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Replace the Dangerous Televison Habit

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

Man-Watching-Television-LR.jpgStudies by the U.S. National Cancer Institute show that older adults watch the most TV of any demographic group in the U.S. Combine this fact with the discovery that major health risks are associated with prolonged sitting and seniors are at a major disadvantage.

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5 Things To Discuss With Your Aging Dad Before You Leave For Vacation

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

It's never easy to tell Dad that it's just you and your spouse going on vacation this time around. This is especially the case if you help him out a lot around the house or of he has just used to seeing your face every day. Whatever the case may be, the sooner you open the topic for conversation, the better it will be for everyone. Here are 5 things to include in your discussion.

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What Traits Should Caregivers Have?

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

When looking for a caregiver for your senior loved one there are a few traits to keep in mind. The following 3 traits explain why these are important for caregivers to have when taking care of your loved one. 

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Choosing the Right Caregiver for Mom While You're on Vacation

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 8, 2016 6:00:00 PM

When you're headed out on vacation, it's easy to feel guilty about leaving your elderly loved one behind. You want to know that even though you aren't there, they're still receiving the best care possible. If you're struggling with the question of who's taking care of mom while you're on vacation, ask yourself some of these key questions as part of your vacation travel plans.

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Caregiver and College Student: Finding Balance

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 23, 2016 6:30:00 PM

With your time consumed by your caregiving role, going back to school can be a challenge. When you are a caregiver and college student, every minute counts. Beyond time, staying healthy and active as well as balancing your budget can also be difficult. Here are some tips to help you balance your caregiving and student life.

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Senior Care: 5 Reasons Why Caregivers Love Their Jobs

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 21, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Being a caregiver for the elderly requires a very unique set of skills. Here are 5 Reasons Why Caregivers Love Their Jobs:

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Ideal Caregiver Qualities

Posted by Michael Watson on Apr 19, 2016 5:30:00 PM

When looking for a caregiver for a loved one, you want to find the perfect person. How do you know what to look for though, if you have never needed to seek out a caregiver in the past? Regardless of whether you are consider a family member or a hired home aide, you will want to seek certain traits. Consider the following 5 ideal caregiver qualities.

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Managing Common Family Caregiver Frustrations

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 5, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Making the decision to care for your elderly parent is often called for out of love and necessity. It makes sense due to the fact that they raised you, and it feels right to give back. However, moving your parent into your home quickly exposes the hidden frustrations behind the reality of the work involved. Managing common family caregiver frustrations will allow you to remain true to your reciprocal vision while also minimizing negative feelings.

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7 Quotes that Provide Caregiver Inspiration

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 15, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Caring for an elderly loved one, as important as it is, can be a thankless job. In the midst of feeding, cleaning, driving, and managing several other care giver duties, don't allow your spirit to shrink! 

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Are You Prepared for These 5 Caregiver Duties to Keep Your Loved One Safe?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 1, 2016 5:30:00 PM

The role of a caregiver varies depending on the situation. If the patient has dementia the caregiver will have a different experience than if the patient is still fully functioning mentally but has lost physically capabilities. In either situation there are certain duties a caregiver needs to do to keep their loved one safe. Are you prepared for these 5 caregiver duties?

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