How You Can Help An Aging Senior Deal With Constipation

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It's a subject not many want to talk about, but an important one to address considering many seniors suffer from constipation. Our Bay Area in-home care agency has a few tips to help an aging senior deal with constipation, as it is a condition that can lead to serious consequences if left untreated. One factor that may contribute to constipation in seniors is the medicines they take, along with … [Read more...]

Is Your Aging Loved One A Hoarder? Potential Reasons Why

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Is your aging parent or elderly loved one hesitant to toss anything? If you've noticed clutter everywhere from the kitchen countertops to closets and even the top of the dresser, there are lots of potential reasons seniors love to "hoard" things. It may simply be your loved one doesn't have the energy to deal with the mess, or that he/she has the need to conserve or keeps things out of loyalty … [Read more...]

Senior Care: Socializing – Encourage A Healthier, Active Life

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It should come as no surprise that those seniors who socialize and engage with others are healthier not only physically, but emotionally. As San Francisco in-home caregivers, we know that it can be difficult to get your aging parent to become more engaged in life, or to get him or her out and about and around other people. Isolation is common among seniors who often have issues such as … [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...]

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...]

Bay Area Caregivers Can Help Seniors At Risk Of A Stroke

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If you're a family member who is a caregiver to a loved one in the San Francisco Bay Area, no doubt you know that strokes are dangerous - but did you know many can be prevented? According to a report from the Stroke Prevention and Atherosclerosis Research Centre at the Robarts Research Institute, up to 90% of recurrent strokes can be prevented, while at least 50% of first strokes could be … [Read more...]

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...]

Bay Area Senior Care – The Ideal Age In Terms Of Living

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Many people - even those who aren't necessarily seniors but perhaps middle-aged - have an idea of how long they want to live. Much of this has to do with health, quality of life, and other factors. Is there a specific age you want to live to? Some people say 80, others 90, and some would love to live to 100 or older, providing they're in good health, physically and mentally. As trusted Bay … [Read more...]

Elder Care – Seniors And Financial Abuse

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Financial abuse can happen to any senior, whether in Menlo Park, San Jose, Walnut Creek, or any city in the San Francisco Bay Area or across the nation. Whether you're a senior or the adult child of an aging parent, would you know if something fishy was going on financially? According to a recent survey of caregivers, financial abuse occurs on a daily and even hourly basis. AARP's Chief Public … [Read more...]

Elder Care – Traveling With Seniors Over the Holidays

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With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays coming up, many families in the Menlo Park and surrounding Bay Area think it's best to have family holiday celebrations at an elderly loved one's home, or a nearby family member's home to make it easier on their aging loved one. The fact is, if at all possible it's actually good for a senior to travel, whether flying or traveling by road. Getting out … [Read more...]