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How Far Does Your Money Go in New Braunfels?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 3:05:00 PM

Seniors are often faced with difficult choices when it comes time to figure out their living situations. Many seniors are retired and living on a fixed income or struggling to work while living out their golden years at home. It's important to budget for senior care and take into account how expensive care is in your area. To help you out, here's a guide to the cost of senior care in New Braunfels, TX. 

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Staying Healthy & Happy Despite Health Concerns

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 3:02:00 PM

Being happy and healthy is especially vital for those with a little extra silver in the hair. Growing older means having to deal with more life changes. But those challenges often have a significant bearing on emotional and physical health. While getting older may mean you can't do the activities you once enjoyed, it doesn't mean you can't find meaning and happiness in other pursuits. The following tips can assist you in keeping and advancing your happiness and well-being.

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6 Hidden Costs of a Loved One's Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:02:00 PM

It's very common for your loved ones to have to endure more hospital stays as they get older and need more medical attention. Along with these hospital stays come hidden costs that you don't think about or see until you get the bill in the mail after discharge. Here are 6 hidden costs you want to be aware of when your loved one is in the hospital for any period of time.

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3 Tips To Prevent Alzheimer Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:35:00 PM

Caring for a senior with Alzheimer's can be difficult, even if that person is a loved one. As a caregiver, it's important for you to remember that you can't help them unless you take care of yourself. Ensure that you have the energy and constitution to do the best job you possibly can. To avoid getting burned out as a caregiver, keep some of the following tips in mind.

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5 Easy Steps To Reduce Senior Hospital Readmission Rates

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Hospital readmission refers to a person returning to the hospital within 30 days of release due to  the same cause or a related cause. While readmission rates have been generally high in recent years, they are highest among the senior citizen population.

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5 of the Best New Cars for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

In order to retain full freedom of movement in most places, seniors will need a car just as badly as people of other ages. If it's been a while since you've had to drive or just need something to replace the old rust bucket in your driveway, though, it isn't always clear what you should look at to start with. Here are five of the best new cars for seniors that are both safe and easy to drive.

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The Best Workout Equipment for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It's critical for seniors to stay in shape. Having better muscle definition will make it easier to maintain mobility. Several pieces of workout equipment can be kept in the home, making it easy to get fit and stay healthy.

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3 Coping Mechanisms for Grandchildren Caring for Grandparents

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

In some cases, it falls to a grandchild to care for their aging grandparents for a variety of reasons. This care can range from checking in on them on occasion to living at their grandparent's home and providing full-time care. This type of situation can create a lot of stress for everyone involved, especially the young person. If you're that young person, there are some things you can do to help you better cope with the situation and make it a positive experience for both you and your aging grandparents. Here are some three ways to improve the situation and make coping easier. 

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The Changing Face of Retirement For Baby Boomers

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Stop working, build a house in a warmer climate, and spend time with the grandkids. That was pretty much what retirement meant for The Silent Generation (born between about 1925 to 1940). But baby boomers entered the retirement scene and changed things completely. 

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5 activities to stimulate brain health in seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

What is the most important organ in the human body? Many will say it is the heart and a few may point to the liver or lungs. All of these are important however, they are all dependent on another organ entirely: the brain. The brain controls all of the vital organs in the human body and is also the home of cognitive abilities. Like other parts of the body, the brain can start to deteriorate as people get older. Yet it is possible to continue to have a healthy brain despite advanced age by exercising it daily. Here are five activities that seniors can do to maintain their brain strength.

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