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Month: May 2014

The Fight of Your Life: Cancer Diagnosis and Senior Care in Folsom, CA

By patrick / May 30, 2014 / Comments Off on The Fight of Your Life: Cancer Diagnosis and Senior Care in Folsom, CA

Receiving a cancer diagnosis will change your life. It will hit you hard and cause you to re-evaluate many aspects of what you hold as important at the moment. This will become the fight of your life and it will be important to find the best senior care when it occurs in those advanced years…

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Elderly Care in Roseville, CA – Connection between Poor Sleep and Cognitive Decline

By patrick / May 22, 2014 / Comments Off on Elderly Care in Roseville, CA – Connection between Poor Sleep and Cognitive Decline

Sleep difficulties have been linked to cognitive decline. Whether you’re waking up numerous times during the night or can’t fall asleep, it becomes a sleep problem when it happens on a regular basis. What seems to be the main key is the quality of the sleep rather than the number of hours. It has been…

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Key Concerns in Hiring Home Care Services in Roseville, CA

By patrick / May 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Key Concerns in Hiring Home Care Services in Roseville, CA

You come to the realization that your elderly loved one is no longer capable of living on their own without assistance. You are unable to take on the responsibility of primary caregiver but have concerns about hiring home care services. Now that elderly people are living longer, the need for in-home health care services is…

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The Anatomy of Caregiver Stress in Home Care – Sacramento CA

By patrick / May 16, 2014 / Comments Off on The Anatomy of Caregiver Stress in Home Care – Sacramento CA

Do you ever feel stressed about things that might go wrong? Ever feel like life is just too much and you can’t possibly handle it all? Have you ever worried about the future? All these are symptoms of anxiety, also known as “Monstrosizing” or “Catastrophic Thinking.” But there is good news, you can learn to…

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Stroke Awareness Program: Reducing LOS and Readmissions with Sacramento Home Care

By patrick / May 12, 2014 / Comments Off on Stroke Awareness Program: Reducing LOS and Readmissions with Sacramento Home Care

Stroke is a leading contributor to hospital readmissions and excessive length of stay (LOS) in the hospital. Stroke is the leading cause of long term disability. 79,000 Americans have a stroke each year. 1 in 4 Strokes are recurrent. 130,000 Americans die from a stroke each year. Creating a dual discharge to home care, utilizing…

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Senior Caregiver Worry: Stopping Self Defeating Thoughts about Home Care in the Roseville Area

By patrick / May 10, 2014 / Comments Off on Senior Caregiver Worry: Stopping Self Defeating Thoughts about Home Care in the Roseville Area

Whether you’re a family caregiver, a professional HHA or CNA in-home caregiver, or Healthcare professional, you are exposed to the environmental pressures that can trigger problematic stress responses. Stress is a normal part of life, when it is managed properly. The mind and body react to challenges in life that enable us to perform our…

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5 Signs a Senior May Not be a Safe Driver

By patrick / May 9, 2014 / Comments Off on 5 Signs a Senior May Not be a Safe Driver

Getting older means that there are going to be new and unique challenges for the senior to face. Slipping in behind the wheel of a car also carries with it a great amount of responsibility. How do you know that your loved one is still safe when they are operating a moving vehicle? Could there…

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Caregiver Stress: Coping with Anger and Resentment – Sacramento CA

By patrick / May 5, 2014 / Comments Off on Caregiver Stress: Coping with Anger and Resentment – Sacramento CA

Anger is one of the most misunderstood emotions in our culture. It is important to know that anger is actually a healthy emotion. It is only when it is polluted by resentment that it becomes toxic and self-destructive. So that begs the question: “what‘s the difference?” The most common misunderstanding about anger and resentment is…

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Senior Care in Sacramento, CA – 5 Ways to Prevent Falls for the Elderly

By patrick / May 2, 2014 / Comments Off on Senior Care in Sacramento, CA – 5 Ways to Prevent Falls for the Elderly

Your dear mother or father will be more prone to falls as they age. As a caregiver, you want to make sure you can lessen that risk as much as possible and prevent injury. In order to make your elderly parent’s home as hazard-proof as you can, there are several key things you should do.…

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