Top

aging Tag

Senior care in Burlingame: Keep skin healthy with these skin care tips

Senior care in Burlingame: Keep skin healthy with these skin care tips

Did you know that your skin is an organ…the largest in your body?1 It’s easy to forget about the importance of proper skin care when you’re young, but as wrinkles and age spots start taking a toll on your body, you’ll start taking an interest in a proper skin care routine! In this post, we’ll talk about some ways a senior care provider at NuevaCare can help your Burlingame senior with his or her overall health, including skin care.

What is a Geriatrician?

When you're a child, you go to a pediatrician. Everyone knows this - it's just what we do! As adults, we tend to avoid doctors as much as possible. But as we get older, it suddenly becomes necessary to go to the doctor in order to stay ahead of a whole host of issues, or to deal with them when they rear their heads. Just as a pediatrician specialized in children, a geriatrician specializes in seniors. If you're caring for an elderly loved one, it might be time to talk to them about switching from their standard primary care physician to a geriatric doctor who knows the needs of seniors. What Is a Geriatrician? A geriatrician is a doctor who specializes in geriatrics. Geriatrics is the subset of...

Caregiving and Stroke Recovery

The shock and suddenness of a stroke can be a difficult reality to face, in no small part because recovery is often long and difficult. Your top priority is naturally helping your loved one to get over and push through to the other side, and you want to give them the best care that you possibly can. Whether this is your first time in the world of family caregiving or if you have been a long time family caregiver, you have to realize what a wonderfully positive impact your gifts of time and understanding are for the person that you're supporting. It is often the simple habits that make the biggest difference in your life and in the life of your loved one, helping your to...

New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to start fresh, and most people take the opportunity to commit to a healthy diet, to exercise more or even to save money. They are all fine goals, but family caregivers often face different challenges than the rest of the population, so shouldn't your New Year's resolution reflect those obstacles? If you're caring for your loved one in 2016, there a few promises you should consider making to yourself. Set aside time for you Caregiver burnout helps nobody. Not only will your health suffer, but if you're stressed chances are your loved one will not get the quality of care you're capable of providing. So this year, you should think about committing to having more time to...

Having the Dementia Conversation With Your Loved One

Have you noticed symptoms of dementia  in a loved one? Understanding the signs is an important step forward in getting your loved one interventions that will make all of the difference in their quality of life. have a hard time remembering recent events, but can easily recall events that happened in the past find it hard to follow conversations or shows on television often forget the names of everyday objects or friends struggle to remember things they have heard, read or seen recently regularly lose the train of what they are saying leave objects in strange places (for example their keys in the medicine cabinet) have problems reasoning and thinking seem to feel anxious, angry or depressed seem to feel confused, even when they are in a familiar place other people start to comment on their forgetfulness These...