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Debunking the Top Stereotypes About Aging Adults in Sonoma County, CA
Debunking the Top Stereotypes About Aging Adults in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on June 20, 2017

For years, being physically frail, feeble-minded, and alone were some of the many stereotypes people had about becoming older. People tend to overlook the fact that each senior is a unique individual and not every senior fits the stereotypes about aging. Older adults today are often enjoying healthy, exciting, and active lives. Aging Brings Dementia While various forms of dementia are typically associated with getting older, only 8 percent of…

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How Bingo Helps Aging Adults Stay Healthy in Sonoma County, CA
How Bingo Helps Aging Adults Stay Healthy in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on June 6, 2017

At first glance, bingo just looks like fun. However, seniors can receive quite a few benefits for their health by playing this game. As you discuss activities for your senior loved one to engage in, consider these reasons why bingo should be listed on his or her calendar. 1. Enhances Memory Retention It is important for seniors to keep their minds stimulated so they can retain their cognitive abilities. Bingo…

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Fun Activities for Aging Adults to Do Recreationally in Sonoma County, CA
Fun Activities for Aging Adults to Do Recreationally in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on May 23, 2017

Senior citizens need to be stimulated physically, mentally, and socially to maintain their health and prevent depression. Exciting activities can leave a positive impact on your loved one’s mental health and physical wellbeing. Here are a few local activities in Sonoma County your aging loved one can enjoy. 1. Ping Pong  The Healdsburg Senior Center at 133 Matheson Street hosts table tennis games every Friday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm. Playing…

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Healthy Foods for Seniors to Eat During Stroke Recovery in Sonoma County, CA
Healthy Foods for Seniors to Eat During Stroke Recovery in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on May 9, 2017

Proper nutrition is vital for older adults after experiencing a stroke because the body needs resources to promote healing. Adopting a healthier diet also reduces the risk of subsequent strokes. However, some seniors need assistance with meal prep and other important tasks. Senior stroke survivors can benefit greatly from receiving professional in-home stroke care. Sonoma County, CA, Home Care Assistance is committed to helping seniors and their families manage the…

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By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on April 18, 2017

Spending time outdoors is great for a senior’s mental and physical health. In addition to moving around and increasing their heart rate when they go outside, the sunshine can also help seniors produce enough vitamin D to keep their bones strong and organs healthy. Seniors living with medical conditions or limited mobility may find it difficult to stay active, but a professional caregiver can provide the encouragement and assistance they…

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Ways the SB833 Legislation Affects the Elderly in California in Sonoma County, CA
Ways the SB833 Legislation Affects the Elderly in California in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on April 4, 2017

The SB833 legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown went into effect on January 1st, 2017. This legislation will impact Medi-Cal recipients and their beneficiaries. Here is a closer look at some of the benefits of SB833 and how it will impact California’s Estate Recovery program.  The History of Medicaid Generally referred to as Medi-Cal in California, Medicaid is a national program that provides health insurance to people over the age…

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Stress Relief Tips for Caregivers in Sonoma County, CA
Stress Relief Tips for Caregivers in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on March 21, 2017

Family caregivers are responsible for their senior loved ones. This can be a stressful commitment, regardless of how much help a caregiver receives. Some seniors need occasional assistance at home, and oftentimes the family members who take care of them need time away to run errands, take a nap, go to work, or take a vacation. Santa Rosa, CA, respite home care experts from Home Care Assistance are available on…

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St. Patrick's Day Activities for Dementia Seniors in Sonoma County, CA
St. Patrick's Day Activities for Dementia Seniors in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on March 7, 2017

Whether they are of Irish descent or not countless people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Even if your senior loved one has been diagnosed with dementia he or she can participate in some modified activities that can benefit his or her mind and help alleviate boredom, stress, and isolation. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help…

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How to Prevent Pneumonia in Seniors in Sonoma County, CA
How to Prevent Pneumonia in Seniors in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on February 28, 2017

Pneumonia is one of the many preventable yet common health conditions aging adults are susceptible to. It occurs due to inflammation in the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms. Santa Rosa senior care professionals discuss a few ways to prevent pneumonia in seniors.   1. Wash the Hands as Much as Possible One of the easiest ways to prevent sickness is to wash the hands as often as…

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Rare Diseases in Seniorsin Sonoma County, CA
Rare Diseases in Seniorsin Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on February 21, 2017

The causes of rare diseases often remain unknown, but the elderly can sometimes develop these diseases because of a compromised immune system. Practicing caution is one of the most effective ways to prevent seniors from developing these rare diseases. Sonoma County elder care staff takes a look at some of the rare diseases found in the elderly.  1. Amyloidosis  This is a rare condition usually found in people over the…

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