Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver

There were 49 new cases reported in Monterey County over the last two days for a total of 43,662 with no new fatalities.  Nationwide, the number of new cases rose by 74,072 during the same time frame to 32.9 million, while deaths rose by 1,628 to 583,990.  In California, there were 3,348 new cases for a total of 3.8 million, while deaths rose by 210 to 62,572.

Pebble Beach, CA Aging At Home Is Now In Vogue : Assisted Living On The Outs

COVID-19 has made aging at home in vogue.  The Wall Street Journal recently wrote an article on how coronavirus is changing the way Americans face retirement by “accelerating developments already under way,” physician Bill Thomas said to the reporter.  “It’s going to make people rethink retirement altogether,” Laura Carstensen, director of Stanford University’s Center on Longevity said.  Most people will age at home, and remain independent, she said.  I believe that her view is true.  With roughly 40% of COVID-19 being staff and residents of nursing homes, nobody wants to go into a facility these days.  We have been getting a number of calls from fearful children who want to get their parents out of assisted living and back home, where they can reduce the risk of coronavirus exposure.  Although COVID-19 will eventually be wiped out, there will clearly be more devastating diseases in the future which makes these facilities dangerous.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-covid-19-will-change-aging-and-retirement-11605452401

Salinas, CA Home Care Aide (HCA) Senior Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Jobs Available All Over Monterey County

Salinas, CA Home Care Aide (HCA) Senior Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Jobs Available (Also Aromas, Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Corral-de-Tierra, Del Rey Oaks, Gonzalez, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Seaside and Soledad

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 www.fhcofm.com, 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

There were 61 new cases reported in Monterey County for a total of 43,613, with two new fatalities.  Nationwide, the number of new cases rose by 33,778 to 32.8 million, while deaths rose by 686 to 582,362.  In California, there were 1,592 new cases for a total of 3.8 million, while deaths rose by 31 to 62,362.  Although almost half of the country has been vaccinated, the number of new cases is still disturbing.  Please stay home as much as possible and stay safe.

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver

There were 62 new cases reported in Monterey County for a total of 43,601, with one new fatality during the same time-frame.  While the number of new cases over the last week rose only slightly, the California Department of Public Health today raised Monterey County’s tier score from 1.9 to 2.6, ensuring we will remain in the Orange Tier for at least two weeks.  Nationwide, the number of new cases rose by 39,124 to 32.8 million, while deaths rose by 650 to 581,676.  In California, there were 1,857 new cases for a total of 3.8 million, while deaths rose by 53 to 62,331.  Although almost half of the country has been vaccinated, the number of new cases is still alarming.  Please stay home as much as possible and stay safe.

Pacific Grove, CA Elder Abuse Alert From Citibank

Citibank just issued a fraud alert regarding fraudsters posing as a Citibank employee by email, text or phone and requesting personal information which would allow them to access your account.  Whenever Citibank calls you they will never ask for your account number, security word, PIN number or online user ID.  If you receive a suspicious communication, do not respond.  Rather, forward it to spoof@citi.com.  Unfortunately, these fraud schemes usually focus on wealthy areas like Monterey, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach.  Always be on the alert!

Pacific Grove, CA Seniors Turning To Telehealth Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

More and more seniors are turning to Telehealth programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “When you’re not feeling well, having to get up, get dressed and drive all the way to the hospital and then get in line and then possibly get sick from someone else is not all that appealing,” Marla Jo Fisher, a writer, told AARP Bulletin (November 2020, page 44).  Medicare is expanding coverage of telehealth visits during the pandemic, changes which hopefully will remain in place.  The Department of Health and Human Services recently reported that less than 1% of primary care visits in February were via Telehealth, a number which jumped to 43.5% in April.  California has a bill going into effect on January 1 requiring all insurers to pay for Telehealth visits.  If your doctor isn’t using Telehealth, talk to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, CHOMP, on suggestions.

https://www.chomp.org/find-a-doctor/doctor-search-results/?termId=a826e4db-730c-e611-9cf8-005056a462a1#.X9fgodhKjcs

Salinas, CA Home Care Aide (HCA) Senior Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Jobs Available : Set Your Own Hours!

Salinas, CA Home Care Aide (HCA) Senior Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Jobs Available (Also Aromas, Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Corral-de-Tierra, Del Rey Oaks, Gonzalez, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Seaside and Soledad

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 www.fhcofm.com, 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 Elder Abuse Alert : AARP Focuses On Relatives

Due to the significant amount of wealth on the Monterey Peninsula, we are inundated with press stories regarding financial elder abuse.  The amounts stolen from seniors is staggering, and sadly, it’s often done by close friends or family.  AARP The Magazine focused on this recently (April/May 2021, page 82), highlighting its award-winning Podcast The Perfect Scam, which details how con artists work and share tips to better protect you and your loved ones from a scam.  List to it at www.aarp.org/pdcasts/theperfectscam.  .  If you believe that you are witnessing elder abuse, please call Adult Protective Services.  Unfortunately, with the wealth on the Monterey Peninsula residents of Carmel, PG and Pebble Beach are often targeted.

http://mcdss.co.monterey.ca.us/aging/

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver

There were 52 new cases reported over the past six days in Monterey County for a total of 43,506, with no new fatalities during the same time-frame.  Over 58% of eligible residents of Monterey County have been vaccinated, compared with nationwide 44.3% of the country has had at least one dose, while 31.6% are fully vaccinated.  According to news reports, the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines may come as a pill or nasal spray, which would make them easier to store and transport.  Nationwide, there were 48,003 new cases, for a cume total of 32,577,379.  Deaths rose by 720 to 578,713.  According to the CDC, California now has the lowest rate in the country of COVID-19 cases per capita, while Monterey has one of the lowest in the state.  In California, there were 1,766 new cases, for a cume total of 3.75 million, while deaths rose by 70 to 62.035.  Please stay home as much as possible and stay safe.