Palos Verdes Senior In-Home Caregivers

Professional in-home care makes it possible for you or your senior loved ones to receive the help and support you need in the comfort of your home. Independence, dignity, and choice are essential for both the happiness and health of seniors. Palos Verdes senior care encompasses a variety of care services that help seniors remain at home. Aging in place at home rather than moving to a nursing home or an assisted living facility is important to many seniors. Thankfully, Americans have more senior care options today than ever before. Senior care agencies provide a wide range of services that [...]

2021-03-18T17:25:24-07:00March 9th, 2020|Articles, Senior Care|

Understanding Elderly Behavior: Tips for Families as Their Loved One Ages

Aging comes with a variety of physical and emotional changes. These can lead to behavioral changes in your loved one. Not many people anticipate these changes and thus, they end up worried and confused about what to do to help their loved one cope. It is important to understand elderly behavior which may present itself certain ways. Behavioral Changes Common in the Elderly Forgetfulness – this may range from occasionally having trouble remembering a name, forgetting why they walked into a room or where they placed their keys. However, it might get to the extent of language difficulty and poor [...]

2022-01-03T17:21:22-08:00November 20th, 2019|Articles, Senior Care|

What are the Signs Your Elderly Loved One May Need In-Home Care

Aging is typically accompanied by an array of medical and mental conditions such as memory loss. The aging process occurs differently among individuals. The changes that arise as a result of aging often limit an individual’s ability to take care of themselves. In-home care helps the elderly to stay safe and healthy, thus enabling them to live quality lives. There are several pointers that show your elderly loved one needs in-home care. Here are some of the signs that you should look out for. Inability to Perform Daily Tasks As you get older, you will get physically weaker. This, in [...]

2020-04-14T16:09:37-07:00July 8th, 2019|Articles, Senior Care|

What to Check for When Looking for Senior In-home Care

Witnessing the incapacitating effects of old age on your senior loved ones can be a particularly bitter pill to swallow. They were the loving parents that took care of you and raised you into the man or woman you are today. Now, the tides have turned and the same parents are looking up to you for care. Unfortunately, this is often the time when most adult children are trying to balance their time between building their careers and raising their own kids. This makes it hard for them to find enough time to dedicate to their aging parents. This [...]

2021-06-16T12:30:55-07:00June 19th, 2019|Articles, Senior Care|

What is the difference between an In-Home Care Agency and a Registry?

You’ve decided that it’s time to consider in-home care for your elderly loved one.  Now you need to carefully weigh all of the options.  All of the different terms can be a little confusing.  For instance, what’s the difference between an in-home care agency and a registry?  Let’s take a look. Who’s the Employer? An in-home care agency has its own staff of trained and qualified staff.  Their management team also takes care of hiring any personnel that is needed.  They also assume any liability. A registry is little more than a source for referrals.  The home care aides are not [...]

2020-04-14T16:16:10-07:00April 30th, 2019|Articles, Senior Care|

What Foods Should Seniors Avoid?

We all know that we should eat healthy, and the need for that doesn't stop just because we've reached a certain age. There are some foods that seniors should avoid all together. Things to Stay Away From Deep Fried Foods - Deep frying a food can add 2 or 3 times as many calories to that food. It's important to exclude things that are deep fried to help the elderly avoid complications like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Processed Carbohydrates - Most processed foods contain calories that are low in helpful nutrients and fiber. These empty calories can mean unwanted weight [...]

2020-04-14T16:16:47-07:00April 8th, 2019|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|
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