If today’s to-dos seem like more than you can possibly fit into 24 short hours, you’re not alone! Family caregivers, in many cases, are inundated with daily care tasks: personal care and hygiene, housekeeping and laundry, medical appointments, planning activities that are meaningful and enjoyable for an older adult; shopping and other errands, planning and […]continue reading
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.
The days of “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” have transformed into something that sounds more like, “take two of these…and two of these…and perhaps one of those, too!” Nearly forty percent of older adults are taking at least five different prescription medications every day – in addition to vitamins, supplements, and […]continue reading
Benjamin Franklin hit the nail on the head: An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to noticing and addressing mobility issues in older adults and the fall risks associated with them, prevention is crucial. Older adult falls account for 3 million emergency room visits, 300,000 hip fractures, and […]continue reading
Vitamins, minerals, and supplements – oh my! 70% of older adults are taking them; but are they really necessary as we grow older? After all, a healthy, balanced diet offers seniors necessary nutrients. But there are certain areas of deficiency which could make a case for the addition of a supplement. Be sure to seek […]continue reading
“You can make it, but it’s easier if you don’t have to do it alone.” – Betty Ford We all know that no one individual can function as an island, something that especially holds true when caring for a parent with dementia. Yet many family caregivers stumble when it comes to asking for or accepting […]continue reading