Which Is Better: Aging in Place, or Assisted Living?

Each of us faces a number of critical crossroads in life, at which point the decisions we make will result in far-reaching effects. What career we choose. Who (or whether) to marry. Whether to have children or not. And as we grow older, another crucial decision has to be made: should we move into an [...]
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How Seniors Can Exercise at Home with Help from In-Home Caregivers

A body at rest remains at rest. If physical activity and exercise haven’t been an ongoing part of a senior’s daily routine, those ingrained habits must be overcome before everyday activity can become a part of that person’s life. With the help of a professional caregiver, like those at Hillendale Home Care, older adults can [...]
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Hillendale Home Care’s Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Diabetes Management Burnout

From beginning to end, a day in the life of someone with diabetes is overloaded with a range of tasks to manage the disease. Between medications, insulin injections, monitoring blood sugar levels, exercising, and dealing with nutritional needs, it’s common to become overwhelmed. Hillendale Home Care’s California in-home elderly care professionals comprehend the difficulties and struggles [...]
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Is It Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2? Time to Learn the Difference!

Despite what many believe, diabetes is not a one-size-fits-all condition. Because the risk factors, symptoms and treatments can vary widely between type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, the Walnut Creek, California senior care professionals at Hillendale Home Care provide the following explanation to help make it easier to know the differences. Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes, as [...]
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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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