5 Things You Need to Know About In-Home Care

                If you’re considering in-home care, you may not yet be aware of all of its many benefits. Keep reading to learn five things you need to know about in-home care that may make your decision easier. 1. In-Home Care Is Flexible In-home care can provide as much or…

Tips to Prevent Fraud

In some cases “The Good ‘Ole Days” are gone. More and more people are becoming victims of con artists and scams. It’s important to be vigilant and protect yourself from these criminals. Seniors seem to be especially hit hard because they tend to be more trusting and most often financially secure. Crimes against seniors are on…

Reducing a Senior’s Risk of Dementia with Exercise

Did you know that 34% of the population 50 years & over is sedentary? Inactivity increases with age, however studies show those 65 yrs. and older that engage in regular activity, 15 minutes or more, 3 times a week decrease the risk of Dementia/Alzheimer’s and other medical conditions by 32%. Regular physical exercise also helps…

Walking Safely on Slippery Sidewalks

                      Although the wintertime in Northern California doesn’t bring any snow, it does bring rain. If you have elderly loved ones who live on their own, this can be a stressful time for you, especially if your loved ones are still trying to maintain an…

ER Visits for Elderly Rise During Thanksgiving

                  Thanksgiving is a time of eating turkey, gathering with family — and sometimes taking your elderly loved one to the emergency room. According to a New York City physician, here’s why: When family members who have not seen each other in months gather during the holiday…

Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia

            November is National Alzheimer’s Association Awareness Month -Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. -More than 5 million Americans suffer with Alzheimer’s…

How Our Bodies Change With Age

                Aging is a fact of life. Some of us do it more gracefully than others, but it happens to everyone. As we age, changes occur in our bodies, our brains, and even in our ways of thinking. Our needs also change, and we may need a little…

Signs a Loved One Could Use In-Home Care

Making the important decision to hire in-home senior caregivers to assist your loved one is not always an easy process. However, if you feel that he or she could benefit from some extra support and care, then it’s important to act on your intuition for the sake of his or her health and safety. Here…

Carbon Monoxide- The Silent Killer

Why is it called “The Silent Killer?” * People do not realize it is in the air. * It is a toxic gas that has no color, no taste and no smell. * It does not cause people to cough and it does not produce burning eyes. The body is tricked by carbon monoxide because…

What to Look for When Choosing In-Home Care Services

Helping Hand Choosing in-home care is a very personal matter; this vital service provides seniors with the independence to maintain a high quality of life while living in their own homes. Below, you will find a few key elements to look for when considering an in-home caregiver for you or your loved one. Comfort First…

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