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

How Seniors Can Make Tax Season Less Stressful

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Only a tax account wakes up in the morning starting in February and ending April happy that it's tax season again. For everyone else, it's a chore that needs to be done. Seniors can find this time especially challenging since they may be recently retired or have mounting medical bills. They may wonder how to ensure they pay the least while staying within the current tax code with all their life changes. Here are some tips for making tax time a little less stressful for seniors. 

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Tips For Seniors Looking For Loved Ones On Social Media

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Bears, chocolate candy, cards, roses, and everything else surrounding Valentine's Day has the tendency to remind us of our sweetheart from many years ago. It can also just make us crave companionship in general, missing our friends that we drifted away from. Many seniors are satisfying that craving by means of social media. Here are some tips to help you reconnect with your long lost loved ones.

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Knowing The Difference Between Age-Related Memory Loss And Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It is quite common, almost expected, for people to become more forgetful as they age. Because of that, it can be tempting to assume all memory loss is age-related. However, it could be caused by a more serious problem, dementia. Thankfully, it is possible for seniors to know the difference. Here are a few ways.

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Help For Seniors Preparing Taxes: Avoiding Scams

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Tax season is upon us with all of its stress for some, and excitement for others who may be expecting a large refund. Wherever you fall among taxpayers, the commonality is that the time has arrived and work must be done. Unfortunately though, tax season is a big opportunity for scammers who love to prey on seniors. Although we all feel like we cannot be duped, it really can happen to anybody. So here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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Top 3 New Year's Resolutions for Senior Caregivers

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Women_thinking_pencil-LR.jpgAre you the individual primarily in charge of caring for a senior loved one in your life? If so, 2018 is a great time to take a fresh look at the way you're interacting with one another and make resolutions that will help improve the quality of care that you're able to give. These top 3 resolutions are an excellent start to creating better care for your loved one and a better overall life for you.

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Using Technology to Coordinate Senior Care for Extended Family

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Senior_smiling_caregiver-LR.jpgCaregiving can take a toll on those charged with the task. Lack of support from other family members can be frustrating, but often it is a simple lack of knowledge that prevents others from stepping up to help. Coordinating care has the added benefit of strengthening family bonds and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Thankfully technology can ease some of the burden and help spread the work out among extended family members.

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How to Help Manage Seasonal Depression

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Over 3 million cases of seasonal depression are diagnosed in the US every year. Season depression often begins in the late fall or early winter months and can last through until the springtime comes around. Seasonal depression is marked by prolonged symptoms of fatigue, hopelessness, and being socially withdrawn. The good news is that there are many ways in which seasonal depression can be treated. Some of the following tips are a great start to help you get back to feeling yourself if you have been diagnosed with seasonal depression:

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Healthy Potato Salad Recipes

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

A Thanksgiving dinner isn't complete without potato salad. If you're tired of serving the same variation of this side dish every year, the recipes in this list should help you mix things up. 

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Multi-Generational Housing: How Seniors And Their Families Are Thriving

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

Since 2009, there has been a steady increase in the number of multi-generational households in the US. However, it may seem odd to some that adults of more than one generation would voluntarily choose to live in the same home. Well, of course the advantages may vary greatly based on the family dynamics. But here are some of the basic potential benefits to seniors and their families.

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Practical Dilemmas of Aging Owners in Single Family Homes

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

The vast majority of older adults live in single family homes, either through ownership or rental. Two-thirds of adults aged 50-64 own their homes and that ownership number raises to nearly 75% for those aged 65-79. As each of these groups continue to age - not to mention the middle-aged behind them - home ownership amongst seniors will continue to rise.

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