The Costs Of In-Home Care For Seniors – How To Pay For It

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If you're an adult child of an aging parent who prefers to stay at home and not go to an assisted living or nursing home facility, you may worry about how to pay for the costs of in-home care for seniors. As a Bay Area home care agency serving San Francisco and surrounding areas, we know the stress of how to pay for care can keep you up at night. Here are a few tips to help ease your mind and … [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...]

Palo Alto Home Care – Activities For Those With Limited Vision

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Vision declines as we age - it's simply a fact of life. As trusted Palo Alto home care experts, we understand how frustrating it can be when an aging loved one cannot enjoy the hobbies and activities they once did before, because of failing vision. With more than 3 million people older than 65 considered 'functionally blind', according to the National Federation of the Blind, it is clearly a … [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...]

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...]

Bay Area Seniors Desire To Live At Home, But Is It Risky?

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As home caregivers serving San Francisco and the Bay Area, we know that there are more people aged 65 or older among our population than ever before, and that many of these Bay Area seniors prefer to remain in their own homes as they age. The question is, could this be a potentially dangerous situation? Of course it could, given that many seniors have issues with vision, hearing, or even … [Read more...]

Menlo Park Caregivers Share Benefits Of Home Care

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A recent report released by the HCAOA (Home Care Association of America) found that home care will continue to be of great benefit to those who are aging; the entire health system; and seniors' families, as the percentage of seniors in our population continues to rise. The report, Caring for America's Seniors: The Value of Home Care was released in early June, and contains statistics and … [Read more...]

Should Government Interfere With Home Health Care Services

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Recently a national poll was conducted by Morning Consult among 2,000 registered voters over the age of 65 regarding a Medicare policy that would require physician-prescribed home health care services be approved by a government contractor. These services are often advised by physicians for senior patients who have required hospitalization in order to ensure a seamless transition from the … [Read more...]

San Francisco Seniors Prefer Living At Home

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Even those of us who are nowhere near retirement can't imagine not being able to live in our homes as we grow older. It's no different for San Francisco seniors, who according to AARP prefer to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. In fact, the American Association of Retired Persons found that, as they age, almost 90% of seniors hope to be able to stay in their homes. Even … [Read more...]