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

How to Assist a Senior After a Fall

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Nov 20, 2018 2:13:00 PM

Seniors are at a higher risk of falls due to health complications, loss of balance, vision problems, and other issues. In fact, 1 in 3 adults over 65 suffer from a serious fall! The best way to prepare for a fall is to know what to do when it happens. Here are some easy steps you can follow to help you remain calm and to help your loved one in the best way possible. 

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4 Practical Ways for Seniors to Exercise at Home

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 2:05:00 PM

Exercise has many benefits for seniors, but it can be challenging to stay active at times when the weather is unfavorable or on days it's not possible to get out of the house. The good news is that there are options available for exercising right inside your house. Here are 4 practical ways for seniors to exercise at home.

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Activities for Seniors in Northern Virginia

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Northern Virginia is a thriving area outside the nation's capital, and it is a wonderful location for seniors to stay engaged in their community. Each city has its own 'feel' but truly there is something for everyone. Learn about some activities for seniors in Northern Virginia. 

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Making Your Dollars Stretch for Home Care in Northern Virginia

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 2:04:00 PM

Seniors living in Virginia often struggle to make ends meet when on a strict budget. You want your money to go as far as it possibly can, especially when you are retired and depending on a pension or social security. But there is only so far you can make it stretch when it comes to health care and living expenses in this expensive state. Let's take a closer look at how far your dollar will go in Northern Virginia.

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Dancing Seniors Keep Up Vitality

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Dancing is something that other cultures promote and enjoy. In Seoul, there are Daytime Discos that seniors can frequent to shake their booty and socialize. Whether it's disco or jazz, dancing actually has many heath benefits for seniors. Learn more about why and how seniors are getting off the couch and boogieing! 

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Small Smart Home Appliances for Seniors

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

Smart home appliances add convenience to your loved one's lifestyle and assist in everyday chores and tasks. From memory assistance via automated scheduling to chores and faucets that can turn themselves off, small smart-home appliance options are vast and diverse. Learn about some small smart home appliances that can help seniors in daily living. 

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5 Great Pet Options for Seniors

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:35:00 PM

When it comes to pet options for your loved one, traditional animals such as cats and dogs may no longer seem like a good fit. Dogs need to be walked daily, fed daily, and require annual veterinary check-ups. Cats, though able to care for themselves more than dogs, still require daily litter box cleanings, veterinary check-ups, and daily feeding. As our loved ones age, these seemingly simple tasks turn into difficult chores that can prove to be damaging at any given time. Instead, let's take a look at some low-maintenance pet options that will keep your loved one company while not requiring much care at all.

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3 Homeopathic Treatment Options Insurance Does Not Cover

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

Seniors often turn to homeopathic treatments because of their safety and efficiency. This can be as an alternative to modern medicine or as a complementary remedy in a complete health plan. Unfortunately, these treatments are often not covered by health insurance coverage despite proven results.

Here are 3 homeopathic or holistic treatment options that the majority of health insurance companies (including Medicaid) do not cover.

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Senior Independent Living Essentials: Smart(er) Wearables

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

Seniors do not want to lose their independent living, even though they know they are more physically frail and more prone to accidents. With the new generation of smart wearables, many of them improved upon the older systems, it is possible to stay independent longer and be healthier. Furthermore, they are extremely simple to use. 

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3 Best Pieces of Exercise Equipment for Seniors

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

As we age, it becomes more important than ever to exercise regularly. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to keep up a routine what with health issues and a lack of ability to do many of the most popular methods of working out. However, there are many ways for seniors to work out safely and easily, many of which incorporate exercise equipment for added benefits and ease of use. Here are three of the best pieces of exercise equipment to help seniors work out.

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