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Aging & Dental Health

How to Make Sure an Elderly Loved One Gets Needed Care A condensed version of this article by Dr. Allen Wong, DDS, EdD, Professor in the Department of Dental Practice, Director of the AEGD Residency Program, and Director of the Hospital Dentistry Program at the University of the Pacific. Dr. Wong is…

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Caregiver Burnout: Signs That It’s Time for Some Self-Care

A family caregiver’s job is one of love and dedication, but it comes with great responsibility and a fair amount of stress—even under “normal” conditions. Add in the unparalleled concerns associated with a pandemic, and self-care has become imperative for caregivers. In AARP’s recent report, thirty-six percent of family caregivers…

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Three Ways the Pandemic Will Change Home Care Needs.

Almost one year into an unprecedented pandemic, the need for home care is growing due to safety concerns and the shift in daily living.  Older adults have experienced greater adverse effects from the pandemic compared to all other age groups. Some of these include more severe complications, higher mortality, disruptions to daily…

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How to Stay Connected During the Holidays: Six Tips for Meaningful Phone Conversations with Seniors

The holidays typically are a time when we go out of our way to connect with family and friends, and nurture relationships with holiday visits. So how can we create a meaningful holiday connection in 2020, when most of the year has been so isolating—especially for older adults?   Victoria…

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Supporting Safe Socialization During the Pandemic

We know that adults aged 65 and older are at higher risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19, and physical distancing has been critical in protecting older adults from infection. But this drastic change in social life has come with physical and mental health risks of its own. Kim Kletter,…

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Like Part of the Family: Navigating Alzheimer’s with a Care Manager

Joe was sixty-five when he received a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The signs had been there for several years, but each individual symptom seemed minor. Joe lived alone so the day-to-day decline went unnoticed. He often lost his keys, forgot to make payments, and got upset over simple things.…

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How to Have a Successful Video Call with a Loved One Who Has Dementia

By Andrea Korsunsky, BSW, Director of Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care Finding ways to stay connected with people we care about is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of life during COVID-19. When you have a loved one who has dementia, virtual communication can be especially daunting—but it…

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Senior Safety during COVID-19

An Update from Seniors at Home, a Division of Jewish Family and Children’s Services 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…

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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…

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Dementia and Quarentine: 5 Tips on How to Cope

A Message from Andrea Korsunsky, Director of Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care As we encounter disruption to 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 times is…

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