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...

How Do People Get Mesothelioma? 

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that develops after being exposed to a toxic substance called asbestos. Many people were unknowingly exposed to asbestos for the majority of the 20th century. It usually takes between 20 and 50 years for mesothelioma to develop after exposure, making the disease more common for seniors than younger age groups. Read More...

6 Crisis Resources to Help Seniors and Caregivers Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recognizing the best place to turn with regard to the latest, most reliable info on COVID-19, particularly as it relates to the elderly and family caregivers who provide care assistance for them, is important – and can be difficult. Because of so many crisis resources and different opinions on this extraordinary subject, we wanted to help make it simpler to locate what you need by compiling the subsequent list of reliable resources. AARP Answers Commonly Asked Questions About COVID-19: AARP provides an ongoing bulleted list of all of the current updates pertaining to COVID-19, plus what older adults can do to lower their likelihood of contracting it and answers to several common questions. Read More...

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. If heightened frailty is becoming a concern: “I love you, Dad, and now that you live alone, I’m concerned about your safety. 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

Wheelchair Home Modifications for Elderly and Disabled Persons

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Learn tips from the Walnut Creek home care experts on how to make home modifications for wheelchair access.

Home is where the heart is, and it’s for that reason that so many people make the choice to remain at home through their golden years. But oftentimes wheelchairs become a part of life when individuals or those with certain disabilities lose mobility. This can be a unique challenge when it comes to making sure the home is a safe place. But a few home modifications for elderly and disabled persons can greatly improve safety. 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 advice specifically for senior nutritional needs. Read More...
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Balancing Helping with Hindering: Tips to Maintain Senior Independence

Throughout the stages of our lives, our independence can mean very different things. Independence can come in significant stages, like moving out of your parents’ home or getting married, or less significant ones, like being able to complete tasks that had seemed insurmountable. 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 social activities for seniors boosts the health of your brain and your body. 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...