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Four Types of California Home Care That Enable Seniors to Age in Place

For the vast majority of older adults, the prospect of facing a move to an assisted living or nursing facility is difficult. It’s only natural to want to remain in the familiarity of home, where we can decide on our own when we want to wake up, when and what we want to eat, who [...]
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Which Is Better: Aging in Place, or Assisted Living?

Each of us faces a number of critical crossroads in life, at which point the decisions we make will result in far-reaching effects. What career we choose. Who (or whether) to marry. Whether to have children or not. And as we grow older, another crucial decision has to be made: should we move into an [...]
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Living With Multiple Sclerosis – How Seniors with MS Can Stay Comfortable at Home

In the words of Jane Austen, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for someone living with multiple sclerosis, comfort is imperative, as is safety. If your loved one has been diagnosed with MS, the first step in caregiving should be to make the necessary modifications so the home is a [...]
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Care at Home for Seniors, or Assisted Living?

Home is where the heart is, and so many seniors’ hearts are set on remaining at home throughout aging, instead of making a move to an assisted living facility or nursing home – close to 90% of them, according to research done by AARP. And who can blame them? Feeling comfortable in familiar surroundings, having [...]
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The Benefits of Regular Caregiving Help for the Sandwich Generation

The kids need their lunches made for school, your husband’s car is in the shop and he needs you to drop him off at work, you have a big presentation to give to the CEO today, and you just got a call from your elderly mother, who’s out of a very important prescription medication and [...]
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My Senior Parent Needs Care Now! What Do I Do? | Walnut Creek Home Care

Emergencies happen when you’re least expecting them. For family caregivers, those emergencies tend to happen when we’re trying to juggle our already hectic daily lives – rushing to drop the kids at school, cooking dinner while trying to review homework, leading an important presentation at work, etc. Whether Mom’s had a fall in the home, [...]
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Companion Care Giving

At Hillendale we employ caregivers with a wide variety of skill sets, experience levels and professional licenses. Many of our clients need highly trained CNAs, HHAs and LVNs, BUT a lot of them do not require such a robust resume for their day to day care. This is where Companion Caregivers come in! There is a [...]
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Try These Tips When Talking with Seniors About Home Care

As we shared in our last blog post, home care can be a viable option for many seniors who require some extra assistance with day-to-day living but prefer to remain at home rather than move to a nursing home. Although in-home care is preferred by seniors, it still can be a bit disconcerting at first [...]
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Looking to Avoid a Nursing Home for Your Senior Loved One? We’ve Got the Answer!

One of the most frightening aspects of aging for many seniors is the thought that at some point, a move to a nursing home or other institutional living arrangement will be unavoidable. After building a lifetime of memories in a family home, including raising children, caring for grandchildren, perhaps losing a spouse, home is a [...]
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Using the Arts to Enhance Adult Home Care Services

Beginning when we are very young, the arts are a source of enrichment for our minds and spirits – and at Hillendale Home Care, we believe that should continue as we grow older! That’s why our adult home care services are designed to incorporate the arts into our clients’ enrichment activities. Enriching our clients’ lives is [...]
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