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Baby boomer retirement

Baby Boomers, Retirement, and Health

Between 1946 and 1964, there was a surge of births in the United States thanks to an amazing economy and a sense of hope for the future following the long years of World War II. Nearly 80 million children were born into what would of course be dubbed the Baby Boomer generation. Today those boomers are retirement age, and as they’ve always done, Baby Boomers are changing the way that retirement is done. Boomers are widely expected to live longer than any other generation of Americans in history. They’re working longer. They’re staying home after they retire. They’re keeping active. They’re redefining what it means to be a senior citizen. Living longer but with health challenges One quarter of the American population is now made up of Baby...

Foster City Home Care

A Rising Problem: 5 Signs Home Care May be Needed

Nearly one third of adults in the United States, and perhaps more here in the affluent San Francisco Bay Area, now find themselves caring for an aging relative, and that number is expected to increase over the next several years. With long distance family relationships common in Silicon Valley, and hectic schedules all around from San Francisco to San Jose, we live in an increasingly stressed part of the country, symptomatic of a nationwide shift towards an aging population. Family caregiving is increasingly common as medical breakthroughs and improved lifestyle allow people to live longer; home care is an option that many Bay Area families find can assist amidst very busy schedules. Many serious health issues are preventable with simple, early interventions. Start asking questions and...

Tips for Finicky San Francisco Bay Area Seniors and Their Caregivers

It's an open secret the Bay Area people are food conscious. Not only are we known throughout the world as a "food culture," perhaps second only to France in terms of our passion for fine foods (including fine wines), but we are also exercise and health conscious. This food awareness doesn't stop as we age, and here at NuevaCare we know from the experience of our caregivers that it can be a challenge to motivate and please a Bay Area Senior when it comes to food. We also hear all the time from everyone from busy Palo Alto tech executives to Soccer moms and dads in Santa Clara to San Francisco startup CEOs who have aging parents in San Mateo that it can be a challenge...

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5 Perfect  Breakfast Ideas for Seniors with Diabetes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s especially true for individuals with type 2 diabetes who need to make sure that they get the nutrition they need while also maintaining blood sugar levels. These five breakfasts for diabetes are perfect for seniors who want something that’s palatable but also fulfills the requirements that they need. Breakfast burrito Scramble an egg with your choice of diced vegetables in a non-stick pan sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle on some low-fat shredded cheese towards the very end of cooking, then wrap in a whole wheat tortilla and enjoy with a dash of hot sauce if desired. Oatmeal and fruit One of the healthiest options for breakfast for anyone is oatmeal. Mix in a scoop of vanilla protein...

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4 Exercises to Support Arthritis Health

For many seniors, the pain and inflammation that come with arthritis are just a part of life that they feel they must bear with. There are some pharmaceutical treatments available, but unfortunately there is no cure for the sometimes debilitating discomfort that comes with this all too common disease. Arthritis affects more than fifty million adults in the United States according to the National Health Interview Survey, and half of those are over the age of sixty-five. Exercise is the most effective way to naturally combat the symptoms of arthritis, and of course any change in exercise patterns should be discussed with the supervising physician. Combating arthritis with exercise We know that exercise works to help reduce the symptoms and progression of arthritis in most individuals, but which...

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Do’s and Dont’s of Being a Long Distance Caregiver

Meeting the needs of an aging parent or loved one is tough already, but when you're far away things can become even more of a challenge. Take heart in knowing that you're not alone. The Alzheimer's Association estimates that there are 2.3 million Americans living more than one hour away from the person for whom they are responsible. That means that there are lots of others who are facing the same challenges that you are. The hardest part is deciding which tasks you are capable of from a distance, and which tasks are better left to others.  Here are some do's and don'ts that will help you to determine your role and to feel less overwhelmed while giving your loved one the best care possible. DO Schedule Visits...

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6 Reasons to Start the Morning with Home Care

The way that we start out our days often sets a tone for how the whole day goes. Good mornings make us feel as though we can take on the world, and a rough morning can set you up for a rough day all around. That's why a great time to use professional in home care is in the morning. Making your loved one's life a little easier with senior in home care doesn't necessarily have to be a full time prospect. In fact, one of the best parts about professional caregiving is that you can personalize it for the needs of your loved one. Here are five great reasons that your parent or loved one can benefit from a morning home care provider. 1 - The Morning...

Help Following Joint Replacement

There are lots of reasons that people experience joint health issues. These can be everything from arthritis to injury to the simple wear and tear that comes with living a full and rich life. In this article we will focus on how home care helps individuals following joint replacement. Unfortunately, these issues will lead to many people having to have a joint replaced at some point. Joint replacements are commonplace procedures that have been tested with time and which are constantly innovated upon due to the incredible number of these surgeries that are performed each year. Where once hip replacements involved huge cuts and long surgeries, they now can be done in with shockingly small incisions and with much shorter surgery times. The same goes for knee...

What we want family caregivers to know

  Millions of family caregivers offer their time, energy, heart and soul to loved ones who depend on them for daily needs. For all of the family caregivers out there, we want you to know that we see you, and that we appreciate you. What we want you to know  You are needed. It is so easy to just go along thinking that your loved one could be taken care of by just anyone, you start to feel like a machine that goes along doing these tasks again and again. But you are irreplaceable! You know your loved one like no one else, and your guidance is absolutely essential. Your work has value. Unpaid care in the United States is estimated to be worth nearly $400 billion. Your'e a part...

The 4 Keys to Avoiding Medication Mistakes for Redwood City Families

There are nearly 1.3 million serious medical incidents every year in the United States that are directly caused by medication mishaps. Most of these are due to similar sounding drug names and labels that are unclear. This issue affects families in Redwood City and all over the San Francisco Bay Area. But how can you keep a dangerous medication mix-up from hurting you or someone you love? Using home care services is one way to help seniors to keep track of their medication, and there are other ways that you can play an active role in keeping medications safe. Avoiding Medication Errors Every time you or your loved one living in Redwood City, CA or anywhere in America is issued a new medication by a doctor, it's a good...