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...]

Senior Care – The Changing Nutritional Needs For Seniors

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Whether you're a senior who lives in Walnut Creek, Lamorinda, or anywhere in the Bay Area, it's important to know that, as you age, nutritional needs change. Good nutrition is important regardless of age, but as we grow older it's particularly important for good health, vitality, and an improved quality of life. As we grow older, everything about our bodies changes - from the physical and … [Read more...]

Elder Care – How Seniors Can Make New Friends After Retiring

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When we reach age 65, 70, or even older it seems it becomes harder to maintain old friendships - we don't work, and don't see those we used to see on a daily basis as often. As Bay Area elder care experts working with seniors throughout San Francisco, Palo Alto, and surrounding areas, we have a few suggestions on how you can make new friends in your golden years. Volunteer at a local hospital, … [Read more...]

Senior Care – What Should Seniors Consider Before Divorcing?

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Even among seniors, divorce is unfortunately becoming much more common. In fact, the odds of divorce in those over 50 have doubled since the late 1990's. Dissolving a marriage is hard regardless of age, and it can impact many others along the way. If you're a married senior on the verge of calling it quits, consider the following before you do. With seniors, there's often a lot more involved … [Read more...]

Senior Care – Seniors Can Have Summer Fun With Grandkids

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Most seniors enjoy spending time with their grandkids; what's better than creating a bond your grandchildren will remember for a lifetime? For Palo Alto seniors who want to make the most of this summer and spend quality time with their grandchildren, we have a few ideas for activities you'll both enjoy! For outdoor fun that doesn't require a lot of energy on Grandma or Grandpa's part, play the … [Read more...]

How San Jose Caregivers Can Start Your Day Off Right

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If you're a caregiver in San Jose who cares for an aging parent or other elderly loved one, you may not realize how important it is to care for yourself and take a bit of time every day just for you. Caring for the elderly is not only stressful, it can zap you of the energy you need to take care of things in your own life. By getting up just a few minutes earlier each day (15 or 20 minutes), you … [Read more...]