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Caring Senior Services of Fox Cities

Caring Senior Service of Fox Cities Blog

Providing senior in-home care tips and stories for everything related to senior care.

Ruby Cemental

Recent Posts

5 Hydration Tips for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 15, 2017 5:30:00 PM

The Importance of Hydration for Seniors: It's critical that especially in the hottest summer months that we are ensuring that we are drinking enough fluids to keep ourselves hydrated. Studies show that around 40% of all heat-related ailments and health conditions occur in seniors over the age of 65. This can be true for several reasons including that as people age the percentage of their bodies that are water decrease and their ability to tell they are getting overheated lessens with age as well. Moreover, many seniors are on medications that can make them dehydrate more easily as a side-effect.

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Include Your Senior In Your Summer Fun

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM

You probably have so many things you want to do this summer. From the local festival to the faraway beach, you waited all year and you deserve it. While you are enjoying yourself though, think about the special senior in your life. They might not be able to match your physical activity level. But it is important that they enjoy the season and avoid isolation this summer. Here are a few things you can do that they will love.

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Memory Games for Seniors in Fox Cities

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 23, 2017 3:30:00 PM
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Letting Dad Know He Can't Drive Anymore

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 20, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Few things can be as painful as seeing a beloved parent become more and more limited. Along with the physical and mental decline come secondary issues, like problems with driving. Has the time come for you to talk to your senior Dad about giving up his car keys? Here are a few suggestions to help you with what will be a difficult conversation.

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Putting the Golden Back in their Golden Years: why Mom & Dad Should be Dancing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Keeping your senior parents fit in their golden years means so much more than just the many benefits for their health. Fitness translates into their very quality of life and independence. While this should, therefore, be a priority for your senior parents, you are not limited to lonely walks or boring silver classes for them. Ballroom dance classes open a new way for seniors to keep fit that helps them achieve more than just their physical health.

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Letting Your Senior Mom Or Dad Know You're Going On Vacation Without Them

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM

It's that time again, time for family vacation. This time around though, it's just the immediate family going, not your senior parent. Mom or Dad might be nervous about being on their own while you're away. But having a thorough discussion with them, as many times as necessary, will help to allay their anxiety. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you sit down and talk. 

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Using Alexa to engage with your loved one with Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 9, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Anyone who has had to deal with the heartache of watching a loved one go through dementia knows that they will do anything to help them keep their memories alive.  You want to help them stay active, stay at home and stay independent but you also know that there is a chance that they will forget something important or they will become frustrated easily with things like the remote control.  Alexa, otherwise known as the Amazon Echo, has emerged as one of the best things you can buy for your loved one who is suffering from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer's.

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5 Signs that At-Home Care is Needed

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Is your senior showing signs of needing at-home care? There are several signs to be wary of, such as: social isolation, poor vision or hearing, the inability to manage a budget. Even consistently poor nutrition might indicate that a senior needs reliable care on a day-to-day basis. 

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How to Use Facebook: Settings

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 11, 2017 5:30:00 PM

When you sit down behind the computer at your new Facebook account, you're probably not thinking about security. After all, what can strangers really learn about you from your Facebook account, anyway? Unfortunately, hackers, social engineers, and identity thieves will turn to your Facebook account in order to learn more about you and steal your vital information. 

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The Ultimate Twitter Guide for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Social media is often seen as something for the younger generations to use. However, seniors will see benefits in Twitter. It's easy to use and there are a lot of great people and organizations to follow.

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