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55 Plus Communities for Seniors – How to Find the Best One Christina Morales

April 22nd, 2015 | 0

55 Plus CommunitiesGrowing up I had two very different grandmothers: one was vivacious, played on her work softball team, traveled with seniors groups, and wouldn’t leave the house without a perfectly made up face and every hair in place. My other grandmother was the complete opposite; she always seemed frail, she had an intimate circle of a few friends, and her style was simple and unassuming. There is one common lesson that I learned from these two women… age is relative (no pun intended!). Let us explore some tips when look for 55 plus communities for seniors.

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Technology and Medicine: Do They Go Hand in Hand? Christina Morales

April 9th, 2015 | 0

Technology and MedicineLast year my family was forced to change insurance companies. It was a terrible decision to make since we had been seeing our doctors for over 12 years and they knew all of our health issues and treatments. However, we couldn’t keep up with the $500 fee increases that happened in just two short years. All of that leads me to say that change isn’t necessarily a bad thing when it comes to technology and medicine.

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Need In Home Care for a Senior? 10 Tips to Find the Right Caregiver Christina Morales

March 5th, 2015 | 0

In home careWe’ve all seen news stories that tell the horrible things that can happen to the elderly when an unkind or greedy caregiver is hired. It’s enough to make you want to lock the front door and never let your loved one out of your sight. Fortunately, those instances are by far the extreme and not the norm. However, you undoubtedly want to ensure that your loved one gets the best in home care possible.

Here are 10 tips for finding the right caregiver:

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Tips for Seniors to Avoid Complications with Medications Christina Morales

December 9th, 2014 | 4

Complications with MedicationsComplications with medications are a major problem for many seniors across the country. A few months ago my 66 year old mother had surgery to remove a bunion. She was in immense pain when I called and had taken additional medication to ease her suffering (from a prescription used for a previous problem). Suffice it to say, she became terribly sick to her stomach and our phone call was cut short. Now this is by no means just a senior problem, but nearly three in 10 people between ages 57 to 85 use at least five prescriptions, which leaves more room for drug interaction, side effects, and misuse. Here are some tips to ensure that you are taking the appropriate precautions while using prescription medications:

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My Loved One Is Not Transitioning Well in Their Senior Community. What Can I Do? Christina Morales

November 5th, 2014 | 1

Senior CommunityWe all know that change is rarely easy. Many times it seems that the older we get, the more set in our ways we become and change somehow gets harder. Even after doing hours of research and visiting senior communities, your loved one may still second guess this decision. So what do you do if your loved one is having a hard time settling in to a senior community?

  1. Determine the source – The most important questions is this: is the problem from within or from outside sources? Is it a problem that your loved one would face in any senior community or is there a real dilemma with the new residence? Is it homesickness? Is it loneliness? Are there enough activities to keep your loved one involved? Is it a friendly community? Are your loved one’s expectations realistic? Knowing where the problem lies is the first step to finding the right solution.

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Need a Senior Living Home? 5 Tips to Find the Best One Christina Morales

September 9th, 2014 | 0

Need a Senior Living Home

If you need a senior living home, shopping around for one is a lot like searching for a single family home: you need to determine your budget, location, and create a wish list of things you’d like to have in your new residence.

However, it is also a lot more complicated than a regular move. You need to consider the level of medical care provided, social activities that are readily available, and the other residents that will be sharing the facilities with you.

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Senior Living Home Comparison Guide – 10 Must Do Tips Christina Morales

September 3rd, 2014 | 0

Senior LivingLooking for a senior living home is never easy. Whether you are a child looking for somewhere safe and capable to take care of your aging parent or if you are looking to find a residence for a new chapter in your own life, the process can be complicated, confusing, and scary.

Here are 10 tips to help you through this complex journey…

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Alzheimer’s Care for Seniors – 5 Tips to Find the Best Match Christina Morales

August 28th, 2014 | 1

Alzheimer's Care for SeniorsAlzheimer’s is a cruel disease. I experienced it first hand in the final stages of my grandfather’s life. Sometimes he would be gentle and sweet. Other times he would be cruel to the point of causing great fear to my grandmother. When she passed, he could not remember where she went. In those brief moments of clarity, he would remember that she was no longer alive and would start the grieving process all over again.

By no means is my story rare or my family’s struggle unique. More than 5 million Americans are plagued by this disease and one in three seniors ends up dying with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Anyone who has tried to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s knows that you can only fight for so long before you need to call on outside help.

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Demystifying Home Care Mary Ann Barton, BA, CNA

June 10th, 2014 | 0

Client Home Care MapMy hope in this essay is to demystify home-care by telling you something about it from my point of view as a practitioner with eight years of experience in the field. This work is by its very nature private, yet as the baby-boomer generation ages, there will be more and more elders who need the assistance of direct-care workers in order to live safely at home. That’s why I write about my experiences — taking care, of course, to preserve client confidentiality by changing any identifying details about my clients and their families.

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5 Tips to Delay Aging Kristy Jones

May 27th, 2014 | 0

5 tips to delay agingEven though aging is a natural development, its effects on your mind and body are going to rely on the choices of your lifestyle. The body is self-sufficient. It’s the wrong diets and thoughts which compromise its capability of aging gracefully. When you begin eating in consideration to your specific body demands, you are going to create less stress and fewer toxins to your body system. The following are some 5 tips to delay aging.

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