How to Start a Conversation With a Parent About the Benefits of Home Care

Accepting the truth that an aging loved one requires help at home can be tough. Even harder is speaking about the need for care with the older adult and getting him or her to acknowledge that assistance is warranted. If you have noticed changes in a loved one and you’re sensing the need to begin a discussion about the benefits of home care as a choice to maintain safety and independence in the home, try these conversation starters to raise the subject in a subtle, non-confrontational way. Read More...
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Tips for Caregivers of Dementia Patients

Sometimes, the most beneficial lessons in life come about by going through them firsthand; yet the wisdom we are able to glean from those who’ve walked a similar course before us is priceless. If you’re providing care for a family member with dementia and becoming a bit bogged down in this uncharted territory, the strategies below will help:

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9 Alzheimer’s Communication Tips for Family Caregivers

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These Alzheimer’s communication tips help both caregivers and seniors.

Alzheimer’s disease is well known for its profound influence on the ability to effectively communicate. In addition to the disease affecting speech, it also causes difficulties in an individual’s ability to correctly use words, along with the understanding of the meanings of words. As the disease progresses into the later stages, using language as a way of communicating will become more challenging. Read more

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Dementia Care Walnut Creek Experts Recommend Approaching Senior Bathing Care with a SMILE

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Use the SMILE technique when approaching bathing care for seniors.

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine this: Most of your life has been devoted to taking care of and helping others – as a parent, during your career, through volunteering in your local community, and as a grandparent. After living independently and being in control of any decisions that impact your life, you now find yourself as the one who needs assistance with bathing and other daily care tasks. Imagine the vulnerability, sense of loss, and fear that may be experienced when suddenly day-to-day tasks are challenging to complete. Read more

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How to Best Meet Nutritional Needs for Seniors

It is not a mystery that a nutritious diet is vital for good health. However many people don’t understand that an adult’s nutritional needs change with age. As such, the nutritional experts at Tufts University have designed MyPlate for Older Adults, which is an updated rendition of the former food pyramid, and which provides nutritional advice specifically for seniors. Read More...
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Simple Steps You Can Take Today to Better Manage Your Diabetes

Monitoring glucose levels, checking and rechecking blood pressure, and keeping tabs on food consumed—these are just a few of the ongoing daily activities necessary for someone diagnosed with diabetes. Effective diabetes care requires meticulous attention to care management—realizing that failing to follow the doctor’s recommendations can lead to serious risks, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and even diabetic coma. Read More...
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How to Promote Senior Independence & Enhance a Senior’s Life Purpose

“Let me help you with that.” “Sit down. Don’t overdo it!” “Take it easy. I can handle that” Have you ever made comments such as these to senior loved ones? Our intentions are good; we want to do what we can to help our older loved ones stay safe and healthy. 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...