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For those diagnosed with dementia, daily tasks can get challenging. As you prepare your home this holiday season for gatherings, here's how you can prepare your home's guest room for relatives with dementia.
I wish I could tell you all about how our caregiver meetings went in August, but unfortunately we had to postpone them due to my being out sick for the week. I apologize to everyone for the hassle of rescheduling and I would like to thank my fellow office members for covering my absence. My whole family had COVID, so I would have much rather been at work and the meetings!
The meetings are rescheduled for the week of September 12th.
"Viva la Fiesta!" It's a phrase you'll hear throughout Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Day Celebrations. Do you know what it means? The exact translation is "long live the party" but you can use it in many different ways. It can be used as a greeting, a cheer, or an exclamation of joy.
What's your favorite thing about summer? The seasonal fruits, longer days, local events, relaxed atmosphere.. there's so much to love! Our office staff has been taking advantage of summer by getting outdoors as much as possible. Liah, Emalee and I are signed up for Nite Moves, which is a 5k running event at Leadbetter Beach every Wednesday.
Our Summer Picnic is this month! Each year our summer picnic gets a little bit bigger and we hope you'll join us for this year's! It started with just our office team ordering lunch, then inviting caregivers, then going to a park, then inviting clients, and now we're inviting our community! The picnic will be at Leadbetter Beach on Friday June 24th from 12pm-2pm. Everyone is welcome. Please let us know if you plan to attend, you can just respond to this email, so we can order enough food. See you there!
We're taking the office on the road! Exciting news- we have packed up our office and purchased a van to be our mobile office! Liah, Emalee, Elena and I will all have a work station in the van and take turns driving around to see clients while the other three work. This will allow us to see our clients more regularly and we can interview candidates from anywhere in Santa Barbara County. That's right, the interview will go to the candidate!
The end of 2021 is quickly approaching. It is time to ring in the New Year and to establish some hopeful resolutions. Perhaps you have an elderly loved one who has recently been hospitalized due to an illness or injury. Your aging loved one may have been fairly active within their community, as a large portion of this generation of seniors is and feels stuck in their home.
Some elderly may express some unease about allowing a stranger into their home. You can assure them that with this gift of care from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, that they are receiving assistance from a caring individual who has been thoroughly background screened, interviewed and is insured and bonded through the company. Your loved one’ safety is always a top priority. When you give your elderly loved one the gift of senior care, you also give your family the gift of peace of mind.
The holidays are especially important for a senior loved one to receive in home care. Not only does the elderly person feel like less of a burden on their family, but their family can have peace of mind knowing someone is caring for them during the hectic time of the holiday season.
Many elderly individuals take special pleasure in decorating for the winter holidays. For many, the upcoming season reminds a senior loved one of better times, capabilities and friendships. There’s a fine balance in encouraging your loved one to get into the spirit with decorating and exercising caution when it comes to the same decorations that may have been used for decades.
The winter holiday season is a joyful time of year meant for family get-togethers and creating memories with loved ones. A senior loved one may feel the stresses of keeping up with the festivities and may become overwhelmed with the decorating duties.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that centers primarily on gratitude and family. It is a wonderful time of year to really celebrate our loved ones and is a large traveling holiday for most of the country. This is the time of year when we appreciate having many of our family members together to enjoy a homemade feast.
After President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919, he said, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for our victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”
We’ve all been there. You’ve dropped hints about the gift you want; something fun, exciting or different. You think you’ve spotted it under the festive wrapping paper, but when you finally unwrap it, you’re disappointed and want to think of something nice to say.
Fall brings a wonderful reason to visit apple orchards and pumpkin patches with families. October is the month of all things pumpkin. An afternoon spent at a local patch offers leisure activities such as enjoying a hayride while sipping a hot cider and picking the perfect pumpkin for carving and decorating.
If a senior loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it may be helpful and also bring peace of mind to the family to have in home help. The daily companion may be a family member or a highly trained caregiver from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara.
According to The National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, 8 out of 10 strokes could have been prevented. A healthier lifestyle and quitting smoking will help to prevent strokes by reducing high blood pressure, losing weight, and lowering cholesterol.
As a senior, living with diabetes can create unique challenges. Learning to living healthfully is very beneficial to seniors, whether they are coping with diabetes or not. Choosing to eat well balanced meals created with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats is a healthy way to dine.