Green Tree Home Care Blog


7 signs your loved one needs in-home care

Is your loved one showing signs that they need some in-home help? As people age, everyday tasks can become increasingly difficult. Things like personal hygiene, cooking, and running errands can present a challenge to many older adults. But those who need help are often in denial about their needs. They don’t want to cause problems [...]

By |January 18th, 2019|Categories: Home Care 101, San Diego Related|

Is CrossFit safe for seniors?

Is CrossFit safe for seniors? According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, only 28-34% of adults in the 65-74 year age bracket are physically active.  Inactivity can cause many problems including slower metabolism, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and an increased risk of heart disease. Thus exercise is important regardless of age.  Exercise is a [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Aging In Place|

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect if you’re the patient

Has your doctor recommended hip replacement surgery? You aren’t alone. Over 300,000 hips are replaced annually in the United States. For patients with constant hip pain, this surgery can reduce pain and improve quality of life. Once you’re healed from surgery, you’ll experience better range of motion. Walking, sitting, and bending over won’t hurt as [...]

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Aging In Place|

Taking care of your bedridden loved one

When your loved one is bedridden due to illness, ongoing disability, or age, care-taking becomes more challenging. Without proper care, many complications can develop, including deep vein thrombosis, bedsores, pneumonia, and dehydration. While these risks are serious, many families have successfully cared for bedridden caregivers at home. But it’s a situation you don’t want to [...]

By |December 28th, 2018|Categories: Home Care 101|

How can I help my friend who is a caregiver? Here are 10 ways.

How can I help my friend who is a caregiver?  Perhaps you've asked yourself this question. Perhaps, you have even asked your friend directly. Caregivers' minds are full. They’re juggling their own responsibilities, plus taking care of someone else. It’s a lot to think about. When your brain is on overdrive, answering questions is hard. [...]

By |December 24th, 2018|Categories: Family Caregiver|