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By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on December 22, 2015

Most of us have heard the saying “laughter is the best medicine”, but it’s easy to laugh that off as just an old wives’ tale. However, this saying may actually ring true as science has recently come to the same conclusion. Sacramento Home Care Assistance encourages families to learn how…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on December 15, 2015

Cells have a predetermined lifespan under normal conditions, which requires that they reproduce every few days, weeks or months to replace the cells that naturally self-destruct in a process known as apoptosis. However, cancer cells do not contain the genetic codes necessary for planned self-destruction to occur. They continue living,…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on December 8, 2015

Making easy holiday-themed crafts is beneficial for seniors because projects keep their fingers moving and spark their imaginations. When families take time to partake in these Christmas crafts with their senior loved ones, it adds joy and merriment to the holiday season. Professional caregivers in Sacramento suggest families enjoy the…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on November 24, 2015

Seniors often find the holidays difficult because it involves a lot of cooking, cleaning, and preparation, which can be hard for your elderly loved one if he or she is ill. If you take the time to make your family member feel special this holiday, it can help lift his…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on November 17, 2015

A stroke occurs when the blood flow to your brain is blocked or suddenly reduced. Strokes are far more likely to happen to seniors, but prompt recognition and treatment can be lifesaving. After a stroke, rehabilitation and Sacramento in-home stroke care can help seniors regain physical and cognitive function. The…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on November 10, 2015

There are more than 1.5 million people in the United States over the age of 40 who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The disease gradually progresses and affects neurons located deep within the brain that regulate and control a number of functions, including movement. Though the cause of disease…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on November 3, 2015

Being a family caregiver for a senior loved one comes with challenges. If you’re not careful, it can become emotionally, physically, and mentally overwhelming and may even lead to burnout. Home Care Assistance Sacramento hopes caregivers will heed the following tips to prevent burnout and maintain a healthy, happy outlook…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on October 27, 2015

Alzheimer’s symptoms vary and progress differently from one person to the next. In time, individuals may forget to eat, bathe, change clothing or accomplish other normal daily tasks. Home Care Assistance of Sacramento understands that this progression is difficult for everyone involved and reminds concerned family members that they don’t…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on October 20, 2015

Getting in-home care for a senior loved one is easier than ever these days given how much the industry has grown in recent years, and home care can help seniors stay in their homes rather than turning to assisted living or nursing homes. However, not all home care providers are…