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In Home Care - Knowing About Melanoma Can Help Save A Loved One's Life

by Amy, May 17, 2018

While you may not be aware of it, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. If you are the family caregiver of an aging loved one in the Bay Area, you may have questions about melanoma considering older...

Home Care - Managing Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) In Seniors

by Amy, April 26, 2018

Hypertension, more commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is a common condition especially among those age 65 and older. If you have an aging loved one in the Bay Area who suffers from this...

Bay Area Seniors And Eating - What You Should Know

by Amy, April 19, 2018

Whether your aging parent or loved one lives in San Jose, Palo Alto, Lamorinda or anywhere in the East Bay Area you may have noticed that he or she seems a bit undernourished or thinner than what...

Is There A Connection Between Alcohol and Dementia?

by Amy, April 12, 2018

As a Bay Area home caregiving agency, we know that seniors who consume higher than normal amounts of alcohol has become a growing problem in recent years. What about dementia and alcohol use - is...

Senior Care - Why Seniors Have Problems Sleeping

by Amy, April 05, 2018

Sleep is essential to good health, however many age 65 and older have issues that prevent a good night's sleep. Sleep patterns naturally change over time, but it's still vital to good physical and...

Senior Home Care - What You Need To Know About Heart Attacks

by Amy, March 22, 2018

Heart attacks can occur at any age, however the risk increases as we age. If you have an aging loved one you care for in the Bay Area, it's important to know the symptoms, differences between men...

Senior Care - Seniors And Increasing Abuse Of Alcohol

by Amy, February 22, 2018

When you think about the risks that increase with aging, you probably think of dementia, cancer, diabetes, and other health issues. As a trusted Bay Area in home caregiving agency, it may surprise...

Senior Care - Why Seniors Should Beware The Flu

by Amy, January 18, 2018

For the 2017-2018 winter season, the flu has been particularly problematic, and even deadly. In fact, according to the CDC, every segment of the continental U.S. revealed "widespread" flu activity...

Home Care - Relationships Critical To Health And Happiness In Seniors

by Amy, November 09, 2017

An ongoing Harvard Study that began in 1938 and still continues today finds that, for the elderly, living a happy, fulfilled life isn't about great genes or money; it's all about relationships. As...

Senior Caregiving: Seniors' ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

by Amy, October 27, 2017

October was National ADHD Awareness month, and most people immediately think of young children when this disorder is mentioned. The fact is, seniors who suffered from ADHD as a child often still...

Staying Active As We Age - What Caregivers Can Do To Help Loved Ones

by Amy, October 20, 2017

Some Bay Area seniors seem to be just as spry as they were when they were 30; for others, being active isn't so easy due to limited mobility, arthritis, vision problems, or other conditions that...

Home Health Care - What Do Seniors Need For A Happier Life?

by Amy, October 13, 2017

Unfortunately, many Bay Area seniors are lonely, depressed, and naturally unhappy, considering their lives have changed so much from their younger years when they worked, socialized, and had so...

Dehydration And The Elderly - What Caregivers Should Know

by Amy, September 01, 2017

We all know drinking plenty of water is essential for our health, and important in avoiding potentially dangerous dehydration. If you're a caregiver in the Bay Area who cares for an aging parent...

Senior Care - Moderate Hearing Loss And Expensive Hearing Aids

by Amy, August 11, 2017

Many older adults and seniors suffer various levels of hearing loss over the years. For some it may be minor, for others the inability to hear well may be significantly impacting their lives. As...