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As we get older and age many seniors begin to make plans to live comfortably in their old age. Often times the older a person gets the more they rely on caregivers to assist them.
Here are some facts about seniors
- Over 80 percent of all fractures in seniors are caused by falls. 2 out of 3 seniors who fall will do so again within 7 months.
- When seniors falls, their hospital stays are about 2x as long as those of seniors admitted for other problems.
- Seniors aged 65 to 69, 1 out of 200 falls results in broken hip.This increases to 1 out of 10 for those seniors aged 85 or older.
- 1 out of 4 seniors who break a hip from falling with die within 6 to 8 months from the injury.
- 47% of non-injured seniors who fall can not get up on their own.
Fall Prevention Tips
- Remove items that can be tripped on.
- Handrails and lights in the home also help prevent falls.
- Adding non slip mats for bathroom.
- Install grab bars in the bathroom.
- Store food on low level reachable areas.
- Make sure seniors stay hydrated.
- Make sure home stays bright seniors fall when they can not see.
- Make sure your senior loved ones have their vision checked
- Ask the doctor to review medications regularly for side effects and interactions.
- If a senior can not stand on their own getting a walker or wheelchair can help.
- Make sure seniors have medical alert systems if they fall.
Dementia Care For Seniors
Dementia is term to indicate a group of symptoms that are connected to memory loss. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for over 60% He
Know the 10 signs
Find out what how typical age-related memory loss compares to early signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
While symptoms of dementia can vary greatly, at least two of the following core mental functions must be significantly impaired to be considered dementia:
- Communication and language
- Ability to focus and pay attention
- Reasoning and judgment
- Visual perception
People with dementia may have problems with short-term memory, keeping track of a purse or wallet, paying bills, planning and preparing meals, remembering appointments or traveling out of the neighborhood.
Many dementias are progressive, meaning symptoms start out slowly and gradually get worse. If you or a loved one is experiencing memory difficulties or other changes in thinking skills, don’t ignore them. See a doctor soon to determine the cause. Professional evaluation may detect a treatable condition. And even if symptoms suggest dementia, early diagnosis allows a person to get the maximum benefit from available treatments and provides an opportunity to volunteer for clinical trials or studies. It also provides time to plan for the future.
Many people have memory loss issues. This does not mean they have Alzheimer’s or another dementia. There are many different causes of memory problems. If you or a loved one is experiencing troubling symptoms, visit a doctor to learn the reason. Some causes of dementia-like symptoms can be reversed.
Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells. This damage interferes with the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. When brain cells cannot communicate normally, thinking, behavior and feelings can be affected.
The brain has many distinct regions, each of which is responsible for different functions (for example, memory, judgment and movement). When cells in a particular region are damaged, that region cannot carry out its functions normally.
Different types of dementia are associated with particular types of brain cell damage in particular regions of the brain. For example, in Alzheimer’s disease, high levels of certain proteins inside and outside brain cells make it hard for brain cells to stay healthy and to communicate with each other. The brain region called the hippocampus is the center of learning and memory in the brain, and the brain cells in this region are often the first to be damaged. That’s why memory loss is often one of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
While most changes in the brain that cause dementia are permanent and worsen over time, thinking and memory problems caused by the following conditions may improve when the condition is treated or addressed:
- Medication side effects
- Excess use of alcohol
- Thyroid problems
- Vitamin deficiencies
There is no one test to determine if someone has dementia. Doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia based on a careful medical history, a physical examination, laboratory tests, and the characteristic changes in thinking, day-to-day function and behavior associated with each type. Doctors can determine that a person has dementia with a high level of certainty. But it’s harder to determine the exact type of dementia because the symptoms and brain changes of different dementias can overlap. In some cases, a doctor may diagnose “dementia” and not specify a type. If this occurs it may be necessary to see a specialist such as a neurologist or gero-psychologist.
Learn more: Memory Tests
Dementia help and support are available
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, you are not alone. The Alzheimer’s Association is one of the most trusted resources for information, education, referral and support.
Treatment of dementia depends on its cause. In the case of most progressive dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, there is no cure and no treatment that slows or stops its progression. But there are drug treatments that may temporarily improve symptoms. The same medications used to treat Alzheimer’s are among the drugs sometimes prescribed to help with symptoms of other types of dementias. Non-drug therapies can also alleviate some symptoms of dementia.
Ultimately, the path to effective new treatments for dementia is through increased research funding and increased participation in clinical studies. Right now, volunteers are urgently needed to participate in clinical studies and trials about Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Sprint for Discovery
New research shows there are things we can do to reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
Some risk factors for dementia, such as age and genetics, cannot be changed. But researchers continue to explore the impact of other risk factors on brain health and prevention of dementia. Some of the most active areas of research in risk reduction and prevention include cardiovascular factors, physical fitness and diet.
- Cardiovascular risk factors: Your brain is nourished by one of your body’s richest networks of blood vessels. Anything that damages blood vessels anywhere in your body can damage blood vessels in your brain, depriving brain cells of vital food and oxygen. Blood vessel changes in the brain are linked to vascular dementia. They often are present along with changes caused by other types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. These changes may interact to cause faster decline or make impairments more severe. You can help protect your brain with some of the same strategies that protect your heart — don’t smoke; take steps to keep your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar within recommended limits; and maintain a healthy weight.
- Physical exercise: Regular physical exercise may help lower the risk of some types of dementia. Evidence suggests exercise may directly benefit brain cells by increasing blood and oxygen flow to the brain.
- Diet: What you eat may have its greatest impact on brain health through its effect on heart health. The best current evidence suggests that heart-healthy eating patterns, such as the Mediterranean diet, also may help protect the brain. A Mediterranean diet includes relatively little red meat and emphasizes whole grains, fruits and vegetables, fish and shellfish, and nuts, olive oil and other healthy fats.
Who Needs Home Care
Our caregiver mission is to provide high-quality care for senior citizens at quite affordable rates, and we are committed to making improvements in our training and in the services we offer. No matter how big or small your caregiver needs are, we are equal to the task. We have well-trained caregivers who oversee all kinds of care for seniors. Sign up with us now at Encino Caregivers CA By Your Direct Health Care and our qualified private caregivers will offer you the much-needed assistance. We also have 24/7 care/live in, in case you require an around-the-clock attention. You can hand your parents over to us and be rest assured that they are in safe hands. Our services are also extended to surrounding cities of Los Angeles.
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Encino Caregivers CA Services
Shower and Bathing Assistance
Ambulation (walking) Assistance
Bathroom and Incontinent Assistance
Positioning and Transferring with wheelchairs.
Preparation of meals
Transportation, groceries, errands, and doctors’ appointments
Temporary care or Short Shifts
Long term care
Around the clock/ live in care
Encino Caregivers Screening Process
We have a thorough screening process prior to choosing and hiring our staff. We go through a very strict procedure for our male and female caregivers, and this includes background check, previous employment check, driving record check, medical background check, TB test, CPR card and lots more. We understand providing quality home care begins with having a staff that is competent for the job description. We have this in mind while selecting our staff. Our qualified and well-trained nursing assistants and caregivers are local to Encino and are experienced in all the needed areas of assistance including, bathing, walking, dressing, incontinence, medication reminders, preparing meals, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, as well transporting them to grocery stores or keep their appointments with doctors. We know that professional caregivers have the duty of handling their patients with utmost reverence and compassion, and we have selected the best nurses and caregivers to take care of them. With our highly-trained staff, we assure you of the best home care you can ever get for your aged ones. Our staff is committed to giving your aged ones a home away from home!The empathetic nature of our care givers has endeared many seniors and older adults in Encino, CA to our home care services. The kind of love and care our care givers offer help their patients recover easily from surgeries or injuries. There also is mutual trust between our care givers and their patients. Our major concern is the sound health and ultimate well being of our patients.
Encino Caregivers– Languages
Non-Medical Home Care
Medical Home Health Care
Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Care
Special Needs Care
Where we offer our services:
Nursing Home – Skilled nursing care
Assisted Living Facilities- congregate care, board care, adult home care
Domiciliary – In your place of residence or apartment
Independent Living – Senior apartments, senior housing, retirement communities
English, Chinese, Cantonese, Arabic,
French, German, Hindi, Hebrew,
Japanese, Italian, Mandarin Chinese,
Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish,
Sign Language (ASL), Vietnamese.
Our Home Health Care Services
Encino Caregivers – 24 Hour Caregivers
We do not stop at only transforming lives in Los Angeles, we are also dedicated to making sure you are healthy by providing medical care to help keep you strong and sound. We have skilled nurses at our Medicare center in Encino who are trained to offer stroke care, Parkinson’s care, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social services, as well as certiﬁed home health aides. Our Encino Caregivers have gone through a thorough m training and have acquired all the required skills in the field of home care for elders. Our services also include changing of wound dressing, IV services, monitoring of vital signs, and managing diabetes. We equally have some therapy sessions for our injured clients and those who need assistance in strengthening the injured parts of their body. Physical therapy helps patients to improve on physical strength and their ability to move. With speech therapy, we help seniors to speak, swallow, and breathe better. Occupation therapy helps with their daily tasks of eating, walking, and many others. With our licensed nurses, you are guaranteed of getting the best assistance on all the services we offer.
Why you should Choose Your Direct Health Care
Our patients are guaranteed of very high quality services from our Encino Caregivers CA by Your Direct Health Care without an hourly minimum rate. Our care givers work around the clock, and this means that our patients are attended to even when they get up at night and need company. Our home care agency is an award-winning one in Encino and is also highly recognized in California as one of the most trusted home health care centers. We are professional and accredited, and our services are at very affordable rates. We are also in partnership with other good health care agencies. This is to help widen our connections and promote complete and proper health care for all our patients, regardless of their large numbers. They partner with us in providing the best quality health care you deserve. Senior Home Care is licensed and insured, and our goal is the maximum satisfaction of our patients. Sign up with us and be assured of getting 100% value for your money. If you are still in search of a reliable home care center, search no more because our Encino Services are right here for you! Long Term Care Insurance (LTC) Accepted. We provide long term home care, we also accept long term care insurance regardless of the size of the company it is coming from. ACSIA Partners, Bankers Life, Mutual of Omaha, Genworth Financial, John Hancock, Guide One, New York Life, Transamerica, State Farm, Mass Mutual ﬁnancial group, Metlife, Med America, Conseco, Pacific Way, Northwestern Mutual, and many others are the long-term care insurances we accept.working days are from Monday to Sunday, and our working hours are from 8 am to 8pm. Call now for your free in home consultation, we will be glad to work around your schedule in Encino. If you need more info see AARP