Sequoia Senior Solutions Blog

Comments & Discussions Pertinent to Seniors and Their Families

Category: Senior Daily Issues

Seniors Helping Seniors: Making a Difference Through Meals on Wheels

  Here is a video and a story of seniors helping seniors that will touch your heart. Carroll Alsobrook and her husband, Duane Alsobrook, 77, get into the same 1990 GMC truck that once took the pair into the Smoky Mountains, where they would hike seven miles up to its third-highest peak, Mount LeConte, and [...]

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Help for Seniors: Teaching Your Parent about Facebook

  Last December we published a blog on “How to Introduce Your Parent to Facebook.” The statistics have changed so we are republishing it with the latest stats so as to provide current help for seniors and their families. Although many senior citizens are avid Facebook users, there are others who aren’t. Facebook, which was [...]

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Noise Pollution: A Health Hazard for Seniors

Noise in and of itself can be a nuisance for everyone, but studies show that noise has a direct and immediate effect on a person’s health. Seniors are especially at risk because the human body reacts to noise with a “fight or flight” response. Physiological changes occur in the nervous, hormonal and vascular systems, resulting [...]

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Home Health Care: Quick Care Service in Petaluma

Reposted from last April: Petaluma-based Sequoia Senior Solutions, the North Bay’s premier provider of in-home health care for seniors, began QuickCare, a very affordable service for those seniors who need just a little help in May,2011.   The first of its kind in this area, Sequoia Senior Solutions offers this quick assistance service to seniors [...]

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In-Home Caregivers and The Internet

Are you an in-home caregiver? Here are some statistics that you find interesting: 24% of US adults are in-home caregivers for another adult 3% take care of children with significant disabilities 3% are caregivers for both an adult and a child. In total 30% of all adults in the US are caregivers. That is almost [...]

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Your Comfort Zone: Five Good Ways to Escape

Boredom kills. If you sit around in your comfort zone doing nothing, you will probably overeat, drink too much coffee and/or alcohol, or even sleep too much. If you don’t believe me check out the research from the University College of London in  “You really can be bored to death, study shows”. So what can [...]

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Dads and the Empty Nest

We are going to start this discussion with a little light humor from a dad who has yet to experience empty nest syndrome for himself.   When we first think of empty nests, before we think about the joy of a new phase in life, we think about the sadness and loneliness—of the mother. But [...]

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Senior Care – Having a Living Will

Guest Blogger: Roy Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A. It’s summer time here.  Where we drive more, go to the beach, vacation, and do things we don’t normally do.  Which means we put ourselves at risk.  And, I’ve asked you to prepare a living will.  These documents were first created in the 60’s, but the Quinlan case (the one where [...]

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Revived by Music

  ALIVE INSIDE CLIP FOR NAT SCI FOUNDATION from Michael Rossato-Bennett on Vimeo and Paula Span, author of “When the Time Comes: Families With Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions” from http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/revived-by-music/#more-12631.   Maybe you’re among the millions who’ve watched and forwarded this video of an unresponsive 94-year-old with dementia, slumped in his wheelchair [...]

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The Taxi Driver and His Passenger

This story has been making the rounds on Facebook.  I’m not sure if it’s true, and I rather doubt it is, but whether it is or not, it’s a wonderful reminder about the importance of patience, particularly with our older generation. And how we can make a difference in someone’s life by being kind, loving and patient. [...]

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