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...]

Palo Alto Seniors – Healthy Aging and Happiness Connection

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As professional home caregivers for those in the Palo Alto area, we know that contrary to popular belief, there really is such a thing as happy and healthy aging as we all reach age 50 and beyond. Many people think once you get to a certain age, you'll most certainly face health issues, depression, and the feeling that all that is ahead is the end. Studies have proven that you can choose to age … [Read more...]

East Bay Hospital to Home Recovery Care

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We all know that today, patients are discharged from the hospital much sooner than they were 20 years ago, even after many major surgeries. How do seniors handle the transition from hospital to home? Depending on age, physical/mental health, and other factors it may be difficult on their own. Many who are elderly simply are not prepared for the process of recovering at home. This can result in … [Read more...]

How Caregivers Can Encourage Healthy Choices

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As we head toward fall, it's important to take care of yourself as a caregiver, and help those you care for enjoy each day to the fullest. Whether you live in San Francisco or any surrounding area, making healthy choices for aging loved ones as well as yourself is important. Caring for an elderly parent can be draining; you may feel that you never have time for yourself - and you may often feel … [Read more...]

Considering Bay Area in Home Care? Avoid These Mistakes

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If you have an aging loved one in Palo Alto, San Jose or other parts of the Bay Area and are considering in home care, there are certain mistakes many people make when hiring a caregiver. We know that taking care of an aging parent (or parents) on your own is often a huge and exhausting task, especially when you have a family and career of your own. Hiring a caregiver to come into your loved … [Read more...]

Live In Care For Seniors – Living with an Aging Parent?

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Many adult children make the decision to live with an elderly parent when the other parent passes away. Perhaps you promised your mom or dad that when the other died, you would take care of the surviving parent so that he/she never had to face the horrors of a nursing home. Now that you've made the decision and have been living with your aging loved one (or he/she is living with you), you may … [Read more...]

Dementia Caregivers – A Memory Box Offers Comfort

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As trusted Menlo Park dementia caregivers, we see all too often those with dementia or Alzheimer's being medicated so that they won't 'act out' or being given medications to make them relax and sleep. Dealing with memory loss is difficult for family members, or anyone who cares for an aging loved one with a memory problem. One moment they may know you, the next minute, maybe not. It's extremely … [Read more...]

Aging in Place – Why Seniors Prefer to Live at Home

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As Menlo Park in-home senior care providers, we understand that the majority of seniors desire to "age in place." What does that mean? According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), this term is defined as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level." Even as an adult of an aging parent, it's easy … [Read more...]

Home Care Services Tips – Reducing Family Caregiver Stress

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No one ever said that senior care is easy, and it can in fact be quite time-consuming and stressful. As home care services company in San Jose, we know taking care of someone who is aging or who has physical issues or medical conditions such as Alzheimer's or dementia can be exhausting. If you are a family caregiver, chances are you are the one person in your family who takes on this duty most … [Read more...]

Care For Seniors Tips – Keeping Your Mind Active

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As reputable home caregivers who care for seniors in Palo Alto, we know that it's all too easy for any of us - regardless of age - to fall into a routine or "rut." It's the same for seniors, who often eat the same old thing for breakfast every morning and engage in the same activities day in and day out. That old saying, "Use it or lose it" has never been more true than in keeping the mind/brain … [Read more...]