Researchers Examine Phenomenon of Women Caring for Ex-Husbands as In-Home Caregiver for Seniors in San Diego County and Elsewhere

  Here’s a fascinating story that reflects a small but growing trend that we’ve been seeing here at A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions.  It’s a preliminary report on an ongoing study at the University of Missouri about women serving as caregivers for their ex-husbands.   We’ve provided a few excerpts and a link to the […]

With In-Home Care in San Diego County, Can I Take Thyroid Medication (Levothyroxine, Synthroid) At Night Instead In The Morning?

Interesting new post from The Happy Hospitalist blog: How should I take my thyroid medication? I helped answer that reader’s question last year.  Well, new research backs up my response.  As someone who takes levothyroxine, I found this new research comforting. You can take thyroid medication in the evening instead of the morning.   Most folks […]

Addressing Negative Thoughts Most Effective In Fighting Loneliness

The University of Chicago Medical Center recently published news about a study conducted there which indicates that in some cases, social intervention may be as effective as medications for combating loneliness and depression in the elderly.  According to the press release announcing the results of the study: Changing how a person perceives and thinks about […]

Dehydration in Seniors

Introduction Dehydration in older individuals is a real problem and many times is the unrecognized cause of hospitalizations, morbidity and mortality. Dehydration is often linked to infections that can be fatal. It becomes an even bigger problem during the heat of the summer months or during a heat wave. Early diagnosis of this condition is […]

Insulin Could Improve Alzheimer’s Caregiving in Scripps Ranch

Individuals who have diabetes are very familiar with the need to take periodic insulin boosts in the form of shots or nasal sprays. A new study, however, shows that caregiving in Scripps Ranch for Alzheimer’s disease patients could be helped by insulin as well. Doctors have suspected for some time that some of the benefits […]

How Do I Select a Geriatric Care Manager For My Parents?

Introduction – Why not just rely upon the government to protect us through regulation? Most people believe that the state of California licenses and oversees professional Geriatric Care Managers (“GCMs”). After all, California regulates everything , doesn’t it? Well, not in the case of professional Geriatric Care Managers. California does not provide any type of licensing, […]