Dementia Day Care

…the hidden gem for San Diego Alzheimer’s care. If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s in San Diego, dementia day care could be a lifesaver. As a caregiver, you know the demands can be overwhelming. You’re doing your best, but you are tired, frustrated and behind on other responsibilities in your life. If this stress is left untreated, it can take a significant toll on your health, your relationships and your state […]

Common Assisted Living License Citations

Below are the most common assisted living license citations in California facilities, according to 2017 state licensing inspections. There are thousands of assisted living licensed facilities throughout California, and hundreds in San Diego County. We have larger assisted living communities, and small care homes. All California assisted living facilities, including those in San Diego County, are licensed and inspected by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Some assisted living facilities are [...]

My Parents’ Journey

I haven't written about my parents' journey as much as I have about my professional experience as a senior care adviser.  Yet my life is taking the same path as many of yours - helping aging parents.  And our personal experiences shape who we are as much as our professional ones. I've written posts about my parents in law.  They lived here in San Diego before they both passed in the last year and a [...]

Care for Parent With Dementia

Many of the calls I get are from the adult child of a parent with dementia.  It’s all too common these days.  In some of these cases the parent’s dementia is mild, but they are no longer safe to be home alone. Two of the major concerns for a senior living alone with dementia are medication management and safety. When an elderly person has very limited, or no short term memory, the risk of them […]

Small Assisted Living Homes

Many people don't know about small assisted living homes, also called board and care homes or residential care homes. The reason is these are homes tucked into neighborhoods.  We see large assisted living communities on our streets and in advertisements, so these are the types of structures we're familiar with. Larger assisted living communities are wonderful.  I refer families to them regularly.  And there are thousands of seniors living in assisted living communities throughout San [...]