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Debunking the Common Stereotypes About Older Adults in El Dorado, CA
Debunking the Common Stereotypes About Older Adults in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on June 20, 2017

Stereotypes of older adults are found in everything from print advertising to movies and television shows, which has led to many misconceptions about the aging process. By looking beyond these stereotypes, it becomes easier to understand and communicate with the senior adult in your life. All Seniors Are Unhappy and Lonely Changes associated with aging may put seniors at risk for depression and isolation, but the stereotype that all seniors…

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The Health Benefits of Bingo for Aging Adults in El Dorado, CA
The Health Benefits of Bingo for Aging Adults in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on June 6, 2017

Bingo is often popular among seniors because it is fun and does not require difficult movements. However, it provides more benefits than just simple amusement. Playing this game can actually have impressive effects on a senior’s overall health. Bingo can be a great hobby for your elderly loved one because of these six benefits. 1. Provides Valuable Mental Exercise Bingo is an excellent way to keep the brain active in…

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Fun Activities for Aging Adults to Do Recreationally in El Dorado, CA
Fun Activities for Aging Adults to Do Recreationally in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on May 23, 2017

Engaging in recreational activities can reduce stress and help seniors maintain their wellbeing. Here are a few local senior-friendly activities in El Dorado County your senior loved one may find beneficial. 1. Tennis The Promontory Community Park at 2700 Alexandra Drive hosts tennis lessons on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Seniors will learn the basics of playing tennis, fundamentals of match play, and the most effective techniques. Aside from being…

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Healthy Foods Senior Stroke Survivors Should Include in Their Diets in El Dorado, CA
Healthy Foods Senior Stroke Survivors Should Include in Their Diets in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on May 9, 2017

Senior stroke survivors will need to make significant changes to their everyday lifestyles during the recovery process, including changes to their diets. Eating healthy foods can help seniors lower their blood pressure and cholesterol and boost their cardiovascular health. However, they often need encouragement and assistance to maintain a nutritious diet. Senior stroke survivors can benefit greatly from receiving professional in-home stroke care. El Dorado County, CA, Home Care Assistance…

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By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on April 18, 2017

Being outdoors for a few hours every week provides seniors with a variety of benefits, including better cognitive and physical health. If your loved one has a serious health condition or limited mobility and needs motivation to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle, a professional caregiver can help. Performing daily tasks while simultaneously managing the symptoms of a serious illness can be challenging for seniors. The El Dorado County live-in…

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How the SB833 Legislation Affects the Elderly in California in El Dorado, CA
How the SB833 Legislation Affects the Elderly in California in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on April 4, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the SB833 Legislation into law in 2016. This legislation reforms the Medi-Cal program, California’s version of Medicaid. Thanks to this law, seniors and their assets are better protected.  Seniors and their families should inform themselves about the implications of the SB833. If you are family caregiver who needs assistance while caring for a senior loved one, consider hiring a professional caregiver. Some seniors need occasional…

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Adult Coloring Books Can Reduce Caregiver Stress in El Dorado, CA
Adult Coloring Books Can Reduce Caregiver Stress in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on March 21, 2017

Being a family caregiver can be overwhelming. Adult coloring books are a great way for caregivers to reduce stress significantly. This simple activity can help family caregivers stay calm and regroup. Here are some of the ways coloring therapy works for caregivers.  Relaxes the Brain Coloring helps the mind go into a meditative stance immediately, and focusing on this activity relaxes the brain. While you color, your mind is not…

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St. Patrick's Day Activities for Seniors with Dementia in El Dorado, CA
St. Patrick's Day Activities for Seniors with Dementia in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on March 7, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, and one of the most challenging things for seniors with dementia is the inability to do things or celebrate the holiday like they used to. Aging adults who require assistance with the tasks of daily living can benefit from reliable at-home care. El Dorado County, CA, families trust in Home Care Assistance to provide the high-quality care their elderly loved ones need and deserve. Our…

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How to Stave off Pneumonia in Seniors in El Dorado, CA
How to Stave off Pneumonia in Seniors in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 28, 2017

The body’s immune system weakens with age, making seniors susceptible to a number of health conditions such as pneumonia. This infection is caused by viruses and bacteria. Although pneumonia accounts for several deaths every year, it is preventable. El Dorado County home care experts discuss a few ways seniors can prevent pneumonia.    1. Know the Symptoms  Diagnosing pneumonia in seniors can be difficult because many of them do not…

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Rare Diseases Found in Seniors in El Dorado, CA
Rare Diseases Found in Seniors in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 21, 2017

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a database of more than 1,000 types of uncommon diseases. El Dorado County elderly care professionals look at some of the rare diseases seniors are at risk of developing and ways to prevent them.  1. Pemphigus  This is a rare disease categorized by lesions and blisters. Seniors who have pemphigus generally develop blisters on their forearms, chest, and abdomen. The lesions will…

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