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Queen Latifah's Caregiving Experience
Queen Latifah's Caregiving Experience
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 16, 2017

According to the AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than 43 million people in the United States provide care for an adult or child annually. Recently, award-winning actress, singer, songwriter, and television producer Queen Latifah shared her experience as a caregiver to her elderly mother who was diagnosed with heart failure and scleroderma.  The celebrity’s role as a caregiver began more than a decade ago when her mother…

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Best Caregiving Tips
Best Caregiving Tips
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 25, 2017

Becoming a family caregiver is a tremendous responsibility that also gives you a chance to deepen your relationship with your loved one. However, this decision must be carefully considered. Before you assume your caregiving duties, be sure to ask these 7 important questions. 1. Where Is Your Loved One Happiest Living? Make sure your loved one prefers to continue living at home. If not, he or she may prefer to…

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Senior Laws
Senior Laws
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 11, 2017

Many families rely on inheritances to pay for a loved one’s funeral expenses, which is one of the reasons why Governor Jerry Brown signed the SB833 legislation. The new law changes many of the rules of the Medi-Cal program overseen by the California Department of Health Care Services. All seniors enrolled in the estate recovery plan after the age of 55 will be affected by this new legislation, and they…

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Tips for New Caregivers
Tips for New Caregivers
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 28, 2017

Becoming a caregiver for a senior loved one can be a rewarding experience. It gives you an opportunity to bond with your loved one, and it enriches both of your lives. However, providing care for an aging adult may not always be an easy task. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide…

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ACA for Older Adults
ACA for Older Adults
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 14, 2017

The new administration is ready to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with the promise to replace it with a better plan. Many seniors benefit from the ACA, and repealing the act could take those benefits away, affecting their quality of life.   Maintaining a high quality of life can be challenging for some seniors, but professional caregivers can help them obtain this goal. Families can trust in Lincoln home…

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How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 28, 2017

Most people are aware that Alzheimer’s disease damages a senior’s brain. It’s important to learn about strategies that may be helpful in staving off the condition. Here are some things Lincoln, CA, home care professionals suggest to help your senior loved one delay or prevent Alzheimer’s.  1. Make Dietary Changes  A healthy diet can help prevent numerous diseases, and Alzheimer’s is no different. Several studies have shown that increasing the…

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Respite Care Making Life Easy For Families
Respite Care Making Life Easy For Families
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 14, 2017

Taking care of an aging parent or grandparent can be a stressful responsibility if you do it alone. Respite care offers a number of benefits for family caregivers, and even a few for your senior loved one, as professionals of home care, Lincoln, CA families trust, discuss below. 1. Relieve Stress  Even the best family caregivers in the world experience stress related to their caregiving duties at times, which can…

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"5 Things to Ask a Senior Home Care Company "
"5 Things to Ask a Senior Home Care Company "
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 7, 2017

A good home care agency should provide professional care services to uphold your loved one’s dignity and promote greater wellbeing. When looking for reliable home care Lincoln, CA, families can count on, for your aging loved one, here are 5 questions you need to ask a home care agency to see if they are fit for the caregiving duties. 1. Can You Tell Me About Your Agency’s Background? It is…

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