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Caring Senior Service of Boulder

Caring Senior Service of Boulder Blog

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

Aging in Place: Where Are Baby Boomers Choosing to Retire

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

As those born between 1946 and 1964, the baby boomer generation, reach retirement age, their plans for retirement are considerably different from those of their parents. According to a recent survey, nearly 70% of baby boomers would prefer to live in their current homes or someplace nearby. Among those that live in large cities, the number is even higher at 80%.

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Surprising Uses for Common Household Items of Caring Senior Service of Boulder

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 4, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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(Dealing w/ wandering?) Wandering and Ways to Deal With It

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

More than half of all Alzheimer's and late-stage dementia patients will exhibit the behavior of wandering.  There are several reasons for this: The person may be confused, or restless, or even bored; s/he may have had a habit or routine at a specific time earlier in life that they suddenly feel they are missing.  Regardless of the reason, there are several measures that we as caregivers can take in order to manage the situation in the unfortunate event that we be faced with it;

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7 Versatile Uses of Vinegar for Caregivers!

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Vinegar is a common household item with versatile benefits ranging beyond the kitchen! Though a staple in some salad dressings and sauces, mixing vinegar with water in place of Windex is an environmentally friendly way to clean your window panes and mirrors!

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4 Practical Ways To Help Your Senior With Pet Care

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Seniors gain many benefits from pet ownership. It can provide companionship, increase self-worth, and even help with some health problems. Eventually, some seniors feel the need to give their pet away because the responsibilities become too much to handle. If you have a loved one facing that situation, here are 4 ways to help them with pet care so that they can keep their beloved companion.

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Hydration Tips For Seniors

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

Summer is here and, with it, the usual reminders to stay hydrated. There are some seniors that truly enjoy drinking water and don't need any prodding. If you don't belong to that group, here are a few tips to help you avoid dehydration and its detrimental effects.

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Seniors Avoid Isolation This Summer

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

Summer fun is for people of all ages, seniors included. But it might be hard to keep up with everyone else, especially in the heat. So seniors, what can you do to avoid isolating yourself while you stay cool this summer? Here are a few ideas to consider.

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3 Tools to Capture Your Senior's Legacy

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

As you get older, you start to think about what you're going to leave behind when you're gone. What memories will your family and friends have of you, and what accomplishments will stand as a tribute to the life you've led? Everyone has had moments in their lives that, when seen from a wide perspective, form the brush strokes of their live. But many of us never capture that image for other people, so it never gets seen.

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Memory Games for Seniors in Boulder

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

Here are a few memory games Caring Senior Service of Boulder encourages to increase senior's socialization and memory boosting activities.

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How to Tell Your Dad He Can’t Drive Anymore

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

Driving has long been a sign of freedom and responsibility for many, even more so for a great deal of the male population. Due to the complications that come about as we age, driving slowly becomes less of an option as eye sight begins to fail, reaction times slow, and other physical and mental factors play into making the act of driving a danger to the senior and those around him. There's no fun way to tell your dad that he can no longer freely operate a vehicle on his own, and even if you follow some of these steps, the chances are high that he will be deeply upset and frustrated. It's important to remain calm, understanding, and patient as he works through this new adjustment in his life. 

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