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Elder Care: What to Do When a Loved One Needs a Helping Hand

There’s usually a sign. Maybe your mother had a bad fall, forgot to pay her bills or is unable to keep up with her medications. Whatever the reason, nearly all families will come to a point when they realize a loved one can’t fully or safely take care of daily tasks. With the first wave of baby boomers entering their 70s, elder care is a growing need for Bay Area families. Understanding the care options that are available can help families make choices that will bring everyone comfort and peace of mind.

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The best caregivers will focus on building strong, trusting relationships. Photo: Interim HealthCare of Santa Rosa (2017)

In-Home Care
If your loved one needs some assistance with chores, errands or self-care, in-home care may be the best fit. Crystal Smith, manager of Interim HealthCare of Santa Rosa, says the key to a positive in-home care experience is building a strong relationship between the caregiver and the family. Continue reading “Elder Care: What to Do When a Loved One Needs a Helping Hand” »

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Diamond Certified Experts: “Aging in Place” with In-Home Care

While “aging in place” is a great option for senior living, it’s crucial to first address two fundamental aspects. Photo: Huddleston Care, In-Home & Around Town Service (2016)

While “aging in place” is a great option for senior living, it’s crucial to first address two fundamental aspects. Photo: Huddleston Care, In-Home & Around Town Service (2016)

If you have an elderly loved one in your life, you’ve likely begun to think about their future care. Maybe you’re planning to bring them home to live with you, or perhaps you’re considering a nearby assisted living facility. However, there’s another option worth considering: in-home care. Today, more and more seniors are choosing to “age in place” by living out their later years in the comfort of their own homes.

While aging in place with in-home care offers many benefits, it also requires some preparatory steps—namely, creating a safe living environment and hiring a quality caregiver. To learn more, we’ve asked four Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to weigh in with their professional advice on preparing for in-home care.

Creating a Safe Living Environment
One of the cornerstones of in-home care is creating a safe and accessible living environment that minimizes the risk of injury. While this pertains to the entire home, it’s particularly crucial in the bathroom, which statistics show is the room where injuries are most likely to occur. Continue reading “Diamond Certified Experts: “Aging in Place” with In-Home Care” »

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