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Exercising Indoors: Stay at Home and Get Fit

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 3:05:00 PM

Seniors who wish to get back into an exercise program often want to start out at home, in the comfort of their own surroundings. This means finding the best exercises that they can do in their home, yet are still effective and helpful to their health. Seniors may also wish to utilize exercises that don't require extensive or expensive equipment. Let's look at 5 exercises that seniors can easily do at home, with little to no equipment required.

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3 Fun Activities for Seniors in Galesburg

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Seniors living in Galesburg, IL are often looking for different activities to enjoy. Luckily, they will realize quickly how rich the area is when it comes to art, culture, and entertainment-but most of all, fun. If you are a senior who is searching the area for the best activities, you have come to the right place. Here are some of the best places and sights to see in the city.

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How Far Does Your Money Go in Galesburg?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 3:03:00 PM

Seniors have a unique challenge of living on a fixed income. Most seniors will end up living on the money they have saved from their retirement accounts and from other fixed sources of income such as social security or pension checks.

As healthcare costs continue to rise, seniors, have to try to make the most of every dollar, so knowing the cost of care is important. This ensures that the amount of money that a senior has will last them long as they are expected to live so they can afford the care they need throughout their remaining years. Learn about senior care costs in Galesburg!

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How Daytime Disco Benefits Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 3:02:00 PM

What is daytime disco? Well, it's a new trend in South Korea that you can utilize to help your senior parent or loved one in a variety of ways. Of course, it doesn't have to be a disco class, but a weekly dance class or social dance. Maybe your mom always wanted to learn how to salsa dance or your dad thinks hip hop is kind of cool. Signing them up to learn can provide health benefits and boost their overall well-being. Here are a couple of benefits for seniors who dance! 

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Smart Devices Make Smart Homes For Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:07:00 PM

Technology makes it easier than ever to manage your home with voice-activated virtual assistants, video doorbells, voice-activated thermostats. If you're trying to figure out a way to keep a loved one in their home and independent, this technology is a huge step forward for maintaining independence. Here are some of the gadgets that will give you and your loved one more peace of mind.

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3 Hidden Charges of a Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:03:00 PM

A hospital stay for a senior can cost thousands of dollars in medical bills. Many healthcare providers overcharge a patient, so it's important to look at the EOB (Explanation of Benefits) when you or your loved one receives it from the insurance company. It will explain what service was performed, when it was done, what was submitted to your insurance company, what you owe, and more. Here are just some of the hidden costs of a hospital stay that you should look for on your EOB.

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Easy Tips to Prevent Alzheimer Caregiver Burnout

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

It takes a special type of person to be a caregiver for an Alzheimer's patient. These caregivers have huge hearts and the patience to care for any senior. Caregivers are mentally strong, but even they can sometimes feel the stress that comes with their job. Learn more about dealing with this stress and what can happen if you don't manage it.

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9 Ways In-Home Care Reduces Hospital Readmission Rates

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

Hospital readmission refers to patients returning to the hospital within 30 days of being released for the same cause or a related reason that originally put them in the hospital. Readmission rates are particularly high among seniors due to a combination of increased chronic ailments and slower healing processes.

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Three Fun Wearable Fitness Gadgets for Senior Health

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

Seniors are out there living their best lives nowadays just like the rest of us. One of the ways they are doing so is by staying fit and active. There are many different fitness gadgets that allow seniors to get in a better, more enjoyable workout, and we are going to take the time to look at a few of them here.

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Four Reasons Oral Health is Important for Seniors

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

We teach our children how to take care of their teeth and why it is so important. But what about seniors? Does oral health end at a certain age? The answer to this question is a resounding NO. Oral health is just as important for seniors as it is for any other age group. Why? Let's find out!

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