Santa Cruz CA Home Care Blog

Helping Seniors Embrace a Healthier Diet

Posted by Tony Walker on Mar 3, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Eating healthy can be highly beneficial for seniors. Receiving proper nutrition and staying adequately hydrated can help seniors to avoid illnesses, improve mental acuity, speed recuperation times, and manage many different types of medical conditions more effectively. By following a healthy eating plan, seniors may also avoid the pitfalls that come with obesity, which approximately 25 percent of seniors cope with at the present time. Healthy eating plans may differ depending on the needs and preferences of the individual. Caregivers and family members can help seniors to embrace a healthier diet and discover what works best.

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Topics: Healthy Living

Senior Day Trips in the Santa Cruz Area

Posted by Tony Walker on Feb 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Many seniors choose to live in the Santa Cruz area of California because the weather is mild all year, so the winter hassles that affect much of the country at this time of year are generally absent. The temperatures through the winter in Santa Cruz generally stay above fifty degrees, but rain and clouds are common, so seniors that are able should take advantage of the sunny and warm days to get out of the house. Taking day trips in the Santa Cruz area can be enjoyable and very beneficial for seniors. Caregivers or family members can assist with transportation and accompany seniors on day trips.

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Topics: Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

Mental Stimulation for Alzheimer's Patients

Posted by Tony Walker on Feb 3, 2015 8:15:00 AM

Studies all around the world are beginning to show a significant link between mental stimulation and increased cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. Alzheimer’s disease impairs memory and reasoning skills. Certain games and activities that exercise these skills have shown to effectively improve cognitive functions which are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

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Topics: Alzheimer's and Dementia

Managing Multiple Medications

Posted by Tony Walker on Jan 28, 2015 4:27:00 PM

Approximately 90 percent of seniors over the age of 65 take medication daily and over half of these seniors take multiple medications. It may become difficult for seniors to manage multiple medications, especially if memory decline or cognitive disorders are present. Medication errors may have dangerous consequences. One of the main reasons that seniors no longer live at home is complications with medication management. Home caregivers and family members may be able to help seniors to manage multiple medications using a medication management program so that they can continue to live independent lives at home.

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Topics: Healthy Living

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