October 21, 2021
Good nutrition is a big problem for most seniors. Some estimates say that as many as 50% of seniors are malnourished.
October 13, 2021
If you have a senior who is suffering from macular degeneration, then diet is crucial.
October 7, 2021
Talk to your parents about fire safety and go over fire prevention tips by asking them these five questions.
September 28, 2021
When your senior is going through cognitive changes, it can be difficult to keep her eating.
September 23, 2021
Focusing on the present is important, but your dad's plans to age at home require you to make a few long-term decisions.
September 16, 2021
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease which causes obstructed airflow from the lungs to the bloodstreams.
September 8, 2021
Do you have an elderly loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease? If so, it is very important that you learn about the causes of wandering.
August 31, 2021
Pneumonia can become dangerous for your senior very quickly.
August 25, 2021
You may already have a home care provider put in place, but if you start noticing signs the senior you love needs 24-hour help, it will be time to create a new care plan.
August 19, 2021
Are there hobbies that will keep your dad busy and engaged that you haven't considered? Here are some of the best hobbies as your dad's mobility changes.
August 11, 2021
Seniors also have a strong desire to be independent and remain in control of their own lives as long as possible.
August 4, 2021
What do you know about personal care at home? Have you ever sat down to look at all of the benefits available as your mom ages at home?
July 28, 2021
If you asked most people if they still have a landline phone they would probably say no. Landline phone service has gone the way of the dinosaur for most people.
July 20, 2021
Bathing can quickly become a sore subject between you and your senior.
July 12, 2021
If your elderly loved one is struggling with these feelings and thoughts, it might be helpful for you to talk to them about reasons to be excited about getting older.
July 8, 2021
Taking care of your aging parents can be as rewarding as it is challenging. Just make sure that you are taking care of yourself too.
June 30, 2021
Talking with your elderly family member about needing extra care can feel tricky.
June 24, 2021
Stress is not healthy for your senior, but it isn’t always so easy to kick, either.
June 15, 2021
Many family caregivers overlook respite care because they don’t realize the various benefits it offers.
June 9, 2021
Do you know how much your mom drinks each day? If she's likely to go hours without having anything to drink, she's impacting her health.
June 3, 2021
Dementia doesn’t cause pain, but other issues might and dementia can make it difficult for your senior to communicate that discomfort to you.
May 26, 2021
Talking to your elderly family member about hiring senior care services might feel impossible at first.
May 19, 2021
Food Allergy Action Month is a good time to make sure your senior’s plan for avoiding food allergens is as updated as possible.
May 13, 2021
There are many elderly people who experience vision issues. Sometimes, these issues are due to medical problems.
May 3, 2021
The good news is that there are many ways that your elderly loved one can prevent arthritis.
April 28, 2021
As your senior deals with more frequent problems related to mobility, she may become increasingly frustrated.
April 22, 2021
If your elderly family member is dealing with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, you might feel unsure how you can help her.
April 14, 2021
As a family caregiver for your elderly loved one, there are certain things you need to know about their nutritional needs.
April 7, 2021
To age at home, your dad needs to be safe and secure.
March 30, 2021
Food and sleep have a lot more to do with each other than you or your senior might expect.
March 25, 2021
No matter the economy, cost is a concern for many services and products people buy regularly.
March 18, 2021
March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to learn more about essential tremors.
March 10, 2021
The risk of poor brain function does increase as people age.
March 4, 2021
Admitting to being lonely might be difficult because a senior could see that admission as a sign of weakness.
February 24, 2021
It is important that family caregivers help their elderly loved one to stay healthy.
February 17, 2021
How is your senior’s sleep? If she’s not sleeping well, you may need to help her to make some changes.
February 10, 2021
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (commonly referred to as COPD) is the blanket term for several lung conditions that your parent could suffer from.
February 3, 2021
Flu-like symptoms and Covid symptoms are very similar, with the main difference being that the flu usually comes on quickly and strongly, where Covid-19 has a longer incubation period and may gradually increase its symptoms.
January 27, 2021
January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. This is a time where many organizations are sponsoring blood drives.
January 20, 2021
Keeping a caregiving notebook is a great way for you to track a lot of information all in one place.
January 14, 2021
Keeping your elderly family member’s immune system strong is really important during cold and flu season.
January 7, 2021
So many things can impact an older person's ability to drive safely.
December 29, 2020
Everyone needs Vitamin D, but for people over 65, the need to ensure Vitamin D absorption becomes more critical.
December 24, 2020
How do you stay connected to a parent when Alzheimer's reaches the middle stages?
December 15, 2020
Whether your aging parent has expressed these concerns directly to you or not, many of the issues listed below worry seniors as they develop plans to successfully live in their home during their later years.
December 8, 2020
If you have recently learned that your senior parent has osteoporosis, you may be wondering what you can do at home to help your senior have stronger, more healthy bones.
November 30, 2020
If you’ve just found out your senior has heart disease; you might need to make some changes.
November 24, 2020
From early on in life, we are taught the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
November 17, 2020
High blood pressure gets a lot of talk, but low blood pressure can be a problem, too.
November 10, 2020
Hip injuries can be a big deal for your senior. Here’s what you need to know.
November 5, 2020
Colder weather means making some changes to how your senior might be caring for her skin.
October 28, 2020
Meditation treatments have been making their way into traditional medicine for thousands of years.
October 20, 2020
Confusion and cognitive changes make it tough for your senior to orient herself.
October 13, 2020
Clocks go back on November 1st. As Daylight Savings Time ends, older adults who have Alzheimer's often experience extra agitation.
October 6, 2020
Eating the right foods is not only a good way to keep the body healthy, there are also foods seniors can eat to help protect their eye health.
September 29, 2020
How do you bring up care decisions with her without upsetting her?
September 22, 2020
Rosacea seems to many like such a non-issue. Yet, when you have the common skin condition, it can seem impossible to deal with.
September 15, 2020
Your senior’s bone health can benefit greatly from both of you learning more about the risk factors connected to osteoporosis.
September 9, 2020
As your elderly loved one ages, you might start thinking about all the appointments you are going to need to take them to.
August 31, 2020
Routines are incredibly helpful, but they take some planning.
August 25, 2020
Some medications are not safe to take when you drive. Your mom is going to start taking a medication and driving isn't recommended.
August 19, 2020
Does your elderly loved one have arthritis? If so, depending on the severity of their arthritis, they could have pain that ranges from mild to severe.
August 12, 2020
Is an eye exam important after an Alzheimer's diagnosis or could you start skipping that appointment? There's no right or wrong answer.
August 4, 2020
Keeping track of your senior’s water intake is important, especially if she has a habit of not drinking enough water.
July 28, 2020
What and how you think about the problems you’re facing can affect your stress levels.
July 22, 2020
Around 72 percent of the adult population has at least one social media account in order to socialize and connect with friends and family.
July 14, 2020
Worry is part of life, but it doesn’t have to be the defining feature of your time as a caregiver.
July 8, 2020
Many studies show that hobbies can improve a person’s mental, physical, and overall health.
June 29, 2020
If your senior is losing her vision, she may have a very strong emotional reaction to that change.
June 23, 2020
If you are going to be taking care of your elderly loved one and they are in need of respite care, you might have a variety of questions.
June 16, 2020
Senior care is extremely important, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 10, 2020
Occupational therapy can help an elderly adult to stay safe. It can help with their mental state and can help them live on their own.
June 2, 2020
One of the reasons your senior may be nervous about exercise could have to do with fear of falling.
May 26, 2020
Sleep problems can lead to other problems very quickly, because sleep is when your elderly family member’s body recharges itself.
May 19, 2020
Medical appointments during the coronavirus pandemic are a little different than they may have been in the past.
May 12, 2020
If you are trying to help your elderly loved one live the best life possible, one of the things they need to do is eat better.
May 5, 2020
The internet can be a scary place for many elderly adults. They may not be familiar with the technology or how certain internet programs work.
April 28, 2020
The majority of people who do contract the coronavirus won’t have severe symptoms.
April 23, 2020
Very good service. Always there on time, friendly, and easy to work with.
April 21, 2020
Such a knowledgeable and attentive team of nurturing individuals.
April 20, 2020
Have you been noticing that your elderly loved one is displaying negative behaviors? If so, then it is important to know that there could be many causes for this.
April 17, 2020
My caregiver goes beyond and is caring and willing to help with anything I need.
April 14, 2020
Cardiovascular health is important for everyone, especially when it comes to elderly adults.
April 14, 2020
The staff have been very responsive to crises and problems.
April 7, 2020
As a family caregiver, the last thing you want to do is spread COVID-19 to your parents.
March 30, 2020
Diabetes is a serious and common disease. It affects more than 30 million people in the United States.
March 24, 2020
The National Coffee Association states that elderly adults consume more coffee than all other age groups.
March 18, 2020
For whatever reason, your mom doesn't move around as well as she did. She may have arthritis that slows her down.
March 10, 2020
Now that he lives alone, your dad has been talking about getting a pet. It's not a bad idea.
March 4, 2020
Your elderly loved one might have a good idea of how they want their retirement years to look like.
February 25, 2020
Family caregivers balance time for cleaning, cooking, errands, and general care tasks.
February 17, 2020
If you and your senior are having mutual problems around developing trust, that’s going to affect your ability to be her caregiver.
February 11, 2020
If your aging family member is considering moving into your home with you, there’s a lot for you both to think about.
February 3, 2020
Have you asked your parents if home care services could help?
January 28, 2020
What does your mom do when you're at work or tending to other responsibilities? If she's alone and lonely, senior care services are important.
January 20, 2020
Are you taking care of a loved one who has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? If so, you know there can be many challenges to deal with.
January 15, 2020
Boundaries offer you protection, sometimes even from yourself.
January 6, 2020
Is your dad having a harder time keeping his home clean? It may benefit him to have caregivers stopping by once or twice a week to clean his home.
December 30, 2019
Caring for a parent with Alzheimer's requires patience, tolerance, and a willingness to change plans.
December 23, 2019
In addition to all the difficult changes and behaviors that occur when a senior has dementia, families also face the challenge of dealing with the financial aspects of the disease.
December 17, 2019
Dysphagia is when someone has a tough time swallowing liquids or foods. This can happen to someone of any age.
December 10, 2019
Heart disease takes a huge toll on your elderly family member, especially if she ignores its impact.
December 3, 2019
What makes a senior care plan successful? Multiple steps and considerations are key. You can't just rush a plan.
November 25, 2019
When an elderly parent has diabetes, family caregivers often take on the task of managing their medications.
November 18, 2019
Elderly Care Menlo Park, CA: For many adults that have senior parents that are needing or receiving elderly care at home, knowing whether or not their parent should stop driving is a tough but important issue. Learn More.
November 11, 2019
Your senior’s days may have become rote and boring. It might be time to spice them up a little bit.
November 4, 2019
If you aren’t sure what plans your loved one has, look at their Medicare cards to find out.
October 27, 2019
For many family caregivers of elderly people living at home, the decision about when to hire senior care services can prompt many questions, such as whether their loved one really needs outside care, what the benefits are, and how their senior parent or loved one will respond to the idea.
October 21, 2019
If you’re confused about Medicare, there are plenty of ways that you can get help navigating open enrollment.
October 14, 2019
Hiring a home care aide to help assist you, along with seeking a supportive and knowledgeable community and taking time for self-care can go a long way in making the most of caring for a senior at home without the help of siblings.
October 7, 2019
Elder Care Saratoga, CA: When it comes to elder care, there are many different diseases and conditions the elderly person might get. Learn more.
October 2, 2019
Tough decisions are part and parcel of caregiving at times.
September 23, 2019
While it is expected that the elderly face many more health dangers, including the risk of cancer, it is important to see what those causes may be.
September 16, 2019
No matter the earlier causes of shingles throughout your seniors’ younger years, there is a lot for them to experience afterward.
September 11, 2019
It’s tough to find your ideal balance as a caregiver, but it’s something you can do.
September 3, 2019
Vascular dementia is a general term describing problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, memory and other thought processes caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to the brain.
August 26, 2019
When your senior is finally on board with the idea of eating healthier, finding the right foods and options can seem impossible. These tips can help.
August 19, 2019
Your senior might be able to avoid a fall if you’re both paying some close attention to some of these details.
August 16, 2019
Lots of aging adults have trouble swallowing, so it’s important to find solutions.
March 20, 2019
It may seem as if your aging loved one gets particularly lethargic, blue or distressed in the late winter months.
March 5, 2019
Emergencies by their very definition sneak up on you, but you can help your senior to be more prepared for them. Setting up a kit and a system for…
February 26, 2019
Has your aging relative recently gotten in another car accident? Are you nervous for your safety when you ride with them? Have they…
February 19, 2019
Is your aging loved one struggling to read the paper or can’t see their beloved birds when they go bird watching? They may feel frustrated…
February 12, 2019
Just because a person is elderly doesn’t mean they skip over the excitement of fun holidays. Valentine’s Day is a time where people of…
February 5, 2019
Some of the behavioral symptoms that occur with dementia can be dangerous for an older adult. One such dangerous behavior is wandering. As the…
January 29, 2019
Each joint in the body has its own little cushion, known as bursae, that helps to protect the bones, tendons, and muscles around the…
January 21, 2019
Unhealthy habits can stick with your aging adult for the majority of her life, but it's never too late for her to give them up and to choose a…
January 15, 2019
Hearing loss is something that can happen so gradually in many people that it's difficult to spot at first. It's even more difficult if your elderly…
January 8, 2019
The cost of care is usually on top of any senior citizen's mind. Prescription costs, medical bills, and hospitalization are all stressful. A new law…
January 2, 2019
Your parents know they need to improve their diet. They don't want to pick a fad diet. They want something they can incorporate easily into their…
December 26, 2018
Elderly adults tend to experience more problems with their skin than younger people. As your senior ages, they are likely to have drier skin, skin…
December 18, 2018
Every caregiver should definitely consider elder care services, but the reasons that it might be the right choice in your situation could be…
December 11, 2018
Elderly Care in Palo Alto CA: Due to illness, injury, disease, and other age-related conditions, many elderly Americans struggle to live independently in their own homes.
December 4, 2018
Families who are dealing with Alzheimer's know there are seven stages. With each stage, you'll find senior care can be an incredible help. Here are…
November 27, 2018
People dream of buying a house and staying in that house for a lifetime. It's likely your parents feel the same way. They might downsize after the…
November 20, 2018
There are many side effects elderly adults who are living with cancer can experience as a result of the disease itself or the treatments they undergo…
November 13, 2018
When many people think of food safety and foodborne infection, the first thing that comes to mind is summer time traveling, picnics, and cookouts.…
November 6, 2018
As elderly people grow more dependent on family caregivers and elderly care providers for their daily needs, it’s important to remember medication…
October 30, 2018
Some of the health issues your senior is facing may not be ones that she's likely to mention. If you're paying attention to her eating habits,…
October 23, 2018
Joining a caregiver support group sometimes seems like something you don't have time for, but there are huge benefits to taking the time to find the…
October 16, 2018
Depression is one of the most common health issues throughout the United States. Each year in this country, more than 18 million adults suffer from…
October 9, 2018
Stop and consider the different reasons senior citizens become blind. While an eye injury is one way, there are several health conditions or diseases…
October 2, 2018
Although you know you have the best advice possible for your aging adult, you may be shocked to find that she disagrees. In fact, she might be…
September 25, 2018
As a family caregiver, you are always concerned about your senior's health, and ways that you can help them to maintain better health as they age in…
September 18, 2018
One of the most important decisions you'll make as a family caregiver is how to supplement the care you give to your senior with professional home…
September 11, 2018
The final stage of Alzheimer's disease, also referred to as late stage or advanced Alzheimer's disease, can be a devastating and challenging time for…
September 4, 2018
If you're experiencing a good deal of guilt on your caregiving journey, take some time to analyze why you're feeling guilty. Understanding what's…
August 28, 2018
September 1st through 7th is National Nutrition Week. As a family caregiver, you understand the importance of making sure your senior eats a healthy…
August 22, 2018
Aging is hard on the body. With a proper diet, there are ways to help cells stay healthy. Here are five of the foods nutritionists recommend every…
August 14, 2018
No matter what your level of caregiving is right now, there are likely some touchy topics, possibly about future events, that your senior isn't…
August 7, 2018
One of the biggest issues for family caregivers is often getting help from other family members when they really need it. If that's an issue for you,…
July 31, 2018
Approximately 30 percent of the more than 7 million people living with psoriasis also have a condition known as psoriatic arthritis. This…
July 24, 2018
If your senior was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis, her doctor may have also recommended that she start an exercise program. Exercise might seem…
July 17, 2018
Senior Care in Palo Alto CA: Signs of Identity Theft It is an unfortunate reality that elderly adults are more vulnerable to fraudulent activity…
July 10, 2018
When you agreed to become a family caregiver for your aging parent, you were agreeing to offer your time, energy, and effort to your parent to…
July 3, 2018
It's extremely common for family caregivers to believe that they can't take even the smallest breaks. Give some of these ideas a try. Elder Care…
June 27, 2018
When you think about home care for the elderly, you're thinking of cooking meals, making sure they get to and from stores and appointments, and…
June 20, 2018
June is Audiobook Appreciation Month. For seniors whose worsening eyesight makes reading challenging, audiobooks ensure they don't have to give up…
June 13, 2018
Elderly adults are at a higher risk of needing surgery than other age groups, primarily due to age-related illnesses, injuries, and chronic…
June 6, 2018
When you're planning family exercise and activities, safety should be a top priority. Exercising together is a wonderful way to encourage everybody…
May 30, 2018
Anxiety is not just something that younger people experience. Aging adults experience anxiety, too, and it can be just as damaging to their daily…
May 23, 2018
You've noticed your dad's hand shakes. You're worried he has Parkinson's disease. The leading cause of shaky hands is actually essential tremor.…
May 16, 2018
As we move into the warmer months of spring and summer, older adults may be spending more time outside. That means it’s time to start thinking…
May 9, 2018
No matter what you and your senior have done to help her avoid falling, there may come a time when she does experience a fall. Here's what she needs…
May 2, 2018
To burn out means to exhaust all the fuel until there is nothing left. It is often used in relation to motors, forest fires and other combustible…
April 25, 2018
Family caregivers should learn all they can about the skin condition known as rosacea. That’s because it often appears in elderly adults but…
April 18, 2018
As a caregiver you probably spend quite a bit of time nurturing your elderly family member, but how often are you nurturing yourself? You might find…
April 11, 2018
There are nearly 3 million traumatic brain injuries throughout the United States each year. Though approximately 75 percent of these are mild,…
April 4, 2018
Falling is a huge problem for your aging adult because of the serious health problems that can result after a fall. Even if your elderly family…
April 3, 2018
Arthritis in the knee joint makes it hard for your mom to walk around. After trying non-invasive treatment methods, her doctor recommended a knee…
March 20, 2018
Poor nutrition can manifest in a variety of different ways, but it can leave some similar signs. Once you know what to be on the lookout for, you can…
March 14, 2018
Caffeine is a common stimulant found in coffee, tea, and some other foods. It is considered a drug and is the most commonly used drug in the world.…
March 7, 2018
Having surgery can be something that seriously improves your elderly family member's quality of life, but that doesn't make the situation any less…
February 28, 2018
Keeping your aging adult safe involves focusing on a wide range of different aspects of her life. It can be overwhelming at first, so you might want…
February 22, 2018
Some caregivers hear the phrase "take a break" and have no idea what they should be doing. If they're not being a caregiver, what are they doing and…
February 21, 2018
Familiar Surroundings Home Care took part in the Elder Care Resource Fair hosted by The San Mateo Daily Journal. It's a free community event for…
February 14, 2018
Being unable to sleep is not fun for your aging adult. It can make one of the happiest and least restrictive times of her life extremely difficult…
February 7, 2018
Your mom's memory is slipping. She's not bad enough that she needs to move out, but you worry about her safety when cooking a meal. Here are five…
January 31, 2018
Irene’s doctor told her she needed to get more exercise. Irene found walking a little dull, and her balance wasn’t what it used to be, so she…
January 24, 2018
Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. Approximately 50% of the population reports that they feel it is extremely…
January 17, 2018
If you're like most caregivers, you spend a lot of time worrying about how to be a better and more effective caregiver. You might be surprised to…
January 10, 2018
While people of all ages can contract chronic illnesses, there is a greater than average risk for elderly adults. Chronic illnesses and diseases are…
January 3, 2018
With the New Year comes the time to start gathering paperwork and filing taxes. The Senate approved the tax bill, as did the House. It's going to…
December 27, 2017
Guilt is a common feeling for caregivers. In fact, you might feel as if no matter what you do, guilt is right there with you all the time. …
December 20, 2017
Many elderly adults deal with mobility issues, balance problems, or other issues that prevent them from being able to bathe regularly. These issues…
December 13, 2017
One of your most important priorities as a family caregiver for your elderly parent is to keep them safe and secure at all times. While the holiday…
December 6, 2017
You're caring for your parent. Whether your mom has Alzheimer's or your dad had a stroke, taking care of an elderly parent is hard. You often feel…
November 29, 2017
Moving is a scary proposition for your senior family member and possibly for you as well. Your elderly family member's health is one of the biggest…
November 21, 2017
When thinking about the challenges and issues that your parent might face as they live with Alzheimer's disease, and those that you will deal with as…
November 15, 2017
When planning for your parent's future early in their journey with Alzheimer's disease something that you are likely to hear about is hospice care.…
November 8, 2017
As of 2015, the American Diabetes Association believes more than 30 million men, women, and children have diabetes in the U.S. Only 23.1 million are…
November 1, 2017
Cancer.org reports there are more than 155,000 lung cancer deaths each year. About 66 percent of lung cancer cases are in people over the age of 64.…
October 25, 2017
In your role as a family caregiver, prescription medications are simply something that you are going to encounter with your parent. They are likely…
October 18, 2017
Healthier habits can help your elderly family member to keep her brain healthy. A healthier brain of course means that your senior's memory can…
October 11, 2017
In your role as a family caregiver it is likely that one of your most common responsibilities is shopping with your parent. Whether it is grocery…
October 3, 2017
Each year, the flu hits people all over the U.S. This viral disease spreads rapidly and can be dangerous to the elderly. As you age, your immune…
September 27, 2017
Natural disasters can strike at any time, giving little time for people to react to get themselves and their loved ones to safety. People that have…
September 20, 2017
Senior Care in Saratoga CA: Traumatic Brain Injuries Traumatic brain injuries, also referred to as TBIs, are incredibly dangerous injuries that…
September 13, 2017
Caregiver in Belmont CA: Ways to Naturally Lower Cholesterol At your dad's last checkup, his cholesterol levels came in higher than desired. His…
September 6, 2017
Home Care in Redwood City CA: The Truth About Diabetes Helping a senior with diabetes can be difficult, especially since there’s so much false…
August 30, 2017
Many elderly loved ones worry more about losing their independence than they do about some other potential issues. Having alternative solutions to…
August 23, 2017
Senior Care in Aptos CA: Volunteering with your Senior There are many ways that you can encourage your elderly parent to live a higher quality of…
August 16, 2017
Caregiver in San Jose CA: Signs of Frustration Frustration is a part of life, especially if you're a family caregiver. But when you're too…
August 9, 2017
Elderly Care in Atherton CA: Hepatitis C Whether you have been caring for your elderly parent for years or you have just gotten started on your…
August 2, 2017
Home Care in Belmont CA: How is Lewy Body Dementia Treated? Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a disease that affects more than one system of the body.…
July 26, 2017
Elder Care in San Jose CA: Improving a Senior's Outlook on Life Everybody goes through phases when life isn't as awesome as they'd like it to be.…
July 18, 2017
Senior Care in Atherton CA: The Connection Between Depression and Falls Between 2006 and 2010, the National Health and Retirement Study found…
July 10, 2017
How does your mom or dad stay in touch with you? Many people associate the older generation as being one that can't handle today's technology. In a…
July 5, 2017
Elderly Care in Palo Alto CA: Tips for Bathing a Senior with Dignity For many elderly adults, mobility issues, balance problems, dementia, and…
June 29, 2017
Home Care in Saratoga CA: First Aid Tips for Burns Burns can happen extremely suddenly and lead to extensive pain and even the possibility of…
June 28, 2017
A cooling center is a place where you and your family can go to cool off during hot summer days. Cooling centers are open to everyone. Cooling…
June 20, 2017
Dad’s Parkinson’s has been getting worse lately. He seems to be having even more tremors than usual, and he is withdrawing into himself. He…
June 14, 2017
Caregiver in Palo Alto CA: Daily Water Intake As a family caregiver you know how vitally important it is for your senior to stay hydrated. The…
June 6, 2017
Shingles is an often debilitating disease that occurs frequently in seniors. In fact, it affects one out of three people who are over the age of 59.…
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May brings us National Mediterranean Diet Month. This is a perfect time to espouse upon the multitude of benefits that can be derived from this type…
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If you’re looking for the right things for your mother right now, maybe she’s in her 70s or 80s and is struggling with her own basic care, it may…
February 21, 2017
Elderly Care in Saratoga CA A stroke is damage to the brain due to a blocked or burst artery. It can ultimately lead to brain damage. Depending on…
February 15, 2017
Senior Care in Los Gatos CA It is no wonder that falling is one of the top concerns for seniors who live alone. The consequences such as broken…
February 8, 2017
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February 1, 2017
Home Care in Aptos CA Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can, ultimately, affect your parent’s ability to communicate. There are tools and…
January 26, 2017
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January 11, 2017
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May 31, 2016
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May 25, 2016
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May 17, 2016
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May 11, 2016
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April 27, 2016
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April 19, 2016
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April 13, 2016
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April 5, 2016
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March 30, 2016
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March 23, 2016
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March 15, 2016
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March 8, 2016
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March 2, 2016
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February 23, 2016
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December 15, 2015
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December 10, 2015
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December 1, 2015
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November 27, 2015
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November 20, 2015
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November 11, 2015
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November 6, 2015
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October 28, 2015
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October 21, 2015
In-Home Safety Consultation Call us today for a FREE In-Home Safety Consultation! Our Care Manager/RNs are here to answer all of your questions…
October 21, 2015
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October 20, 2015
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October 14, 2015
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October 8, 2015
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September 23, 2015
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September 17, 2015
Employee of the Year: Tamara B. Every year one employee is chosen that exemplifies outstanding service to our clients and displays the spirit that…
September 16, 2015
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September 15, 2015
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September 8, 2015
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August 31, 2015
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August 26, 2015
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August 19, 2015
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August 12, 2015
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August 11, 2015
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August 11, 2015
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May 22, 2015
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Helping Hand Choosing in-home care is a very personal matter; this vital service provides seniors with the independence to maintain a high quality…