Professional Home Care Services Provide Peace of Mind for Elder Care in Sacramento

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Professional Home Care Services Provide Peace of Mind for Elder Care in Sacramento

When a senior family member needs in-home care services, there are a number of possible choices, and identifying where to turn can be daunting. For example, should you employ a professional home care services agency, a privately hired caregiver, or choose a caregiving registry? And how can you determine which home care solution is most… Read more »

Why Creating Unique Care Plans for Every Senior Is Better Than the Cookie Cutter Approach

The greatest thing about humankind is that every one of us is completely unique, and that does not change merely because of growing older. As we grow older, we remain the unique and multifaceted individuals that we have been our whole lives. Assuming that all seniors will act the same and need the same things… Read more »

There’s No Place Like Home – In-Home Care As An Alternative Choice

“I don’t want to have to move out of my home.” If you are the adult child of a senior parent, you’ve probably listened to your loved one exclaim these words or a similar statement indicating his or her intention to continue to grow older in place at home versus moving out of a house… Read more »

Checking Senior Wellness: Use the Holidays to Ensure Mom’s Doing Okay

It’s the holiday season once again, which means it is also the perfect time for a “holiday reality check.” If it’s been awhile since you’ve spent time with your senior loved ones, now is a great time to examine how your senior loved ones are doing. With frenzied agendas or long distances separating families for… Read more »

Top Tips for Caring for Challenging Alzheimer’s Symptoms

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, a number of complex Alzheimer’s symptoms have to be carefully managed, the most difficult of which include hallucinations, illusions, and suspicions that others are out to cause the person problems or harm. False perceptions such as these occur most commonly in the advanced phases of progressive dementia because of changes within… Read more »

Navigating the Alternate Realities Created by Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease alters a senior’s mind so that recollections surrounding more recent incidents are lost or mixed up while those from the more distant past often remain intact. This can possibly cause the past to make more sense to an older adult with Alzheimer’s disease than the present. The senior’s alternate reality can be his… Read more »

Music Therapy for Dementia…in the Palm of Your Hand!

Nowadays, music is more accessible than ever before. For individuals who carry smartphones or tablets along with them every place they go, hundreds of thousands – if not tens of millions of songs – are just a couple of touches or finger swipes away. If you provide care for an elderly individual, your smartphone may… Read more »

Live Well receives Caring.com’s coveted Caring Star Agency Award for 2017

It’s estimated that nearly 90 percent of people 65 and over in the U.S. want to “age in place” or remain in their home during their elder years. One of the biggest obstacles to staying home as you age is how the senior will maintain independence if and when help is needed with everyday activities… Read more »

The Hardest Goodbye: A Granddaughter’s Story

I was 15 years old when I found out my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. I had heard of it. I knew about it from friends who had grandparents who suffered through it (and I’d seen The Notebook a million times), but nothing can ever prepare you for what comes after the diagnosis. I… Read more »

Thank You for Loving Me

In 2015, I was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. My father, 85, and the youngest of 10, is living with Alzheimer’s, as well as one of his brothers. Their father also had the disease. Still fresh in my mind is an early incident at my grandparent’s home. My grandmother was trying to tell my grandfather… Read more »

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