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Engage as You Age: Benefits of Social Media for Seniors

Staying social can be a challenge for older adults, especially those who are homebound or have limited mobility. The good news is that, as the internet, computers, tablets, and smartphones have become more prevalent than ever, the ability to keep seniors connected has greatly improved. Read More...
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Studies Show Social Activity for Seniors Boosts Health

Humans are social creatures, so it seems obvious that maintaining an active social life is good for the body and mind. Now, scientific studies are backing up that intuition, revealing that socializing with others boosts the health of your brain and your body. Read More...
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Concord Home Care Tips: Home Modifications for a Wheelchair-Friendly Home

Home is our sanctuary; it’s where we feel most comfortable, even during the more trying times in our lives. That’s why so many older adults are choosing to age in place in the comfort of home today. However, as people age, loss of mobility through injury, chronic illness, or general frailty can become an issue, and this issue is often solved through the use of a wheelchair. Read More...
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Concord Home Care Experts Help Seniors Overcome Roadblocks to Exercise

Making exercise a regular part of life is a challenge for people of any age. We never seem to have enough time to fit in a workout. We’re tired from a long day of work. We’ll wake up early and exercise then. Read More...
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Overcoming Sibling Rivalry While Caring for Aging Parents

From sharing toys to sharing your parents’ attention, siblinghood can often be fraught with tension, and when you throw in caring for aging parents, those tensions can increase. While loving each other and considering your brother’s or sister’s feelings was impressed upon you at an early age, sibling rivalry can still be a hurdle when making challenging decisions and attempting to fairly divide caregiving requirements for aging parents. Read More...
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Living Your Best Life at Home with Multiple Sclerosis

Home is a place of comfort and sanctuary, or at least it should be. However, for people living with multiple sclerosis, or MS, the home can present new challenges never before noticed. If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a key first step to maintaining a safe and comfortable home environment should be to make some necessary home modifications. Read More...
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Senior Incontinence Issues and How to Manage Them

Incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is an embarrassing and sensitive issue, particularly for seniors. It can cause a number of issues, from skin sores to social isolation for people who are afraid to leave the house in case of an “accident.” But while urinary incontinence affects approximately 25 million Americans, the condition rarely gets the attention and discussion it deserves. Read More...
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Hillendale Home Care’s Top Cancer Nutrition Tips: When Tastes Change

Maintaining a healthy diet is especially crucial for those undergoing cancer treatment, but one of the top side effects to prevent patients from eating well is a change in taste. It’s important to overcome this and other barriers to healthy eating in order to maintain the strength needed for chemo treatments, guard against infections, and a number of other benefits. Read More...
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How to Help Minimize Chemo Side Effects

Chemotherapy saves lives, and is utilized as treatment for as many as 650,000 Americans with cancer each year; but as helpful as this solution may be, it brings with it potential risks and sometimes unpleasant side effects. Hillendale Home Care, top providers of Contra Costa area home care services, outlines the most common chemo side effects, and recommendations to help make them more manageable. Read More...
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Did You See These Warning Signs that Care Is Needed Over the Holidays?

It’s a new year with many new things to look forward to, but there may be some lingering thoughts nagging you from a recent visit with Mom and Dad over the holidays. Did Dad seem more forgetful than usual? Mom looked a little shaky on her feet. Read More...