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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|

Caregivers Can Help Seniors Adjust to Spending More Time at Home

A friend of ours shared her recent experience visiting her senior mom Maria who lives out of town. Not seeing her mom every day, Debra had some learnings and realizations about her mother’s declining abilities. She wished to share with others of how adult children can help support their senior parent’s wishes and happiness by making arrangement with outside services. Maria is 94-year-old and lives with one of other daughters. Up until recently, Maria enjoyed going out most days to visit with her friends and participate in regular activities. She recently had a health scare and was taken to the [...]

2020-04-14T15:39:46-07:00January 6th, 2020|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|

How to Find the Best In-Home Caregiver for Your Senior Loved One

Of all the senior assisted living options available, in-home care for seniors provides the highest level of comfort, independence, and peace of mind. No wonder it’s the most preferred option for most seniors today. After all, who doesn’t want to remain in their comfortable homes where they feel most safe and secure as they age? So, if you’ve decided that in-home care is the best option for your loved one, you’ve certainly made the right choice. While there are many in-home care providers serving Los Angeles South Bay communities, not all of them are the best. How do find the [...]

2020-04-14T16:15:20-07:00May 20th, 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|

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|

Eating Tips for Seniors

We all know how important nutrition is. It doesn’t stop being important just because you’ve reached a certain age; your needs just change a little. For one thing, your caloric intake should be smaller than when you were younger. For another, your body needs more of certain nutrients as well. That’s why it’s so important that you make wise decisions about what you eat. Here are a few eating tips for seniors. Check out MyPlate - Our ideas about nutrition have changed over the years as we better understand our bodies’ needs. The USDA has come out with an easier [...]

2021-06-16T12:32:30-07:00January 23rd, 2019|Articles, Senior Care|

How to Prevent Choking for Seniors While Eating

Seniors choking while eating is common because the swallowing function can deteriorate with age. There is a loss of muscle strength in the mouth and throat, and through age or medication usage, many seniors have less saliva, and their mouth and throat are less moist. A family caregiver relayed this story to us about how she was eating dinner with her senior mother living in Palos Verdes, when her mother started to cough because her food had “gone down the wrong pipe”. Thank goodness, her mother was able to clear the food and she was fine after that. The next [...]

2021-12-28T12:24:16-08:00December 12th, 2018|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|
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