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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Osteoporosis and Hormone Changes

Osteoporosis is a condition that can be brought on by the hormonal imbalances that the aging process brings. It weakens the skeletal system over time by thinning the body's bone density. Your loved one won't likely know that they have this condition (or realize its severity) until a bone density scan turns up issues -- and that's usually after a minor or major injury has already taken place. One of the most difficult issues with this disease is that there are really no symptoms -- until a bone breaks. It's a sneaky diagnosis that can silently steal your loved one's [...]

2022-07-29T19:27:21-07:00August 3rd, 2022|Articles, Senior Care|

Palos Verdes Seniors Respite Care

Being a primary family caregiver is rewarding, but it’s also incredibly challenging at times. It can be tricky to always be available when your senior loved one needs you, especially when you're trying to manage your own home, juggling your own medical appointments, trying to spend time with children, or if you haven't retired yet. You're starting to feel a bit resentful since you can't take breaks. Also, who could look in on your loved one if your own medical conditions or even a COVID-19 infection thwarted your efforts to help that loved one for several days -- or even [...]

2022-06-28T10:53:55-07:00July 13th, 2022|Articles, Senior Care|

Post-Op In Home Care

This is an illustrative story about a fellow we’ll call Doug and how he came to realize how helpful an in-home caregiver is after surgery. A couple weeks ago Doug underwent spinal fusion surgery on discs 4, 5, and 6. The surgeon had warned him that the recovery would be painful. After being released from the hospital two days after the surgery, Doug was in excruciating pain for three days. He hadn’t realized how bad it would be. He had also not opted for in-home care since he had asked the doctor, “Since I live alone, will I be okay [...]

2022-06-21T18:48:13-07:00June 22nd, 2022|Articles, Senior Care|

Biricti Kashai – Recipient of Q1 2022 Outstanding Care Award

A Peaceful Way Home Care in Palos Verdes encourages quality care and recognizes our outstanding caregivers. The quality and integrity of our caregivers form the backbone of our agency. We hire only compassionate caregivers who genuinely care about their clients and take pride in providing the best in-home care possible. To encourage and recognize the highest quality caregiving service, A Peaceful Way Home Care selects a top performer each quarter. The recipient receives a Certificate of Award, personalized scrubs, public and peer recognition, and a $500 bonus. A Peaceful Way Home Care is proud to introduce the 2022 1st [...]

2022-05-19T13:51:54-07:00May 31st, 2022|Outstanding Care Award, Senior Care|

What Should I Do If I Have Osteoporosis?

More than half of U.S. adults ages 50 and older have osteoporosis and low bone mass. You may have been asking yourself several questions: What should I do if I have osteoporosis? Can I still exercise? How can I reduce the risk of falls? Can I continue to live independently? That statistic concerned you, so you visited your medical professional's office. Sure enough, you were diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia. What should you do now? Exercise Low impact exercises are great for your osteoporosis. For example, dancing, taking walks around the Palos Verdes Peninsula, or riding a stationary bicycle are [...]

2022-05-02T15:28:54-07:00May 11th, 2022|Articles, Senior Care|

When should I see a geriatric specialist?

When should I see a geriatric specialist? If you're at a certain age, it's important to prepare for your twilight years. Preparing for the challenges aging may bring doesn't need to be full of uncomfortable and sad conversations. When you prepare early, it's freeing to define your goals, and your family feels at ease knowing your own desires for the future. If you want to live your best life as you age, you may be asking yourself: do I need to see a geriatric specialist (aka geriatrician)? And, when exactly should I start visiting one? What is a geriatric specialist? [...]

2022-04-07T10:50:10-07:00April 19th, 2022|Articles, Senior Care|

How Do I Talk to My Aging Parents About Difficult Topics?

Talking to your beloved parents about aging is just plain hard! These days, you're filling a leadership or guidance role in your aging parents' lives. This role reversal brings several challenges, including bringing up difficult aging issues. These serious conversations may also bring lots of mixed emotions with them -- for you and your aging parents. You aren't alone. These are just some of the most difficult aging topics family members may need to discuss with aging loved ones: Advance Health Care Directives Trusts and Wills Driving Finances Isolation Hiring Help So, how exactly do you talk to your aging [...]

2022-03-31T10:49:08-07:00March 31st, 2022|Articles, Senior Care|

Outstanding Caregiver Award: Rosemarie Iglesia

OUTSTANDING CAREGIVER RECOGNITION WALL Last July, Rosemarie Iglesia went to A Peaceful Way Home Care in Rolling Hills Estates for her job interview. She saw a photo of a caregiver on the wall of the office, acknowledging her for outstanding service. Rosemarie thought, “someday my face will be on that wall!” Indeed, Rosemarie was right! And rightly so! A devout Christian, her guiding principle is “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23). One day, she was sitting in the car waiting for her husband to [...]

2022-03-11T12:16:26-08:00March 10th, 2022|Outstanding Care Award, Senior Care|

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Emergencies are difficult enough to prepare for, but what if you need to keep safety in mind for a beloved senior that's living independently? Your loved one should be an empowered senior prepared for emergency -- especially natural disasters like earthquakes or fires in the Palos Verdes Peninsula area. Get your senior prepared for emergency situations before the unthinkable happens. You can help them make plans for different emergency scenarios, build a kit, prepare financially, and stay well-informed during a crisis. Make a Plan Here are several ways to get your senior prepared for an emergency: Figure out [...]

2022-03-03T10:28:36-08:00March 3rd, 2022|Articles, Senior Care|

A Peaceful Way Home Care Receives 2022 Best of Home Care® – Leader in Experience, Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Peaceful Way Home Care Receives 2022 Best of Home Care® – Leader in Experience, Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards Rolling Hills Estates – A Peaceful Way Home Care announced today that it received the distinguished 2022 Best of Home Care – Leader in Experience, Best of Home Care - Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice awards from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in experience management for home care. The Leader in Experience Award is the highest recognition awarded by Home Care Pulse and is given to select home care [...]

2022-02-25T12:47:11-08:00February 10th, 2022|Articles, Outstanding Care Award, Senior Care|
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