Helping Bay Area Seniors With Spring Clean-Up Tasks

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Summer isn't far away, and this is the time of the year when many people take care of those spring chores and tending to the garden. You may not give it much thought, but these tasks can be especially difficult for seniors, who may have mobility issues, arthritis, or other issues that make it difficult to move around easily. Whether cleaning up the gardens and flower beds or washing windows, we … [Read more...]

Palo Alto Seniors Brain Health – Foods That Fuel Memory

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We all know that, as we age, it's important to keep our brains as healthy and active as possible in order to stave off memory loss, dementia, and other conditions. Staying active, challenging your brain through reading, crossword puzzles, word games, and getting plenty of sleep are all important to a healthy mind, especially for seniors. Did you know there are certain foods that can boost your … [Read more...]

Does Your Bay Area Senior Caregiver Possess These Traits?

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An increasing number of those who are aging choose to do so in their own homes. Many seniors use home caregivers to help them enjoy life even more, and to remain independent. Not everyone possesses the traits necessary to care for an aging person, whether they are a family member or someone who works independently or even for a home care agency. Below we've listed a few traits we believe are … [Read more...]

Senior Care – Warning Signs Of Stroke Differ Between Genders

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Most people don't realize that risk factors and even symptoms or signs of a stroke differ between women and men. If you care for an aging loved one, it's important to know what the risk factors are, and what symptoms to watch for so that you know when to seek medical attention. For Women, Primary Risk Factors include: Taking birth control pills, pregnancy, and HRT or hormone replacement … [Read more...]

Springtime Allergies And Bay Area Seniors

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Many people suffer from allergies during the spring season, however for Bay Area seniors allergies can be particularly troublesome. Nothing is more beautiful than new flowers and blooming trees, but for some, the joy is dampened by constant sneezing, watery eyes, a running nose, etc. Why are seasonal allergies potentially serious for seniors? Many already have breathing difficulties or … [Read more...]

Independent Caregiver? You May Want To Rethink That

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It isn't unusual for families who live in Palo Alto or other areas around San Francisco to hire an independent caregiver to care for elderly family members, however this may not be the best decision. Perhaps someone has recommended a friend who's retired or doesn't work to care for your aging loved one. There are substantial differences between hiring an independent caregiver and a licensed home … [Read more...]

Seniors Love Spring – Celebrate With These Caregiving Tips

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Those who are getting on up in years enjoy the transition to spring just as much as the rest of us do. Who doesn't love being outdoors enjoying the comfortable temperatures, sunshine, and nature? San Francisco and surrounding areas are perfect for outdoor activities during the spring months, and it's important to think about your aging parent if your family spends time outdoors. With these … [Read more...]

Elder Care – Concerned An Aging Parent Shouldn’t Be Driving?

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As trusted Bay Area in-home caregivers serving the San Francisco, Menlo Park, and surrounding areas, we know there comes a point in nearly anyone's life when driving simply isn't safe any longer. If you have an elderly parent and are concerned about his or her ability to safely operate a vehicle, you aren't alone. No senior wants to let go of one of the biggest forms of independence, but … [Read more...]

Senior Care – Could Your Aging Loved One Have Parkinson’s?

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Perhaps you suspect something is wrong with your aging mom or dad, or even your spouse - but you can't quite put your finger on it. While some younger people become victims of Parkinson's disease, it usually occurs in those who are older. It can be very difficult to diagnose, however there are some symptoms you may notice that could mean it's time to schedule an appointment with a doctor. Our … [Read more...]

Seniors And Caregivers In The Bay Area – Spring Cleaning

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Spring's here, which means it's time for that dreaded chore - spring cleaning. Even seniors want a clean home, but certain tasks can be difficult for not only those who are aging, but their caregivers as well. Our San Francisco home care agency has a few tips that will help make spring cleaning a breeze, regardless of who's taking care of those tedious tasks! Seniors often prefer to take care … [Read more...]