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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 You Need to Know

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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A few of the signs and symptoms of elderly insomnia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Circadian rhythms and sleep cycles can wax and wane throughout life, and the minimum required amount of sleep can vary from person to person. However, while insomnia at any age is never good, it can be especially trying for elderly adults. Unfortunately, it has been shown in many studies that insomnia can affect more than half of adults over the age of 60, and there are many reasons as to why. Early detection of elderly insomnia can be key to getting help before harm occurs.

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Be Prepared for Storms and Power Outages

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

Storm season has arrived. Thunderstorms, hail storms, high wind, and even tornadoes are possible. These weather events are known to cause power outages. ,

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3 Spring Activities Seniors Will Love

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

Spring is the perfect time to try new activities! Seniors that have been cooped up in the house all winter are ready to get out and explore the fresh air and abundance of activities waiting to be discovered. Whether they've never done these activities before or are a seasoned pro, these three are sure to put a smile on just about any seniors face.

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How Much Can Dad Control His Hospital Discharge?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Your Dad, like most seniors, would probably say that getting discharged is the best part of a hospital stay. And most patients think of discharge as the event that takes place the day they are sent home. But there is so much more to know. Here are a few basic things to consider just in case your Dad faces any future hospital admissions.

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