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We love serving San Diego and understand it is important to give back to the community when possible.  We are proud to announce we had 2 opportunities recently to be sponsors and participate in events that give back to the community.

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Meet Susana, our Front Desk Associate!

Susana, is the friendly voice you hear when you call us, and the very first person you will encounter when visiting our offices.

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Meridian Home Care was a proud sponsor of the Cortez Racing Association's (CRA) San Diego 2016 Beer Can Sailing Race earlier this month.

Our owner, Kym, was able to present over 50 prizes and trophies to the winners.

Thank you CRA (Cortez Racing Association)!

Please enjoy these pictures from our sponsorship:

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Please meet Jarvis! Jarvis is in charge of New Business Development and Placement Services for Meridian Home Care.

He has several years of experience in home care business development after working with In Home Personal Services as its Franchise Business Advisor where he oversaw all franchising activities as well as worked to expand IHPS's home care business. 

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be extremely challenging and stressful. Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's can ultimately result in many strong emotions. As the disease of your loved one progresses, family conflicts can arise. There are many strategies to help ease family tensions when your loved one has Alzheimer's disease and many ways in which you can care for your parent.

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Seniors face many changes as they age, such as the death of loved ones, retirement and medical problems. Unfortunately, these changes often lead to depression in the elderly. Depression not only prevents them from enjoying life like they used to, but it also impacts sleep, appetites, energy and their physical health. It is important to understand that depression is not normal grieving, nor is it a routine symptom of aging. Many seniors are resistant to talking about the way they are feeling, because they don’t want to burden their families.

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It's difficult to witness the deterioration of physical or mental abilities in an aging parent, grandparent or other loved one. Whether or not we're well-equipped or prepared, the reality remains that many of us will be tasked with making impactful decisions associated with caring for an elderly loved one. Since 80 to 90 percent of elderly people would choose to reside in their own homes as long as possible, as opposed to a nursing home or independent care, the new role for elderly caregivers can be challenging.

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During November, the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation.  And as the Baby Boomers age, the role of the home health care worker will become increasingly important.

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Starting January 1, 2016, new regulations go into effect for Home Care Organizations and Aides that are designed to protect consumers.  It’s called the Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act (A.B. 1217) and it requires all Home Care Organizations to be licensed, even those who do not provide medical care.

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A recent survey discovered most Americans do not understand the risk of needing and the costs associated with long-term health care.  Experts esitmate that approximately 70% of Americans will need long-term care in their lifetimes but are totally unprepared when it comes to understanding the costs involved.

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