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Ruby Cemental

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Fabulous Cities To Enjoy The Senior Life, Without Income Tax!

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

Admittedly, every city has its strong points. However, since needs and wants might change a lot as we get older, there are some cities that are particularly well-suited for seniors. Here are a few that top the list in states with no income tax.

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Keeping Dementia Sufferers Safe: Dealing With Wandering

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

If your aging Mom sufferers from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, you are no doubt quite concerned about the possibility of them wandering. If it has happened already, your concern has undoubtedly turned to anxiety. Here are a few tips that can help you to reduce the risk of wandering or bring your loved one back safely if it does get to that point.

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When will Medicare Cover Skilled Rehabilitation for a Senior?

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

When a senior gets sick or injured, they may need rehabilitation services. Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) often provide such services and can help a senior regain and strengthen abilities. Many seniors in need of such services will have Medicare. There are special requirements for when a senior can receive Medicare coverage for care in an SNF.

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Helping the Elderly Care for their Furry Companion

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

The benefits of an animal companion to the elderly are scientifically studied and confirmed. Because many people live alone as they grow older, loneliness is a major contributing factor in physical and mental health. Those who have a furry friend to share life with report a higher quality of life. Some benefits of pet ownership include decreased depression, increased self-worth, a source of security, lower blood pressure, and lessened stress. 

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Looking for a New Home? The Top 10 States for Seniors

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

Seniors are looking for the best state to enjoy their golden years in; with 50 to choose from, there are many wonderful places where seniors to live their life to the fullest. A study conducted by WalletHub identified key aspects of each state that would benefit seniors. Here are our top 10 states for seniors:

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Virtual Reality for Seniors: 3 Benefits New Technology Has For Older Adults

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

Virtual reality is often depicted as a fun source of entertainment for younger adults who grew up on video games. However, new research is beginning to show that seniors can also benefit from this latest technological advancement. When engaging with virtual reality, seniors wear headsets that allow them to participate in a visual experience that makes what they are seeing feel very real. As you explore different types of activities for your loved one, here are just a few of the benefits that virtual reality can have for improving their quality of life.

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Memory Games for Seniors in El Paso

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 23, 2017 3:30:00 PM
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Telling Dad He Can't Drive: Have a Plan

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

You and your siblings have been paying attention to your father's driving habits for a while now. Maybe Alzheimer's or dementia is interfering with mental processes, or perhaps his vision and reflexes simply aren't as sharp as they used to be. Whatever the case, you know that it's time to take the keys. Before you sit down to tell Dad he can't drive, make sure you have a plan in place.

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Seniors Should Never Stop Dancing, Here's Why

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

We have all seen an infant rocking back and forth to music. Without having been taught, children feel rhythm and do something about it! However, as we get older, we might tend to leave dancing to the younger folks. But seniors have great reasons to keep enjoying one of humanity's favorite activities. Here are a few.

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5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Senior Before You Leave on Vacation

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

Going on vacation is a great time to kick back, relax, and let the cares of your everyday life slip away for a while. When you're the primary caregiver for a senior loved one, however, going on vacation can also be highly stressful! By asking these five key questions of your senior loved one before you go on vacation, you can be sure that the trip will be more pleasant for both of you.

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