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18 09, 2014

What to do when a Parent Refuses Care

By | September 18th, 2014|In Home Care, Westlake Village|0 Comments

For those with older relatives or parents due for in-home care, it can be difficult when they need the care but refuse help. Whether it’s a parent who shouldn’t be driving anymore or someone that doesn’t think assisted living facilities are for them, it makes it extremely difficult for the caring adult to arrange help. [...]

17 09, 2014

Daughters Care For Elderly Parents Twice As Much As Sons

By | September 17th, 2014|Home Care Blog, Westlake Village|0 Comments

In families with children of both genders, the burden of care shifts onto the daughter’s shoulders as parents grow into their old age. According to research gathered from a University of Michigan analysis on health and retirement, elderly parents are twice as more likely to depend on their female children. Photo by Rosie O'Beirne Females take over [...]

2 09, 2014

What Should You Do if You’re the Only Caregiver for a Family Member?

By | September 2nd, 2014|Blog, Home Care Blog, Westlake Village|0 Comments

So you’ve become the primary caregiver for your family member and you have a lot of responsibility on your own. Everyone seems to be available when things are going well, but when there is trouble or help needed, they are suddenly too busy. Your relatives are putting their jobs, kids, hobbies and themselves first before [...]

29 04, 2014

Caregiver Spotlight: Herodia Canizalez

By | April 29th, 2014|Westlake Village|0 Comments

Welcome to Select Home Care's "Caregiver Spotlight" series. From time to time, we'll feature a little background information on one of our experienced caregivers. At the beginning of the month, we chatted with Jo Ann Lake. Up this week is Thousand Oaks caregiver Herodia Canizalez. 1. Hi Herodia! How long have you been a caregiver? Hi! [...]

26 04, 2014

8 Westlake Restaurants that Offer Senior Discounts

By | April 26th, 2014|Westlake Village|0 Comments

For most of us, our later years mean retirement, relaxation, and enjoying the fruits of our hard work; but the cherry on top might just be the senior discounts you can find around town. If you know where to look, you'll get great deals on everything from movie tickets to bus fare. Read ahead to [...]

24 04, 2014

Seniors and Westlake Village Driving Laws: What You Need to Know

By | April 24th, 2014|Westlake Village|0 Comments

Driving is central in American life, so the decision to stop driving can be a difficult one to make. It’s important to be aware of the laws regarding driving for seniors as well as the signs someone should no longer be on the road so that you can ensure your loved ones’ safety behind the [...]

2 04, 2014

Caregiver Spotlight: Jo Ann Lake

By | April 2nd, 2014|Westlake Village|0 Comments

When you bring a caregiver into the family to assist an elderly individual, compassion and compatibility are key. Select Home Care's team is comprised of only the most devoted in the field. Here, Ventura, CA caregiver Jo Ann Lake tells us a little bit about herself: A fun day out for Jo Ann and [...]

27 03, 2014

11 Support Groups for Caregivers around Westlake Village (Plus Tips for Coping with Caregiver Stress)

By | March 27th, 2014|Westlake Village|0 Comments

Being the caretaker for an elderly loved one can be a challenging task, and it’s easy to feel like you’re doing it alone. If you live in the Westlake Village area and could use a little extra help coping with these challenges, try one of these 11 support groups. Adult Children of Alzheimer’s Patients First [...]

23 03, 2014

Senior Centers and Programs in and Around Westlake Village

By | March 23rd, 2014|Westlake Village|0 Comments

Photo provided by Samantha Bilodeau It’s extremely important for seniors to remain as active as possible for both their physical and mental well-being. However, people often don’t know where to start looking for activities for their aging parents to participate in. Thankfully, though, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to activities [...]