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Eating & Swallowing Disorders Associated with Dementia

By admin, 6:02 pm on January 7, 2014

Many seniors with dementia will, at some point, greatly reduce the amount of food they eat or cease eating all together. This happens because those with dementia may forget to eat, experience a loss in appetite or sense of hunger, or feel pain or discomfort when chewing and swallowing. If you provide care for an aging loved one with dementia, it is of the utmost importance to be aware of associated feeding and swallowing disorders to ensure safety, comfort and …

Top 4 Resolutions for Family Caregivers

By admin, 8:00 am on December 27, 2013

Family caregivers work hard to ensure that their loved one is provided with everything they need to be comfortable as they cope with health conditions. While caregivers frequently help their loved one to set goals that will promote better health, it is common for them to forget to take time out for themselves. This year, caregivers can improve their overall health and ability to care for their loved ones by considering these New Year’s resolutions designed specifically with a caregiver’s …

Last Minute Holiday Tips for Caregivers

By admin, 9:23 pm on December 20, 2013

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for seniors who are under the care of their adult children. The season can cause seniors to feel a sense of loss and sadness over the changes in their lives. They may feel anxious about holiday preparations. For caregivers burdened with extra responsibilities during this time of year, it’s easy to lose track of the real meaning of the season: giving. This year, resolve to give your loved one the gift …

Tips for Seniors: Setting Goals and Sticking to Them

By admin, 7:42 pm on December 17, 2013

With the New Year just a few weeks away, individuals of all ages are making resolutions and setting goals for 2014. Although some people only make goals once a year, at Home Care Assistance we believe it is important to strive towards growth throughout the year, especially if you are a senior adult! Here are a few of the most common resolutions among seniors, and tips for how you to stick to them. Adopt a healthier lifestyle. This is a …

Adjusting to Life after a Stroke

By admin, 10:59 pm on December 13, 2013

Strokes change everything. Senior adults who were completely self-sufficient can be left unable to carry out daily tasks and properly care for themselves. Even a mild stroke can leave a senior stroke survivor dealing with speech challenges, memory loss and shifts in personality. If you have become the primary caregiver for an aging parent or loved one after a stroke, learn more about in-home stroke care in San Diego, and continue reading for tips on how to adjust to life …

Helping an Aging Loved One Manage Incontinence

By admin, 1:13 am on December 11, 2013

Although aging seniors are generally aware that their golden years will bring about change, the issue of incontinence is one that is overlooked. If you provide care for an aging parent or loved one with incontinence, it is important to understand the sensitive nature of the subject so you can better manage your loved one’s needs, as well as emotions. Does your aging loved one need assistance with personal care that you are unable to safely provide? Learn more about …

The Roles of Senior Police Volunteers in San Diego

By admin, 10:04 pm on December 9, 2013

Your golden years may also bring a golden badge! Retired Senior Police Volunteers are always needed in San Diego, and in cities throughout the country. These mature-aged adults volunteer their time to help keep our streets and homes safe at all hours of the day. An RSVP member wears a uniform, drives a police vehicle and responds to radio correspondence during their daytime shifts. Some things that a Police volunteer would be in charge of include: Checking in on a …

Yoga Classes for San Diego Seniors!

By admin, 8:18 pm on December 3, 2013

Home Care Assistance of San Diego would like to announce our new partnership with Prana Yoga Center. Every Thursday morning from 10:30am to 11:30am, seniors from throughout San Diego County can visit our La Jolla location at 7521 Fay Avenue for an hour of FREE yoga, instructed by certified instructor Shauna MacKay. Classes are specifically designed for senior adults and we encourage individuals of all levels to try their hand at yoga! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced …

Easily Accessible and Beautiful Walks in Sunny San Diego

By admin, 6:15 pm on November 7, 2013

San Diego has more than 10 parks where youngsters and seniors alike can enjoy a daily stroll, relax under the shade of a giant tree, or literally stop and smell the roses. Daily exercise and time with nature enables seniors to live happier and healthier lives, which is the mission of San Diego Home Care Assistance. So even as we head into November, the sun is still shining and there are plenty of options for taking a walk in San …

New Study Points to Alzheimer’s Prevention

By admin, 9:55 pm on November 1, 2013

New studies show that resveratrol, a chemical compound found in the skin of red wine grapes, can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. This is why it has been suggested that drinking 1-2 glasses of red wine a week lowers your chances of getting dementia relates diseases. The new research proposes a hopeful near-future where those who are predisposed for Alzheimer’s can stop it before it starts, and those who are already showing symptoms can slow down the progression. If you are …