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September 9th, 2016 Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five falls results in a serious injury, such as a bone fracture or head injury.[1] We’re all susceptible to falls, but older adults in particular need to take...

September 2nd, 2016 Celebrate Your Parent’s Career This Labor Day

Many people think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, a last chance to relish barbecue and the outdoors. However, the origin of Labor Day goes back to 1885 when the day was first observed to honor the achievements of America’s workers.[1...

August 26th, 2016 Elderly Pneumonia FAQ: Learn the Signs and Risks

If you help care for your aging parent, then you’ve probably heard the importance of taking preventative measures against pneumonia. That’s because seniors are much more prone to catching the illness. In fact, according to a 2009 study, the annual...

August 19th, 2016 Backyard Picnic Tips for the Whole Family

A picnic can be a fun summer activity the whole family can enjoy together, but there are some special considerations to keep in mind when elderly family members will be part of your get together. Luckily, planning a picnic right in your own...

August 12th, 2016 Medication Management Tips for Seniors

As a senior parent ages and his or her body starts to slow and break down, the need for prescription medicines will likely increase. Keeping track of multiple medicines and all that comes with that (dose amounts and times, side effects...

August 5th, 2016 Beat the Heat With These Indoor Activities for Seniors

Indoor Activities for San Mateo Seniors in the Summer Summer Activites for San Mateo SeniorsAs July turns to August, temperatures reach annual highs. While we all love to savor the outdoors come summer, it’s important to take care in the...

July 21st, 2016 Answers to 10 Frequently Asked Cataract Questions

Cataracts affect practically everyone over the age of 75. Even though they are common, they can still be challenging to navigate. Progressive vision loss can be a scary and uncomfortable experience for a parent or grandparent. Arming yourself with...

July 1st, 2016 How to Prevent Elderly Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Caring for an elderly parent through summer’s intense heat requires special considerations. This is due largely to the potential for heat stroke and heat exhaustion, which affect adults over 65 more than most. Why? As we age, our bodies’ internal...

June 29th, 2016 Tips for Planning Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

We all enjoy engaging in fun summer activities, and seniors are no exception. Of course, heading outdoors with a parent who may require special food or medicines takes a little planning. Below, we’ve outlined five activities the whole family can...

June 23rd, 2016 10 Activities to Do With a San Mateo Senior Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s

10 Activities to Do With a San Mateo Senior Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s San Mateo Seniors and Alzheimer's: Family Activities to do Together Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are progressive illnesses. It’s...

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