Hillendale Home Care is licensed by the State of California to provide Certified Nursing training courses for Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.

Take These Steps for Better Diabetes Foot Care

One of the most crucial aspects of diabetes care, aside from managing the disease itself, is ensuring feet remain free of the problems that can lead to serious health risks. Since improper foot care can lead to the potential for nerve damage, restricted blood flow, and even a weakened immune system, wounds, especially those that […]

Is It Dementia or Depression? Here’s How to Find Out.

A dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, can manifest with symptoms that are very close to some of those experienced in depression, such as cognitive decline – making it difficult to know how to best provide care. At Hillendale Home Care, we understand the challenges caregivers face when trying to determine the right course of action. […]

Caring for Seniors Throughout All Stages of Alzheimer’s

Providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can feel like trying to solve a constantly changing puzzle. Once you find the solution to one piece, you discover that the image has suddenly changed, and you have to rethink things all over again. Trying to figure out the puzzle of Alzheimer’s care requires continuous education in […]

Stroke Recovery Tips: How to Modify the Home Post-Stroke

Recovering from a stroke can be both physically and emotionally overwhelming, and the only thing a stroke survivor wants to do is return home to his or her everyday life. However, since more than two-thirds of stroke survivors have some form of disability (per the National Stroke Association), modifications to the home may be necessary […]

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Appropriate Responses to Inappropriate Behavior

Alzheimer’s is a complex disease that often presents complex issues for Alzheimer’s caregivers. As the disease progresses, people with Alzheimer’s increasingly tend to communicate through behavior instead of speech, and oftentimes these behaviors can be of an inappropriate nature. For example, people with more advanced Alzheimer’s disease may exhibit the following: Aggression and agitation Inappropriate […]

Getting Creative with Colors to Help Clients with Low Vision

Perhaps of all our senses, vision is the one we appreciate the most. So much of what we experience in the world around us comes through what we see. Our vision also serves to help enhance our safety. Compromised vision can make it more difficult to see dangers and obstacles as we navigate the world […]

Learn the Stages and Symptoms of ALS from Hillendale Home Care

Receiving a diagnosis of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) can bring up a lot of questions and concerns, for both the individual diagnosed and his or her family members. What causes ALS? What are the symptoms of ALS now, and how will they change in the years to come? Where can I go […]

What a Certified Nurse’s Aide Does in Walnut Creek CA

A certified nurse’s aide has a vast array of duties to keep their patients comfortable and healthy. The tasks may change on a day-to-day basis depending on the care and needs of the patient. Some of the duties, which a Certified Nurse’s Aide may perform, are:

The Benefits of Being a Certified Nurse’s Aide in Walnut Creek CA!

If you are looking for a job in the medical field, a certified nurse’s aide may be just what you’re looking for. A certified nursing aide’s job is to provide basic nursing tasks and duties for patients who are unable to take care of themselves either temporarily, or permanently. The duties can range from temperature readings to personal hygiene. Some of the benefits of being a nurse’s aide are listed below:

6 Reasons Seniors Should Hire an Excellent CNA in Walnut Creek CA!

6 Reasons Seniors Should Hire an Excellent CNA in Walnut Creek CA!

As you get older, things that you used to do easily or even without giving it a thought become much more difficult. Maybe you’re having trouble keeping up with the housekeeping or preparing meals. Perhaps you have decided you no longer want to drive or if you do drive, you don’t feel as safe driving your vehicle as you once did. Maybe you’re having difficulty getting dressed or bathing yourself.

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