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As we and our parents age, how we need to care for them and ourselves changes. There are considerations we may not have thought about before. Whether your senior loved one lives in the same South Bay community as you (in his or her own home or with you in yours) or lives in another state, A Peaceful Way Home Care in Palos Verdes wants to provide you information that helps you ensure the best care for your loved one and yourself during the caregiving period. Content provided for informational use only and should not be construed as medical recommendations. Information is researched from reputable sources, but accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Suggestions for Medication Reminders

Ensuring seniors living at home take their medications correctly and on time can be challenging. Forgetting to take prescribed medications or taking the wrong dose can have serious health consequences. Here are some practical and effective suggestions for medication reminders to help seniors and their family caregivers stay on track. 1. Create a Medication Schedule One of the most effective ways to ensure medications are taken on time is to create a detailed medication schedule. This should include: List of Medications: Name, dosage, and timing of each medication. Morning Routine: Specific medications to be taken in the morning. Afternoon and [...]

2024-06-06T09:58:59-07:00June 6th, 2024|Articles, Senior Care|

Outstanding Care Award: Hernani Calma

A Peaceful Way Home Care announced the Outstanding Care Award recipient for 2024 Quarter 1 is Hernani Calma, an experienced caregiver who demonstrates joy and enthusiasm in his work. Hernani will often fill in shifts to best accommodate his client’s needs. He has also been a great source of support for the family by allowing them respite time so they can pursue their own daily routine. Hernani, please know that you are very much appreciated!” AMERICAN DREAM Hernani “Nani” Calma grew up in the Philippines and worked in a warehouse and was an operator in rice mill there. Repairing U.S. [...]

2024-06-04T13:38:18-07:00June 4th, 2024|Articles, Outstanding Care Award|

Guard Against Senior Fraud Scams

Senior fraud scams are a growing concern, especially as the population ages. These scams can range from identity theft to deceptive financial schemes specifically targeting seniors. Protecting oneself or a loved one from these scams involves awareness, vigilance, and utilizing available resources to ensure financial safety. Here's how to effectively safeguard against senior fraud. Recognize Common Scams The first step in protection is understanding and recognizing the most common types of scams. These include: Phishing Scams: Fraudulent emails or calls pretending to be from reputable companies to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. [...]

2024-05-15T16:38:57-07:00May 16th, 2024|Articles, Senior Care|

Palos Verdes Senior Care

Selecting the best in-home Palos Verdes senior care is a decision that significantly affects the well-being and happiness of your loved one. Unlike opting for a care facility, choosing in-home care allows seniors to stay in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes while receiving the personalized assistance they need. This article will guide you through the essential considerations for finding exceptional Palos Verdes senior care, highlighting the unique benefits of in-home care and introducing A Peaceful Way Home Care as a premier choice in the Los Angeles South Bay area. Evaluating the Benefits of In-Home Care In-home care [...]

2024-04-26T13:59:24-07:00April 26th, 2024|Articles, Senior Care|

Dealing with Sundowning Syndrome

Caring for someone experiencing sundowning syndrome can be challenging, but understanding what it is and how to manage it can make a significant difference. Sundowning syndrome, often observed in people with Alzheimer's or dementia, refers to increased confusion, anxiety, agitation, or restlessness that begins at dusk and continues into the night. Recognizing the signs and implementing strategies to alleviate these symptoms can foster a more comfortable environment for both the individual and caregivers. Understanding Sundowning Syndrome Sundowning syndrome affects individuals in the late afternoon and evening, potentially disrupting their sleep patterns and that of their caregivers. Symptoms might include: Confusion [...]

2024-04-04T13:26:24-07:00April 4th, 2024|Articles, Senior Care|

Outstanding Care Award: Rosemary Cruz

A Peaceful Way Home Care is honored to announce the Outstanding Care Award recipient for the fourth quarter of 2023: Rosemary Cruz. Rosemary is a valued member of our team who has faced many challenges with her clients yet always demonstrates a positive can-do and caring attitude. Rosemary will often change her schedule to accommodate her client and maintain their consistency of care. Rosemary, please know that you are very much appreciated. Thank you. Rosemary Cruz was humbled and pleased to have been recognized with the quarterly Outstanding Care Award. This came as a pleasant surprise, having been with A [...]

2024-03-26T08:51:50-07:00March 25th, 2024|National, Outstanding Care Award, Senior Care|

Adaptive Clothing: Making Getting Dressed Easier

In the golden years of life, maintaining independence in daily tasks is vital for confidence and self-esteem. Dressing, an everyday necessity, can become a challenge due to various physical limitations or health issues that come with age (or injuries). This is where adaptive clothing comes into play, a thoughtful innovation designed to make dressing a simpler, more enjoyable task for seniors. Here's how adaptive clothing can be a game-changer in maintaining the autonomy and joy in getting dressed every day. Understanding Adaptive Clothing Adaptive clothing is specifically designed to address the needs of individuals who might find traditional clothing difficult [...]

2024-03-14T08:41:59-07:00March 14th, 2024|Articles, Senior Care|

Quarterly Outstanding Care Award: Deborah Walch

A Peaceful Way Home Care is proud to introduce our latest winner of our quarterly Outstanding Care Award: Deborah Walch exemplifies the quality of care A Peaceful Way always aspires to provide. Deborah is reliable, professionalism and loyal to our clients. EXTENSIVE MEDICAL EXPERIENCE While living in Maryland, Deborah spent over thirty years in the medical field in a wide variety of environments and roles, including a pharmacy in prisons, and hospitals. She was a certified medical aid, nurse, CNA, and GNA. HOSPICE CARE: BOTH SAD AND REWARDING Deborah’s mother fought cancer several times and came back. But then she [...]

2024-02-20T11:51:13-08:00February 22nd, 2024|Articles, Outstanding Care Award, Senior Care|

Music Therapy Memory Care

Music has the power to evoke emotions, recall memories, and even create a sense of community and connection. When it comes to memory care, music therapy emerges as a source of hope, offering a unique and effective approach to enhancing the quality of life for individuals facing memory-related challenges. Understanding how music therapy and memory are intertwined can open new doors to supporting and enriching the lives of those in memory care. The Harmony Between Music and Memory Music therapy is not just a form of entertainment; it's a structured and purposeful intervention that taps into the deep connections between [...]

2024-02-21T12:57:35-08:00February 21st, 2024|Articles, Senior Care|

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Transitioning to assisted living is a significant step for many seniors and their families, offering a balance of support and independence. This environment provides assistance with daily living activities, healthcare management, and offers social engagement opportunities. Understanding how to finance assisted living is crucial for a smooth transition. In this guide, we'll explore various financial options, including how caregiver services like those provided by A Peaceful Way Home Care in Palos Verdes can complement the care provided in these facilities. Understanding Assisted Living Costs Breaking Down the Expenses: Basic Fees: Assisted living costs generally include housing, utilities, meals, and basic [...]

2024-01-31T10:44:13-08:00January 31st, 2024|Articles, Senior Care|
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