Rainy Day Driving Safety Concerns For Seniors Living At Home In San Diego County

Here in San Diego County, today we’re seeing our first day of real rain since the Spring showers ended back in May.  Now we see the streets slick with rain water.  Making things worse, there is a buildup of road and engine oil that has accumulated over the summer, and the mixture of that plus […]

Home Health Care in San Diego: Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Can Be Managed with the Help of Private Duty Care Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating disease that can frustrate anyone. This disorder directly attacks the central nervous system as a result of a decrease in cells that contain dopamine. Some of the affects of this disease include severe shaking and rigidness, difficulty with movement […]

Evaluating The Need For In-Home Care For Elderly Parents In North San Diego County During The Holidays

Holiday gatherings are a time to catch up with far-flung relatives, sing carols by candlelight, and watch as the grandkids dive into a pile of gifts on Christmas morning. If you have elderly parents in North San Diego County who live alone, though, holiday get-togethers are a good time to evaluate the competency of your […]

Elderly Care in Solana Beach: Macular Degeneration

About ten percent of people between the ages of 66 to 74 experience macular degeneration, with the chances increasing to thirty percent over the age of 75. This common ailment not only causes a large amount of frustration, but also has the potential to create dangerous situations for elderly people dealing with it. Adult children […]

Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly

As we have written about before here, it is wise to make sure that when anyone is admitted to the hospital, they have someone else stay with them to be their advocate and witness.  See our article “Should My Parent Have a Caregiver Stay With Them At The Hospital?” A recent New York Times article […]

Consider In-Home Care in San Diego County Instead of Nursing Homes: Almost all nursing facilities employed one or more individuals with at least one criminal conviction.

In March 2011, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a startling report.  Their conclusion was: Almost all nursing facilities employed one or more individuals with at least one criminal conviction. Our analysis of FBI-maintained criminal history records revealed that 92 percent of nursing facilities employed […]