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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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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|

Creating a Healing Environment in your Parents’ Home

Your parent raised you. It’s your turn to look out for them now that they need some assistance as they continue to live in their home as they age. Whether your parent has just gone through surgery, living with a condition, or are feeling more socially isolated, what can you do to help create a positive environment for them during this stage of life and help them thrive? First, it’s important to put yourself in your parent’s shoes. What could you do to create an energizing and healing environment in their home? With a few simple touches, you can turn [...]

2021-12-13T15:38:21-08:00December 13th, 2021|Articles, Senior Care|

Dignity in Communicating with Seniors Suffering Dementia

Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias will gradually diminish a person's ability to communicate. If a parent is not able to express themselves as they once did, they are still the person you love and deserving of being treated with respect and dignity.    

2021-12-28T16:24:00-08:00December 2nd, 2021|Articles, Senior Care|

Q3 Outstanding Care Winner: Mona Martinez

A Peaceful Way Home Care proudly announced the Q3 Outstanding Care Winner: Mona Martinez. Her excellent attendance, loyalty, kindness, great cooking skills, friendliness, and mature attitude toward anything that ever needs to be done for our clients have made her a real standout for candidacy. She consistently keeps the office well-informed, and other caregivers who have worked with her have reported enjoying her team player attitude. And the couple with whom she has been working for years has called her “a welcome addition” to their family. Thank you for all you do, Ramona!  A [...]

2022-02-21T16:45:49-08:00November 22nd, 2021|Articles, Outstanding Care Award, Terry's Corner|
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