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5 Senior-Friendly Kitchen Gadgets and Tools

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

Every time you turn on the television or go online, you see new products that the manufacturers are trying to convince you that you absolutely must have, and you're always looking for new ways to help your aging parents to live at home longer. This means ensuring their safety in the kitchen and making it as easy as possible for them to cook for themselves. Here are five kitchen appliance, tools, and gadgets that you should consider for your senior loved one.

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5 Great Reasons To See A Geriatrician

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

A certified geriatrician is a primary care doctor whose focus is on treating seniors. In fact, in addition to the basic medical education that other family physicians may receive, they also get training on how to care for the unique needs of older ones. Here are 5 reasons to consider seeing a geriatrician.

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Oh My Goodness! Green Bean Casserole!

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Who doesn't love a delicious green bean casserole for the holidays? Nothing says Thanksgiving or Christmas like that beautiful, golden brown, crispy, steaming casserole coming out of the oven. Surprisingly, this decadent side-dish is generally one of the healthier options that doesn't need a whole lot of recipe tweaking before putting it on the table. Be sure to try this tasty recipe for your holiday celebration this year. It's packed full of important vitamins and minerals, and more importantly, flavor! 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh portabella mushrooms
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced green beans
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 small can of french-fried onion rings
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
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Must-Have Senior Safety Products

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

If you're a young person, technology is part of life's basic necessities. If you're a senior, you might not see what all the rage is about these new gadgets. However, there are many devices that can be practical and make life much safer seniors. Here are a few you might consider.

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5 Excellent Cities For Seniors To Age In Place

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

Although many seniors move to other cities right after they retire, most would prefer to remain in the same residence for as long as possible. Thankfully, there are many cities that are excellent for aging-in-place. Here are 5 of them.

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Surprising Uses for Common Household Items for Camden County

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 4, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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Physicians Recommend Non-Drug Ways To Reduce Wandering

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

People who have Alzheimer's and dementia may be taking several drugs to control their symptoms and for other disorders they may be dealing with. When wandering becomes a concern, the first intervention may not be a prescription. Physicians advise that exercise and sleep can help to control wandering.

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Medicare Requirements for Skilled Rehabilitation Facility Payment

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

Knowing what your insurance will this ever-changing, volatile political climate is exceedingly difficult to keep up with--especially as policies and procedures change at the drop of a hat. For a senior, keeping on top of this information is paramount. Something as tragic as a broken or dislocated bone, stroke or heart attack could happen at any given moment. Finding yourself in a position to need a Skilled Rehabilitation Facility without the proper information going into it is a scary place to be, because unfortunately, affordable quality healthcare is not always easily accessible.

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Seniors And Pet Ownership: Weighing The Pro's And Cons

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

For seniors, or anyone for that matter, the question of whether or not to get a pet is not always easy to answer. As with many decisions, this is one with a wide variety of pro's and cons. If you are a senior considering pet ownership, here are just a few to think about.

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65+: Staying Hydrated

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

Staying hydrated is an important part of overall health. It may seem like something that is automatic, however as we age it is sometimes difficult to remember to drink enough liquids. Therefore, if you are a caregiver for a senior, it is crucial to monitor liquid intake and look for signs of dehydration. To help seniors stay hydrated in warm weather, especially if it's very dry or humid, here are some hydration tips.

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