Posts by chris jones

Senior Safety During Covid-19

An update from Seniors At Home Nothing is more important to Seniors At Home than helping older adults live safely, healthily, and independently in their own homes. During COVID-19, our services are especially vital in keeping seniors safe at home and limiting their exposure through personalized care and support. As we continue to monitor the … Continued

Six Ways for Seniors to Stay Socially Connected At Home

Even before a statewide Shelter-in-Place was mandated, social isolation was known as America’s quietest health risk—afflicting seniors of all socio-economic groups. Under normal conditions, many suffer in silence from the physical and mental health issues related to isolation and loneliness, but the current conditions are far from normal. With Bay Area residents sheltering in place, social isolation is putting … Continued

Dementia and Sheltering in Place: 5 Tips on How to Cope

A Message from Andrea Korsunsky, Director of Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care As we are all sheltering in place and feeling a disruption in our usual routine, it is important to adapt our approach as we connect with people who have dementia. When interacting with our loved ones with dementia, the goal at all … Continued

Caring for Someone Who’s Had a Heart Attack

4 Tips for a New Caregiver Many people feel shocked and frightened when their loved one has a heart attack.  It typically happens suddenly, and it can be overwhelming to discover that someone close has suffered a heart attack and that you may not know how to care for them. The American Heart Associate reports … Continued

6 Ways to Prevent Social Isolation for Those Diagnosed with Dementia

When a family member is diagnosed with dementia, some often wonder whether they should share the diagnosis with friends or other family members. Andrea Korsunsky, Director of Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care, says, “Many families feel that they are breaking confidentiality or trust when disclosing information about their loved one’s cognitive impairment with friends … Continued

6 Tips to Prevent Dehydration in Seniors

It may come as a surprise to learn that as we get older, our ability to feel the sensation of thirst lessens and our kidneys are not able to conserve water as well. This means that the risk of dehydration increases in seniors, and can commonly lead to hospitalization or more serious health risks. It’s … Continued

8 Tips to Minimize the Behaviors of “Sundowning”

For some people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, the evening hours can bring increased agitation, confusion, and restlessness. Some may even experience hallucinations or energy surges. This unusual evening behavior is commonly known as “sundowning” or “sundown syndrome” and typically occurs as the daylight fades in the late afternoon and early evening. Andrea … Continued

Breathing Life into an Isolated Population

L’Chaim Health and Wellness Center celebrates 20 years Ida had a slight build and a sparkle in her eye. She was smart, full of life, and always looked for the bright side of a situation. At age 83­­­, Ida had Parkinson’s disease and as it progressed, her hands became very shaky. One day, during her … Continued

8 Tips for Better Mornings with Arthritis

Arthritis pain can make mornings difficult to manage. Nighttime inactivity will typically result in pain and stiffness, but small adjustments to your routine can add up to a great deal of relief. Kendra Benisano, RN, BSN, Home Care Supervisor at Seniors At Home, encourages individuals with arthritis to be patient with themselves, especially in the … Continued

When a Senior Can’t Manage Their Personal Affairs, Who Will?

Today, people are living longer and fuller lives more than ever before. And while that is good news, the reality is that there often comes a time when older adults can no longer manage their personal business and finances. When seniors cannot handle daily finances or become more susceptible to financial mistakes, the consequences can … Continued