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Senior home care has advantagesSeniors living in Orange County, who have home care services, will often be talking about home care workers to their loved ones.  In many of the conversations in which you may overhear between a senior who has a home care helper and their family it is often like the senior is talking about a close friend.  When family members are living outside of Orange County, it is not uncommon for a family member to call often, sometimes even daily or several times a day, to check up on and speak with their senior aged loved one.  In many cases, a senior will be recounting the events over the last few days or hours and in these stories will be the home care worker.  Many home care services will send more than one home care worker, but some seniors may either see the same home care helper often or develop a special relationship with one home care helper or another.  A senior will be eager to tell family about the great experiences that he or she has had while the home care helper was helping the senior to prepare a meal.  This may be a family recipe or a long time secret recipe of the family that a senior will in time feel comfortable to share with the home care helper.  The name of a home care helper will after time become a regular and familiar name to the senior’s friends and family.  It is about the quality of care and the great service a home care helper provides which will build that relationship, but also about all of the time that a home care helper will spend with the senior.  A senior will develop a meaningful relationship with those people in their lives who are helpful, genuinely kind and caring and who spend a lot of time with the senior.

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Retirement investment planning

Making the proper investment choices for your future retirement is an important step in making your later years enjoyable. Early planning can make it more likely that you will be able to maintain or even improve your lifestyle as you move towards retirement. Here are some investments to consider adding to your investment portfolio.

Self directed IRA

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Caring for seniors who are suffering from cancer

People are living longer and this is a good thing. It does have its challenges however: long life does not necessarily equal quality of life, and the unfortunate truth is that the longer a person lives, the greater the chances they have of contracting cancer.
The dreaded “C”-word
Nearly everyone knows someone who has or has had cancer. However, cancer research means that people who, decades ago, may have died from the illness, are now living longer thanks to new treatments. Again, this is a good thing. But cancer treatments can be hugely debilitating, meaning that the person undergoing the treatment needs a great deal of looking after. This can place a huge burden on the family member or care provider.
Growing old, of course, causes its own problems, ones that may be exacerbated by cancer. Aging can result in a person being less able to look after themselves such as not keeping themselves clean, being unable to cook, or forgetting things they do need to remember. A senior person may also want to maintain his or her independence and not appreciate what might seem to be interference from someone else. But this just deals with the physical aspect of aging; there are psychological and emotional aspects to aging as well.
Older people often have concerns that younger people do not. For example, they may be concerned about being a burden to their loved ones which can make them anxious and less eager to admit to needing help. They may be worried about their own dependents, like their pets. More significantly, older people may experience forms of dementia that can make them difficult to treat if they have cancer.
Finding resources and help
Fortunately, help is available for both the person suffering from cancer and the person who acts as their care provider, from cancer research institutions with a significant focus on caring for patients. Such institutions are best able to care for people when there is complete openness between the parties, and it is important for care providers to remember that the relationship is two-way. If you are unsure about treatment or care, then make sure you ask the questions that are on your mind. Being informed about the options and treatments open to the senior who has cancer could help alleviate other concerns.
Of course, doctors and nurses cannot be on hand all the time and a care provider will need to take on some of the duties. These may include ensuring medication is taken at the correct times, keeping an eye on symptoms, and maintaining communication with the medical team. There are also non-medical duties that a care provider can take over, such as managing household finances and medical insurance.
When a senior family member becomes ill with cancer, often the whole family becomes involved. Families can help to make cancer less overwhelming by making donations to research and simply being there for their suffering relatives.

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Elegant Assisted Living in Los Angeles

Assisted living facilities in Los Angeles, CAIf your senior aged loved one is accustomed to a particular elegance and glamour in their lifestyle, not any assisted living facility will do.  There are many senior assisted living facilities in the Los Angeles area which are tailored to those seniors looking for something a little more than the traditional assisted living.

For the look of glitz and glamour, here’s what to expect in these luxurious living spaces:

  1. Chandeliers
  2. High Ceilings
  3. High quality wall and floor coverings
  4. Marble bathrooms
  5. Elegant lighting
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Who to Call for Assisted Living

assisted living helpSome people with senior aged loved ones, who are in the beginning stages of looking for the right assisted living senior care, are not sure who to call.  If the internet has offered you nothing, but more confusion and choices that you are still unable to make without further assistance like so many of us have experienced, there is a place to turn.  Calling 888-437-4817 and “Pressing 1” for Assisted Living will be the first, best step in locating assisted living in your area.  The choices seem endless and options limitless when searching for assisted living in your area.  For this reason, choosing the right assisted living community for your senior aged loved one can be a difficult choice.  It is sometimes comforting to ask someone to help you with this decision and help with explaining the options available in your area.  Things you may consider when choosing assisted living:

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