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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...

Tips for Planning Senior Outings

One of the toughest things for seniors to deal with after years of being active, out and about, is staying home all of the time. Keep in mind that at one time, your loved one was in constant motion in the same way that you as a family caregiver are today. They had to take care of a myriad of issues around home and around town. Being cooped up inside all of the time can be depressing and frustrating. It's not easy to be confined to just one space all of the time! To combat this, a great thing to do is to plan outings for loved ones. Getting out into the wider world can offer emotional, mental, and physical benefits for your loved one. This...

Cleaning Tips for Caregivers

  Keeping house is no small thing! Often the biggest issue is simple the issue of too little time. Another big roadblock is a lack of energy - you're exhausted before you even begin! Balancing your home and family with the needs of your loved one often means getting behind and feeling overwhelmed. Finding a solid routine and sticking with it is the key to preventing your feeling overwhelmed, and the added bonus is that a neat space is a proven way to improve everyone's mood! It might require a bit of experimentation in order to get the routine that best suits your family and your needs. Keep at it until you find the schedule that works for you, and once you find it you'll be very happy...

Nutrition How To’s for Seniors

Nutrition for seniors isn't always easy to figure out, but with these how to tips, you'll be able to give your loved one more of what they need. Improve Hydration Not getting enough fluid into the body puts seniors at serious risk of dehydration, which can cause all kinds of issues from confusion to constipation to changes in blood pressure. The list goes on and on. According to doctors, seniors over the age of 65 need the following: 2 liters (nine 8oz glasses) per day This might be different for those who have heart or kidney problems, and it's so important to ask your loved one's doctor what they need. And don't forget that all liquids, including soup, popsicles, coffee, tea, milk, etc. count towards this goal. To get to...

How Home Care Helps Prevent the Most Common Hospitalizations

Some of the most common reasons for hospitalizations can so easily be prevented with the aid of an experienced home care provider. In fact, preventative measures are one of the best reasons to get onboard with homecare! Here are five areas in which home care can help to prevent hospitalization: Accidents There are so many common accidents around the home that are preventable. Things like slips and falls are of course what the thing of first, but also other accidents like traffic accidents or exhaustion are very preventable with more attention and a set of helping hands. In home caregivers from Nuevacare are trained in fall prevention, and they're also able to provide transportation services. And of course they're always there to help out with duties that...