Connecting The Community With Chris

Connecting The Community With Chris

Listen to Home Care Expert, Chris Zayid, CEO of Affinity Senior Care discuss BEST Home Care solutions for you and your loved ones


February 18, 2023 69 mins

Hello! Welcome to Connecting the Community with Chris. We have an exciting podcast today with a very special guest, Sarah Barker. Sarah is a well-known senior advocate that founded Connect Our Elders which specializes in an advisory process for care for people over age 65.

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What to expect when your loved one is dying

Some people in a palliative care program will get better and move on with their life. When people have a terminal condition - when death is expected. Palliative Care helps improve the quality of life of patients, caretakers, and loved ones. 



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  • Hiding the car keys often requires some creativity
  • Having the conversation about “driving retirement” is intimidating,
  • Car keys are a symbol of independence for American adults, which usually makes taking them away a daunting task for family caregivers
  • A senior with mild cognitive impairment can still be very dangerous behind the wheel
  •  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, six in 10 people with dementia will wander at some...
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4 Home Care Benefits Caring For Others




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Being a caregiver requires teamwork between you and the person you are caring for. Of course, it takes two, but the first step is to develop that cooperative attitude yourself. Then, you can work on getting them to adopt the same frame of mind. Everything is a little easier when you're working with someone, rather than against them. 


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Dressing someone else can be a challenge in itself. When it is coupled with a disability or impairment, it becomes a learned skill. Most adults who are parents have experience dressing their children, but dressing another adult brings a whole new set of challenges. This is especially true if the adult has a physical condition that prevents them from assisting, such as Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

  • Adapt and Enable
  • Create a New Rout...
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March 29, 2022 8 mins
Family Drama

It’s true that relationships are often strained when a serious illness and caregiving enter the picture. But, if your interactions with certain relatives are increasingly stressful and negative, it may be time to shut down family drama once and for all.

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Reasons Why Siblings Won’t Help With Elderly Parents Excuse #1: “I Don’t Have the Time” Excuse #2: “I Don’t Have the Money” Excuse #3: “I Can’t Bear to See Mom/Dad Like That”


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Welcome to our show. Today's guest will be Dr Zeer from Oakland ENT 

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January 21, 2022 2 mins

The duties offered by in-home care providers will vary depending on the needs of the individual patient. The provider is there to take care of any household and personal tasks a person is unable to handle on their own, whether they are mostly independent or need help with all aspects of daily life.

In some cases, the support may be largely emotional and social, providing platonic companionship and engaging in conversation, games an...

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Many people value their independence, but daily tasks that used to be routine can become increasingly difficult with advanced age or illness. Aspects of daily life such as personal care, taking medication, cleaning the house, preparing meals and running errands directly influence a person’s quality of life, and a qualified in-home care provider can step in to ensure these important tasks are properly addressed.

According to a repor...

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Lowering Dementia Risks – Look After Your Heart, Body, and Mind

The 2020 report of the Lancet Commission, comprising 28 leading experts in dementia, has identified 12 modifiable lifestyle risk factors that contribute to 40% of dementia cases in the world. While factors like your family history, age, and genetics are unchangeable, introducing healthy alterations in your lifestyle may help prevent or delay dementia.

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Keeping Your Senior Loved One Engaged In Life

Have you observed a shift in your parents' activities or recreational pursuits as they've become older?


It's normal for older folks to change their social schedules and physical activity routines to accommodate their bodies' needs. Once active, adults may become less active as they age due to chronic pain or other problems. That’s understandab...

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E 18 The Importance of Accountability when caring for your loved one


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E 17 5 Fun Activities To Improve Your Memory

  1. Do arts and crafts to keep the mind and hands busy. 

Making things can help elderly individuals preserve dexterity in their hands and fingers. While creating bespoke items for the home or gifts for friends and family. 


That said, crafts don't have to be complicated or expensive. Try upcycling old photo...

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The bottom line is they want to feel safe. If they do not feel safe where they are, the chances of them wandering increase tenfold at any given moment.

Making sure they feel safe and secure is the key. The slightest thing can trigger a sense of danger in a dementia patient.

The volume on the TV being too loud, the sound of a train in the middle of the night, an alarm going off, the phone ringing—all of these are things we hear on a...

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The complications that can arise from care transitions are multifaceted and contribute to what has come to be known as the “revolving door” of hospital readmissions.

According to research conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from a hospital—approximately 2.6 million seniors—is readmitted within 30 days, at a cost of more than $26 billion every year.


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Welcome to our show Coffee With Chris sponsored by Affinity Senior Care. Our host is Chris Zayid Founder of Affinity Senior Care. Today our topic is about Adult Day Care Options Adult day care centers are designed for older individuals who need help with activities of daily living or who are isolated and lonely.

The Three Adult Day Care Options: Social Day Care, Adult Day Health Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Day Care.


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