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Follow These Steps When Your Senior Falls

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Nov 20, 2018 3:14:00 PM

When a senior takes a fall in front of us, we may react in a way that doesn't help. Many people immediately try to pick them up, allowing the senior to use them to pull up their weight. This not only causes injury to the caregiver, but it is also not the right way to pick a senior up. Slow and steady is the best course of action to take after a senior has fallen down. Follow these steps to make sure your loved one gets up safely and easily, with no further harm to either of you.

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Get Motivated and Moving: 4 Great Benefits to Exercising

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

Seniors often blow off the thought of exercising because they don't believe that it has any benefit to them. However, this is the furthest from the truth. As seniors age, they need to keep exercising to battle health problems, stay limber, and keep their weight at a healthy number. Here are some of the many benefits to exercising that many seniors should be aware of. 

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Best Fort Worth Activities for Seniors

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 4:20:00 PM

Are you in the Fort Worth area? If you are a senior looking for activities in the area, check out these great places to visit. Seniors will find many senior-friendly things to do here when visiting or even as a permanent resident.

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How Much Does Senior Care Cost in Fort Worth?

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

Finances become extremely important as a senior, especially when caring for yourself becomes a concern. We're here with all the information you need to help understand the costs involved with senior care in the Fort Wort area and how far your money can take you.

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3 Ways to Use the Internet to Find Happiness When Housebound

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:04:00 PM

It can be difficult when you are a senior dealing with being sick or recuperating from an injury. You may be housebound for a couple of days to a few weeks or even for months while you get better. But as you are getting stronger, your happiness may take a hit while you are out of commission. If you have a computer, smartphone, laptop, or electronic reading device, there are many online ways to stay happy when you are stuck in the house. Here are a few of them.

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Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay

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

Whether your senior parent has a fall or needs treatment for an infection, you worry while they're in the hospital. As your worry decreases, the bill increases. Hospitals tack on a lot of hidden costs that you don't see until the final bill. While insurance may cover some costs, they might not cover them all. Here are some of the most common hidden charges that hospitals don't want you to know about during your senior parent's stay. 

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5 Alternative Pet Options for Seniors

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

The companionship and affection that pets offer can help seniors reduce their and live longer. The benefits of owning a pet for seniors are endless, but they have to be careful when deciding which pet to choose. Cats and dogs have been known to pose risks for seniors, but there are alternative pet options. Learn about other pet options below!

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These 6 Health Issues will Not be Covered by Your Insurance

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

It's more important than ever for seniors to make sure they get the best health care coverage possible. But for many seniors, this comes with a cost. Learn about these 6 things that aren't covered by insurance.

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The Best Five New Cars For Seniors in 2018

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

Seniors have unique car needs. Arthritis Foundation has identified the features that make a car senior-friendly. The vehicle should be easy to get in and out of, with good visibility all around, control buttons that do not require turning, and if available, rear view camera to prevent neck craning, and extra-bright headlights to help with night driving. Furthermore, optional safety features, such as blind spot warning, front-collision warning, and automatic braking, are very helpful to prevent collisions. A large trunk for storing mobility scooter, cane, or walker also helps if it's not too hard to access. 

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Three Safe Exercise Equipment Options For Seniors

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

It is so important that seniors are able to stay safe as they are exercising. Seniors often have different needs than younger populations do when it comes to exercising, so it is very important that they are using equipment that is safe for them. Thankfully, there are a lot of equipment options for them to choose from. 

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