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How Can I Help My Senior Loved One Beat the Holiday Blues?

Ah, the holidays: they’re the most wonderful time of the year, or perhaps the most challenging. For a lot of older adults who have lost loved ones, are struggling with chronic health issues, or are suffering from isolation and loneliness,…
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Turkey with All the Delicious Fixings and… a Trip to the Emergency Department?

Even though we may well envision a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving celebration, with the entire family savoring quality time together and Grandma’s traditional meal, the reality for some families involves something unexpected: a visit…
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Aging Parent Leave: What Many Employees Really Need

Companies have long understood the need for new moms or dads to take time away from their career to concentrate on the multiple requirements of a baby, but what has been identified a great deal less is the incredibly important need for adult…
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Finding the Balance Between Safety and Independence for Seniors at Home

It’s a conflict that develops for numerous families: older adults adamantly like to age in place in their own homes, while their family members worry about their well-being. And there’s a debate to be made in both cases. Seniors, especially…
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Orange County Home Care | Caregiving Within Difficult Family Dynamics

It is no surprise that difficult family dynamics can affect a caregiver's attitude. For people who have been brought up by loving parents who took care of all their needs, providing the same degree of care may simply be second nature. But…
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What NOT to Say When a Loved One Is Facing a Health Concern

Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had someone say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Even though you may have been feeling relatively perky prior to that moment, without…
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What Every Orange County Family Caregiver Should Know

If you’re providing care for a senior loved one, it’s probable that you fell into the responsibility without any formal training: you saw the requirement, and gallantly stepped forward to fulfill it. Yet, at CareWorks Health Services,…
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The Top Questions to Ask Before Mom Moves In

One of the most noble and admirable decisions adult children can make is to open up their home to an aging parent. Our parents raised and cared for us when we needed assistance, so it seems like a no-brainer to reciprocate when it becomes unsafe…
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Does Exercise Improve Life for Those with Parkinson’s Disease?

The effects of keeping physically active throughout aging are amazing; however, for people who have Parkinson’s, it may truly be a game-changer in the progression of the disease. Several recent studies are discovering direct links between…
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The Eat Right Plight: Understanding the Orange County Senior Malnutrition Crisis

Remember weekend dinners at Grandma’s house, when the entire family came together round the table to share a hearty meal, conversations, and laughter? Regrettably, with many families now living at a distance from their older relatives, combined…