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10 06, 2015

Home Care Services for the Elderly

By | June 10th, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, In Home Care, Senior companionship, Westlake Village|0 Comments

Few children grow up thinking; “I look forward to the day when I can put Mom or Dad in a nursing home.” On the contrary, in healthy family situations, you’re more likely to hear the following: “I’ll never put Mom or Dad in a home.” Saying “never” is a bold promise you may or may [...]

3 06, 2015

Alternatives to Nursing Homes for the Elderly

By | June 3rd, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, In Home Care, Senior companionship, Westlake Village|0 Comments

Having an elderly parent or caring for an elderly loved one (even as a spouse) is a growing concern for more and more people as the population ages. Scientific and technological advances have increased the average life span, meaning many who have elderly loved ones need options for their care. For most families, a nursing [...]

3 06, 2015

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: Facts About Alzheimer’s

By | June 3rd, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, Pasadena|0 Comments

As part of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, Select Home Care Pasadena wants to share some important facts about Alzheimer’s. Information from the Alzheimer’s Association website. Worldwide, 47 million people are living with dementia. The annual global cost of dementia is $604 billion in U.S. dollars. The number of people living with dementia worldwide is [...]

21 05, 2015

Fighting Alzheimer’s: The Role of the Hippocampus

By | May 21st, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, Pasadena|0 Comments

Many of us take forgetfulness as an expected side effect of aging. Forgetting the name of a coworker or a restaurant you enjoyed last year gets chalked up to part of growing old. And it’s not fun. But researchers are finding that fighting Alzheimer’s is possible. If you go back to your high school anatomy [...]

14 05, 2015

Tips For Caring For Someone Experiencing Sundowning

By | May 14th, 2015|Blog, Dementia home care, Home Care Blog, In Home Care|0 Comments

If you’ve ever experienced jetlag after a trip overseas, you know how frustrating it can be to have your body clock out of whack. Many experts theorize that similar body clock challenges are to blame for the phenomenon known as “sundowning” in Alzheimer’s patients. What is “Sundowning”? Sundowning can be described as an increased restlessness [...]

12 05, 2015

Equine Therapy and Alzheimer’s Disease

By | May 12th, 2015|Blog, Dementia home care, Home Care Blog, In Home Care, Senior companionship, Senior companionship|0 Comments

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but certain methods and practices seem to ease the symptoms and prolong some memory function. Equine therapy is one such method. When you think of caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s, the idea of working with horses may not be on the list of things that come to mind. [...]

7 05, 2015

Senior Health and the Benefits of Laughter

By | May 7th, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, In Home Care, Senior care|0 Comments

The well-known adage “Laughter is the best medicine” is not just an old wives’ tale. Studies show laughter to have many health benefits. A few of those benefits include: Help with short-term memory retention Benefits heart health Reduces mental stress Provides a better quality of life Provides natural pain relief Boosts immunity Improves your mood [...]

5 05, 2015

Common Questions About In Home Care in Pasadena

By | May 5th, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, In Home Care, Pasadena|0 Comments

If your loved one has become unable of caring for themselves, there are options other than nursing homes and long-term care facilities. To help you decide if in home care is the best option, below are some frequently asked questions and answers. What services do you provide? We offer a wide range of Pasadena home [...]

30 04, 2015

5 Physical Activity Options for Seniors

By | April 30th, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, In Home Care, Senior companionship, Westlake Village|0 Comments

Medical professionals have long championed the importance of physical activity for cardiovascular health. The same principal holds true for seniors, even seniors with limited mobility due to chronic conditions like arthritis. Even light physical activity has heart benefits, improves circulation, can help to lower blood pressure, reduces certain types of joint stiffness, and helps you [...]

30 04, 2015

Coping With Aging and Chronic Illness [VIDEO]

By | April 30th, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, Pasadena|0 Comments

A chronic illness is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. With chronic illness there is not always a happy ending. And sometimes not even a so-so ending. But communicating about the possible outcomes with loved ones and doctors is an important part of coping with a chronic condition. As reported on [...]