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Senior Tips

Saving Seniors Money

The prices we pay for the essentials like gas, groceries, medical costs and more continue to increase year after year.  Many seniors are finding that money can be tight as they age so it is important to remind our loved ones of ways to stretch the almighty dollar.

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Common Concerns When Hiring An In-Home Aid

As your loved ones age, their ability to live independently dwindles to the point where they may need daily help. This causes stress and creates the need for a caregiver to make decisions on what to do next. Choosing a home health aid may be the first step to creating peace of mind and safety for your aging loved one. That in itself is a great step but can cause stress in picking the right person for the job. Even with the security of a home health aid, a medical alert device adds extra protection for those times when no one is around.

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LifeFone Seniors And Technology

As we age we are slower to adapt to new technologies. Conversely, as we age if we do accept new technologies we are better able to stay in touch with friends and family and age in place. There are myriad technologies that allow seniors to age in place and they go beyond adding grab bars in the bathroom.

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Monitoring Your Aging Loved Ones Diet

As we age, food that once was a staple in our lives become less agreeable with our bodies. This is common as the changes that happen as we get older actually affect how our bodies process the foods we eat. As our metabolism slows down, the amount of calories and types of food we eat to maintain a healthy diet must change as well. What was once a great meal in your younger days may now be harder to digest and end up slowing you down and add to your weight.

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What If Mom Seems Less Interested In Daily Life

As our parents age, it can be difficult to watch them decline. Whether their health is failing or you notice they are less active and mobile, it’s frustrating to observe these changes.  It often means that you have to become more active in their life and begin to monitor their health, finances, home and more.

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Helping The Elderly Adjust To Community Living

As our loved ones age it’s only natural to want to provide a safer, more reliable living environment. Especially if family and friends are not close in proximity to their loved ones, providing a safe, retirement style community may be the right choice. The ability to ensure safe living with caregivers around them at all times crates a sense of relief for many family members as their loved ones age.

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Superfoods That Can Help Lower Cholesterol

Caregiving can sometimes feel like a full time job, in addition to your “other” full time job and raising a family. Along with all of the tasks involved in caring for an aging loved one, caregivers tend to neglect their own health and in many cases rely on fast food or processed foods.

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Attitude Is Everything: Cultivate Gratitude

Chances are you’ve heard that attitude is everything. This becomes evident when you understand the science behind the idea that gratitude can help individuals enjoy better physical and mental health. Many of us think about “counting our blessings” at the holidays or after a health scare, but cultivating gratitude on a daily basis can help you in many different ways.

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Diabetes and Aging in Place

Anyone suffering with diabetes knows the importance of keeping blood sugar levels under control to prevent long-term complications such as kidney damage or cardiovascular disease. When improperly managed, however, patients can experience complications leading to serious health issues. There are many signs and symptoms to indicate that a person may not be managing their diabetes appropriately and are at risk for hypoglycemia.

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Nighttime Dangers Due To Falls

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of adults 65+ will encounter a fall every year. In order to avoid falls, especially during the nighttime hours, there are some steps that can be taken to lessen their chances of having a medical emergency.

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