The Mayo Clinic Staff published an article “Caring for the Elderly: Dealing with Resistance”. In this article really great advice is given in how to start communicating with your aging loved one about his or her need for care and how to get him or her to accept help such as: […]
Many remember a time when the onset of milder weather meant days of scrubbing walls and floors, washing linens and airing out the house after a long winter. While cleaning house has remained part of our culture, new products such as wipes, natural-ingredient cleaners and electrostatic dry mops and mitts […]
Home Care for Veterans in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties Are you or your loved ones wartime veterans, or their surviving spouses? If so, they may be eligible for the VA Aid & Attendance Pension benefit to pay for assistance with activities of daily living. Eligibility […]
Denying that you need help is a major reason for caregiver burnout. Many caregivers are convinced that they’ve got their situation handled. No matter how difficult things get, they can manage without any help. Every caregiver needs the help and support or they’ll start suffering from chronic stress, depression, poor […]
In 1966, a Scottish nurse named Phyllis McCormack wrote “Crabbit Old Woman,” a poem also known as “Look Closer” or “Open your Eyes.” Speaking from the perspective of an elderly patient, the poem is a beautiful reminder that dignity extends throughout a person’s life, from infancy to old age. Very touching… Crabbit […]
It’s the time of eggnog, candles, cakes, songs, reindeer, carols, presents, laughter – and most importantly LOVE. Wishing you a joyous, memorable and Merry Christmas!!!
Would you like to truly make a difference in the life of an elderly friend or loved one during this holiday season? “Help & Care” Holiday Gift Certificate – the perfect way to show your friendship, caring, love and support ! Most elderly people feel guilty relying on friends & […]
In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s hard to forget the festive season isn’t just about the kids, the big dinner, the tree, and the parties. Our older parents, grandparents and relatives are often the loneliest at this time of year, but there are things we can do […]