By Glenn Krakow, 8:00 am on November 25, 2014

At some point, adult children will have to make difficult decisions about how to care for their parents as they age. While there are many options such as retirement communities and assisted living facilities, many seniors prefer in-home care. However, because home care is such a personalized service, families are often concerned about the costs. Today, Home Care Assistance of El Dorado Hills encourages you to consider the following if you find yourself wondering if home care is worth the cost. Financial Costs On average, the cost for assisted living is between $2,300 a month to $7,000 a month. This monthly amount also doesn’t include the cost of admission, which is typically charged on a yearly basis. If the individual being cared for is living with an advanced condition such…

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By Glenn Krakow, 8:24 pm on November 18, 2014

In the United States, stroke is responsible for more than 130,000 deaths annually. While there is no way to accurately predict stroke risk, there are certain preventative measures that seniors and older adults can take to reduce overall stroke risk. Along with regular exercise, a healthy diet can go a long way in helping to prevent stroke. The following are five fantastic foods for lowering stroke risk, presented by the El Dorado Hills stroke care specialists at Home Care Assistance. Whole Grains – The number of diets that discourage eating whole grains are becoming larger and larger. However, studies show that people who consume whole grains on daily basis have a 40 percent lower risk for stroke and heart attack. One or two slices of whole grain bread a day…

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By Glenn Krakow, 11:36 pm on November 11, 2014

Staying physically active throughout all stages of life is vital for maintaining flexibility, mobility and balance. Active seniors tend to maintain significantly higher levels of both mental and physical health when compared to elderly individuals who live more sedentary lifestyles. However, not all forms of physical exercise are good for people in their golden years. Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of El Dorado Hills home care, presents five exercises that seniors should avoid. Sit-Ups – Building and maintaining a strong core or abdominal muscles is essential for supporting and protecting the spine. However, the traditional sit-up which involves forward bending or flexion can place a significant amount of stress on the lower spine and back. Standing crunches and side bends are a much better way to engage these muscles….

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By Glenn Krakow, 11:17 pm on November 4, 2014

When an aging parent or loved one can no longer perform their daily activities without help, you are faced with the difficult decision of how to ensure their safety at home. While you may be able to offer a helping hand here and there, the demands of caring for a senior are often too time consuming for one person to handle alone. If you are concerned about the health and safety of your aging loved one and do not have the time or the ability to assist them on a regular basis, consider professional home care in El Dorado Hills which can provide a variety of benefits including: Greater Comfort – People typically feel more comfortable in familiar surroundings. With home care, seniors are able to receive help with their…

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