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Game night fun in San Carlos for seniors receiving diabetes care

Game night fun in San Carlos for seniors receiving diabetes care

If you’re bored, try playing a board game! One great way to involve the whole family (including your San Carlos senior) is to have a family game night. This could be something your senior hosts on a weekly, monthly basis or could even just be a yearly event when you come to visit your senior receiving diabetes care over the holidays.

Weddings and Dementia Care: How to Help Burlingame Seniors Cope

Weddings and Dementia Care: How to Help Burlingame Seniors Cope

The big day has finally arrived…your wedding day! You’ve spent the past several months planning every detail out, from the food and flowers to the venue, clothing and music. But have you thought about your Burlingame grandparent(s) receiving dementia care? Will they be able to handle attending a major event? Below are some suggestions on how to navigate the waters with elderly family members.

Family Caregivers – we appreciate you

  [caption id="attachment_1673" align="alignnone" width="300"][/caption] Family caregivers are important. Your hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed! You are so 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. Did you know that unpaid care in the United States is estimated to be worth nearly $400 billion? Your'e a part of that number! And you provide more care than anyone else - 90% of long term care in the US is given by family caregivers. In...

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Five Times Home Care Comes in Handy

Family caregiving can at times be very hard on families, and that strain comes from the knowledge that there's really not a break. When you're the primary caregiver for an aging loved one, all of the burden falls on you shoulders. There's no such thing as a sick day or travel away from home.  Caregiving for a loved one is absolutely rewarding, but it can also be exhausting. You need support to make sure that you don't have to worry should you need to be away from your caregiving responsibilities.  This will help to make sure that your long term wellness and health are taken care of. Here are five times that home caregiving comes in handy. Illness This is the absolute top reason that home care comes in...

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Eldercare: Navigating Romantic Relationships

We all need someone, and the last thing that you want to do as a caregiver is to stand in the way of your loved one being happy. But when someone needs care or is compromised in any way, it can fall to their caregiver to step in to make sure that their best interests are taken care of. Consent The big issue that needs to be discussed here is consent. When dementia, memory loss or Alzheimer's disease is involved, then consent can become a tricky issue. If you're concerned that your loved one might not have the ability to properly consent to a relationship, then you'll want to speak to their doctor about your concerns. There are many legal cases in which an individual is not...

Movie Night: A Great Way to Connect with Seniors

One thing that just about everyone can agree on is that movies are great! We all love to sit down and take in an old favorite or to discover  new and exciting adventure. Connecting with senior loved ones isn't always as straightforward as we's like it to be, and sometimes its a struggle to figure out how to spend time together. One of the best ways to connect is through movies! Here are some tips for making family movie night work. Pick the right movie Part of the struggle here is deciding on something that everyone will love. There are really two paths to take here - going with a classic that your loved one will remember and appreciate, or sharing one of your favorites with them. The...

4 Activities to do with Seniors After the Big Holiday Meal

After everyone has eaten their fill and all of the food has been locked up tight into containers and put in the fridge, most of us settle in for a weekend off. In just a few weeks everyone will be getting ready for even more family time, digging in once again to make memories and enjoy one another's company. Now that you've got a whole weekend to spend together, the question really is - what will you do together with the time. 1. Volunteer There's no better way to give back during the holidays than by participating in a local food drive or soup kitchen. Even if you just have everyone in your family bring a couple of canned foods to the local food drive, you and...