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Reliable Caregivers Featured at Commonwealth Club, S.F.

Reliable Caregivers Featured at Commonwealth Club, San Francisco On May 17, 2017, Reliable Caregivers Director of Client Care, Catherine Reid, was one of three panelists featured at a program entitled: “How to ‘Age in Place’ Safely—Navigating the Confusing World of Home Care.” Reid, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), helped attendees understand the difference between [...]

Reliable Caregivers’ Employees Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Recently, Reliable Caregivers’ employees joined almost 3,600 others at Fort Mason in San Francisco to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Money raised through the event helps fund the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association -- a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the [...]

Aging and Disaster Preparedness: Steps to take to protect yourself

A disaster can happen at any moment – are you prepared? At Reliable Caregivers, we have implemented multiple emergency preparedness measures in order to respond to our client’s needs in the event of a disaster. Now it’s your turn! Planning ahead for an emergency reduces anxiety and increases your ability to protect yourself and your [...]

Technology that Promotes an Older Adult’s Independence at Home

Technology isn’t just for the young any longer! Tech usage among older adults is growing, and there are now more options than ever for easy-to-use devices and tools to enhance safety and promote independence at home. The following are some devices to consider to help your loved one stay safe and happy at home: Personal [...]

Reliable Caregivers’ Home Care Services Enhance Independence

Caring for older adults is about more than taking over tasks that the person is no longer able to perform; it's about improving quality of life by cultivating a sense of independence. Home care agencies, like Reliable Caregivers of San Francisco, help your loved ones remain safe at home while promoting independence and a sense [...]

Let Go of the Little Things to Encourage Independence

When caring for an older loved one, people often feel the need to do everything they can to make sure their loved one is taken care of, including the tasks that the care recipient is capable of doing himself or herself. However, there is a difference between providing care for someone and doing everything for [...]

7 Steps to Success in Engaging Those with Alzheimer’s

Finding ways to engage an elderly loved one in enriching activities can be a challenge, but particularly so if the person struggles with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Each stage of Alzheimer’s presents its own unique obstacles, but at any stage, planning and participating in activities can be beneficial in minimizing troublesome behaviors and emotions. [...]