Categories for Healthy Elders

In-home Assistance for Elderly in Manhattan Beach: Walking Benefits

June 18, 2013
In-home Assistance for Elderly Manhattan Beach Walking

In-home Assistance for Elderly in Manhattan Beach Can Help Seniors Control Blood Sugar By Walking There’s some good news for seniors who are in danger of developing type 2 diabetes. From the results of a small study, some medical experts advise that short walks immediately following meals greatly help the regulation of blood sugar. Even a very short walk, which most seniors can handle, appears to be quite beneficial. For those that can’t get out of the house easily, in-home assistance for elderly in Manhattan Beach can help. Every Little Bit Helps In a small study (just 10 subjects were... View Article

Home Health Care in Hermosa Beach: Supporting Family Caregivers

June 11, 2013
Home Health Care Hermosa Beach Support Groups

Home Health Care in Hermosa Beach Provides Much-Needed Family Support As more and more Americans began caring for their aging loved ones, health experts noticed that a disturbing trend was developing: increased depression, anxiety, and other negative mental health issues among the family caregivers themselves. In recent years, many efforts have appeared to address these needs, including support groups and professions like home health care in Hermosa Beach. Helping You Mental health professionals warn that it is not healthy for a family member to care for an elderly loved one long-term with little outside support. The grueling nature of providing... View Article

Companion Care near Culver City: State Cuts Medi-Cal Payments

June 6, 2013
Companion Care Culver City Medi-Cal Cuts

Lower Medi-Cal Reimbursements Will Impact Companion Care near Culver City After a long period of conflict between California’s Medi-Cal officials and physicians, a court has decided that the state has the right to reduce the amount it reimburses to doctors for services and equipment. It’s another blow to medical professionals who serve low-income Californians, including many seniors who depend on companion care near Culver City. But the state insists that the reductions are necessary if the system is to survive in today’s tough economy. What Does it Mean? The decision will reduce the amount that Medi-Cal pays doctors by 10... View Article

Water, Water All Around – How Much Should You Drink?

May 5, 2013
glass of water

Everybody knows that drinking water is important, especially in a warm climate like ours in California.  And you know that encouraging your client to drink water is also very important.  But after pouring them a nice cool glass of water, or iced tea, or some juice, are you making sure that they are drinking it???  Try adding flavoring if straight water doesn’t appeal to you or your client, but do pour some water for each of you, and enjoy it together. Many of us don’t recognize we’re thirsty, thinking instead that we are hungry.  Food does contain a certain amount of water, but even if we are not... View Article

Ideas to Help People with Dementia Get Into the Shower

May 5, 2013

In addition to being one of the owners of CarenetLA, I am also a gerontology certified registered nurse. One of the common issues many people with dementia face is a fear of water. It is not something anyone has been able to explain, but, for some reason, it is something that a great majority of people with dementia face. Getting an adult person with dementia into the shower can be a challenge  In order to make it easier, make sure the bathroom is warm, the door is closed (privacy is very important), the towel and clean clothes are ready, and the... View Article