Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Aging Dads

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Depending on whether your dad is a senior living at home or in an assisted living facility/nursing home, there are some great gifts he'll appreciate on Father's Day. If your father lives in a long-term care facility you probably want to avoid expensive gifts that may get stolen or go missing in some other way. As an in-home caregiving agency catering to seniors in the San Francisco Bay Area, we … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Menlo Park Home Care – Supporting A Parent With Cancer

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The "C" word understandably strikes fear in the hearts of patients and their families; nothing is more difficult than learning a loved one has cancer. As a trusted Menlo Park home care agency, we have a few suggestions to help you support your parent and yourself through what is often a very difficult time. Help with housekeeping, or hire someone who can. When a parent has cancer, treatment … [Read more...]