Family Caregiver Challenges: When Siblings Aren’t Helping

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One of many family caregiver challenges is difficult family dynamics.

If you’re managing all of the care for your aging parents solo while your siblings refrain from helping, you’re not alone. As a matter of fact, as many as half of all family caregivers are taking care of an aging loved one on their own, according to a recent report from AARP. It’s one of the top family caregiver challenges being faced, and can be difficult to know how to resolve. Read more

Learn Heart Attack Warning Signs and Post-Heart Attack Caregiving Tips

Although some heart attacks come on quickly and without warning, the majority are prefaced by some degree of mild pain and discomfort. It’s important to know caregiving tips if someone you love has or may be at risk for a heart attack, beginning with understanding heart attack warning signs to watch for: Chest discomfort: An uncomfortable sensation of pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the middle of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and then returns. Read More...

Aging In Place With Home Care Services

Not long ago, it seemed as though there was really no other alternative for seniors with care needs than to make the move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Plenty of people presume this is still the way it is when further care needs appear for a senior parent. Read More...

How Seniors Can Safely Celebrate the Holidays During COVID-19

Think of the most perfect holiday season you are able to imagine. While that image will vary a little for each of us, it could include lights, gifts, good food, and traditions passed down through the generations. Yet what absolutely rings true for all of us is the joy in spending time with the ones we love. Read More...

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Denial, or Something Else?

“How on earth could you think that I have dementia? There’s not a thing wrong with me!” If an older loved one with dementia expresses feelings like this, you may have thought to yourself that he or she was simply in denial and not willing to accept such a difficult diagnosis. Read More...

Caring for Aging Parents: Is It Safe to Enlist the Help of Home Health Care?

For the past several months, family caregivers have had to face seemingly monumental challenges connected with the care of the seniors they love. With COVID-19’s particular dangers to seniors and those with underlying health conditions, such as COPD, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and others which can be common in seniors, those caring for aging parents have struggled with how to best protect and keep their older family members safe. Read More...

Still Having Trouble With Daily Activities After Recovering from COVID-19? Try Home Care.

Life has changed dramatically for all of us since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but if you have tested positive for the virus and experienced any or all of the myriad of possible symptoms, you understand how serious it is and how difficult recovery can be. Read More...

Accessing Long-Term Care Insurance Benefits

Long-term care insurance benefits can provide exceptional peace of mind, but accessing the policy benefits can turn out to be a confusing experience for older adults and their loved ones. To help families navigate the process, Hillendale Home Care, the experts in home health care in Walnut Creek, provides the following tips. Read More...

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s What You Need to Know When Caring for Aging Parents.

Are your aging parents in need of help to ensure safety at home? Are you simultaneously trying to accommodate caring for children and family at home? Then you have the distinction of being a part of the sandwich generation – a demographic of folks, for the most part in their 30s or 40s, who are responsible for raising their own children and caring for their senior parents. Read More...

High Tech Solutions Benefit Family Caregivers and Their Senior Loved Ones

Today’s seniors are inundated with an incredible quantity of high-tech products geared toward increasing their independence and safety, while offering life enhancement. With the touch of a button or two, we can immediately pay a visit “in person” with family and friends through video conferencing, wear a necklace that takes action with emergency help when needed, and even remain safe from getting lost with specialized receptors adhered to clothes or shoes. Read More...