5 New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

Caregiving is a unique and demanding role, and caregivers often get lost in the details of caring for others and forget about the importance of their own health and wellbeing. It’s natural for home caregivers to put their own needs last and their senior loved one’s needs first. But, as the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. If you don’t protect your health and wellbeing, you put yourself at risk for chronic illnesses and burnout. Now is a good time to reflect on what worked and what didn’t work in the past year and what you can do to improve your personal and work life, as well as that of the seniors in your care. These New Year’s resolutions will help home caregivers to improve

6 Signs a Senior May Need Home Care

Most seniors prefer to live at home and stay independent as long as possible. They may often try to disguise the fact that they need help as they do not want to be a burden to the family or don’t want to leave the comfort of their home. Wanting to be independent is completely natural and understandable, but looking after themselves may not always be the best option for a senior’s health and wellbeing. The good news is that your senior loved one can still enjoy independence while staying at home with the help of a professional home caregiver. Aging can make it difficult and even dangerous for seniors to live alone due to medical and other conditions related to growing older. The responsibilit

Fun Holiday Activities for Seniors in the San Francisco Bay Area

During the holidays, San Francisco’s neighborhoods come alive with festive lights and buzz with fun activities and events. With many fun holiday activities available to seniors, this time of year can be a fun time not only for seniors but the whole family as well. Here are some ideas of activities seniors and their loved ones may want to consider during this holiday season. Theater and Concerts San Francisco is always full of new concerts and theater productions. Producers pull out all the stops with special holiday performances, and you’ll find many informal performers in the streets or at markets. Here are some of the exciting stage productions currently running that seniors may want to se

10 Steps to Post-Hospitalization Recovery

The leading cause of hospital readmissions is a lack of sufficient support for post-hospitalization recovery. Did you know that one in five seniors are readmitted to the hospital within one month of being discharged? Once discharged, seniors are increasingly at risk of getting sick. Re-hospitalization is often due to an illness unrelated to the initial ailment for which they were admitted. The first 72 hours of post-hospitalization care are critical since seniors are extremely vulnerable and tired after discharge. During a hospital stay, seniors are often sleep-deprived, and their regular daily schedules are disrupted. They need additional medications, and they can’t eat before an operation,

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