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What is Eczema?

Have you ever seen a young child with red, itchy, and sometimes scaly patches of skin? If so, you’ve probably seen eczema—and children aren’t the only ones who get it.

Common Scams that Target Seniors

Family caregivers can help the older adults in their lives to avoid being the victims of scam artists by knowing about common scams and teaching seniors about them.

Feature Facility – SarahCare, Adult Recreation & Health Care

Senior Adult Recreation and Health Care (SarahCare) has been providing day services for seniors since 2001 in the Santa Clara County city of Campbell, CA. Here, seniors receive high quality caregiving along with meaningful socialization among peers, 6 days a week at their centrally located facility.

Understanding a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Learning that your father has been diagnosed with prostate cancer can cause a range of emotions. You may be worried about what the future could bring, sad at the thought of losing your dad, and confused about what the diagnosis means.

Coping with the Effects of Wandering

Senior Care in Los Gatos CA: Wandering can leave those that love the people suffering from Alzheimer’s in a panic. If they are unprepared, it may feel like their whole world is crashing down around them.

Heeding the Warning Signs of Caregiver Burnout

As a family caregiver, you are the gardener in your parent’s life. You sow the seeds of contentment. You water and nurture their sometimes wounded body. You provide the sunshine and stability to a life that has undoubtedly seen much change as the years have accumulated.

Does Your Parent Say They Are Not Thirsty?

June 23 is National Hydration Day. As a family caregiver, this is the ideal time for you to evaluate your parent’s routine and ensure that they are getting the proper amount of hydration to support their health and well-being as they age in place.

How Diet Can Help Fight Depression in Seniors

If you are responsible for the elderly care of an aging loved one, you might have noticed that they are experiencing some symptoms of depression. Here are some of the best foods for helping to fight this condition.

Feature Facility - Stephanie Leung, Geriatric Care Manager

Stephanie Leung is a Geriatric Care Manager in the Bay Area, where she pursued her higher education and started her professional career. Stephanie graduated with a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from San Francisco State University in 2016.

Why Isn't Your Elderly Loved One Bathing Anymore?

Suddenly you realize that it's been a few days since you've been able to coax your loved one to bathe and she's really digging in her heels about the issue. What could be the cause?

Changes in Vision and Perception Associated with Dementia

It’s important to understand the changes that are occurring with your parent who has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Understanding how their perception of the world has changed allows you to see through their eyes and provides you with the insights that, as a family caregiver, makes your day-to-day exchanges that much easier.

What to Do If You Suspect Your Aging Loved One Has a Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. This is the ideal time for you as a family caregiver to learn about this extremely common, but potentially severe, form of injury, and how to handle them effectively should your elderly parent experience such an injury during the course of your care journey with them.

Feature Optometric - Los Altos Optometric Group

Home Helpers of Santa Clara Valley is proud to feature Los Altos Optometric Group in Los Altos, CA. Any place a senior calls home, Home Helpers can provide extra supportive care.

Finding the Perfect Caregiver Support Group

Finding someone who understands your caregiving situation is not always easy, possibly leading you to feeling lonely or isolated from the outside world. However, caregiver support groups are filled with people who understand your situation.

Is All Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease?

Whether you are just getting started on your care journey or you have been caring for your parent for some time already, you have likely heard the term dementia and been concerned about how your elderly loved one would experience such a condition.

Choosing a Cat for your Elderly Parent

When people think of companionship, their minds tend to wander to man’s best friend—the dog. Cats are, after all, known for their independent and aloof personalities. But what makes them a little standoffish at times is also what makes them great pets for seniors.

The Effects of Alcohol for Older Adults

There has been a debate for some time over whether or not alcohol is good for us. Some believe that there are a number of health benefits if it is consumed in moderation, while others believe no amount of alcohol is good for the body, especially the liver.

Cardiac Arrest and Elders: Causes and Prevention

A weak heart could be susceptible to a wide range of heart health problems, including cardiac arrest. It is very different from a heart attack because this condition involves having the coronary artery blocked and is usually the result of a severely abnormal heart rhythm.

Are You Finding it Difficult to Communicate with Other Family Members?

When you're a primary family caregiver, it's difficult sometimes to communicate with other family members about what needs to happen for your elderly loved one. Sometimes it's a problem you can't resolve on your own, but other times you can change subtle aspects of how you communicate to make the situation better.

How Older Adults Can Keep Their Livers Healthy

Taking care of the body does not just mean watching your weight, but also means keeping the body’s organs healthy. By following these steps, your loved one’s body and liver will thank them.

Helping Your Aging Parent Eat Healthy

By simply making some healthier eating choices, your senior loved one may be able to prevent diabetes, heart disease, and other health issues.

How to Prevent Falls Among Elders With Alzheimer’s Disease

Senior Care in Los Altos: As devastating as it is to see a loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, there are several products on the market that will greatly reduce the risk of the elder slipping and severely injuring themselves.

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