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Caring Senior Service of Wilmington Blog

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

Will LTACH's Soon Be A Thing Of The Past?

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

Seniors have benefited from the excellent care given at Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH) for decades. Recently though, many of these facilities have closed, and there might be more closures to come. Why is this and how does it affect the long-term care that seniors need when a short stay at the hospital is not enough?

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7 Household Ways to Use Vinegar

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

Unleash the magic of vinegar! There are so many uses including multiple tricks to keep your house and possessions clean. Here are 7 uses to clean on a budget with white vinegar.

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Helping Your Senior With Pet Care: Practical Tips

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

If there is a senior in your life with a beloved pet, you no doubt can observe the physical and emotional benefits ownership brings. But even if they can initially care for the pet themselves, there might come a time when the responsibilities become too much to handle. If that happens, perhaps you can help them keep the pet that they have grown to love. Here are a few practical ways to do that.

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Reduce Stress with these Back to School Tips

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

Being a family caregiver can be stressful on its own. When you combine that with getting your own kids ready for school, you can be overwhelmed. Life as member of the sandwich generation is never dull. If you are not taking your children to school, you are helping your elderly relatives do errands or visit the doctor. The beginning of the school year is especially hectic with back-to-school shopping for clothing and school supplies. The key to getting it all done while keeping your blood pressure down is to follow these back to school tips.

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4 Suggestions To Help Seniors Prevent Isolation This Summer

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

For most people, summer is the time for tons of fun in the sun. However, many seniors have to deal with diminished energy and increased sensitivity to heat. But that does not mean that you have to spend this season isolated at home. Here are 4 ways that you can fully enjoy this summer season as well as the rest of the year.

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Virtual Reality for Seniors Improves Both Mental and Physical Health

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

Virtual Reality is most commonly associated with tech news and gaming, but recent research suggests that VR is actually beneficial to seniors as well. We’re already using virtual reality for purposes beyond entertainment; law enforcement officers, therapy patients and even surgical students use virtual reality for training purposes and to hone skills.

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How Amazon Alexa Can Help With Senior Memory

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

Alexa is the voice-activated personal assistant that has grown in popularity and functionality over the past couple of years. She works with devices like the Amazon Echo and Dot. Although some might view technology like this to be a luxury, Alexa has great practical benefits for seniors who are suffering some memory loss. Here are a few of her features.

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5 Conversations to Have with Your Senior before Leaving on Vacation

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

You really need a vacation, but the responsibility of caring for a senior loved one makes you hesitate. But you really need a vacation.

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5 Health Concerns for Seniors Living at Home

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

Being aware of some of the common health risks faced by seniors can help you set up your home the right way and keep an eye on everything from medication compliance to isolating depression and ensure your senior stays healthy year-round.

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Five Ways You Get Better With Age

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

As you grow older, you look in the mirror and wonder where all the time went. You might even question if your best years are behind you instead of in front of you. What you might not realize is that like a fine bottle of wine, you’re getting better with age. Here are just a few of the ways you’re getting better as you grow older.

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