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Senior Care

Considering a career in Senior Care? Questions for Palo Alto caregivers

Choosing a career as a Palo Alto caregiver offering senior care can be incredibly rewarding. It’s a very personal job that involves interaction with seniors who depend on you for general health and well-being. Being a caregiver means that you’ll laugh and cry with the people you’re serving. It’s a career that requires compassion and strength.

NuevaCare, a Leading Home Care Agency Serving San Mateo, Millbrae, Hillsborough & Environs, Announces Discharge Options Checklist

San Mateo, California – January 27, 2017. NuevaCare, a leading Bay Area home care agency servicing San Mateo, Millbrae, Hillsborough and environs, is proud to announce a new ‘Discharge 101’ checklist for patients who may need care services after getting discharged from the hospital.

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Bay Area Family Caregiver Tip – Packing a Caregiver Bag

You never know when something unexepected might come up when caring for a senior loved one with complex medical needs. Senior medical emergencies are unfortunately an aspect of caregiving that many families are all too familiar with. Bay Area family caregivers can feel a little more confident that you're ready to take on the task of dealing with an emergency if you've got a family caregiver bag packed and ready to go. Because a doctor's visit or hospital stay can sometimes come out of nowhere for seniors. Photo credit: / CC0 How to Pack a Caregiver Emergency Bag The first thing to do is to choose a bag that works for you. Look for something that's sturdy enough to last for a while. Also look for a...

NuevaCare, a top Home Care & Caregiver Agency Based in San Mateo, Announces Family Learning Center for In-home Care

San Mateo, California – December 20, 2016. NuevaCare, a leading Bay Area home care agency based in San Mateo but serving the entire San Francisco Peninsula region, is proud to announce a ‘Family Learning Center’, an online interactive series of courses focusing on in-home care and the needs of families.

Simple Steps for Caregivers in San Mateo to Make Life Better

There are lots of ways to improve the care that your loved one is receiving.  If you are concerned about how an aging loved one is progressing, then you want some real, actionable steps to take in order to improve their life. Nuevacare is here to help San Mateo families! Here are five keys to improving the life of someone that you love. 1 - Hire a professional, experienced caregiver The bottom line is that while you know your loved one best, most likely you don't know senior care as well as a professional. Don't be afraid to ask for help! A professional caregiver who has experience and has been trained by a reputable agency can improve the safety of your loved one and help them on...

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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...

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...

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...

Caregiver Burnout and You

  Caring for a loved one who needs your support is something that everyone who does it struggles with to some extent. It's a challenging job to do that stretches you between the family obligations that you have taken on with partners, children and grandchildren, against the needs of an aging loved one who has often been your caregiver in the past. Here are some essential strategies to make your life as a caregiver work, warding of burnout before it comes on and also combating it once it becomes a reality. 1. SELF CARE - Take care of yourself. This is something that many have heard over and over again, but that's because it's absolutely true. You must pay attention to your thoughts and emotions, and learn to...

You Need a Break – How Caregivers Can Get One

Taking care of an aging loved one who needs your help is a big deal. There's a balancing act to be had, keeping the responsiblity that you have to maintain in all areas of your life while also getting everything done to maintain their lives. You need to take some time for yourself if you're going to be able to keep up with taking care of them. Reaching out for help is often the biggest challenge, but here are some ways for caregivers to get some help when they need it. Elder companions Basic respite care can come from elder companions - peers who can come in and do things like light housekeeping, shopping, errands and other simple activities. The big thing that they provide for your loved...