How to Avoid Rehospitalization After Heart Surgery | Sacramento Elder Care Tips

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How to Avoid Rehospitalization After Heart Surgery | Sacramento Elder Care Tips

After recovering from heart surgery, an intricate web of care needs occurs, from dietary changes to incision care, pain management, swelling reduction, and more. The last thing an older adult wants after returning home from such a difficult event is to face the need for rehospitalization.

Roseville CA Respite Care: Making a Safe Transition from Hospital to Home for Seniors

What a relief it is when the medical personnel informs you that your elderly loved one is ready to be released from the hospital to return home following surgery. But as they hand you that packet of discharge paperwork and directions, some anxiety may begin to creep in. Will your loved one be able to… 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 »

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 »

Home Care Tips for Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease in Older Age

Many seniors with Parkinson’s disease receive the bulk of their care at home from loved ones and friends, particularly in the beginning stages of the disease. As a professional in-home care company serving Sacramento and surrounding areas, we understand firsthand the unique obstacles experienced by family members providing care for someone dealing with Parkinson’s disease… Read more »

The Keys Things To Know About Multiple Sclerosis in Adults

Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. are living with it – approximately 400,000 people to be exact, and of that, 86 percent list fatigue as the number one symptom of their disease. The cause of MS is unknown; it is not contagious or known… Read more »

Live Well at Home Helps Caregivers Make Better New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions: we love to make them, and can’t help but break them. Perhaps you’ve been energized to eat healthier, lose those stubborn ten pounds, quit a bad habit or exercise more regularly; but life has a way of interfering with our best motives, and this is particularly true for family caregivers of senior… 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 »

Providing In-Home Care Services for a Senior Loved One? Battling Caregiver Guilt? We Can Help!

Most people are juggling a lot of balls these days, and family members providing in-home care services for a loved one often feel like they’re juggling knives and flaming swords on top of it. It’s normal to experience feelings of being overwhelmed and guilty with all the responsibilities involved with caring for a loved one,… Read more »

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