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Six Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress During the Holiday Season

While the holiday season is often joyous, it can be stressful, too­. Family members may be visiting from out of town. Calendars may be filling with invitations and events. Add to that the changing demands of caring for an aging loved one, and you may find yourself unable to get…

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Five Facts You Need to Know about Senior Isolation

Older adults often experience their social worlds shrinking, as retirement, the death of friends and family, or lack of mobility make participating in social activities more difficult. For those who become socially isolated or who feel persistently lonely, the consequences can be dire and even life-threatening. Traci Dobronravova, MSW, Director…

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Tea, Cake, and Conversation … About Death. What is a ‘Death Café’?

“Death and grief are topics avoided at all costs in our society. If we talk about them, maybe we won’t fear them as much.”—Audrey Pellicano, 60, host of a New York City Death Café. The Death Café was born in England in 2011, “to increase awareness of death with a…

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Moving a Loved One with Dementia into a Memory Care Community

Recommendations from Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care to ease the transition on moving day  For most older adults experiencing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, there will come a time when they are no longer safe to live independently.  This means that families and loved ones must decide between…

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Palliative Care Volunteers Bring Comfort to Isolated Seniors

Months after her husband died, Ruth was told to vacate the home they shared for 40 years. She was 96 years old, frail, grieving, and all alone. Seniors At Home’s Palliative Care team had cared for Ruth’s husband Eddie before he passed away, and stepped in to support Ruth with…

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New Toolkit Supports Families with the Emotional Toll of Dementia Care

Four years ago Joan became one of the every six Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease each year. The 69 year-old’s symptoms progressed quickly and her husband of over three decades, Brian, retired early from his job in order to care for her while their adult daughter lives with them in…

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Six Tips for Homebound Seniors to Stay Happy and Healthy

For older adults who are homebound due to illness, injury, or mobility limitations, life may not be as full and exciting as it once was. However, by practicing healthy habits of the body and mind, homebound seniors can still enjoy a good quality of life. Below are six tips you…

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Is It Time for Home Care? Six Signs that a Senior Needs Help

If your aging parent, spouse, or loved one is happy living independently in their home there will likely come a time when they will need some extra assistance in order to manage daily tasks and chores. Home care is provided by a professional caregiver, and is typically non-medical support to…

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The Power of Professional Referral: How Care Management Can Help Elderly Clients

Ed Watson is no stranger to the changing needs of aging clients. As a prominent Bay Area attorney and partner at Watson & Machado LLP, he and his law firm help clients with tax and estate planning. As his clients, some who he’s worked with for decades, reach their final…

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Palliative Care vs. Hospice: What is the Difference?

If you or a loved one are experiencing a serious or terminal illness, you’ll likely hear the terms ‘palliative care’ and ‘hospice care’ over the course of treatment. Though the terms are often used interchangeably, palliative care and hospice are not the same thing. So what is the difference between…

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