Emergency Preparedness for Seniors in San Diego County

Disaster Preparedness Resources For Seniors We just experienced a real “it can’t happen here” event in San Diego County, with power interrupted for all citizens in the county for 12 hours or more.  It was startling, scary and upsetting for many people, especially the elderly living alone here and their families who live far away. […]

Should My Parent Have an In-Home Caregiver Stay With Them At The Hospital?

The answer is: Yes! Whenever a patient, whether or not the patient is a Senior, is admitted overnight to stay in a hospital, we recommend that someone else stay with them at all times to advocate for them, to be an observer/witness for what takes place, and to be there for them when they need […]

Home Health Care Near Rancho Santa Fe: Aspirin and Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a familiar problem to those involved in home health care in Rancho Santa Fe. As the blood vessels in the eye deteriorate with age, they damage the eye’s delicate light-processing structures and cause loss of vision. A new study indicates that the frequent use of aspirin could be a factor in the […]

Hourly and Live In Care Providers in San Marcos

If your loved one has become increasingly dependent on the help and assistance of others, it may be time to look for an at-home health care provider. This daunting task can be stressful, and you want to make sure that you leave your relative in the hands of a capable caregiver that will give him […]

Caregiving for Dementia Patients in San Diego County – 15 Home Safety Tips for Caregivers of Dementia Sufferers

At A Servant’s Heart, we love checklists.  Checklists help us be great at what we do!  They do this by freeing our minds to focus on new ideas and observations, because we don’t have to waste mental energy keeping track of things that can be included in a checklist. Of course, checklists don’t do you […]

Finding a Good Geriatric Care Manager

Over at BusinessWeek, Lauren Young has a helpful article about how professional geriatric care managers can help families and how to find a good care manager for your own parents. She says, “…care managers oversee many things busy or far-flung family members might not be able to stay on top of: vetting nursing homes and […]