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Did You See These Warning Signs that Care Is Needed Over the Holidays?

It’s a new year with many new things to look forward to, but there may be some lingering thoughts nagging you from a recent visit with Mom and Dad over the holidays. Did Dad seem more forgetful than usual? Mom looked a little shaky on her feet. And why wasn’t there much food in the [...]
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Infusing Senior Life with Meaning and Purpose the Hillendale Home Care Way

Do a Google search for “activities for seniors” and you’re likely to come up with a variety of crafts, games, ideas for memory stimulation, and of course, the stereotypical bingo. What you won’t find, unless you really dig deeper, are more meaningful, philanthropic activities. And yet, if you ask older adults what they’d most like [...]
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Simple Tips to Make Elderly Personal Care in the Bathroom Safer

How could something that’s so comforting and relaxing, like a nice, warm bath, be one of the greatest dangers to seniors? The truth is, combining slick surfaces, slippery shampoo and very warm water creates the perfect storm for a fall danger – one of the most severe risks to older people. January is set aside as [...]
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Wash Away Bathroom Anxiety for Seniors -- Make Bathing Enjoyable

What feels better than sinking into a warm, relaxing bath at the conclusion of a lengthy, frantic day? While a lot of us relish the wonderful comfort that a bath brings, for seniors, especially those struggling with the challenges of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, this time in the bathroom can be filled with anxiety. For a [...]
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It's Lovely Weather for a Holiday Get-together with Seniors | Hillendale Home Care California

The holiday season is full of celebrations, parties, gatherings, and activities. But for an older family member, holiday outings require a little advance planning. Follow these tips from Hillendale Home Care of California to savor fun and relaxed outings with loved ones of all ages this season. Before leaving the home, consider: The distance of walking involved, [...]
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Why a Shingles Immunization Is Crucial for Seniors, and How Our California Home Care Can Help.

If someone ever created a list of the most unusual names for diseases, the shingles virus would certainly top that list. The very name of the disease brings to mind an image of a person with layers of roofing materials growing out of his skin. In actuality, shingles, also known as the herpes zoster virus, [...]
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Back to School Vaccinations Aren’t Just for Kids: Why Senior Care Needs to Include Immunizations

As summer winds down, parents are busy shopping for school supplies, checking last year’s clothing to see what still fits, scheduling appointments for physical and dental exams, and, more often than not, subjecting them to vaccinations. However, now isn’t just a time when school kids need to roll up their sleeves and face those dreaded [...]
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Hillendale Home Care Presents the Top 10 Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

There has been a lot about Alzheimer’s disease in the news for the past few years, and for good reason. The progressive, degenerative neurological disease for which there is presently no cure affects an estimated 35.6 million people worldwide. However, do you know what warning signs to look for in your loved one?  Memory loss that [...]
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Taking Care of a Loved One Means Taking Care of YOU

If you’ve found yourself in the role of a family caregiver for an aging or disabled loved one, you’re far from alone. According to Family Caregiver Alliance’s National Center on Caregiving, a whopping 65.7 million Americans – as many as 29% of the adult population – are in your shoes, spending anywhere from 20 to [...]
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How to Be a More Patient Caregiver

Are you one of the 65 million Americans taking care of an elderly loved one? If so, you’d likely include “more patience” at the top of your wish list. Because let’s be honest: as rewarding as caregiving can be, it can also be challenging, frustrating and draining. Finding a way to release the pent-up emotional [...]
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