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By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on January 17, 2018

For seniors who live on fixed incomes, high energy bills can be difficult to manage. These expenses can be especially devastating during the warmest and coldest months of the year when the HVAC system is constantly running. Here are a few simple tips seniors and caregivers can use to keep their energy consumption to an absolute minimum without sacrificing their comfort.  Install a Smart Thermostat The Department of Energy claims wireless thermostats save most homeowners around $400 a year. With a smartphone or tablet, you can turn the HVAC system on just before you get home instead of leaving it running all day. Some of these thermostats can also be programmed to give you reminders when it is time to schedule a service call or change the air filters.  Some seniors may find it difficult to pay their bills and plan their finances while managing daily activities. Aging adults who require assistance with the tasks of daily living can benefit from reliable elderly care. Columbus, Ohio, families trust in Home Care Assistance to provide the high-quality care their elderly loved ones need and deserve. Our caregivers are trained to help seniors prevent and manage serious illnesses and encourage them to …

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5 Tips to Make Bathing Safer for the Elderly in Columbus, OH
By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on January 3, 2018
5 Tips to Make Bathing Safer for the Elderly in Columbus, OH

Some seniors face challenges when it comes to bathing. As mobility and balance decrease, seniors are at greater risk for falling on slippery floors or failing to step over a high bathtub ledge. Fortunately, you can help your senior loved one prevent an injury by …

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New Years Party for Elders in Columbus, OH
By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on December 20, 2017
New Years Party for Elders in Columbus, OH

Regardless of their age or gender, many people gather and celebrate New Year’s Eve with their family members and close friends. There are many things seniors can do to ring in the beginning of a new year while enhancing their overall health and quality of …

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Staving Off Joint Pain in the Winter Season in Columbus, OH
By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on December 6, 2017
Staving Off Joint Pain in the Winter Season in Columbus, OH

The cold winter months can mean increased joint pain for seniors who have arthritis and other joint disorders. A 2007 study done by researchers at Tufts University found that for every 10-degree drop in temperature, participants with joint disorders had increased pain. The increased pain …

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Breathing Exercises Used to Promote Cardiovascular & Brain Health in Columbus, OH
By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on November 22, 2017
Breathing Exercises Used to Promote Cardiovascular & Brain Health in Columbus, OH

Breathing is a natural way for seniors to boost their mood and heal their bodies. Your aging loved one can do many breathing exercising without exerting a lot of energy. Here are some of the best breathing exercises that boost heart and brain health.  Standing …

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10 Common Emotions Family Caregivers Experience in Columbus, OH
By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on November 8, 2017
10 Common Emotions Family Caregivers Experience in Columbus, OH

Being a caregiver allows individuals to bond with their senior loved ones, but it can be a stressful job that triggers many damaging emotions. Family caregivers need to learn more about these emotions and how they can manage them. Here are some of the most …

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Walking Trails for the Elderly in Columbus, OH
By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on October 18, 2017
Walking Trails for the Elderly in Columbus, OH

Walking is the perfect exercise for Columbus seniors who want to maintain or increase their mental and physical health. Going on walks in the outdoors and connecting with nature also gives older adults a jolt of energy. Here are five popular local walking trails that …

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7 Healthy Halloween Snacks for Aging Adults in Columbus, OH
By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on October 4, 2017
7 Healthy Halloween Snacks for Aging Adults in Columbus, OH

Seniors can celebrate Halloween without all the unhealthy snacks and candies. In fact, your aging loved one can make treats that contain all the nutrients his or her body needs. Here are some tasty and healthy Halloween treats seniors can enjoy.  1. Stuffed Pumpkins This …

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7 Steps Aging Adults Can Take to Reach 100 Years in Columbus, OH
By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on September 20, 2017
7 Steps Aging Adults Can Take to Reach 100 Years in Columbus, OH

Seniors are now living longer due to better healthcare and advances in technology. Making healthy lifestyle choices is one of the best ways for your senior loved one to live a longer and better quality of life. Maintaining a high quality of life can be …

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Benefits of Throwing a Prom for Older Adults in Columbus, OH
By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on September 6, 2017
Benefits of Throwing a Prom for Older Adults in Columbus, OH

Prom season is often thought of as being only for high school students. However, those aren’t the only seniors who can enjoy a fun dance. Today’s senior citizens grew up in a time when music and dancing were popular forms of entertainment, and hosting a …

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