Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver

There were 226 new coronaviruses reported in Monterey County yesterday, bringing the cume total to 15,991.  There were eight new hospitalizations and two new deaths.  Health officials are becoming alarmed as U.S. hospital beds with COVID-19 patients soared past 100,000.  Across the country, there were 234,800 new cases, bringing the total to 14.331 million.  Deaths rose by 2,838 to 277,600.  In California, there were 22,036 new cases which brings the cume total to more than 1.3 million, while deaths rose by 46 to 19,625.  Please stay at home if possible!

Carmel, CA Assisted Living Center Cottages Of Carmel Gets COVID-19 Outbreak

The Cottages Of Carmel is the latest assisted living facility on the Monterey Peninsula to be inundated with COVID-19 cases.  Alton Mendleson, the executive director, sent out a message to residents and their families that they recently doubled the number of positives from eight to 16.  “If you did not hear from us today, then your loved one had a negative test result,” said Mendleson.  In addition to the residents, 10 workers have been infected and one is isolated at home with symptoms, but hasn’t been tested yet.  The facility had been coronavirus free until November.

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver Dire Stats Today

There was a bleak outlook for coronavirus on the Peninsula, with almost 200 new cases reported yesterday, with four more people in the hospital and four new deaths, bringing the cume total to 128.  A new study was released which showed that 13% of ag workers tested positive between July and November, compared with 3% of Californians that tested positive during the pandemic.  It found that a frightening 57% of those in Monterey County who reported feeling COVID-19 symptoms went to work anyway. Across the United States, there were 160,900 new cases bringing the total up to more than 14 million.  Deaths were up by 2,129 to 274,762.  In California, there were 16,494 new cases which brought the total up to 1.3 million.  Deaths rose by only 40, a good sign.  Please try and stay home and stay safe.

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver : Hospitals Overwhelmed

There were 56 new cases of coronavirus reported in Monterey County, bringing the total up to 15,245.  There were ten new hospitalizations and one more death.  The number of coronavirus cases in the Unites States for November was more than four million, more than double the record that was set in October.  There were 138,500 cases announced which brought the total close to 14 million, while deaths rose by 1,700 for a total of 269,200.  In California, 12,124 new cases were announced, bringing the total to 1.238 million, while deaths rose by 45 to 19,212.  The number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital hit an all-time high, and health officials are worried.  Please try and stay home as much as possible and stay safe!

Make Sure You Get Enough Vitamin D

AARP The Magazine recently published an article about the fact that most seniors don’t get enough Vitamin D.  With COVID-19 keeping people indoors more, this is becoming more of a problem.  The article said that more than half of Americans might be Vitamin D deficient.  If you can’t get outside, try foods like fatty fish (salmon, trout and mackerel) and Portobello mushrooms.  Fortified milk is also a good source.  If none of this works for you, get some supplements!

Corral de Tierra, CA Home Care Aide (HCA) Senior Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Jobs Available

Corral de Tierra,  CA Home Care Aide (HCA) Senior Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Jobs Available (Also Aromas, Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Del Rey Oaks, Gilroy, Gonzales, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Monterey, Morgan Hill,  Moss Landing, Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove, Paicines, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Salinas, San Juan Bautista, Seaside, Soledad and Tres Pinos

We have developed a reputation for having the best caregivers (Home Care Aides or Senior Companions) in Monterey County.   We are currently looking for 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 website, click on home care aides, then careers where you can fill out an application online.  We have immediate openings all over Monterey County.

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver : Hospitals Overwhelmed

If you traveled over the Thanksgiving holiday, top U.S. health officials say you should get tested for coronavirus.  Unfortunately, hospitalizations reached a record high of 93,328 yesterday, and hospitals are getting overwhelmed.  Over the last two days there were almost 400 new cases in Monterey County, while nationwide cases were up 330K during the same time period while deaths rose by 2,216.  In California, there were 32K new cases in the last two days and deaths were up by 62 during the two day period.  Stay safe, and stay at home if you can.

Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver : Post Thanksgiving Could Bring New Cases

There were a whopping 1,064 new cases of COVID-19 announced this week in Monterey County. There were two new hospitalizations and five new deaths  Nationwide, there were 205K new coronavirus cases, bringing the total up to more than 13.2 million.  In California, there were over 13K cases over the last week, bringing the total to 1.195 million.  There were 1,412 new deaths, bringing the total to 265,284.  The cases are expected to rapidly escalate following the Thanksgiving weekend.  If you can avoid traveling, please do!

Monterey, CA Seniors Should Make The Most Out Of Their Home Equity

Historically, the big hope was to retire debt free.  However, experts who recently talked to Kiplinger’s Retirement Report say this may be a big mistake.  Homeowners age 62 and older have a record $6.5 trillion of “tappable” equity, according to Data analytics firm Black Knight.  Many financial planners believe that tapping wealth just before retirement makes sense if it is done for the right reasons.  Suggested uses include paying off credit card debt, doing a remodel to make your house more senior friendly, buying long-term care insurance and pay the tax bill on a Roth conversion.  In addition, you can use the funds to avoid taking early retirement from Social Security.

Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver

There were 282 new cases reported in Monterey County through November 25, bringing the total to 14,651.  Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, this is the freshest data put out by the County.  There were four new COVID-19 cases, and no new deaths.  There were over 103K new coronavirus cases nationwide, bringing the total to 13.039 million.  Those are the official numbers.  However, the CDC came out with a report today saying that they believe that about 53 million Americans had been infected by the end of September, due to the fact that many people have no symptoms and don’t get tested.  That’s a scary number.  In California there are almost 1.2 million cases now, and 19,033 deaths.

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