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Five Best Cities to Age in Place for Seniors

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

It's the dream. You buy a home and raise a family. As you grow older, you remain in your home and live there all your days without the need for a nursing home. In some cities, it is easier to do this than in others. The cost of living and available medical care can play a large role in this. Access to healthy foods and mass transit can also be a factor at all stages of your life. Your best city could have amazing weather year round or great art and cultural scene. Here's a look at the five best cities to age in place as a senior.

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Bright Clothing & Temporary Tattoos Can Help Protect Wandering Loved Ones

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

No one's perfect. One minute you're talking with your loved one and the next minute they've gone missing. It can happen to anyone, we're only human...its next to impossible to keep track of a loved one every second of everyday. If your loved one does go wandering, be prepared and have confidence that they'll be easy to spot or identifiable with contact information by whomever may find them.

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7 Incredible, Miracle Uses Of Vinegar

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

Vinegar is one of those remarkable items, like baking soda, where it provides millions of astonishing applications far beyond its typical usage in cooking. In fact, one writer Margaret Briggs, has even written a book about 1,001 uses of the product! With a little creativity, vinegar does indeed have countless, useful properties around the home and beyond.

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Pet Ownership For Seniors: A Few Things To Consider

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

Are you a senior considering pet ownership? If so, you will join a long list of others that have thought about the matter. But why do some seniors decide on it and enjoy the benefits, while others forego it? That is because, along with the advantages of having a pet, there are some challenges. So before you determine what you will do in this matter, here are a few pro's and cons to think about.

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3 Tips for Back to School Budgeting While Caring for a Loved One

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

It can be challenging to balance your time and finances while you're caring for both your children and an aging or sick loved one at the same time. Now that it's back to school season, you need to budget out time and money to purchase any needed school supplies for your kids. Here are 3 tips for back to school budgeting while caring for a loved one.

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Avoiding Senior Depression and Isolation: What’s Normal and What Isn’t

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

Everyone gets the blues once in a while. But this is different from actually being depressed and isolated. If you feel like your senior is looking down and out once too often, then they may actually benefit from a trip to the therapist or some professional counseling. How do you know when this is necessary? Here are some of the signs to look out for:

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Virtual Reality for Seniors: Treatment for Pain and Mobility

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

Virtual Reality, commonly called "VR," is a rapidly growing technology that is used for everything from playing fun video games to teaching medical students surgical techniques. Virtual reality creates an immersive, three-dimensional environment where the user can explore and interact with their surroundings. The user wears a headset where the built-in goggles play a screen, allowing them to see a computer-generated world with a 180-degree field of vision. Gloves with sensors can also be worn in order to "touch" and manipulate the world around them.

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How to Help an Elderly Dad Stop Driving

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

When should a senior stop driving? If you are asking yourself this question, it’s time to assess your dad’s driving capabilities. Although there isn’t a set age when a person should stop driving, it’s crucial to take steps to remove the keys from your dad’s hand if you think he has become a dangerous driver. If you need some help on how to tell dad he can’t drive, we have you covered.

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Take In The Beauty of Nature At These Dementia Friendly Vacation Spots

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

Finding places to travel with a loved one who has dementia gets challenging. After all, you know that they do best in quiet places that exude calm. Choosing destinations with natural environments is a great way to get away from the crowds and let your loved one soak up the benefits of spending time immersed in the beauty of nature. As you create your itinerary, consider these dementia friendly vacation spots that are easily adapted to fit your loved one's needs.

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3 Things To Discuss With Your Senior Mom Before You Go On Vacation Without Her

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

Your Dad is no longer around. You usually bring your Mom along on family vacations. But, this time, you have decided to take a trip without her. While this might be a difficult subject to discuss, it's not impossible. Here are a few points to keep in mind.

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