More Than Great Care
Summer, 2016

Custom Care Solutions is committed to providing compassionate in home care in Palm Desert, CA. But great in home care is only the beginning. It takes a skilled and knowledgeable office staff that knows and understands all of the needs of our clients.

We have insured, bonded, FBI/Dept. of Justice, back-ground checked, CA registered in home care Aides, that are employed by us. We provide hourly in home care as well as, live in caregiver service. (HCO # 334700038)

Our Caregivers are able to keep their licenses up to date by attending our “Continued Education Unit” classes. We offer these classes to the entire Coachella Valley, as well.

We are constantly finding different and challenging ways to keep our Alzheimer’s patients engaged, with art, puzzles, games, music and other types of brain stimulating activities.

Having over 20 years of experience of in home care service to the Coachella Valley, Custom Care Solutions is able to refer our clients to other healthcare professionals that offer the high standards of care that our clients are accustomed to, should the need arise. As may be the case if hospice or other out-side services may required.

It takes more than great in home care, it takes experience, understanding and background in the community. We are here to help, and invite anyone to give us a call for placement, in home care, day care or any questions you might have regarding care for a loved one.

Here Are Some Hot Weather Tips For Seniors

1 Plan your outdoor activities for the early morning hours and late in the evening.
2 Wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably of a light color.
3 Fill a spray bottle with water and keep it in the refrigerator for a quick refreshing spray to your face after being outdoors.
4 Cotton clothing will keep you cooler than many synthetics.
5 Fans can help circulate air and make you feel cooler even in an air-conditioned house.
6 Try storing lotions or cosmetic toners in the refrigerator to use on hot overtired feet.
7 Keep plastic bottles of water in the freezer, grab one when you’re ready to go outside. As the ice melts, you’ll have cold water with you.
8 Combat dehydration by drinking plenty of water along with sports drinks or other sources of electrolytes.
9 Take frequent baths or showers with cool or tepid water.
10 Some people swear by small, portable, battery-powered fans. At an outdoor event I even saw a version that attaches to a water bottle that sprays a cooling mist.
11 If you are wearing a cap or hat remove it and pour a bit of ice cold water into the hat, then quickly invert it and place on your head.
12 Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these will promote dehydration.
13 Instead of hot foods, try lighter summer fare including frequent small meals or snacks containing cold fruit or low fat dairy products. As an added benefit, you won’t have to cook next to a hot stove.
14 Stay indoors and out of direct sun as much as possible. Use common sense. If you don’t like to drink a lot of water, try eating jello, or slices of watermelon. It’s very important to drink plenty of water. Check with your doctor to see what amount is right for you.

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