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What to Do When Your Aging Parents Wonít Listen Tags: Senior Home Care San Mateo

For all of our lives, we have grown up hearing that we do not listen to our parents. But what if a time comes when your parents need to listen to you but they refuse?

Yes, such things are very common when our senior loved ones simply do not pay heed to the advice that are necessary for their health, safety and wellbeing. We from Comfort Keepers Senior Home Care San Mateo often come across such reports of stubborn seniors who refuse to accept care or simply refuse to do things that are really essential for their safety.

So, what can you do in such situation? Here are some tips from Comfort Keepers Senior Home Care San Mateo.

Try to Find Out the Cause

At first, try to find out the real cause behind their resistance to certain things. If they are resisting care then try to know the cause. Is the fear of lost independence or economy bothering them? Or is it a matter of some deep ideological standpoint?

Fix Your Course of Action

Once you identify the reason behind their stubbornness you can fix your course of action to make them convince through overturning the cause. But before that make a proper assessment of the graveness of the reason.

Create an Emotional Appeal

Try to attach an emotional incentive to the thing that you are trying to make them do. Such as, try to make them understand that their grandchildren's well-being is also related to their safety. Or something like, if they care about you and do not want you to be worried then they should listen to you.

Go Easy on Yourself

Above all, after all the attempts, if you fail to make them understand then do not beat yourself up. Even experts have failed many times in making their parents listen to them.

For any kind of help and support regarding senior care and wellbeing do not hesitate to contact Comfort Keepers Senior Home Care San Mateo! For more information click here.

Does Your Elderly Loved One Resist Healthy Eating? Tags: Redwood City Senior Care

Among the changes the declining years bring to our lives, increased importance of safe, healthy and nutritious eating is one of the major ones. However, like many other changes this one too may not be easily accepted by your elderly loved ones. Is your loved one resisting healthy food items too?

We here from Comfort Keepers Redwood City Senior Care have tried to find out the reasons behind it. Check out this common reasons for which your senior loved one may resist healthy eating.

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Food Habit

As most of us are habituated with food items high in sugar, salt, cholesterol and fa, changing this food habit often becomes a bit difficult. As low salt and low sugar food items feel bland to the taste buds at first. So, a witty way to solve this would be to use herbs as natural tastemakers.

Not Realizing the Importance

We from Comfort Keepers Redwood City Senior Care have seen some of our elderly loved ones often do not seem to understand the connection between eating and good health. So, in this case you have to make them understand. Take a help of a doctor to make them realize, if you have to.

Wrong Idea about Healthy Foods

Many of our senior loved ones may think that preparing healthy food options are more costly than buying packaged food item from the super markets. But in reality it is the opposite. Make them understand this fact.

The Perception of Being Controlled

Often in senior years we remain very sensitive about our own independence and do not want anybody to take over our lives. So, your constant suggestions of healthy eating may be translated as a control issue to them. Be aware of such misunderstandings and clear them up as soon as you spot them.

So, what do you think now? Are these the reasons your senior loved one are also resisting healthy foods? Please let us know if Comfort Keepers Redwood City Senior Care can be of any help! For more information visit us.

Daily Mindfulness Walk to Appreciate Senior Years Tags: Comfort Keepers Dementia Care San Mateo

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Mindfulness is essential throughout our life. It enables one to truly appreciate life and existence. It allows us to see things as it is. And in this way it helps to reduce stress, pain and sufferings.

What we from Comfort Keepers Dementia Care San Mateo have noticed that the importance of mindfulness in senior years increases even more as situations may occur when remaining peaceful and fearless is of utmost importance. Moreover, what often we have observed that many elderly doesnít find it easy to cope with the changes that declining years brings upon us. So, then practicing mindfulness can render tremendous help.

But the basic question in this regard is how to practice mindfulness? Comfort Keepers Dementia Care San Mateois here to answer.

The answer is pretty simple! By being calm, quiet, patient and attentive you can become mindful. But again one may ask how to attain these states of mind? Yes, there are ways to achieve these. But for now we will focus on the single best practice that can bring to you the state of mindfulness. It is having a relaxed walk daily; and let us call it the mindfulness walk. †

Start even for 5-10 minutes daily and try to increase the time limit of your walk. But always try to be free and relaxed minded while you walk. Look at your surroundings let your mind and imagination roam unbounded. Let your thoughts and emotions loose. Observe everything without self-imposed mental barriers. Walk and let your mind have its own walk within. Gradually you will see that the freedom will reach you. You will see that your mind will become calmer and quieter and you will become attentive and mindful.

So, start right from today and practice regularly. Besides, stay with Comfort Keepers Dementia Care San Mateo to know more ways to achieve mindfulness. For more information visit here.

4 Energy Boosting Tips for Seniors Tags: Redwood City Home Care

In our senior years we often tend to become easily exhausted and tired. And at times we just simply find a sense of numbness or low libido that drains the joy out of our day to day life. Moreover, if this low energy level persists then this can have other negative impacts on senior lives too.

So, we here from Comfort Keepers Redwood City Home Care have come up with these four great yet easy tips for our loved seniors to follow.

With Interactive Caregiving approach Comfort Keepers Redwood City Home Care ensures that all these issues are well taken care of.

Daily Dose of Exercise

There is no alternative to having regular physical exercise. By having physical exercise daily and regularly our senior loved ones will be able to remain fit, healthy and agile. The level of energy hence will be naturally high. Besides, exercises will help to prevent and fight a horde of diseases and medical conditions also.†

Stay Hydrated

Without proper amount of water our body soon becomes fatigued and worn out. So, for our loved seniors being always hydrated is of prime importance. They should at least have 2 liters of water daily to be active and healthy.

Have Proper Sleep

Lack of sleep will soon make one fatigued, dull and worn out. Hence, having proper amount of quality sleep is essential for higher levels of energy and libido in our seniors. So, keep close attention that our senior loved ones are having their good night's sleep properly every night.

Have Mentally Engaging Activities

Another very useful tactic to easily energize senior minds is to engage them in such activities that involve mind stimulation. Games like puzzles, word games, chess or activities like reading, learning something new and interesting, getting involved in art etc. will work perfectly.

With these tips you will be able to raise your level of energy easily and will be able to lead a very phenomenal senior life. For any help and support regarding senior care and support do not hesitate to contact Comfort Keepers Redwood City Home Care.† For more information visit us.

Things to Remember while Travelling with Your Loved Seniors Tags: San Mateo In-Home Care

Do you have a senior loved one in your family who is under constant care? And do you think that you canít go on a vacation because you canít take them with you or they canít go with you even if you plan on going on a vacation?

This are completely a wrong idea! Let us assure you that with San Mateo In-Home Care Comfort Keepers you can very well go on a family trip or vacation even when you have a senior among you. Yes, just remember this easy to follow to-do list from Comfort Keepers San Mateo In-Home Care while travelling with your loved seniors for whatever purposes it may be.

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●†† †The first thing is to take all the necessary prescriptions along with you and keep it as safe as possible so that it doesnít get lost. Best idea would be to have a digital copy uploaded to some cloud storages like drive or box.

●†† †If it is for a vacation then keep your vacation simple. Try to find out a beautiful and serene place with not much of a crowd like those of high voltage tourist destinations.

●†† †Even if your vacation plan includes elements that wonít be suitable for our loved seniors consider having some other suitable tasks for them to follow in the meantime. Like if you are planning a hiking session while our vacation allow them to enjoy their time with their caregiver in a beautiful park or something like that. Whatever they may enjoy the most.

●†† †Get a hold on the locations of nearest hospitals, shops, pharmaceuticals and other such places before you arrive in your travel destination and wherever you may move along the line of your travel plan.

●†† †Take special attention while packing so that you do not miss any important item and make sure to have adequate warm clothes for the seniors even when you are going to a warm place, as it can be chilly for our loved seniors at nights in even some warmer places.

So, do you need any help on planning a vacation with your loved seniors or just need a companion caregiver along the trip? Give us a call at Comfort Keepers San Mateo In-Home Care services! For additional information click here.

Spiritual Impact of Caregiving on Caregivers Tags: Home Care San Mateo Senior Care San Mateo Elder Care San Mateo Home Care Redwood City Senior Care Redwood City Elder Care Redwood City In-Home C

Highly rewarding tasks, by default, are also high in difficulty and complexity. Caregiving is definitely one of them. But the rewards that caregiving offers to the caregivers are not material; they are rewards of spiritual and emotional significance. It is something that rewards the being in essence. So, the hardship that comes along with it is also somewhat graver in consequences. Reaping the spiritual harvest out of caregiving too is not easy for the uninitiated. But for seasoned caregivers like† Comfort Keepers Home Care San Mateo itís intensely spiritual.

Caregiving teaches the most important lessons to the caregivers that to live is to love. Through their vocation they are able to learn how to love unconditionally; how to love selflessly. Through their selfless service they get the opportunity to rise beyond all the lower human boundaries and to reach the highest of humanity.

They know all these cares; all these sleepless hours are not in vain. These bring light to families, ignite hope in hearts and bring smile to faces. These are simply invaluable to them. It is the harvest that the Home Care San Mateo Comfort Keepers reap while taking care of our seniors. No matter how hard in complexity and difficulty the situation may become they know at the end they will be able make a difference. They will be able to add life to lives. And that's what matters to them the most and pushes them forward with a bright heart amidst the storms of all kind.

Moreover, for being with many seniors and their families throughout their career they get to know their lives from a very intimate perspective, which enriches their own understanding of life and existence as a whole. They are able to see and assimilate different point of views and true stories from real life moments into their own being. Thus continually keep on enlarging their selves and minds.

Above all Comfort Keepers Home Care San Mateo caregivers through their divine profession of caregiving get to realise the true purpose of life itself. The real meaning of existence - to be able to make a difference; to be able to spread love and happiness and to be able make your existence truly valued. For more information visit us.

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