your senior loved ones miss having a pet to care for and cuddle? If they've always had a cat or dog, they may miss the companionship and interactions they enjoyed so much. Now that they're older, it may be impossible for them to cope with the daily upkeep and exercise needs of an active pet. However, that doesn't mean they have to forego the enjoyment, companionship, and mental stimulation a pet can offer. Here are some furry pet options they can take care of. 

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3 Ways Weekly Visits Decrease Senior Readmission Rates

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

With hospital readmission rates for seniors staying steadily high, every little effort made to keep them healthy could make a huge difference. As a caring loved one, you can make a very big impact by simply visiting once a week or more. While this may not seem like it could make a big difference in whether your loved one stays in their home or returns to the hospital, there are many reasons why this helps with recovery. Below are just 3 of those ways.

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Three Head-to-Toe Wearable Fitness Gadgets for Seniors

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

Wearable technology is a great way for seniors to stay active and in shape. Exercise can be hard for seniors experiencing mobility issues, but with the right accessories it can be easier AND fun! Let's take a look at three different wearable fitness gadgets that can help a senior stay on the move, head to toe.

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Four Reasons Seniors Should Maintain a Daily Oral Care Routine

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

Senior dental problems are still a common occurrence for many men and women in their golden years but with the proper dental care, they don't have to be. Dental health goes hand-in-hand with overall health and it is a topic that all seniors should pay close attention to. While many seniors know that poor oral care can lead to cavities and bad breath, they may not realize it can lead to other types of health issues, as well.

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3 Resources to Help Grandchildren Cope With Caring for Grandparents

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

Many grandchildren who are the primary caregivers of their grandparents need help taking care of them. They may not have the experience doing so or have trouble finding time in their busy lives to give them the care they need. There are various resources out there to help these young caregivers. Here are three resources for grandchildren caring for their grandparents.

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Baby Boomers Reshape Retirement: The Search for a Meaningful Life

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

The standard picture of retirement used to depict countless hours relaxing in front of the television with the occasional break to visit the hair salon, casino or shopping center. Nowadays, Baby Boomers are reshaping retirement to include more lively adventures like travel, exercise and social time.

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Some Benefits of Herb Gardening for Seniors

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

When your parents are aging or you're caring for a senior loved one, it's important to keep them active and healthy. From outings to keeping the home in tip-top shape, you're always looking for the next thing to help your loved one in any way. Herb gardening has become popular over the past few years, and it's time to get the seniors in your life in on this gardening trend. Here are some benefits of herb gardening for seniors for you to consider. 

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Insomnia & Elderly: Signs and Tips Caregivers Should Know

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

Insomnia can be a huge problem later on in life. While it's true that seniors' sleep patterns change slightly due to a change in their sleep rhythms, the hours of quality sleep should remain the same at 7-9 hours per night. Over 50% of seniors experience insomnia, and unfortunately, the consequences negatively affect their lives when they don't seek out help.

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