Concord Home Health Experts Explain Anosognosia – the Unawareness of Dementia

“How could you possibly say that I have dementia? There’s not a thing wrong with me!” If a senior loved one with dementia expresses sentiments such as this, you might have thought to yourself that he or she was simply in denial and unwilling to accept such a difficult diagnosis. 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

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...

Taking Care of a Loved One Means Taking Care of YOU

If you’ve found yourself in the role of a family caregiver for an aging or disabled loved one, you’re far from alone. According to Family Caregiver Alliance’s National Center on Caregiving, a whopping 65.7 million Americans – as many as 29% of the adult population – are in your shoes, spending anywhere from 20 to almost 40 hours per week providing care at home. Read More...

The Forgotten Mineral

Up to 80 percent of Americans are jeopardizing their health by failing to get the recommended daily allowance of a mineral that protects against heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, and other dangerous disorders. What is this “forgotten mineral?” Read on to find out: http://bit.ly/11xyZTr Read More...

Benefits of Home Care

Hillendale Home Care Resources Benefits of Home Care Downloadable Tools and Tips: Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer. Home Care Checklist Understand the Models of Care: Make Appropriate Referrals Making the Decision to Stay at Home or Move Elsewhere   Read More...

Caregiver Holiday Stress Tips

Hillendale Home Care Resources Stress-Free Holidays – Caring for the Caregiver Downloadable Tools and Tips: Helping Seniors Beat the Holiday Blues Holiday Activities that Cross the Generations   Read More...

Paying for Home Care

Hillendale Home Care Resources Options to Pay for Care Downloadable Tools and Tips: Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer. Answers to Common Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Questions Veterans’ Housebound Benefits Tips for Using Private Funds for Care   Read More...