Here are seven common senior conditions that are not necessarily life threatening, but can be troublesome and lead to more serious issues. Depression/Anxiety – Unfortunately, it’s all to common for seniors to develop some level of anxiety, even depression, as they age. Growing older and aging brings with it heart break and pain. And the thought of dying can be very upsetting, especially in today’s society where we’ve somehow forgotten that the end of life
Learning about Medi-Cal eligibility can be a time consuming, complicated and stressful process. Unless you work in the senior care field, or in another business that serves Medi-Cal beneficiaries, it’s very difficult to know where to start. I hope the information below will help. Medi-Cal covers a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and limited resources. Medi-Cal is paid for with federal and state taxes. For the purposes of this
Caregiver stress is all too real. Every week we hear from caregivers who are at the end of their proverbial rope. And the challenges they face are shared by thousands of San Diego County women and men who provide care for a parent or loved one. Being a caregiver can be a difficult, tiring, anxious experience. Yet it can also be rewarding and fulfilling, knowing you are helping your loved one through one of the
All San Diego County assisted living facilities must have an RCFE (Residential Care Facility for the Elderly) license. This includes large assisted living communities and small board and care homes. Assisted living licensing is through Community Care Licensing, a Department of Social Services. The provisions of these licenses are set out in the California Code of Regulations Title 22. Over the past several years, regulation and enforcement of San Diego RCFE licenses has improved, but
Hello! I’m very excited to welcome you to my new Elder Answers website. My goal is to post useful, insightful, and perhaps entertaining San Diego senior care news and happenings. Your feedback, comments and questions are welcomed and encouraged. I hope we can learn from and help each other through the challenging times ahead with aging loved ones. In addition to sharing important information, I’m pleased to be able to give back through this website.