Category: Senior Living

In Faith: Keep the Spirit of Giving Alive

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The holidays are coming to an end, soon we will celebrate New Year’s and life will return to normal.  Smile Senior Care would like to keep the spirit of giving alive all year round.  Keep your fellow man in your thoughts and actions, even when there is not a holiday in sight.  Here are a Read more…

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In Faith: Help for The Holidays

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Smile Senior Care knows that when you are on a fixed budget, the holidays can be a particularly trying time.  Fortunately, there are some organizations out there to contact that may be able to help you and your senior family member during this time of the year.  Here are a few to contact today.  Merry Read more…

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Senior Cooking Corner: Slow-Cooked Provençal Beef Stew

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Smile Senior Care knows how comforting a good stew can be on those cold winter evenings.  Give this recipe a try, you and your home care aide can make it a few days in advance and let the flavors blend together before enjoying. INGREDIENTS BOUQUET GARNI 2 large green leek leaves, (about 6 inches long) Read more…

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Tech Savvy Seniors: Top 5 Household Gadgets for Seniors

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As we age, some every day tasks around the house may become increasingly difficult.  Smile Senior Care has found the top 5 gadgets to assist you with your daily living at home. KNIFE – SERRATED FOR ALL-AROUND USE This Swedish Bread Knife requires minimal pressure to cut. The handle design properly positions the fingers and Read more…

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Senior Cooking Corner: Red and White Salad

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Smile Senior Care loves the holiday season and all of the festive foods that come with it.  Why not try something new and healthy this year.  This red and white salad will ensure Santa can fit down the chimney this year!  With a myriad of flavors mingling together, this dish is sure to dazzle the Read more…

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Tech Savvy Seniors: Front Door Cameras

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Smile Senior Care feels that when it comes to our loved ones, safety is number one.  Technology that makes our lives easier is also important.  Front door cameras can provide protection as well as ease.  Your front door will constantly be monitored to help prevent theft.  You can also see who has come to visit Read more…

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Does Technology Play a Role In Assisted Living?

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Being a relatively new idea, assisted living is becoming the preferred choice for many seniors who still want to remain independent but need a little help with their daily routine. Elderly adults in these situations are usually up to date on current technologies and know how to integrate it into their daily lives. Smile Senior Read more…

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Could Driverless Cars Extend Senior Driving Privileges?

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Autonomous cars are on the horizon. in 2012 Governor Jerry Brown signed the driverless car bill which will allows these cars to be driven on public roads. The first full autonomous car is due in 2018, with various car companies including Google jockeying for position. In California, the Google car has logged more than 300,000 Read more…

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Seniors Giving Up The Car Keys

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At some point, it will happen to all of us. Being faced with the prospect of giving up driving can be disparaging. Our mental sharpness, peripheral vision, and reflexes diminish with age. Approaching a senior about this subject can be very difficult for adult children. The number of individuals 65 and older in the United Read more…

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Top 3 Senior Friendly Smartphones

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In our weekly technology round-up Smile Senior Care recommends the top 3 smartphones for seniors wanting to stay up to date on today’s latest technology. The Pantech Flex This affordable age-friendly Android smartphone is offered by AT&T for only $1 with a 2 year contract. The Pantech boasts a bright 4.3 inch screen with a Read more…

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