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What to Do in the Event of a Senior Fall

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Nov 20, 2018 3:05:00 PM

According to the CDC, 800,000 seniors are hospitalized per year due to an injury that occurred during a fall. As caregivers, it is easy to panic when the senior in our care takes a tumble. Knowing what to do in the event of a fall is the first step to getting them up safely, for the both of you. Here are some tips. 

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4 Ways Seniors Can Enjoy Exercising Indoors

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 3:02:00 PM

Seniors often believe that there isn't a need to exercise anymore. According to the United States Department of Health & Human Services, only 28 to 34 percent of adults who are between the ages of 65 and 74 are physically active. This needs to change, and working out from home can be the stepping stone many seniors need to get back into shape. If you or a loved one is looking for ways to get in a workout from home, here are a number of helpful ideas to get started.

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Top 3 Activities for Seniors in Amarillo, TX

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 3:04:00 PM

The demand for senior activities has grown exponentially in the past several years as more and more seniors are looking to get out, get active, do more things, and meet new people. No matter what your interests are, there are people that enjoy similar things to what you enjoy. The following are 3 activities especially for seniors in Amarillo.

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How Far Does Your Money Go in Amarillo?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 3:04:00 PM

Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas panhandle. The cost of living in Amarillo is much lower than other cities in the United States. The average home is priced at about $122,000, which is about $60,000 less than the majority of cities in Texas. If you have family there—especially your parents or grandparents—you may wonder about the cost of certain living expenses. No one ever wants to think about loved ones requiring specialized care or living assistance. However, it's important to do your research so you are informed and aware if the situation ever arises. Here are some numbers (according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance) to let you know how far money goes in Amarillo.

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Stay Young at Heart by Dancing

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:58:00 PM

When we think about exercise for seniors, we think of leisure walks or maybe even yoga. But disco goers in South Korea are proving that dancing is not just for the young, but the young at heart. There are around 1,000 "daytime discos" in the country that cater to seniors and are open well before the sun sets. These discos are an affordable, safe place for seniors to get out of the house and stay active. Disco staff even help pair up reluctant and shy dancers, ensuring that everyone has a great time. Besides being just plain fun, there are several reasons why dancing might be an excellent activity for your loved one.

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3 Easy-to-Use Smart Home Devices for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 2:54:00 PM

With new technology, many of our day-to-day tasks have become simpler. Seniors can especially benefit from the latest smart devices to make their lives easier and smoother, especially those who remain home. Let's take a look at 3 devices that can help your loved one live easier and safer.  

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6 Tips to Take Care of Seniors and Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It's difficult to watch the ones we love get older and experience health problems. As much as we want to take care of the seniors in our lives, it can be difficult and demanding. Caregivers, whether professional or family members, can experience burnout and get tired of performing day-to-day tasks, feeling burdened by their responsibilities. But there are some ways to avoid burnout, and here are just a few.

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How To Avoid Being Readmitted To The Hospital

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

Nobody wants to spend long periods of time in a hospital. Yet 15% of all seniors on Medicare who were admitted to the hospital ended up going back within 30 days. Let's go over a few things to keep your loved ones from being readmitted to the hospital.

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The Top 3 Wearable Tech Items For Seniors

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

Seniors that are looking to enhance their quality of life do not always have very many options to choose from. That is why wearable tech has become much more popular in recent years.

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Safe Exercise Equipment for Seniors

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

Seniors can greatly benefit from working out with exercise equipment. Seniors that stay physically active live healthier and longer lives. Their mental and physical capabilities are at full capacity when getting the right amount of exercise. 

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