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 Father Safe, Happy and Healthy?
If you have an aging father, use this Father’s Day (June 16th) to check up on him to make sure that he is safe, happy and healthy. If your father is living independently, take the time to make sure his environment is safe and comfortable. For instance, can he walk up and down the stairs 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
Preventing Injuries & Falls
While all human beings endure bumps, bruises and falls throughout the course of their lifetime, these injuries especially are troublesome for older adults. Often because of mobility or vision issues, they have more difficulty getting around. When you are older, your body also tends to be less able to handle the impact of a bad 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
Signs of Elder Abuse
While there are certainly many assisted living facilities, nursing homes and in-home caregivers doing a fantastic job caring for the elderly, abuse is something that many family members worry about. As our loved ones age and are less able to live independently, often the only option is to find a facility or caregiver to help Read More