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28 04, 2015

Department of Veterans Affairs “Aid and Attendance” Pension Program

By | April 28th, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, In Home Care|0 Comments

Many years ago the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) developed a new pension program designed to provide financial assistance to physically disabled veterans who lacked the funds necessary to provide the care they needed. This pension benefit extends to the veteran's surviving spouse, and, in certain cases, to the veteran's children and parents. Unlike Medicaid, [...]

28 04, 2015

Healthy Eating And Older Adults: 10 Tips for Good Nutrition

By | April 28th, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, In Home Care, Pasadena|0 Comments

As you age, nutrition plays an important role in health. But for some people, health problems or trouble with taste, smell, and chewing make it more difficult to get good nutrition. Below are 10 tips to help you or a loved one get the nutrition you need. 1. Look At Changing Nutrition Needs As you [...]

22 04, 2015

Study Shows Senior Health Care in US Lags Behind Other Countries [Part 3 of 3]

By | April 22nd, 2015|Home Care Blog, Pasadena|0 Comments

Access to health care for seniors in US is more difficult This post concludes our 3-part series on the recent Commonwealth Fund study conducted on the condition of senior health care for Americans compared to senior health care in 10 other countries. We have already discussed the first two findings: US seniors are sicker than [...]

14 04, 2015

Study Shows Senior Health Care in US Lags Behind Other Countries [Part 2 of 3]

By | April 14th, 2015|Home Care Blog, Pasadena|0 Comments

In this 3-Part series, Shane Hull, Director of our Pasadena California Home Care branch, compares senior health care in America to other countries around the world. Older Americans still struggle to pay for health care. Last week I introduced the recent study conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, which compared the condition of senior health care [...]

9 04, 2015

Study Shows Senior Health Care in the U.S. Lags Behind Other Countries [Part 1 of 3]

By | April 9th, 2015|Home Care Blog, Pasadena|0 Comments

In this 3-Part series, Shane Hull, Director of our Pasadena California Home Care branch, compares the health of our elders to those in other countries around the world. The Commonwealth Fund’s latest report brings to the forefront the condition of senior health care in the U.S. compared to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New [...]

8 04, 2015

6 Reasons In Home Senior Care Helps Those Caring For Seniors With Dementia

By | April 8th, 2015|Dementia home care, Home Care Blog|0 Comments

Dementia is much more than forgetting a name here and there. It is a gradual mental decline that affects much of a senior’s everyday life. Below are some reasons that in home senior care can be helpful when you’re caring for seniors with dementia. Seniors with dementia often require 24-hour attention Two particular symptoms associated [...]

4 04, 2015

How To Tell Your Parents They Need In-Home Care

By | April 4th, 2015|Home Care Blog, Senior care|0 Comments

It’s difficult when the roles reverse. Your parents took care of you your entire life, but now it’s your turn to take care of them. The difference is that you’re their child and they struggle with the role reversal, too. Seniors want to remain independent, so they sometimes refuse your assistance. Ever heard any of [...]

2 04, 2015

In Home Activity Ideas For Seniors

By | April 2nd, 2015|Home Care Blog, Senior companionship|0 Comments

If you don’t want to watch formerly active seniors waste an entire day in front of courtroom TV, you may need to give them some other ideas and facilitate other activities. As seniors begin to decline they sometimes become hesitant to go out to eat or to organizations to which they used to belong. They [...]