Author Archives: Kevin

Seniors and the Edlerly Living With Parkinson’s Disease

By Kevin Quinn, Director-San Diego Homecare My father was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Thankfully, his attitude is excellent and he is in excellent health other than his recent diagnosis. I saw this article and wanted to share it. I found it very beneficial. All the best, Kevin Living with Parkinson’s This excellent publication is provided with permission of the European Parkinson’s Disease Association. One of the key things to remember is that most people with Parkinson’s disease continue to live long and rewarding lives. Continue reading →

About Alzheimer’s Disease: Alzheimer’s Basics – How Can San Diego Homecare Hel[

About Alzheimer’s Disease: Alzheimer’s Basics What is Alzheimer’s disease? What happens to the brain in Alzheimer’s disease? How many Americans have Alzheimer’s disease? How long can a person live with Alzheimer’s disease? What is dementia? What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common Continue reading →

Great Article in Union Tribune

ALZHEIMER’S DILEMMA Experts remain locked in debate over testing for the disease when there is no cure By R.J. Ignelzi.   Learning as much as we can about our health is usually a smart thing to do. That’s why we get regular screenings such as mammograms, colonoscopies and cholesterol tests. If there’s a problem, we get it treated.  But what if there is no treatment or cure for a disease? Should we still get tested? That’s a question often asked by people — especially those Continue reading →

An honor to serve the Senior Community of San Diego

I have now owned San Diego Homecare for over 12 years–San Diego Homecare is fast approaching our 25th Anniversary! I’ve been involved in the healthcare field since 1986. The first part of my career involved dealing with the CEO’s, CFO’s of hospitals and large physician groups. I enjoyed the challenge of this endeavor but was excited when the opportunity to purchase San Diego Homecare presented itself. I was doing quite a bit of traveling and my children were very young, so the prospects of “being Continue reading →

National Alzheimer’s Day

September 21, 2012       Today is National Alzheimer’s Day. More than half of San Diego Homecare’s clients are afflicted with Alzheimer’s. San Diego Homecare is committed to assisting the senior community in San Diego that are challenged with this difficult disease. The elderly have so many challenges with the simple process of getting older, when complicated with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease the challenge can be overwhelming.   Following is an article in today’s San Diego Union, I thought it was an excellent article: Continue reading →

Elderly Woman Blogs to Fight Alzheimers

Here is a great article that San Diego Channel 4 had on their Website: How one woman came to terms with Alzheimer’s through blogging     Updated: Aug 23, 2012 10:21 AM PDT       Kris Bakowski was no stranger to long, exhausting days. As the director of a busy concert theater in Athens, Ga., she handled everything from booking shows to stage and technical details, to working with the stars directly. Her days were full of complicated details from start to finish.   Continue reading →

15 Warning Signs an Elderly Person May Need Assistance

August 28, 2012 15 Warning Signs   Changes in the behavior or physical abilities of an older adult may be indicators that they are having difficulty managing independently at home. Please review the following early warning signs checklist, and begin the conversation with your loved one and their physician about any of these signs. If it is determined that supportive services at home may improve quality of life, please contact San Diego Homecare at 858-775-7761 to schedule an appointment for an in-home assessment, and to Continue reading →

San Diego Homecare and La Jolla Rotary Team Up

Kevin Quinn and San Diego Homecare were honored to participate in the La Jolla Rotary “Rotarians at Work Day” in August. Kevin is the Director of Community Development for the La Jolla Rotary. The club, in conjunction with the Salvation Army, helped build bicycles for underprivileged children in San Diego. The children that were chosen to receive the bicycles were those that excelled in a program at school encouraging good grades and citizenship. San Diego Homecare was happy to assist!   San Diego Homecare assists Continue reading →