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Stress Management for Seniors

We often associate getting older with getting to live a more relaxed life. We refer to it as our “golden years” or “third act” when we can retire, winter in warmer climates, and have free time to pursue our hobbies and passions, but it is important to remember that seniors have stressors just like everyone else. And just like everyone else, seniors need ways to effectively manage stress for their own health and wellbeing. Join ameriCARE as we explore three breathing exercises to help the seniors in your life manage their [...]

4 Tips For Post-Operative Care & Recovery At Home | San Francisco

Most people have a plan to prepare for surgery, but post-operative care at home is just as critical when recovering from any procedure.  Post-op care starts in the hospital, where your doctors can oversee medication management and keep any complications at bay. While this varies with the kind of procedure that needs to be done, many patients are typically allowed to go home in a few days in the recovery room – if not on the same day of surgery. Recovery at home is a little tricker, but it’s definitely possible [...]

Why Everyone Should Plan for Long-Term Care

For most people, daily activities seem trivial – we often take our ability to complete basic tasks without issue for granted. However, many things can happen to inhibit our ability to completely care for ourselves like injury, illness, or inability. In fact, the average life expectancy in the US is increasing and many people may live to an age where additional help becomes a necessity to maintain quality of life. While living independently is the ideal, the future is not predictable. Long-term care planning, however, is crucial in preserving your quality [...]

20 Aging In Place Products For 2021

Aging in place is a concept in which older people continue to live in their homes for as long as they can safely and comfortably instead of moving to a retirement facility. Aging in place products extend the length of time senior citizens can remain autonomous and live where they choose to live. With the following aging in place products, which range from high-tech to simple, costly to inexpensive, our senior citizens can stay in their homes for longer, without the need to move into retirement facilities or care homes.  Aging [...]

A Reminder on Heart Health and What You Can Do From Home

As we greet spring, it’s easy to get caught up in our every day lives – planting the garden, taking trips to visit loved ones, and getting through that tough spring cleaning. But with more activity, comes an even greater responsibility to pay attention to our heart health. At ameriCARE, we want you to make the most out of this beautiful weather and to have an incredible spring and summer, but we want you to do it safely! Cardiovascular Disease is On the Rise According to the American Heart [...]

World Kidney Day – An Important Reminder About Kidney Health

It’s the second Thursday of March which means it’s time for World Kidney Day. What may seem like an odd topic to celebrate is actually an important reminder to include our kidneys in our health journey. According to the team behind the global campaign, “World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.” (WorldKidneyDay.org) What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) [...]

National Pistachio Day – Celebrating a Great Power Food for Seniors

This Friday, February 26th is National Pistachio Day and we’re here to celebrate! We know it sounds a little silly to have a whole day dedicated to one little nut, but the truth is, pistachios, along with other nuts, are an incredible addition to senior diets. The Benefits of Nuts There are many health benefits associated with the regular consumption of nuts including reducing the development of chronic diseases, promoting longevity and limiting inflammation. (US News) "Nuts are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals [...]

Planning for Successful Cardiac Rehabilitation – How In-Home Care Can Make All the Difference

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is working to draw attention to the impact of cardiac rehabilitation in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease through Cardiac Rehabilitation Week. (AACVPR) The staff at the Mayo Clinic explains, “Cardiac rehabilitation often involves exercise training, emotional support, and education about lifestyle changes to reduce heart disease risk, such as eating a heart-healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and quitting smoking.” The Impact of Cardiovascular Disease on the Elderly Cardiovascular disease, also known as CVD, is endemic in [...]

National Puzzle Day – Celebrate and Stay Sharp

January 29, 2021 is National Puzzle Day and we’re here to help you celebrate! Puzzles actually encompass a number of games that require players to strategically assemble pieces to create a complete structure including word searches, jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku, crossword puzzles, 3D structure puzzles, and even Rubik’s cubes. Puzzles require concentration, problem solving skills, and hand-eye coordination which make them the perfect brain games to help seniors slow brain aging. Forgetfulness and Aging In their article Do Memory Problems Always Mean Alzheimer’s Disease? the National Institute on [...]

Top 15 Elderly Home Care Interview Questions

Top 15 Interview Questions You Should Ask a Potential Caregiver. Finding the right caregiver to care for your loved one can be a daunting task. Many families find themselves overwhelmed with the idea of holding caregiver interviews on their own, and don't know where to get started. A caregiver job interview doesn't have to be difficult. With a little preparation and the right caregiver interview questions, you can easily identify a quality caregiver with the right experience and skills for your family member. This article provides example questions and tips for [...]