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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...
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...
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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 assisted living environment to ensure we have whatever care is needed during our years of aging? Read More...
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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 safe, comfortable sanctuary, and not a dangerous place. Read More...
Care at Home for Seniors

Care at Home for Seniors, or Assisted Living?

Home is where the heart is, and so many seniors’ hearts are set on remaining at home throughout aging, instead of making a move to an assisted living facility or nursing home – close to 90% of them, according to research done by AARP. Read More...

The Benefits of Regular Caregiving Help for the Sandwich Generation

The kids need their lunches made for school, your husband’s car is in the shop and he needs you to drop him off at work, you have a big presentation to give to the CEO today, and you just got a call from your elderly mother, who’s out of a very important prescription medication and needs a refill ASAP. Read More...

My Senior Parent Needs Care Now! What Do I Do? | Walnut Creek Home Care

Emergencies happen when you’re least expecting them. For family caregivers, those emergencies tend to happen when we’re trying to juggle our already hectic daily lives – rushing to drop the kids at school, cooking dinner while trying to review homework, leading an important presentation at work, etc. Read More...

Companion Care Giving

At Hillendale we employ caregivers with a wide variety of skill sets, experience levels and professional licenses. Many of our clients need highly trained CNAs, HHAs and LVNs, BUT a lot of them do not require such a robust resume for their day to day care. Read More...

Try These Tips When Talking with Seniors About Home Care

Home CareAs we shared in our last blog post, home care can be a viable option for many seniors who require some extra assistance with day-to-day living but prefer to remain at home rather than move to a nursing home. Although in-home care is preferred by seniors, it still can be a bit disconcerting at first to consider allowing a caregiver to come into their personal space.

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