Living With Multiple Sclerosis – How Seniors with MS Can Stay Comfortable at Home

In the words of Jane Austen, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for someone living with multiple sclerosis, comfort is imperative, as is safety. If your loved one has been diagnosed with MS, the first step in caregiving should be to make the necessary modifications so the home is a [...]
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Multiple Sclerosis – Know The Facts So You Know If MS Homecare Is Needed

Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. are living with it – roughly 400,000 people to be exact, and of that, 86 percent list fatigue as the number one symptom of their disease. The cause of MS is not known; it is not contagious or [...]
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How to Overcome Common Hurdles to Senior Exercise

Stepping into a routine exercise program is challenging at any age. Exercising is tiring. We don’t want to spend the time. We’re feeling sore from yesterday’s workout. We’ve all made excuses like these for putting off working out; but frailty and advanced age make it even harder to stick to an exercise program. Hillendale Home Care [...]
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Elderly Exercise Routines for Any Activity Level

The advantages of exercise don’t diminish as we age, and it’s extremely important for elderly adults to keep up as active a lifestyle as possible. Even people who are bedridden or wheelchair-bound have a full range of options available to strengthen, improve resistance and flexibility. The initial step is always to check with the doctor to [...]
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Simple Tips to Make Elderly Personal Care in the Bathroom Safer

How could something that’s so comforting and relaxing, like a nice, warm bath, be one of the greatest dangers to seniors? The truth is, combining slick surfaces, slippery shampoo and very warm water creates the perfect storm for a fall danger – one of the most severe risks to older people. January is set aside as [...]
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Wash Away Bathroom Anxiety for Seniors -- Make Bathing Enjoyable

What feels better than sinking into a warm, relaxing bath at the conclusion of a lengthy, frantic day? While a lot of us relish the wonderful comfort that a bath brings, for seniors, especially those struggling with the challenges of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, this time in the bathroom can be filled with anxiety. For a [...]
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Better than a Diet: Best New Year’s Resolutions for Family Caregivers

New Year’s resolutions: we love to make them, and can’t help but break them. Perhaps you’ve been motivated to eat better, lose those stubborn ten pounds, quit a bad habit, or exercise more regularly; but life has a way of disrupting our best intentions, and this is especially true for those acting as family caregivers [...]
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It's Lovely Weather for a Holiday Get-together with Seniors | Hillendale Home Care California

The holiday season is full of celebrations, parties, gatherings, and activities. But for an older family member, holiday outings require a little advance planning. Follow these tips from Hillendale Home Care of California to savor fun and relaxed outings with loved ones of all ages this season. Before leaving the home, consider: The distance of walking involved, [...]
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Is It Just Asthma or Something More Serious? | California Senior Care Tips

Chronic coughing. Shortness of breath. Wheezing. Sound like an asthma attack? Instead of reaching for the inhaler or an over-the-counter cough drop, however, perhaps it’s time to see if another culprit – COPD – might be coming into play. With a full 12 million people in the U.S. currently living with COPD (and just as [...]
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Hillendale Home Care Explains How COPD Is Diagnosed and Treated

Hillendale Home Care understands that sometimes, being diagnosed when struggling with debilitating symptoms can be a relief. Finally, there’s a name for the condition, and a plan to treat it! COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is certainly one of those conditions that can be improved with a definitive diagnosis. If your senior loved one has [...]
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