Fun Fall Activities for Seniors     

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The arrival of autumn presents plenty of fun activity opportunities for you and your senior to enjoy, both indoors and outside. Make your senior’s day and give them something to smile about with these 5 festive fall activity ideas! Fall Gardening Gardening, in general, has many benefits for seniors. In 2012, a study from the … Continue reading Fun Fall Activities for Seniors     

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Self Care is Health Care

Self Care is Health Care By David W. Hart, Ph.D.   Let’s begin with a story.  I recently met a woman at one of my caregiver support groups who is, along with her sister, caring for their aging mother.  Mom is living with Alzheimer’s type dementia and over the past several years, her behavior has … Continue reading Self Care is Health Care

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Depression Can Manifest in Later Life, Especially During the Holidays

Depression Can Manifest in Later Life, Especially During the Holidays By David W. Hart, Ph.D.   Autumn is here, folks.  And right around the corner is what Andy Williams described as the most wonderful time of the year.  You know, scary ghost stories, parties for hosting, and marshmallows for toasting – it’s the hap happiest … Continue reading Depression Can Manifest in Later Life, Especially During the Holidays

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Protecting Your Senior from Fall Allergens

Fall is one of the most popular times of the year to get out and about in the crisp autumn air to enjoy the changing of the leaves, fall festivals, pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating with the kids. Unfortunately, fall brings with it several allergens that seniors and their caregivers in Torrance CA need to be … Continue reading Protecting Your Senior from Fall Allergens

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Would You Recognize Signs of Depression in Older Adults? How You Can Help

Many people assume that depression is an unshakable feeling of sadness. While this can be true to an extent for some people, in others, depression doesn’t have to necessarily include feeling sad. It may manifest in other ways that loved ones do not always associate with being signs of depression, and this can be especially … Continue reading Would You Recognize Signs of Depression in Older Adults? How You Can Help

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How In-Home Care Can Provide Relief During Cancer Care or Depression

Dealing with cancer can be tough on the body and mind. It can be a struggle for seniors to continue functioning as independently as they once had, and in turn, this can contribute to depression. Partnering with an in-home care provider not only gives families some respite while knowing their loved one is in good … Continue reading How In-Home Care Can Provide Relief During Cancer Care or Depression

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Safe Driving is our Collective Responsibility

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Safe Driving is our Collective Responsibility By David W. Hart, Ph.D. The privilege to drive a motor vehicle is deeply rooted in the values that most Americans hold as preeminent: freedom and liberty.  The ability to pick up and go whenever and wherever we like is as American as apple pie.  Especially in the expanse … Continue reading Safe Driving is our Collective Responsibility

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Chronic Care Solutions: Improving Patient Outcomes

One of the challenges that many seniors face with aging is dealing with chronic health conditions. Whether they struggle with arthritis, dementia, diabetes, COPD, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or another health problem, it can impact their quality of life. Investing in a trusted in-home care provider can improve patient outcomes and empower seniors to make … Continue reading Chronic Care Solutions: Improving Patient Outcomes

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Identifying Risk Factors that Increase Fall Risk in Seniors

A major health and safety concern that comes with aging is fall risk. Seniors tend to be more likely to fall which can lead to fractures, sprains, or contusions that can be difficult to bounce back from. September 23rd is Falls Prevention Awareness Day and a great time to brush up on some of the … Continue reading Identifying Risk Factors that Increase Fall Risk in Seniors

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Navigating Senior Care Options: What’s Right for Your Loved One?

Caring for an aging parent can be exhausting and time consuming depending on the level of support they need. You’re trying to balance your own life and family’s needs along with those of an aging parent. Understanding how to navigate senior care options can make ensuring your loved one is well cared for and their … Continue reading Navigating Senior Care Options: What’s Right for Your Loved One?

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