Topic: senior care

Video: Differentiating Home Care Agencies

SANTA ROSA – Host, Sarah Rutan: Prior to hiring a home care agency, there’s one important distinction you’ll want to be aware of. Today we’re in Santa Rosa with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Cathy Olsen of Interim HealthCare of Santa Rosa to learn…Read More

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Differentiating Home Care Agencies

SANTA ROSA – Many people assume all home care agencies are basically the same, but there are actually some essential distinctions to be aware of. For example, few people realize home care agencies fall into two categories: employer-based agencies and domestic…Read More

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The Benefits of Daily Exercise for Seniors

BURLINGAME − Everyone knows exercise is important, but this doesn’t cease to be true in one’s elder years. In fact, beginning a daily exercise routine can help your loved one relieve pain and regain strength. Furthermore, functional fitness exercises can train their…Read More

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New Requirements for California Home Care Agencies

Burlingame − California’s Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act went into effect on January 1, 2016. Designed to combat elder abuse in home care settings, the act implements new requirements for agencies that provide nonmedical residential care services. Here are a few…Read More

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Video: Considerations for Choosing a Caregiver

CAPITOLA − Host, Sarah Rutan: When seeking in-home care for a loved one, it’s good to know the differences between hiring an independent contractor and using a professional agency. Today we’re in Capitola with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Ryan Colligan of Safe at…Read More

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Considerations for Choosing an In-Home Care Provider

CAPITOLA − When selecting an in-home care provider, you essentially have two options: working with an independently contracted person (someone you find on craigslist, for instance) or working with a professional agency. If you haven’t yet decided which avenue to take, keep…Read More

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Video: Safety Measures to Prevent Falls

BURLINGAME − Host, Sarah Rutan: For an elderly person planning to age in place, an important consideration is creating a safe home environment. Today we’re in Burlingame Jamie Peraza appearing on the behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Vivian Huddleston to learn about…Read More

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How to Prevent Falls at Home

BURLINGAME − When creating a safe at-home living environment for an elderly loved one, it’s important to take additional measures to prevent falls. Since falls commonly happen at night, one of the best ways to do this is to maximize…Read More

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Video: Bathroom and Bedroom Safety for Seniors

SAN RAFAEL – Host, Sarah Rutan: Improving the safety of your bathroom and bedroom is important when caring for the elderly. Today, we’re in Tiburon with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Debra Allen of Marin Convalescent & Rehabilitation Hospital to hear more….Read More

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How to Create a Safe Living Environment for an Elderly Loved One

TIBURON − Nowadays, many elderly adults are opting to stay at home rather than move to assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. If this is the case with your loved one, your most important consideration should be creating a safe…Read More

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