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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Discover tips for caregivers of dementia patients from Hillendale Home Care.

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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

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...

Sandwich Generation Resources

Hillendale Home Care Resources Assistance for the Sandwich Generation Long Distance Caregiving Tips Planning for Care – Important Documents   Read More...