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...]

Biggest Benefits In Choosing In Home Care For A Senior

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If you have an elderly loved one who still lives at home and who you've discussed senior care with, you may have had a little resistance. Those who are aging don't want to feel like they need a babysitter, but in truth there are many huge benefits your loved one may not be aware of in choosing an in home caregiving service. If your aging parent lives in San Mateo or the surrounding Bay Area, we … [Read more...]

Why Family Caregivers In The Bay Area Need Respite Care

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Anyone who's taken care of an aging family member in the Bay Area knows the impact it can have on your own life, and the time, work, and effort involved. Of course you want to do everything you can for a senior parent or other loved one, but it's important to take care of yourself, as well. Whether you live in Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, or surrounding cities, it maybe time to check into respite … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Tips For Palo Alto Seniors – Keep Memory From Slipping Away

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Memory is something that affects all of us as we age; you know those times when you can't remember if you turned the coffee pot off before you left for work, or had to search for the car keys. While this is normal and happens more often as we age, there are ways to help seniors' minds stay sharper even into their 70s, 80s, and beyond. As home caregivers for Palo Alto seniors, we have a few tips … [Read more...]