Call Now to Speak with a Care Manager Speak with a Care Manager Now: (760) 345-0001

Blog

Home Care Assistance Palm Desert, CA | Blogs

Stroke Recovery Tips for Elders
Stroke Recovery Tips for Elders
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 22, 2015

Recovering from a stroke can be strenuous, and it takes effort and support to get through many of the challenges presented during recovery. If you’re caring for a stroke survivor, here are seven tips you can share with him or her that will help make their recovery more successful. Acceptance Acceptance does not mean giving in or giving up. It simply means allowing things to be as they are at the moment, but at the same time hoping for a better tomorrow. Acceptance is looking forward at what can be rather than looking back at how it was. Your attitude…

Read Article

The Rewards of Caregiving
The Rewards of Caregiving
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 15, 2015

Caregiving can seem like a thankless job, especially for dementia or Alzheimer’s caregivers who see first hand the effects of degenerative brain diseases that impact cognitive functioning, communication skills and personality. There are, however, a number of significant benefits you can gain by shouldering these responsibilities. Recognizing these benefits will help you maintain a positive and upbeat attitude even as new caregiving challenges present themselves. 1. Increased Self-Worth Caregiving can help you develop a heightened sense of value and a greater sense of self-worth. Recognizing that you are important to others can have a very positive impact on how you…

Read Article

Health Risks of Taking Sleeping Aids for Seniors
Health Risks of Taking Sleeping Aids for Seniors
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 8, 2015

Many elderly individuals struggle with either falling asleep or remaining asleep throughout the night. In general, these sleep issues are recognized as insomnia. To treat insomnia, several types of treatment may be used. The most common treatment is the use of sleep aids. Are Sleep Aids Safe for the Elderly? Currently, if an elderly individual complains of being unable to get to sleep in the evening or unable to stay asleep throughout the night, it is not uncommon for a doctor to prescribe a sleep aid to help with the problem. Most sleep aids are safe for adults aged 20-60,…

Read Article
How Seniors in Japan are Living Longer
How Seniors in Japan are Living Longer
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 6, 2015

Considerable research has been done to determine the factors which enable some adults to live longer, happier and healthier lives than others. While there is no single explanation, there is one place on earth that has been called the ideal place for aging: Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa is an island in Japan where the average life expectancy is just over 82 years (almost 78 for men and 86 for women). This is almost 4.5 years longer than the average U.S. lifespan. Okinawans are 3 to 7 times more likely to live to 100 than Americans. As impressive as the long lives…

Read Article

Essential Resources for Alzheimer's Caregivers
Essential Resources for Alzheimer's Caregivers
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 25, 2015

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is a labor of love, but it can also be a real challenge to meet the complex care needs of someone else while caring for oneself. Palm Desert Alzheimer’s care experts offer the following tips to Alzheimer’s caregivers. Get Acquainted with Local Support Groups Don’t underestimate the power of those around you to uplift you. Often, there are local support groups for family caregivers and even Facebook groups where you can connect with other caregivers nearby who have shared similar experiences and can offer advice or an understanding ear. Do Some Thorough Reading…

Read Article

Senior-Woman-in-Wheelchair-with-Caregiver
Senior-Woman-in-Wheelchair-with-Caregiver
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 18, 2015

Choosing a long-term care option for your senior loved one isn’t an easy decision to make, and you undoubtedly have some questions to ask. To help make the process a little easier, the senior care experts at Home Care Assistance of Palm Desert have answered a few of the most common questions about in-home care. What is home care? Home care refers to non-medical care provided in a senior’s home. Home care includes personal care services as well as companionship and some homemaking services like cooking, laundry, and light housekeeping. What can a professional caregiver do? A professional caregiver can…

Read Article