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...]

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...]

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...]

Alzheimer’s Care – Could The Disease Affect Your Family?

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You may be worried that Alzheimer's disease is in an aging loved one's future, or even your own. While it's impossible to see into the future, dementia and Alzheimer's are conditions everyone should be concerned about. The good news is that there are new blood tests that can "predict" up to three years in advance whether someone may be afflicted with this life-changing and horrible disease. If … [Read more...]

Helping Seniors in Menlo Park with Fall Cleaning

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Although most of us think of spring cleaning, it's important to do a deep cleaning in fall as well. Homes get dusty and dirty, especially the homes of elderly loved ones and seniors who can't dust, mop, vacuum, and perform other tasks on a frequent basis. As trusted Menlo Park in home caregivers, we have a few tips to help your loved one accomplish those fall cleaning chores safely. First of … [Read more...]

When Seniors are Depressed: Tips for San Jose Caregivers

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As experienced home caregivers for seniors in the San Jose area, we know that depression is fairly common, especially among seniors and the elderly. Feeling down occasionally is natural for anyone, however when someone is truly depressed it is important to treat and monitor the condition. It's understandable that seniors get depressed more frequently given the fact they are aging, they've lost … [Read more...]

How Can Technology Help Keep Seniors in Their Homes?

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Did you know that by 2030, the CDC predicts that seniors will account for about 20% of the population in the U.S.? This is huge - and learning more about how we can keep seniors in their homes and allow them to remain independent is important. As trusted Menlo Park home caregivers, we keep up with the latest news and trends in regards to senior care, particularly when it comes to helping those … [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...]