Hugging and massaging our seniors we care for, help them relax and not be anxious. Anxiety is the major illness that lowers their immune system, increases stress and takes a toll on their bodies.
Many home alone seniors in the bay area need a caring caregiver. Some low income can avail of the IHSS and most pay out of pocket. A 4-hour , 8-hour or live-in care can mean the difference between avoiding chronic disease or avoiding emergencies.
Seniors can also open their homes to students and other seniors. Case managers at Motherhealth caregivers, 408-854-1883, can help seniors in the bay area match a caregiver, companion, student or another senior to be their companion or caregiver or find a care home for seniors of 6 with 2 caregivers (a free referral to care homes in the bay area).
Connie Dello Buono
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