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San Juan Bautista, CA Caregiver Private Duty Home Care Aides (HCAs) : Senior Companions (Also, Big Sur, Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach & Salinas)

by Richard Kuehn on 06/26/16

San Juan Bautista, CA Caregiver Private Duty Home Care Aides (HCAs) : Senior Companions (Also Aromas,  Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Corral de Tierra, Del Rey Oaks,  Gilroy, Gonzales, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Monterey, Moss Landing, Morgan Hill, Paicines, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, Soledad And Tres Pinos)

I am happy to say that business is booming at Family inHome Caregiving!  We have had a greater than anticipated influx of new Clients over the past two weeks, many of which have been referrals from past and current Clients.  Our reputation for having the best caregivers (Home Care Aides or Senior Companions) in Monterey County is growing.   We are currently looking for a handyman as well as qualified caregivers.

Family inHome Caregiving of Monterey is seeking compassionate, mature and dependable caregivers  who want to improve the lives of our elderly Clients by providing in-home, non-medical care.  Our services include:

        Caring companionship

        Meal preparation

        Incidental transportation

        Running errands

        Light housekeeping

        Medication reminders

        Monitoring of safety while bathing

        Information and referral services

        Other services that improve the safety, security and quality of life of seniors.

If you believe you would make an exceptional Home Care Aide, we would love to hear from you!  We prefer those with experience helping the elderly, disabled and others with mobility problems.  Having cared for those with dementia and/or Alzheimer's is a plus.  To work for us, you must have excellent references, a clear criminal record, a good driving record, and an insured reliable vehicle.  To apply, please visit our web site www.fhcofm.com, click on careers where you can fill out an application online.  We have immediate openings all over Monterey County.  Service areas include:

Aromas, Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Corral de Tierra, Del Rey Oaks, Gilroy, Gonzales, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Monterey,  Morgan Hill, Moss Landing, Paicines, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Salinas,  San Juan Bautista, Sand City, Seaside, Soledad And Tres Pinos

Pebble Beach, CA Pacemaker With No Wires Approved By The FDA

by Richard Kuehn on 06/26/16

Medical technology continues to evolve and the latest medical device breakthrough is a new pacemaker that comes with no wires.  The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the device (produced by Medtronic PLC) which will be sold under the name Micra.  It uses small prongs to attach directly to the heart that helps the heart beat regularly.  Previous versions of these devices had leads which can break or grow infected, causing complications. 

 

Pebble Beach, CA What Constitutes A Fever?

by Richard Kuehn on 06/26/16

There is new controversy developing over a simple concept that has widely been accepted by the medical community for more than a Century—that you have a fever if your temperature is over 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.  Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital now say that a fever may not come on until you are at 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.  Complicating matters is that your body temperature will vary throughout the day.  In addition, everyone has their own body chemistry which can make some people naturally hotter than others.  Currently, the medical community uses baseline temperature norms which are based on a large study by Carl Wunderlich in 1968.  “There are some instances where doctors make black-and-white decisions based purely on the number on the thermometer,” Jonathan Hausman, a rheumatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, told The Wall Street Journal.  Given how long ago the 1868 study was done, it seems high time that we revisit this assumption that anything over 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit constitutes a fever.

Pebble Beach, CA Chemotherapy Side Effects Can Be Draining, But There Are Treatment Options

by Richard Kuehn on 06/26/16

Chemotherapy can be very draining.  Help may be on the way from an unexpected source; simply exposing a chemo patient to bright light.  A study which was conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai put patients into two groups, one which was exposed to a bright white light every morning for 30 minutes over a four week period, and the rest were given a dim red light to use.  Although the study was small, researchers say that those who were exposed to the white light had significantly better results in reducing depression, and it also helped patients feel less fatigued.  One of the reasons for the impact, say researchers, is that cancer patients are naturally light-deprived.  Many of them feel week, depressed, and choose to stay at home rather than go out and get some fresh air.  Researchers have long held the belief that bright light can impact a number of conditions including depression and jet lag.

Pebble Beach, CA Medicare Financial Status Worsens

by Richard Kuehn on 06/25/16

Once again, trustees for Medicare and Social Security funds have raised alarm bells that we are facing a serious shortfall.  With the United Kingdom voting to opt out of the European Union possibly throwing us into another global recession, this is very troubling as unemployment could rise, cutting the fund even further.  Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has proposed increasing Social Security benefits and allowing those 55-64 the right to buy into the program while Donald Trump, who is likely to be the Republican nominee, has pledged not to cut either program.  This despite the fact that under existing law the Medicare hospital trust fund is expected to be depleted by 2028, two years earlier than the last time trustees reported on the financial status.  And these latest forecasts were issued prior to the United Kingdom voting to opt out of the European Union.  The situation might be bleaker than expected.  The Social Security and Disability fund is expected to run out of money in 2034, the same year that was projected in the last report.  Part of the problem is that wages are not growing as fast as expected which has resulted in lower payroll taxes.  If another recession hits, the forecasts will likely be lowered even further.

Salinas, CA Caregiver Private Duty Home Care Aides (HCAs) : Senior Companions (Also Big Sur, Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove & Pebble Beach)

by Richard Kuehn on 06/23/16

I am happy to say that business is booming at Family inHome Caregiving!  We have had a greater than anticipated influx of new Clients over the past two weeks, many of which have been referrals from past and current Clients.  Our reputation for having the best caregivers (Home Care Aides or Senior Companions) in Monterey County is growing.   We are currently looking for a handyman as well as qualified caregivers.

Family inHome Caregiving of Monterey is seeking compassionate, mature and dependable caregivers  who want to improve the lives of our elderly Clients by providing in-home, non-medical care.  Our services include:

        Caring companionship

        Meal preparation

        Incidental transportation

        Running errands

        Light housekeeping

        Medication reminders

        Monitoring of safety while bathing

        Information and referral services

        Other services that improve the safety, security and quality of life of seniors.

If you believe you would make an exceptional Home Care Aide, we would love to hear from you!  We prefer those with experience helping the elderly, disabled and others with mobility problems.  Having cared for those with dementia and/or Alzheimer's is a plus.  To work for us, you must have excellent references, a clear criminal record, a good driving record, and an insured reliable vehicle.  To apply, please visit our web site www.fhcofm.com, click on careers where you can fill out an application online.  We have immediate openings all over Monterey County.  Service areas include:

Aromas, Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Corral de Tierra, Del Rey Oaks, Gilroy, Gonzales, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Monterey,  Morgan Hill, Moss Landing, Paicines, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Salinas,  San Juan Bautista, Sand City, Seaside, Soledad And Tres Pinos

Carmel, CA New Antibiotics Coming To Market To Fight SuperBug

by Richard Kuehn on 06/23/16

Thanks to financial incentives given by the government, at least seven late-stage antibiotics have been developed to fight the so-called "SuperBug" which is resistant to most antibiotics on the market.  Viruses continue to evolve but, unfortunately, drug companies haven’t moved quickly enough to develop new antibiotics.  ”We have built a robust portfolio of broad-spectrum antibiotics that possess activity,” against these new microbes, Richard Hatchett, acting director of the government’s biodefense agency, told the Wall Street Journal.  The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) says they have paid about half of the cost of the drug development costs with drug companies and seven are in the advanced testing phase.

Carmel, CA Fasting Can Help Symptoms Of Many Kinds Of Diseases

by Richard Kuehn on 06/23/16

When facing a serious illness, many fear weight loss will help contribute to the illness.  A surprising new study found that calorie-restrictive diets show promise in treating a wide array of medical conditions from asthma, to autoimmune diseases to multiple sclerosis.  Studies are also under way to see if this strategy can improve survival rates in cancer patients as well as reduce the side effects of chemotherapy.  “Periodic fasting shows the most promise in getting rid of bad cells and making good ones for regeneration and can be applied for all kinds of diseases,” Valter Longo, director at the Longevity Institute at University of Southern California, told The Wall Street Journal.  

Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula, CHOMP, To Hold A Series Of Classes For Cancer Survivors Starting On June 27

by Richard Kuehn on 06/22/16

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, CHOMP, will hold a series of classes for cancer survivors starting on June 27 and running through August 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Montage Wellness Center conference room at 2920 2nd Avenue in Marina.  This free motivational series will help you learn strategies for living longer and stronger after a cancer diagnosis.  Expert will guide you through nutrition, stress reduction and exercise tips.  

Carmel, CA Natural Killer Cells Responsible For Lower Death Rate In Female Seniors Than Men

by Richard Kuehn on 06/21/16

It’s no secret that women typically outlive men.  A new study which was published in the journal Mechanisms of Ageing and Development offers more clues as to just why this is.  Researchers found that specialized immune cells dubbed “natural killer” or NK were present in equal amounts of older women and men.  However, they also found that these cells were more active in women than men and they hypothesized that better cell function in women could protect them from the risk of illness and death.  NK cells are a type of white blood cell that attacks and destroys aging, infected and cancerous cells.  A reduced NK cell count in old age has been associated with higher rates of pneumonia, infectious diseases and cancer.  

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