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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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How Seniors Can Manage Fibromyalgia in Sonoma County, CA
How Seniors Can Manage Fibromyalgia in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on February 14, 2017

Fibromyalgia is common in seniors and is characterized by muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and depression. According to WebMD, women are 10 times more likely to experience this condition than men. If your loved one has fibromyalgia, here is a list of 5 possible treatments, brought to you by the Santa Rosa home care experts at Home Care Assistance. 1. Yoga A recent study published in the Journal of Pain Research revealed women…

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Bone Marrow Recovery in Sonoma County, CA
Bone Marrow Recovery in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on February 7, 2017

Bone marrow plays an important role in the production of red blood cells in the human body. Failure to produce enough blood cells can lead to a wide range of health problems, including anemia and cancer. For generations, the medical community has faced challenges with successfully treating bone marrow disorders, including leukemia. Sonoma County elder care professionals would like to bring you important information regarding a research study by scientists…

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Tips to boost longevity in Sonoma County, CA
Tips to boost longevity in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on January 31, 2017

According to the 2015 Census Bureau figures, there were 53,364 senior citizens living in the United States who were aged 100 or older. Researchers spent decades trying to uncover the secrets to long life. Some of the oldest people on the planet live in what is known as the Blue Zone. These locations include Costa Rica, the Greek island of Ikaria, the Japanese island of Okinawa, the Italian island of…

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Why is Mediterranean Diet healthy in Sonoma County, CA
Why is Mediterranean Diet healthy in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on January 24, 2017

There are many different methods of dieting. One example health experts emphasize is the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet consists of healthier foods like plant-based goods, fish and whole grains. The diet also encourages healthy fats such as olive oil in place of butter. Here are five good reasons Sonoma County, CA, elderly care professionals recommend the Mediterranean diet for seniors. 1. Decreases Risk of Dementia Researchers have found that…

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