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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|

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|

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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