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...]

Standard Precaution & Its Importance for Bay Area Caregivers

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It's important that home caregivers, whether family members or those hired from an in home care providing service understand standard precaution, what it is, and why it's so important. If you're a caregiver for a senior or elderly individual in the Bay Area, we want to clarify what standard precaution is and why you should be concerned about it. Standard precaution is simply the basic level of … [Read more...]

Most Common Health Issues San Francisco Seniors Face

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San Francisco seniors face a number of health-related issues as they grow older. Depending on the health problems a senior faces, in home care may be an essential factor in allowing an elderly loved one to remain in his/her home, while being safe. We have included some of the most common health issues seniors face below. Heart problems are usually the most notable health concern, and may … [Read more...]

Senior Care Tips – Gluten Intolerance in Seniors

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Gluten intolerance, also known as Celiac disease, is a condition that's more common in people of all ages today, including seniors. Celiac disease can cause unnecessary stress in seniors, because of the embarrassing symptoms and trying to determine what's safe to eat, and what isn't. Gluten intolerance can cause gas, vomiting, and in some cases uncontrollable diarrhea. If you are a senior or a … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions for Menlo Park Seniors

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Lots of people in the Menlo Park and Bay Area never really give a thought to seniors or the elderly when it comes to New Year's resolutions. Most of us think about losing weight, quitting smoking, and other challenges we'd like to overcome - but what about seniors? They should have an opportunity to start fresh, just like those of us who haven't reached our "golden years" just yet. Here are a … [Read more...]

Senior Care Tips – Help Eliminate Feelings of Loneliness

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Living alone can be extremely lonely for seniors not only in San Francisco, but all around the U.S. Often, there isn't ample opportunity for them to get together with family, enjoy delicious meals, create new memories, and talk about old ones. Unfortunately, many seniors are not included in these activities. Some may live in their own homes, others in nursing homes or assisted living … [Read more...]

Palo Alto Caregivers Offer Helpful Info About Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a debilitating condition that can make even the simplest movements painful or even impossible for those who suffer from it. Often referred to as 'the silent thief' because it can go undetected until a bone has been fractured, there are certain risk factors and things caregivers can do to help minimize the risks. As compassionate Palo Alto caregivers, we want to share some … [Read more...]

Caring for Seniors In Walnut Creek with Type 2 Diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes has become a common medical issue; many seniors suffer from this type of diabetes, so it's important to know the symptoms and how it affects the body if you are a caregiver. Type 2 diabetes can lead to eye and nerve damage, damage to the kidneys (nephropathy), infections, and cardiovascular disease when not properly monitored, so it's important to ensure your senior loved one gets … [Read more...]

Senior Care – Helping Seniors Remain Active Family Members

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As San Jose in-home care providers, we know how important it is for seniors to feel they are needed; a vital part of the family. Unfortunately, as we age we tend to feel a little isolated and left out at times. In some cases, when it comes to planned family get-togethers or holidays it's simply a matter of forgetfulness as we grow older. Those who are in their golden years find that many … [Read more...]

Have You Considered the Benefits of Senior Centers?

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As professional in home caregivers for those in the San Francisco Bay Area, we know that many who are 60, 65, or older have a mindset that they're too young or active to go to a senior center. Today, most of these facilities provide lively environments that are a great way to socialize and improve your overall happiness and satisfaction with life. In fact, across the U.S. there are more than … [Read more...]