Home Care – Seniors Can Keep Blood Pressure Under Control

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Many seniors in Walnut Creek, Menlo Park, and throughout the Bay Area live with high blood pressure, which often rises once we reach middle age. Known as hypertension, and even "the silent killer," it's vital to keep blood pressure under control in order to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and chronic kidney disease. While there are medications to help control hypertension, there are many … [Read more...]

Senior Care: Nutrition For Seniors Receiving Cancer Treatment

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If you're a caregiver for an aging loved one who is receiving treatment for cancer in Palo Alto or the Bay Area, you may not be aware of the positive role you can play in his or her recovery. Fighting cancer is tough not only for the patient, but for the entire family. It's physically and emotionally taxing on the patient, but nutrition is vital to recovery. Some claim that an alkaline or … [Read more...]

Menlo Park Home Care – Supporting A Parent With Cancer

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The "C" word understandably strikes fear in the hearts of patients and their families; nothing is more difficult than learning a loved one has cancer. As a trusted Menlo Park home care agency, we have a few suggestions to help you support your parent and yourself through what is often a very difficult time. Help with housekeeping, or hire someone who can. When a parent has cancer, treatment … [Read more...]

What Bay Area Senior Caregivers Should Know About COPD

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Did you know that COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.? As a caregiver of an aging loved one in the Bay Area it's important to know the facts about this combination of progressive lung diseases, and the symptoms when the condition is worsening. Approximately 15 million people throughout the country have COPD, although most of them … [Read more...]

Palo Alto Home Care – Activities For Those With Limited Vision

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Vision declines as we age - it's simply a fact of life. As trusted Palo Alto home care experts, we understand how frustrating it can be when an aging loved one cannot enjoy the hobbies and activities they once did before, because of failing vision. With more than 3 million people older than 65 considered 'functionally blind', according to the National Federation of the Blind, it is clearly a … [Read more...]

Considering In Home Care For An Aging Loved One?

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Making the decision to hire an in-home caregiver can be difficult. You've discussed all of the options with your aging parent or elderly loved one and family members regarding aging in place, assisted living facilities, or nursing homes and have come to the conclusion that hiring a caregiver is the best solution. Whether in Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, or another nearby city in the Bay … [Read more...]

What Traits Should You Look for In A Senior Caregiver?

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If you're the adult child of a parent who needs some level of caregiving in his or her home, you want to make sure you have the right "fit." Perhaps you care for an aging loved one when you can, but you need extra help. Maybe you need a caregiver you can trust to stay with an aging parent overnight, or during the daytime hours. Whatever your needs, it's important the senior caregiver you choose … [Read more...]

Before You Become The Caregiver For An Aging Parent

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Of course it can be richly rewarding to care for an aging parent, and sometimes we feel we should "give back," considering our parents raised us. If you're considering becoming the primary caregiver for a parent living in the San Francisco Bay Area, there are a few questions you should ask yourself before you jump in with both feet. Taking care of an elderly love one brings many responsibilities … [Read more...]

Tips For Communicating With Bay Area Seniors

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Sometimes it becomes difficult to communicate easily with an aging parent or senior due to the senior's hearing loss, diminished eyesight, and inability to write as clearly as they once did. As a Bay Area home care agency serving Menlo Park, Walnut Creek, and other communities around San Francisco, we know the importance of communicating effectively with those who are aging. To make it easier, … [Read more...]

How Bay Area Seniors Can Beat The Winter Blues

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Seniors in Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and throughout the Bay Area often have what many people refer to as the "winter blues," however many people actually suffer from SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. This can be attributed to the fact that during winter months, daylight hours are shorter. Regardless of whether it's SAD or simply the winter blues, there are some things you can do to beat it! Bay … [Read more...]