How to Maximize Senior Doctor Visits

We’ve all stepped into the doctor’s office and felt our hearts sink at the mass of patients also waiting to be seen, wondering how long it will be before it’s our turn, and how much quality time we’ll actually be able to have with the doctor once we are seen. With upwards of 87% of seniors diagnosed with at least … Read More

COPD and Diet: Managing COPD Symptoms Through Food

COPD and Diet

As reported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, an approximated 12 million adults are currently diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and it’s also expected that another 12 million could be living with the disease and not even know it. It’s also worth noting that COPD typically occurs in middle age, with smoking as the main risk … Read More

Living with COPD: Top Ways to Improve Life at Home

Living with COPD

If you find yourself caring for a family member living with COPD, you probably understand that outdoor air irritants can worsen symptoms. However, did you know that bad air quality in the home can also be concerning? Purifying the air in the home can help everyone breathe easier and be more comfortable. Keep the following home air purifying tips in … Read More

Learn 3 Crucial Strategies for Safe Medication Management in Older Adults

senior medication

All of us realize that medications can save lives, but most of us have heard frightening reports about patients who have received incorrect medications – either because of an issue with the health care provider or pharmacy. What many people don’t think about is that there is another danger even when we get the right medication — the hazard of … Read More

Avoid Senior Medication Mishaps with These Tips from Visiting Angels

Senior Medication

There are tens of thousands of prescription medications obtainable in in America alone, and around a third of all adults take at least five of these prescriptions every single day. If you’re a care provider for an aging loved one, the difficulty of senior medication management, keeping track of potential interaction issues, dosage amounts, and more can be overwhelming. In … Read More

To Have a Bath or Not to Have a Bath? – Bathing Solutions for the Elderly

bathing solutions

What feels finer than sinking into a warm, relaxing bath at the conclusion of a long, stressful day? While many of us relish the wonderful comfort that bathtime brings, for seniors, especially those struggling with the challenges of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, to have a bath is anything but blissful. For a variety of reasons, such as memory problems, feelings … Read More

Home Care and Diabetes Care Go Hand in Hand

Home Care and Diabetes Care Go Hand in Hand

Caring for diabetes is an ongoing, daily process. Ignoring your diabetes care plan can lead to complications such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetic coma, blindness, kidney disease or amputation. The home care professionals at Visiting Angels of Sunnyvale and Fremont understand that constant health management can be overwhelming and stressful, and it can be difficult to manage … Read More