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Home Care Services in San Mateo, CA: Feeling Secure Through Routine

Feeling loved and secure are basic human needs. Elderly people may have so many changes happening in their lives that they start to lose their sense of security. With all the other losses they are experiencing, losing their security on top of that may prove more than they can bear. As an in home care provider, you may find that your senior is feeling anxious. Anxiety is the opposite of security. What may cause the elderly senior to feel insecure? Loss of health Loss of mobility Loss of friends and family Loss of independence What are some ways you can increase someone’s feeling of security? Tell them in words and show them in actions that you love them and care about them. Always be there to be a good listener. Even if it’s...

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Senior Care in San Mateo, CA: Services Uniting Families

As senior relatives begin to need senior care services, many families battle each other over many of the issues, like money and time. These battles can be over nit-picky details that are not very important and they can be over major decisions. When adult children of parents who are in need of senior health care services bicker, it can create friction that is often never resolved and it can delay the important health care services that their parents need. Fortunately, there five proven ways to help adult children stop fighting so they can get along and take care of their parents’ senior care needs. 1. Learn about Finances Early One of the first considerations that adult children need to do is to pick one person to be...

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Elder Care in San Mateo, CA: Simple Things to Help Prevent Memory Loss

There is research going on all the time about Alzheimer’s and dementia and memory loss. How much of this can be prevented by good eating, exercise and brain activities? There are several things that put people at greater risk for Alzheimer’s. Some of those risk factors are: Obesity Heavy drinking Susceptible gene (hereditary marker) Some established activities that reduce the risk for developing Alzheimer’s are: Eating a really healthy diet high in the vitamin B's, Omega-3s and antioxidants. Regular physical exercise. Social activities and building relationships with other people. Staying at a reasonable weight. It’s a good idea for adults of all ages to consider that Alzheimer’s could be largely a result of lifestyle; it’s not all about heredity or random chance (although a small percentage of the risk may be attributed to heredity...

Reminder: Part 2! NuevaCare Home Care Invites You to a FREE 3-Part Educational Series on Successful Aging

Your Passport to Successful Aging TO REGISTER email admin@ambassadorsra.com or call 650-897-5897. Passport to Successful Aging is a free three-part educational series that aims to give families accurate information to help foster proactive and informed decisions for those traveling into the later stages of life. As loved ones age, difficult choices will need to be made. Attending this educational series will supply you with information that will serve as your passport through those obstacles and make your journey a pleasant one. Destination 2 - Care Options AUGUST 20, 2013 at El Torito, Burlingame 12:00 noon-1:00 pm Advance Health Care Directive & Durable Power of Attorney. How do I know which Senior community is the right one? How to hire the right caregiver the right way. Destination 3 - Financial Impact OCTOBER 1, 2013 at...

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Caregivers in San Mateo, CA: How To Prevent Arthritis

In-home care providers often look after aging adults who suffer from the effects of arthritis. Living with arthritis means joint pain which can be very limiting to everyday activities. Surprisingly, one half of all Americans may be diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) sometime during their lifetime. Women are at higher risk for OA than men, and risks generally increase starting at age 45. The cartilage at the end of bones acts as a shock absorber. When this cartilage breaks down, bone rubs on bone and leaves the joint swollen and stiff, accompanied by severe pain. Tips to lower the risk of developing osteoarthritis: Avoid repetitive movements – uninterrupted repetitions of a particular motion can cause wear and tear at the end of the bones. Avoid repetitive stress to...

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Elderly Care in San Mateo, CA: Maintaining Healthy Movement

A few well-known principles of physics can be applied to the reasoning behind why our bodies need to get adequate movement. Newton’s Law of Motion basically states that a body in motion tends to stay in motion. Conversely, a body at rest tends to stay at rest. So when those principles are applied to us, it makes sense that we need to be moving our bodies now so that they can still move tomorrow and into our old age. In other words, exercise and regular movements which give us flexibility and muscle strength will continue to be helpful in the future. Even if your aging loved one is at the stage where she needs help from an elderly care provider for daily tasks, there are still...

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Home Care Services in San Mateo, CA: Seniors Embracing Technology

As a home care service professional, you already use technology for a lot of things. Our senior loved ones didn’t grow up with this much technology and perhaps had none of it in their lives at all until recent years. Learning how to use it and using it can help them stay young and help keep their minds vibrant for a longer period of time. Technology is useful and relevant. The digital age has brought us a wealth of information literally at our fingertips. What better way to keep our neurons firing and our brains exercised than to constantly learn new things? Yet it’s also good to know when to get unplugged and focus on socializing with each other. Ways to get seniors involved with technology Teach them...

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Senior Care in San Mateo, CA: Adjusting to Alzheimer’s in the Family

It can be both complex and difficult to make the adjustment to the news that someone in your family potentially has Alzheimer’s disease. Yet there must be a way to become reconciled to the disease because acceptance makes it easier to handle the physical and emotional strains that Alzheimer’s brings. Acceptance means that we can seek the necessary support. It will be easier for some family members to accept the disease than others. Some family members have been more involved with the Alzheimer’s patient in recent time than others have been. They have likely noticed unusual behaviors and memory loss lately and had started questioning whether something was wrong even before the diagnosis was made. Each person will accept the disease in their own way, and showing...

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Caregivers in San Mateo, CA: Getting Enough Calcium in the Diet

As a home care provider one of the things you will be doing is fixing meals and helping make sure your elderly adult gets enough calcium in the diet. This is especially imperative for females, as they have a tendency to develop osteoporosis. There is more calcium in the human body than any of the other minerals. Calcium does many important things. Most (99%) of the calcium in the entire body is stored in the bones and teeth. It helps to make them strong. The remaining calcium is in the blood, muscle and fluid between cells. Calcium is used to aid muscles and blood vessels to expand and contract. It also helps with the secretion of enzymes and hormones, and the sending of messages by the...

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Elder Care in San Mateo, CA: The Image of Aging

If there’s one thing in life that’s inevitable, it’s that everyone is growing older. Some people try to grow younger by using anti-aging creams and pills that claim to slow or reverse the onset of time. It’s true; everyone is still looking for the elusive fountain of youth. The image of aging has changed over the past few decades. Years ago, elderly people left their homes at a younger age, destined for old folks’ homes or the “dreary” nursing home. They kind of disappeared from community life. There was an assumption that they went to these large buildings and lived out their lives there. And perhaps that assumption wasn’t too far off the mark. Today’s image of aging is much different. For one thing, people are living...