multiple sclerosis

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...
senior incontinence

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...
cancer nutrition

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...
Chemo side effects

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...
Warning Signs that Care is Needed

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...
Stress-Free Holidays

Family Caregivers, Give Yourselves the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

The holidays are always filled with presents, family, and about a million festivities and obligations. While this time of year can be fun, it’s rarely considered relaxing. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is often very stressful, especially when you combine caring for a loved one with the all the shopping, family gatherings and parties. Read More...
Lung Disease Facts

Lung Disease: Separate the Myths from the Facts

It’s estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that one type of lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), as a single cause of death, ranks as high as HIV/AIDS, following only coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and acute respiratory infection. Read More...
Types of California Home Care

Four Types of California Home Care That Enable Seniors to Age in Place

For the vast majority of older adults, the prospect of facing a move to an assisted living or nursing facility is difficult. It’s only natural to want to remain in the familiarity of home, where we can decide on our own when we want to wake up, when and what we want to eat, who we wish to spend our time with, etc. Read More...
Alzheimer's Caregiver

Stress and the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Some of the busiest people working today are Alzheimer’s caregivers, and not just because of their caregiving duties. Most Alzheimer’s caregivers work long hours at fulltime jobs, take the kids to afterschool activities, make a stop by the grocery store on the way home, and prepare dinner for the family on top of their caregiving responsibilities. Read More...
Family Caregiver Guilt

Help for the Family Caregiver Who Struggles with Guilt

Many of us feel as though we’re juggling a lot of balls in our everyday lives, but for the family caregiver, it can feel as though they’re juggling knives and flaming swords as well. It’s perfectly normal to experience feelings of guilt and of being overwhelmed when you’re responsible for providing care for a senior loved one, whether is an aging parent, a spouse, or another elderly relative. Read More...