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

Michelle Cemental

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How Far Does Your Money Go in Raleigh?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 2:06:00 PM

The cost of living in Raleigh, NC, can be difficult for seniors to keep up with, especially when they find themselves on a fixed income. As seniors age, they often find themselves in need of additional help for daily activities that were once easy. However, senior care may be more expensive than some seniors budgeted for. Let's take a look at how far your money goes toward senior care in Raleigh. 

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Hidden Costs of Your Senior Parent's Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 2:58:00 PM

No matter how much effort you put into keeping your senior parent or loved one safe, there are times when they need to visit the hospital. While your senior parent isn't a 100 percent, all you worry about is their health and recovery. But you and your loved one may face the harsh reality of hidden costs when your parent returns home and gets the final bill. Here's a quick peek at a few of the most common hidden costs from a senior parent's hospital stay. 

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Be Proactive! Keep Seniors safe From Debilitating Falls.

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 8, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Falling out of bed is a leading reason for hospital emergency room visits, especially in adults over the age of 65. Health and mobility issues, coupled with the sedating effects of medication contribute to potentially serious falls. Poor vision and loss of hearing are additional reasons why seniors lose balance.

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I am Saving for Retirement: How Much Money Do You Need?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Aug 25, 2015 6:00:00 PM

"I am saving for retirement. How much money do I need?" Although the question may seem simple enough, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. There are many variables to consider when it comes to financially planning for your retirement. 

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There is Help When Emotionally Planning for Retirement

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Jul 28, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Everyone has an opinion about retirement, both good and bad because it’s a highly emotional subject. Retirement, like other milestones we may reach such as college graduation, marriage or the birth of a child, is a complicated event that can have a major impact in our lives. So, it’s important to plan for the changes retirement will bring, financially, socially, and even physically, but perhaps the most difficult challenge will be emotionally.

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How to Plan a Diabetic Friendly Picnic for Your Senior

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Jul 14, 2015 5:00:00 PM

With summertime comes the idea of gathering with family and friends to enjoy a picnic. For those living with diabetes, a typical picnic fare is often fraught with problems. From sugar-filled barbecue sauce to carbohydrate-rich potato salad, standard picnic foods wreak havoc with blood sugar levels.

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Benefits of In-Home Senior Respite Care: Running Errands

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Jun 30, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Being a full time caregiver is not an easy job. It requires that a person wear many hats and accomplish a multitude of tasks.

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Guide to Home Safety for Elderly: Cooking For One

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Jun 16, 2015 5:30:00 PM

One of the reasons many older adults are reluctant to move in with family or join a retirement community is that they enjoy cooking for themselves. Many have been doing it for so many years that they don't even think about the number of accidents that can and do happen in the kitchen.

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Five Early Signs That Homecare Is Needed That May Surprise You

Posted by Michelle Cemental on May 27, 2015 3:12:00 PM

The most difficult thing in the world is to think of your parents as being too old to take care of themselves without help.  A worse thought though, is to have your parent hurt in a home accident that could be prevented with early intervention.  Your parents aren't ready for Residential care just yet, but if you have any doubt of your parents'  safety at home consider these early signs that home care is needed.  Keep in mind these five specific areas of concern:

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