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...]

Safety At Home For Bay Area Seniors

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Even for seniors who have lived in their homes for decades or who live in neighborhoods known to be safe, no home is 100% safe from the possibility of a break-in. Unfortunately, seniors' homes are often the target of criminals; not only are aging seniors at an increased risk of a burglary, but financial scams as well. As home caregivers offering a variety of services for Bay Area seniors, we … [Read more...]

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...]

Senior Care Tips – Gluten Intolerance in Seniors

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Gluten intolerance, also known as Celiac disease, is a condition that's more common in people of all ages today, including seniors. Celiac disease can cause unnecessary stress in seniors, because of the embarrassing symptoms and trying to determine what's safe to eat, and what isn't. Gluten intolerance can cause gas, vomiting, and in some cases uncontrollable diarrhea. If you are a senior or a … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse – The ‘Hidden’ Secret in Homes of the Elderly

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Whether a family member or professional caregiver, the unfortunate truth is that many elderly people are abused in their own homes - whether physically, mentally, or even financially. If you have an elderly loved one in the San Francisco area, it's important to pay close attention. Elder abuse is one of those "hidden" secrets that family members often aren't aware of. If you are a family member … [Read more...]

Senior Care Tips – Help Eliminate Feelings of Loneliness

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Living alone can be extremely lonely for seniors not only in San Francisco, but all around the U.S. Often, there isn't ample opportunity for them to get together with family, enjoy delicious meals, create new memories, and talk about old ones. Unfortunately, many seniors are not included in these activities. Some may live in their own homes, others in nursing homes or assisted living … [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...]