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Written by Minerva Navarro, M.D.
Published in the Los Altos Town Crier

Soon the holiday season will be over and many of us will start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. Staying healthy often comes at the top of our lists.

We know what we need to do to take care of ourselves, but sometimes it’s easy to forget, or we let daily life get in the way of taking the necessary steps. This is especially true for seniors. If you are a senior, or have a loved one who is a senior, following are five simple steps to better health. Read the rest of this entry »

Larry Levine
Co-Owner, Home Care Assistance of Massachusetts

Do you know a senior who’s been stranded at home by the housing crisis? Thousands of seniors are now unable to sell their homes and move into assisted living facilities to get the care they need. According to The New York Times, some seniors who have put their homes on the market as long as a year ago have received no offers. The recession has made it impossible for such seniors to move out or afford the payment of $100,000 to $500,000 deposit required by many retirement communities.

In-home senior care ensures seniors can live safely at home as long as they need to—or want to. Struggling home sales are no reason to endanger seniors who are struggling to perform daily activities alone at home. An in-home caregiver is the perfect solution—whether seniors are waiting (but unable) to move into an assisted living setting, or they would prefer to stay at home. (89 percent of seniors say they would rather stay at home than move into a facility.) Read the rest of this entry »


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