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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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|

How to Communicate Better with Seniors with Dementia or Aphasia

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw. Whether your senior loved one has dementia, stroke (with resulting aphasia), or resulting medical and/or mental issues from other conditions, something seems to have been robbed from them. Their words falter. Short-term memories are fleeting while long-term memories may remain. They need more care, and they seem more child-like. In fact, you just can't communicate with them like you always have. These days, you feel like you're filling a parental role for someone that used to take care of you. This role [...]

2022-01-31T17:10:16-08:00February 9th, 2022|Articles, Senior Care|

Torrance Senior Living: Caregivers Can Fill Activity Gap During Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic

For two years you've done your best to help your senior loved one navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in their own home. From offering advice to your loved one on changing health safety practices and just checking in more often than before, it's easy to see that while caregiving is rewarding — it's also exhausting. You just can't be with your loved one 24/7. How can you go about finding quality Torrance senior living help so your loved one doesn't feel isolated and alone as the pandemic drags on? Wouldn't it give you peace of mind to find a caregiver — [...]

2022-06-07T16:43:14-07:00January 19th, 2022|Articles, Senior Care|

Quality of Life – Seniors with Arthritis

Arthritis is any condition which causes swelling of one or more joints, causing stiffness and pain. The conditions often worsen with age - your senior loved one may be struggling to perform tasks which at one time were easy, and it can be difficult for you to watch. While arthritis is not curable, there are options to help improve their quality of life. Click here for printable article.  

2022-01-13T09:36:49-08:00January 7th, 2022|Senior Care|

Aging in Place: Getting the Most Out of Palos Verdes Senior Living

Seniors want to age in place. Their home is familiar; it houses the memories they've spent a lifetime making. Most aren't itching to surrender their independence to move into assisted living any time soon. But, there may come a time when your loved one needs a little help with everyday, non-medical basics like bathing, house cleaning, driving to doctor appointments, and/or picking up groceries. Depending on your schedule and location, you just can't help your loved one with it all. So, how can they stay in their own Palos Verdes home longer and still get out and socialize in the [...]

2022-01-05T11:15:06-08:00January 5th, 2022|Articles, Senior Care|
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