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Top 10 Senior Health Threats

Northern Californians can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, data suggest that you can live another 19.3 years, on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Healthy senior living involves more than assistance with acts of daily living, often it includes carefully managing chronic conditions in order to stay healthy....

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20 Warning Signs Your Parent Needs Help at Home

Knowing when to begin discussions about needed assistance with aging parents is not always as simple as one might think. Maybe you’ve noticed that dad’s unopened mail is piling up. Or mom, once meticulous about her appearance, is wearing wrinkled clothes and not doing her hair. Perhaps there are bruises on your loved one’s arms. When you bring up these observations,...

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What You Should Know about Resveratrol

Scientists have discovered that resveratrol, a compound in the skin of red grapes and red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type 2 diabetes, have many of the neuroprotective benefits of a low-calorie diet and exercise. In a study published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, scientists from the Virginia Tech...

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Sitting Too Much Can Age You — a Lot

…but regular exercise could counteract the harmful effects! Researchers say that the more you move your body, the more alert your brain becomes.  Sitting too much can be a trigger for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and myriad other health problems, past research has found. And now a new study is sending up yet another red flag for couch potatoes to...

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Taking the Final Step

On November 6, 2016 a dear friend of mine ended her journey on this planet, surrounded by her closest friends and family.  She took her last breaths in her bed, in her home, in her own way.  She planned every detail of her last day.  Her main wish was to have a life celebration in her home where we could...

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What the Trump Presidency Means for Seniors

The election of Donald Trump, along with continued Republican majorities in the House and Senate, will likely result in major cuts in federal programs that benefit older adults and younger people with disabilities. Some of the programs that could be targeted: Medicaid, important reforms in the way health care is delivered through Medicare, and services funded through the Older Americans...

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10 Worries Aging Americans Face

At Home Health Care, Inc, no one is more actively committed to helping our clients address the worries they face by helping them maintain their health and well-being as they choose to stay in the comfort and happiness of their own home… The National Council on Aging has conducted a survey of Americans age 60 and over, along with various...

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What is Case Management?

Case Management, or Care Coordination, is a multifaceted process performed by Registered Nurses that coordinates all aspects of care for their patients, while also ensuring proper utilization of all prescribed services and resources. The goal of case management is to improve the life of the client with continuity and quality of care. Registered Nurses provide comprehensive, high quality care in...

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The Early Stages of Dementia: What to Watch For and How to Help

Do you have a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s (Dementia)? If so, NEVER FORGET, you are not alone! Over 5.3 million people were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015. It’s important to understand there are 3 stages in the ongoing process of this disease—Early, Middle and Late Stage.  We’ll focus, in today’s post, on the EARLY STAGE. What are the...

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Ideals Challenged by Rising Expenses

Home Health Care, Inc. was started with the ideal that we would make a difference in the care of the person who wanted to stay at home as long as they could. Thirty years have passed and we were able to manage our patients with loving care and maintain our caregivers with jobs that they enjoyed and were proud of...

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