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Month: March 2016

7 Signs of Tuberculosis: Why it Matters in Senior Home Care

By patrick / March 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

7 Signs of Tuberculosis: Why it Matters in Senior Home Care According to the World Health Organization, Tuberculosis has become a “Global Emergency.” Seniors are particularly vulnerable to this epidemic, which is why in California, the newly formed Home Care Services Bureau requires all Home Care Aides to be registered and tested for TB. This disease, once thought to be…

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By patrick / March 18, 2016 / 0 Comments
Senior Home Care Licensing

As of January 1, 2016, California is now requiring all Senior Home Care Agencies to have a home care license, and all Senior Home Care Aides to be registered, fingerprinted, and TB tested. I know right? You mean it wasn’t before? Holy cow, anybody who simply called themselves caregivers, aides, or home care agencies were presenting…

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Tax deductions for senior home care

By patrick / March 11, 2016 / 0 Comments
Tax deductions

There is no way to sugar coat it: Senior in home care is expensive. Some people are fortunate enough to be able to afford it paying privately out of pocket; others may have long term care insurance or Veteran’s benefits. But for most of us it’s a struggle to be able to afford to bring…

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7 Signs of type 2 diabetes

By patrick / March 6, 2016 / 0 Comments
Senior diabetes

7 SIGNS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES About 30 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes, or about 9% of the population. Type 2 diabetes is a result from your body not being able to use the human hormone insulin correctly in your daily life. Insulin is needed for the utilization of glucose (sugar) by your…

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14 Simple Healthy Means and Snacks for Elderly Nutrition

By patrick / March 4, 2016 / 0 Comments
Elderly Nutrition

As a nurse and a daughter, I strive to give my mom the right kind of nutrition she needs. But recently I noticed my mom wasn’t finishing her meals. In fact, there were times when the caregiver or I would put a meal in front of her and she wouldn’t even touch it. She would make silly excuses,…

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