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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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Lung Disease: Separate the Myths from the Facts

It’s estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that one type of lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), as a single cause of death, ranks as high as HIV/AIDS, following only coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and acute respiratory infection. Furthermore, a study by the World Bank and WHO found that COPD ranks 12th [...]
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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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Hillendale Home Care’s Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Diabetes Management Burnout

From beginning to end, a day in the life of someone with diabetes is overloaded with a range of tasks to manage the disease. Between medications, insulin injections, monitoring blood sugar levels, exercising, and dealing with nutritional needs, it’s common to become overwhelmed. Hillendale Home Care’s California in-home elderly care professionals comprehend the difficulties and struggles [...]
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Is It Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2? Time to Learn the Difference!

Despite what many believe, diabetes is not a one-size-fits-all condition. Because the risk factors, symptoms and treatments can vary widely between type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, the Walnut Creek, California senior care professionals at Hillendale Home Care provide the following explanation to help make it easier to know the differences. Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes, as [...]
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Multiple Sclerosis – Know The Facts So You Know If MS Homecare Is Needed

Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. are living with it – roughly 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 not known; it is not contagious or [...]
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