10 Benefits of Recovery Services and Home Care

Recovering from an illness or injury — whether major or minor — can be a slow and taxing process for anyone. However, there are some ways to make recovery less of a struggle. Hiring a home caregiver during the recovery process can help people get their health and energy back more quickly and easily than they would if they were recovering in a non-home setting or without the extra help. Who is a good candidate for recovery services? In a nutshell, anyone who has recently suffered an illness or injury and needs some extra help can benefit from this type of care. Seniors and their families often turn to these services, since seniors tend to have more health issues as they get older. But people

Friendships are Extra Important for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Everybody knows what it's like to feel lonely from time to time. But for some people, loneliness isn't just a fleeting feeling — it's a way of life. And for seniors and people with disabilities, chronic loneliness can have a devastating impact on all areas of life. It's a well-known fact that loneliness is a health hazard, just like smoking and living a sedentary lifestyle. In fact, not having any social connections could be even more dangerous than other common health risks. It's difficult to list out all the negative health consequences of loneliness, because there are simply so many. Social isolation raises inflammation levels throughout the body, which can contribute to the development o

How to Celebrate Spring with Seniors in California

Spring is a rejuvenating time for everybody. When the air outside starts to turn mild and the trees and bushes begin to regrow their foliage, it's easy to want to spend time enjoying the beauty of nature and the promise of warm weather ahead. There are plenty of ways people of all ages can celebrate the arrival of spring. 9 Ways to Celebrate Spring with Seniors Here are nine ways for seniors, home caregivers, and people with senior family members to get into the springtime spirit. 1. Take a walk outside. There's no better way to enjoy the arrival of spring than to simply go outside and experience the changing of the seasons firsthand. Nature walks are a wonderful way to spot the signs of spr

How Does Memory Care Help Seniors with Dementia?

Dementia is a progressive illness of the brain that impairs a person's ability to remember things, think logically, and carry out everyday tasks. It typically affects seniors, although younger people occasionally get it as well. Worldwide, an estimated 5% to 8% of people over the age of 60 are living with some type of cognitive decline. Dementia has three main stages. In the earliest stage, people with the condition are typically still able to function well. They may have occasional lapses of memory — for example, they might have trouble thinking of a common word, or they might become disoriented in a familiar place. But for the most part, people with early-stage cognitive decline can still

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