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A Lookback at 2017 / Our Favorite News & Happenings from the Last Year

As we catch our breath from the holidays, the countdown to the new year begins. 2018 is rapidly approaching and will be here in a blink!

We can’t speak for everyone, but 2017 definitely preposed some challenges.

Indeed, we’ve learned a lot over the last year but are hopeful for 2018 and all it brings.

In order to end 2017 positively, we recapped and shared our favorite articles from the past year. Nevertheless, our message remains the same:

Be good to our aging loved ones and the caregivers that look after them. We strive to empower seniors to thrive and live a better life.

IT’S TIME TO BE KIND

Being kind is an essential way to bring meaning into our own lives and in the lives of others. Kindness allows for better communication, more compassion, and goodness in all people’s lives. Kindness is especially important in the healthcare and caregiving fields. When patients receive kinder treatment from medical staff (such as better communication or making an honest effort to get to know patients), they have less anxiety, pain, and shorter hospital stays.

We list several reasons to be kind and ways to spread kindness in your own life!

Time to Be Kind

BEAT BLUE MONDAY & CURE THE WINTER BLUES

Blue Monday is typically the third Monday in January and notorious for being the most depressing day of the year. Winter can be a depressing time for many and the winter blues are not imaginary. Our mood turns dreary with the weather and our spirits drop as fast as the temperature and our bank accounts.

Although; older American adults tend to have less workplace stress, greater flexibility with their day and more wisdom to help them cope with challenges than younger adults, depression and suicide increase with age.

This article includes proven ways to cure the blues and lift your or an aging loved one’s spirits.

Beat Blue Monday and Cure Winter Blues

7 STEPS TO A BETTER & HEALTHIER YOU

You don’t have to reinvent yourself to become a newer, better you. You’re already great, but we all have little things we can improve upon (especially as we age).

Nonetheless, it’s never a bad idea to take new strides towards becoming a better, healthier you.

7 Simple Steps to a Better Healthier You

INSPIRING WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THOSE WHO’VE LIVED

It’s a common theory, we get wiser with age. We gathered insights and encouragement from elderly and their experiences about life. They offer us knowledge, life lessons and the consequences of our life choices. Words of wisdom can guide us in the right direction and/or provide motivation.

Our favorite words of wisdom from those who have lived AND learned.

Words of Wisdom from Elderly

DON’T STRESS. THE EFFECTS OF STRESS & HOW TO BETTER HANDLE IT

Stress in small doses is acceptable and may even help us perform under pressure or motivate us to do our best. However, feeling constantly overwhelmed or enduring long-term stress can cause serious health problems.

Recognizing stress is the first step in reducing it. We also include ways to better manage stress.

Stress less and ways to cope with stress

KEEPING SENIORS FED WELL IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE FOOD

As people get older, it’s normal for them to experience some loss of appetite. This is a natural response to the body slowing down. When people are less active, they need less food for energy. However, sometimes a loss of appetite or a general disinterest in eating can become a more serious matter that can even be life-threatening.

Keeping Seniors Well Fed and Elderly Nutrition

HIRING A CAREGIVER: PRIVATELY VS. WITH AN AGENCY

Hiring a caregiver on your own versus working with a reputable agency may seem like the easier and more financially sound decision. However, the risk and consequences of hiring a caregiver privately are not worth the gamble. You put yourself and aging loved one in serious jeopardy if you don’t hire help from an established agency.

Hiring a Caregiver privately vs with Agency

SAFETY CONCERNS YOU NEED TO WORRY MOST ABOUT FOR SENIORS

Keeping elderly safe requires double (sometimes triple) checking quite a few different elements.

Here we list some of the hazards you should be paying attention to right away and top elderly safety concerns.

Elderly Safety Concerns to Worry About

Happy New Year. We wish all of you, our clients, family and friends a prosperous and healthy 2018!

 

Dr. Gina Kay, Founder and CEO

Dr. Gina Kay, Founder and CEO

Found and CEO at In Home Care Solutions
Dr. Gina Kay is the founder and CEO of IN HOME CARE SOLUTIONS .  Her company provides superior home care for seniors by matching caregivers to seniors according to personality profiles and the caregiver’s clinical experience with the seniors medical conditions   She is also President and founder of HEALTH CARE ACADEMY which provides education for Nurse Assistants, Home Health Aides and with objectives to provide nursing, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy

Dr. Kay got her medical education in Brazil.

Dr. Kay also has a master degree in Film and Television from UCLA and has been an adviser for medical television shows.

Dr. Kay is very active in the Health Industry. She is a member of the American Board of Home Care, the National Association of Home Care, CAHSAH, California Association of Health Services at Home.  She co-chairs the education committee for the Down with Falls Coalition.    Dr. Kay is in the speaker’s bureau for the coalition helping educate health care professionals and the community on fall risks, diabetes, adverse drug reaction, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, dehydration and nutrition, etc…. for older adults.

Dr. Kay was nominated by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) as the Remarkable Woman of 2008.

Dr. Kay is actively involved in many philanthropy and non-profit organizationssuch as the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, the Philharmonic Society, Women Helping Women, Youth Employment Services, E-Women, Women Sage, Plasticos Foundation, CIELO and others.

Dr. Kay’s passion is to assist seniors to live long and thrive in the comfort of their own home.
Dr. Gina Kay, Founder and CEO