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4 Big Benefits of Senior Care in Redwood City

It's common for seniors to resist the idea of senior care from a professional caregiver. They don't like the idea of a stranger coming into their home, or they value their independence. Talking to your loved one about senior care in Redwood City can make all the difference in terms of getting them onboard with improving their lives through home care. Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn via Foter.com / CC BY Senior care in Redwood City helps maintain independence When a home care provider comes in to help a senior, at first the senior can feel as though they're being watched al of the time. However what's really happening is that they have someone available to them that allows them to stay at home with ease. They can maintain their...

Seniors can stay safe at home with these tips

Home should be a place of comfort and ease during the retirement years. Making sure that your loved one's home is safe and free from hazards is the best way for you to help them to stay independent. Remember that Nuevacare is here for you and that our in home care workers are trained to help seniors stay safe and to facilitate a safe environment. Here are 22 home safety tips that you can implement today to keep your loved one safe at home! General Home Safety Tips 1. Always use your walking aid. 2. Get up slowly after sitting or lying down to make sure you have your balance. 3. Avoid standing on ladders or chairs. 4. Change smoke detector batteries once a year, pick a day that you'll remember...

Simple Ways to Keep Your Loved One Safe

Protecting your loved one is a big reason that you do what you do. It's important that family caregivers take action to keep their loved one free from harm, and prevention is the best way to make that happen. Times of trauma can force caregivers to go into crisis themselves due to the weight of responsibility that they must face. Often seniors aren’t able or willing to communicate their needs effectively, which can contribute tremendously to a unexpected and traumatic situations. There’s a physical reaction when a caregiver comes to the realization that a serious situation is going on – that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach that tells you that something’s not right. While the person being cared for may say that “everything’s...

5 Warning Signs in Aging Parents

Nearly one third of adults in the United States right now find themselves caring for an aging relative, and that number is expected to increase over the next several years. Family caregiving is increasingly common as medical breakthroughs and improved lifestyle allow people to live longer.  Many serious health issues are preventable with simple, early interventions. Start asking questions and seeking treatment early in order to maintain a high quality of life for your loved one. Here are 5 warning signs that you should keep an eye on. Self Care Is your parent able to care for themselves adequately? While people do slow down as they age, declining self care and care for their environment is a serious warning sign and could be symptomatic of dementia, depression, or...

Preventing Crisis

Unfortunately, crises are something that many people must face at some point in their lives. That's not easy, especially when it's an aging parent who is facing the crisis and adult children who must help them through it. Those times can force caregivers to go into a crisis themselves due to the weight of responsibility that they must face. Often seniors aren't able or willing to communicate their needs effectively, which can contribute tremendously to a crisis situation. There's a physical reaction when a caregiver comes to the realization that a serious situation is going on - that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach that tells you that something's not right. While the person being cared for may say that "everything's fine" or "I'm...