Seniors Who Ignore Heat Warnings

A deadly heat wave is melting most of the country but as it turns out, many senior citizens, most vulnerable to the heat, may be ignoring the warnings. A study out of Kent State University shows 90 percent of respondents over the age of 65 were aware of heat warnings, [...]

By | July 27th, 2011|2 Comments

Napa County Requires Permits to do In-Home Care

Napa is now the first county in California to require permits and background checks for people paid to provide in-home care for the elderly and disabled. Reporter: Alex Liu Law enforcement officials say regulation of the industry is long overdue, and hope the state will follow suit to check a [...]

By | July 14th, 2011|3 Comments

“A Matter of Balance- Managing Concerns about Falls”

Falls are the number one cause of injury that sends Sonoma County seniors to the hospital. In 2006, 71% of non-fatal hospitalizations of Sonoma County residents 55 and older were due to falls, resulting in fractures, dislocations, internal injuries and contusions. Many older adults who fracture a hip never regain [...]

By | July 13th, 2011|0 Comments

News from the American Cancer Society

Look Good...Feel Better (for women cancer patients only; booklet available for men*) What: A free ACS make-over program that teaches women how to lessen the appearance-related side effects of treatment. When: February 15 9-11 a.m.; Martin-O'Neil Cancer Center at St. Helena Hospital Registration required: 1-800-227-2345 Man to Man What: An [...]

By | February 5th, 2011|1 Comment

Safer Senior Drivers

Here's another article I've come across. Don't be surprised if your aging parent reacts with some defensiveness if you raise the topic of driving skills. No one wants to have their independence snatched away! Make it obvious from the start that it’s a mutual goal to keep your loved one [...]

By | November 15th, 2010|0 Comments

More Fast Facts about Alzheimer’s

All the more reason to exercise the body AND the brain! • The number Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s (currently estimated at 5.3 million) will more than double in the next two decades. • Alzheimer’s hits women harder than men – 2/3 of those with Alzheimer’s are female • Obesity and [...]

By | November 8th, 2010|0 Comments

More Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are among the most prevalent and deadly mental health conditions facing the nation – and seniors are far and away the most at-risk population for both. Consider these facts about seniors, Alzheimer’s and dementia • More than 10 million Americans currently suffer from [...]

By | October 14th, 2010|1 Comment

Local Senior Care Leader Receives National Certification

Senior Helpers, North Bay, a leading local in-home care provider, has just received national accreditation from Home Care Pulse, an organization dedicated to the measurement of client and caregiver satisfaction scores for the private duty home care industry. Based on exemplary results from a recent independent local client survey, Senior [...]

By | September 22nd, 2010|0 Comments

Tips to Help Avoid Dementia

To help ward off dementia, train your brain! “More and more research is suggesting that lifestyle is very important to your brain’s health,” says Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a neuropsychologist and adjunct associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “If you want to live a long, healthy life, [...]

By | September 15th, 2010|0 Comments

Senior Art Show

13th Annual Senior Art Show is being held at the Santa Rosa Finley Center. SANTA ROSA – The Sonoma County Human Services’ Department, Adult and Aging’s Senior Art Show will be holding its 13th annual show at the Santa Rosa Finley Center running from September 27 to November 19 ,23rd [...]

By | September 8th, 2010|0 Comments