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Welcome to our in-home care blog where you can find the latest medical news, information about senior health, care, finances, and nutrition, or simply learn more about home care in the Los Angeles area. This is where we keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know about caring for older adults.

 

How to Help with The Challenges of Medical Tests for Seniors

There’s rarely anything “routine” about a routine checkup. You may arrive to your appointment perfectly fine, but leave with orders for blood work as well as other medical tests a doctor recommends to keep you as healthy as possible. While these tests may only be minor inconveniences for you, medical tests for seniors can be […]

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Restlessness in Dementia: How You Can Help

Wandering. Fidgeting. Walking back and forth. These signs of restlessness in dementia are common, and when you notice them, it’s time to address them before they progress into more problematic behaviors. But identifying why the senior is feeling restless is sometimes half the battle.

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Caregiver Tips for When a Senior Refuses to Eat

After the never-ending feast that the holiday season brings, many people slow down on their calorie intake. But when a senior loved one does not want to eat altogether, or is making unbalanced or unhealthy dietary choices, it is important to determine the reason behind this behavior, and to understand how to encourage them to […]

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How to Use Beverage Thickeners to Help Swallowing Disorders

Nothing quenches your thirst like a glass of cold water. You may love a milkshake on a warm summer day. And when you’re recuperating from the flu, a warm bowl of soup really hits the spot. However, unless you’re one of the many Americans diagnosed with swallowing disorders, it is likely you haven’t given much […]

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Caregiving Patience: It Takes Some Getting Used To!

Does a long line of annoyed shoppers make your blood boil while waiting to a check out at a grocery store? Or when you arrive five minutes early for a doctor’s appointment, only to need to wait 45 minutes to be seen? Many people just appear to project an innate sense of patience, whatever the […]

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