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

Practical Tips for Helping a Wandering Senior

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

When seniors with dementia wander at home, they may be misinterpreting what they see and experience. They may have memory problems that make them believe they have obligations elsewhere. To keep them safe when they wander, it's helpful to make the home a less confusing place.

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Skilled Rehab For Seniors: When Does Medicare Pay

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

Medicare is a government provision that millions of seniors take advantage of. But coverage isn't as simple as feeling the need for care, choosing a doctor or facility, and having Medicare pay for it. For any service that is acquired, specific conditions must be met. Here are the conditions under which Medicare will pay for skilled rehabilitation services.

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Simple Pro’s and Cons of Pet Ownership For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM

People with pets in their lives will attest to the many benefits of ownership. They will also speak of the responsibilities involved. If you are a senior considering getting a pet, it is wise to think about both sides of the coin. Here are some of the pro's and cons to consider.

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Tips To Help Mom Stay Hydrated This Summer

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 15, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Staying hydrated contributes to nice skin, mobile joints, and good health. So why is it so hard to get your senior Mom to drink enough water? While you may never have a specific answer to that question, you can probably solve the problem with a little creativity. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

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Preventing Senior Isolation During the Summer

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

If you have a loved one who is mature in age, you probably know that caring for them often requires a great deal of work. From tending to their basic needs to keeping them comfortable and involved, they often need a lot of your time. However, during the summer, most people like to travel; however, this can cause a conflict of interests -- how do you make sure your senior is not left alone feeling isolated during the summer? Here are a few ideas.

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Capturing your Senior's Legacy: Family

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

A senior who has made a family will have lots of valuable experiences to share. Being a husband, wife, parent, or grandparent is a precious part of the life of a senior. Here are three questions you can ask them about their family.

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Memory Games for Seniors in Omaha

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 23, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Here are a few memory games Caring Senior Service of Omaha encourages to increase senior's socialization and memory boosting activities.

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Tips for How To Tell Dad He Can No Longer Drive

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 20, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Driving is one of the first milestones of independence in our lives. It serves us well as we go to work, run errands, care for our family, and enjoy some leisure time. However, there comes a time in each of our lives that driving is no longer safe for us. Whether it's deteriorating eyesight, loss of hearing, or other common signs of aging, it is a reality that cannot be escaped. If you feel that your senior Dad has reached that point, talking to him about it won't be easy. But with proper planning, it can be done. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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Benefits of Dancing in Your Senior Years

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Frequent physical activity helps keep anyone healthier and there is no better way to a reap the benefits than kicking up your heels in the form of dancing. When most people think about exercise and aging they don't consider dancing as an option, however, dancing is not only a great social outlet but also an ideal form of cardiovascular exercise that might keep you feeling younger.

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Hospital Observation Versus Admission: The Difference Could Be Costly

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

Seniors are often shocked to find out that being in the hospital for a couple of days doesn't necessarily mean they were admitted to the hospital. Instead of being admitted as inpatients, they receive what is referred to as "outpatient observational care." The difference between an inpatient and outpatient designation matters because Medicare coverage can vary based on the status. Generally, outpatient observational care results in higher out-of-pocket costs. The only way to know the admission status for sure is to ask the hospital staff directly. If your loved one is hospitalized for care, you'll want to understand the difference between observation and admission. 

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