Companion Care Helps Fight Depression in the Elderly

You might think that depression and aging go hand in hand. After all, more than 6 million Americans over the age of 65 suffer from this debilitating condition. But according to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is not a normal part of aging, and can cause serious problems for some seniors. If left […]

Caution When Hiring Companionship for Elderly Near Rancho Bernardo

In July of last year, Napa County implemented California’s first law requiring in-home caregivers to hold a county permit. While this is the first such law in the state, permits for those looking to provide home health care for elderly near Rancho Bernardo and other San DiegoCountycities may not be far behind. Elder abuse is […]

Preparing Elderly Parents in Poway For an Earthquake

Elderly parents in Poway are far more vulnerable in emergency situations than healthy, independent adults and young people. This means that in the case of an earthquake or other natural disaster, these treasured family members must be prepared even more thoroughly than others. Aside from the standard things that every California family should do to […]

Study Finds Early Retirees At Greater Mortality Risk

Over at Aging in Action there’s a thought-provoking story about a study that found that the mortality rate was higher in individuals who retired early; individuals who retired at 55 had a much higher mortality rate than individuals who retired at either 60 or 65. As the story goes on to say, “Understandably, retirement age interacted […]

The HAI WATCHDOG* Community

We have previously written about the risks of “HAIs” (Healthcare Acquired Infections) and we have pointed out the resources available on the web regarding that topic, including How to Prevent Health Care Associated Infections. Kimberly-Clark has created a new “community” website to promote discussions about understanding and preventing HAIs, called The HAI WATCHDOG* Community.  Take […]

Elderly Drivers in Oceanside: When to Limit Driving for Seniors

Taking the keys away from your loved one can be a difficult thing for a son or daughter to do, but it can limit potential problems and protect the well being of the parents. Driving to errands and different appointments can provide a sense of independence for the elderly, but as soon as this ability […]