Category: Senior Resources

Tech Savvy Seniors: 3 Must Have Senior Tech Gifts

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Can’t find the perfect gift for your tech savvy senior?  Smile Senior Care has done some searching and come up with 3 very nice gifts for your senior family member. Go Safe Go Safe is for the active seniors who want to maintain a social lifestyle, get out and visit friends and attractions and have Read more…

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Tech Savvy Seniors: Games for Brains

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Smile Senior Care wants you to exercise daily to keep your body in shape.  But what can you do to keep your mind fit?  Play some games!  Games can have a healthy impact on your brain health, as well as provide a whole lot of fun!  Here are some games to get you thinking. Fit Read more…

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Tech Savvy Seniors: Calorie Counting Apps

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Are you watching your calories or monitoring your nutrients?  Studies show that weight loss is nearly doubled by the use of a food diary.  Did you know that you can have a food diary on your phone?  Smile Senior Care would like to show you some of the food diaries that can make tracking your Read more…

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Tech Savvy Seniors: Diabetes Apps

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In this day and age, you can use your phone to assist you with just about anything. In honor of National Diabetes Month, Smile Senior Care would like to tell you about some of the apps for your phone to help you keep track and manage your diabetes.  It is important for seniors to keep Read more…

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Rising Alzheimer’s Becoming Increasingly Taxing On Caregivers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — David Hilfiker knows what’s coming. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so early that he’s had time to tell his family what he wants to happen once forgetfulness turns incapacitating . “When it’s time to put me in an institution, don’t have me at home and destroy your own life,” said the retired Read more…

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Top 6 Senior Care iPad Apps

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Smile Senior Care wants to keep our seniors informed on the latest in apps, especially apps that can make your daily routines a lot easier to manage. Here are our top 6 recommended apps this month. Med Reminder ($2.99): This app will aid seniors in keeping track of their medicines and dosages. BugMe! Stickies ($1.99): Read more…

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The Senior Care First Aid Kit (Part 1)

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Smile Senior Care is compiling an ongoing list of items that should be found in any senior’s and home care aide’s emergency kit. Paper tape First aid tape is has many uses, but sometimes aging skin is too sensitive for standard first aid tape. Pack your kit with paper tape, which is less irritating on Read more…

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The Elderly Are Hit Harder By Natural Disasters

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Extreme events brought upon by climate change affects everyone, but not equally. The elderly are especially vulnerable to natural disaster. In the state of Louisiana, of those who died during Hurricane Katrina, 71% were older than 60. Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, the New York Times reported that almost half who died as a results Read more…

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Helping Seniors With Hearing Loss

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One third of Americans between the ages of 65 an 74 suffer from some form of hearing issues. Hearing loss is a serious concern regardless of whether it loss is small or large. If left untreated, the symptoms will get worse. Hearing loss can become a nuisance in many ways. You may miss critical tidbits Read more…

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How Seniors Can Avoid Falls

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Among seniors there is an increase in injury deaths, nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions due to falling. The breaking of the hip causes the largest number of fall related deaths, and lead to major health issues down the line. Speed, reflexes, and coordination dull with age. Medications are known to cause balance problems. Osteoporosis also Read more…

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