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How Do I Pay for In-Home Care for the Elderly?

As your loved ones age and reach a point where they need assistance on a regular basis, you start to think about what should be done. Your loved one may be more comfortable staying in their own home vs. going into an assisted living or nursing facility. That’s great, but what about in home care costs? Here are some ideas to help you defray the in home care costs. Reverse Mortgage - Reverse mortgages were designed to help seniors stay in their home for the remainder of their lives. Just be sure to choose a reputable bank or mortgage broker [...]

2021-12-28T12:44:04-08:00November 1st, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

Should I Use In-Home Care or Assisted Living for My Senior Parents?

With the aging population, many of us are having to face choices about the care of our parents when the time comes. A number of older adults don’t need skilled nursing care such as is provided in a traditional nursing facility, but they could use a little extra help with day-to-day living. Fortunately, there are other options for care. First, let’s look at the difference between in-home care and assisted living so that you can make an informed decision about what is right for your loved one. Assisted Living is a good choice for individuals who need minimal care on [...]

2020-04-14T16:29:34-07:00October 16th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

In-Home Care for Stroke Survivors

A stroke can be a life changing event both for the one who suffers the stroke, and for their families. Strokes can mean physical and cognitive impairment. Full recovery takes time and perseverance. For this reason, families often opt to care for their loved ones at home. Rehabilitation therapy usually starts as soon as the patient’s condition is stable. When it’s time for the patient to be discharged, a plan for continuing rehabilitation and care will be worked out by a hospital social worker. When a stroke survivor is home, in-home caregiving services are sometimes needed to assist with the [...]

2020-04-14T16:32:45-07:00September 8th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

A Peaceful Way Home Care – PVE-CARES Fair Sponsor

Please mark your calendar for: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018 Come visit Terry and his team at this year's PVE-CARE Senior Health & Wellness Fair in Palos Verdes Estates. A Peaceful Way Home Care with be an exclusive exhibitor.  Come learn about the in-home care services we provide for seniors and their families on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, South Bay, and the surrounding Los Angeles communities.  Stay in the comfort of your own home with compassionate and dependable care provided by A Peaceful Way Home Care. Location: Palos Verdes Estates Golf Club 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 When:  Tuesday, October [...]

2021-12-28T12:16:35-08:00September 5th, 2018|Articles, Events|

Spotting Alzheimer’s Symptoms

There are many debilitating conditions that come with getting older, but one of the least understood is Alzheimer's disease. It is a condition that has been defined by some pernicious myths even as it is conflated with similar conditions that induce dementia. In the case of Alzheimer's, correct early diagnosis is key to maintaining the quality of life for the patient. With that in mind, here are a few of the differences between Alzheimer's and other categories of dementia as well as the early signs that are indicators of the disease. The Differences Between Alzheimers And Dementia Dementia and Alzheimer's [...]

2020-04-14T16:34:31-07:00August 24th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

Signs of Dementia to Recognize

Of all the changes that we go through as we get older, there may be no single condition more dreaded than dementia. This implacable disease is characterized by progressive cognitive and psychological changes that only get worse as time goes on. While it can be difficult to diagnose, as the condition affects everyone differently depending on which part of the brain are affected, there are certain symptoms that may help you to recognize the onset of dementia in your loved ones. Early Signs Of Dementia May Be Difficult To Detect The most well-known symptom of dementia is how it [...]

2021-06-16T12:50:21-07:00August 8th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

How Technology Is Transforming Senior Care in Palos Verdes

Even as life expectancies are improving and medical advances are making the years after 70 more pleasant, there are still many factors that make the last years of our lives difficult. Dementia, vision problems, and difficulties with hearing make self-care for seniors increasingly difficult. However, technology is stepping in to make the golden years shine as brightly as possible. A quarter of the Palos Verdes Peninsula population is 65 years and older, and 19% of those seniors are living alone1. This makes these new high-tech tools invaluable for enabling quality self-care for Palos Verdes seniors. A Key To Independence Technology has [...]

2020-04-14T16:35:43-07:00July 25th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

Transitioning from a Wheelchair to a Walker

After an accident, it’s great news to be told by your doctor that you can start putting weight on a leg, joint, or foot after being confined to a wheelchair for several months. It can also be a little scary, especially is you are older. You may worry about pain, or accidentally injuring yourself again. A 93-year old mother of a friend had fallen shortly before Christmas, fracturing her femur and patella. “Mryna” was told to keep her right leg immobile and not to bear any weight on it. After four months of being wheelchair-bond, she was starting to feel [...]

2021-06-16T12:52:05-07:00July 2nd, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

Senior Care in Palos Verdes: Staying Active, Staying Safe

By 2025, one out of every four Americans will be 65 years of age or older. With more seniors in the U.S. projected to outnumber children for the first time1, and with prolonged life spans, planning for senior care is more important than ever. This is especially true for senior care in Palos Verdes. According to the U.S. Census, approximately a quarter of the Palos Verdes Peninsula population are 65 years and older. 19% of those seniors living in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA are living alone.2 Fortunately for the large Palos Verdes senior demographics, the Palos Verdes Peninsula has many [...]

2021-12-28T12:42:46-08:00April 16th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

How Respite Care Saved Me

We've talked about the importance of respite care but hearing someone recount their own experience can drive the point home even more. Here is a story that was shared with A Peaceful Way Home Care: My mother is bipolar. As a child, I didn't understand why other families were different from ours. When I was nine years old, my mother moved herself, me, and my severely autistic brother in with her parents 'temporarily.' It ended up being a permanent arrangement. My grandparents filled a role that my mother was unable to fill. They helped raise us. When I married, I [...]

2020-04-14T16:40:47-07:00February 5th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|
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