Live-In Care Palos Verdes

As seniors age, they eventually need help to manage their daily activities, housework, health, transportation, and feeding. Many seniors prefer to age at home, preferably with their loved ones. Therefore, understanding their options ahead of time is beneficial. Live-in care Palos Verdes services makes those wishes possible thanks to one-on-one care. Your loved one gets professional in-home care throughout the day with special attention provided in the morning, at midday and in the evening. Caregivers remain in your loved one’s home throughout the day for their safety, confidence, and independence. They prepare meals, help with support exercises and activities, [...]

2021-06-16T12:14:13-07:00March 24th, 2020|Articles, Senior Care|

24-Hour Home Care

There may come a point when your loved one needs 24-hour home care. By making sure your loved one has the care they need, you are enabling them to age in the home that is familiar and comfortable to them. You need to be in tune with what’s going on in your loved one’s life and situation: Are they falling more frequently? Have they spent time in a hospital or rehabilitation facility after a major illness or injury? Are they having trouble eating or drinking without help? Have they gotten lost or confused? Are they confused when family, caregivers, or [...]

2020-04-14T16:17:25-07:00March 15th, 2019|Articles, Senior Care|

Is In-Home Care Covered by Long Term Care Insurance?

As our loved ones age, they may need care. In-home care is often the best option. There are several aspects of in-home care that are available, and they are dependent upon what is needed for each individual, whether they need transportation, or medication reminders, meal prep, help in dressing, bathing, or using the toilet, etc. We can all agree that in-home care is a great choice, but is long term in-home care covered by insurance? The answer is, sometimes. Long Term Care Insurance - LTC is privately paid in long term care insurance. This care generally includes some parts of [...]

2020-04-14T16:27:18-07:00November 20th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

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|

Influenza Prevention in Seniors

For most people a bout of the flu is unpleasant, but nothing to worry about. However, for seniors, influenza can be both severely debilitating and potentially fatal. According to the CDC, those aged 65 and older are at a greater risk of complications from the flu as a result of a weakening of the immune system that comes with age. With such dire consequences arising from older Americans contracting influenza, it is very important to take preventive measures to ensure that seniors limit exposure to this seasonal virus. Preventing The Flu From Spreading To Seniors The bad news is that [...]

2020-04-14T16:32:02-07:00September 27th, 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|

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|

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|

Talking to Your Loved One About In-home Care

Talking to a loved one about in home care may seem like a daunting task.  Will he or she be receptive to the idea or feel as if he or she is losing independence and privacy?  There may be many unknowns surrounding the subject of in home care that can create a sense of fear for you both.  Although embarking on this journey in a new phase of life seems difficult, the need for help will far outweigh any negative feelings. Here are a few tips on how to initiate the conversation about in home care to your loved one. Don't [...]

2017-10-17T12:46:28-07:00January 3rd, 2017|Articles, Senior Care|
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