Can You Trust Your Parents’ In-Home Care Worker?

Elder abuse is more common than most of like to admit. Seniors who have a high amount of physical care needs or who may be suffering from dementia are especially vulnerable to abuse. Elder abuse can happen in almost any circumstance, including in a nursing home, at the home of a family member or in Read More

Is Your Aging Father Safe, Happy and Healthy?

Fathers sometimes seem like Superman. That’s how we saw them as we were growing up, and often it’s how father’s portray themselves. They carry the weight of the world on their shoulders, never show weakness, and never ask for help. Sometimes, they even refuse help when it’s offered to them. This can be a real Read More

Questions To Ask When Researching Board & Care In Huntington Beach

Board & Care in Huntington Beach is a bit different than life in an assisted living community. A Board & Care facility will have six or fewer residents and generally is located in a private home. Some homes for Board & Care in Huntington Beach are managed by a larger eldercare service or company, while Read More

How To Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation

Older Americans often endure social isolation, particularly those who live alone. While many people enjoy a certain level of solitude, social interaction can greatly increase your happiness and reduce depression. Here are four ways to ensure to combat this social isolation. 1. Provide Or Find Transportation Often social isolation occurs because an older person simply Read More

Regulations for Care Homes Regarding Food Safety and Preparation

At the end of November, tragedy struck in Loomis, a small suburb of Sacramento, when 4 people died after consuming poisonous mushrooms that were used in a soup served at a small residential board and care. Much of the subsequent internet chatter pertained to what kinds of regulations that licensed care homes follow regarding food Read More

The Driving Dilemma: When It’s Time To Give Up The Car

When we passed our first driver’s test at the ripe old age of 16, we couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel. Having a car and driving meant just one thing: freedom. Unfortunately, as we age, many seniors find that although their overall health is good, their reflexes, vision and ability to drive declines. Giving Read More

Understanding MRSA – What is it?

These days, we hear more and more news about a dangerous disease called MRSA popping up almost anywhere: in hospitals, Senior Living Homes, schools… What is MRSA exactly? And what can you do to protect yourself and your loved ones? MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacterium that causes staph infection. Depending on where Read More

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Many people don’t know about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Every state has an ombudsman program, and their job is to act as advocates for people who are residents of assisted living facilities, nursing homes, board and care homes and other types of Read More