Is Urinary Incontinence Treatable? Find Trusted Answers to Top Incontinence Questions.

Incontinence is often an awkward issue for those who experience it. The preconception behind the condition frequently contributes to individuals having either a lack of facts or a belief in some common misconceptions about incontinence. For instance, is urinary incontinence treatable? Read More...

Make Doctor Visits for Seniors Easier with One Simple Tip


Seniors who are reluctant to see the doctor may rethink that decision with this tip.

Let’s face it: many of us delay going to the doctor’s office. It could be somewhat uncomfortable, and downright distressing when something is wrong and we’re facing the prospect of an undesirable diagnosis. Even so, we all know it makes sense to do what is most beneficial for our health and wellness and in addition be conscientious about getting necessary medical care. Read more

Caregiver Communication Tips: Know What to Say – and What NOT to Say

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These caregiver communication tips will help you know what to avoid saying and what is more appropriate and kind.

Did you ever walk into work or a get-together with friends and have someone say to you with great concern, “You look so tired! Are you feeling OK!” Although you may have been feeling perfectly fine until that moment, you may suddenly feel exhausted and worn out. The words we say to each other and the manner in which we interpret them are powerful. And when talking to someone with a chronic health condition, it’s important to carefully think through what to say, and even more importantly, what NOT to say, to help the person feel their best. Read more

Helping Seniors on the Search for Age-Friendly Health Care

For those searching for senior care services in Berkeley or nearby areas, learn more about age-friendly health care.

If your child developed a high fever, who would you call? It’s a no-brainer; many parents have the number programmed on their phone for the pediatrician they have carefully chosen to manage the medical care needs of their children. With their specialized training, working with a trusted pediatrician ensures the best possible care. Read more

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home is Simple When You Stick to the ABCs

If a person you love happens to be diagnosed with dementia, your top worries are most likely his or her safety and wellbeing. Fortunately, with a small number of modifications throughout the house, it is possible to create a dementia-friendly atmosphere that encourages continued independence for a cherished older adult, while keeping safety at the forefront.  Read More...

Senior Finances: a Difficult but Vital Discussion

Millions of people in America are struggling with the question of whether their senior parents are able to cover the cost for long-term care. Senior finances can be a sensitive subject matter, and when it’s time to start giving thought to long-term care needs, having an honest and open discussion about how your parents will cover the cost for aging care services is essential.  Read More...

Dementia Care Tips: Watch for the Warning Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Imagine how it would feel to awaken in a strange place, not being able to remember how you got there or even what your name is. Complete disorientation quickly develops into anger and fear, and you may discover yourself yelling at the unknown person positioned beside your bed, speaking to you in a soft voice.  Read More...

How Dementia Affects Vision and Tips for Caregivers

The complex steps necessary to enable us to see are mind-boggling. In the blink of an eye, our brains can easily take transmitted specifics of the world around us, translate that information based on input from other senses, memories, and thoughts, and then build an understanding of that information to make us aware of what we are seeing. Read More...
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Why Respite Care Services Are Crucial to Family Caregivers’ Health

Meeting the care needs of a senior loved one is a physically and emotionally taxing responsibility, and it’s crucial for family caregivers to take regular breaks to rest and recharge. Respite care services offer relief from the daily tasks of caregiving, allowing family caregivers to care for themselves – leading to better care for the seniors they love, too. Read More...

Top Assistive Devices to Help Seniors Remain Independent and Safe

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Learn about the assistive devices that can help seniors remain independent at home.

As people grow older, assistive devices in the home can make everyday life simpler and less hazardous. There’s a wide selection of assistive equipment solutions for home care available on the market today that can improve senior safety and help older adults to remain more comfortable at home. At Hillendale Home Care, we would like to provide you with some insider advice for purchasing and using some of the most widely used pieces of home care equipment.   Read more