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How You Can Stay In Your Home: Is a reverse mortgage right for you?

In the golden years, everyone encounters a new set of challenges. Even if you or your parents are in relatively good health physically and financially, they may find themselves short on income and incurring new expenses. If they need in-home care or need to make their home more accessible in order to get around, these expenses may make it more difficult to stay in their home. One method that seniors are using to stay in their home is the reverse mortgage, an instrument that turns home equity into income to cover these unexpected financial obligations. How Can A Reverse Mortgage [...]

2017-10-10T10:02:52+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Articles|

October 13: PVE-CARES Senior Health Fair

Come visit A Peace of Mind Home Cares Solutions at the 12 Annual PVE-CARES Senior Health and Wellness Fair. WHAT: Education, resources and socialization for Palos Verdes Estates' senior residents WHEN: Friday, October 13, 2017, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm LOCATION: Neighborhood Church 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 Created in 2004 by the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, the PVE-CARES program holds 5-6 events each year with the Health Fair being our largest. The Health Fair is one of the great ways for our seniors to stay involved in the community and learn about the opportunities and [...]

2017-10-06T16:47:36+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Events|

Oct. 17: Upside of Aging Event at Palos Verdes Golf Course

Interested in learning more about A Peace of Mind Home Care Solutions? Please come visit our table at the second annual Upside of Aging event, presented by Palos Verdes Village. The event will be held Tuesday, October 17 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Golf Course. Dr. Pinchas Cohen and Helen Dennis will be featured speakers. Dr. Cohen, a visionary leader in science and higher education, is the Dean of USC’s Davis School of Gerontology, holds the William and Sylvia Kugel Dean's Chair in Gerontology and serves as the executive director of the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology [...]

2017-10-02T18:54:45+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Events|

Preparing for Potential Emergencies

As adult children of elderly parents, it's something that we all dread: an emergency that happens while your parent is alone.  Avoiding the issue won't make it go away.  Instead, it needs to be faced head on. Preparing for potential emergencies will help us all have peace of mind. There is something referred to as the "golden hour."  This is the time when prompt medical treatment can mean the difference between life and death.  With this in mind, here are some steps that you can take to ensure that your loved one gets the emergency care that he or [...]

2017-10-17T12:27:02+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Articles, Senior Care|

Terry went above and beyond what was needed…

5 Star Yelp Review When I was leaving the hospital. The staff thought I should go to rehab facility. But I wanted to come home. My adult kids checked everything out and hired A Peace of Mind Home Care Solutions. Terry came to the house and went through everything. Terry went above and beyond what was needed. His caregivers were wonderful and did a wonderful job in getting me back on the road to recovery. As it turned out Terry knew my husband from business 15 years ago,. And he is very friendly with my neighbor and her family. Can [...]

2017-07-18T10:14:27+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Testimonials|

“A Win-Win for Everyone”

5 Star Yelp Review My 87 year-old mother has dementia. I turned to Peace of Mind to help me find a team of caretakers, and I can honestly say that they found extraordinary women to help care for my mom. Terry McGovern, the owner of Peace of Mind, is so professional, helpful and wonderful. He provided such compassionate support during the most difficult time. He identified a number of experienced caregivers, conducted extensive background checks and he continues to check in with the caregivers and me. He found truly wonderful caregivers for us, and he is always there for my [...]

2017-07-18T10:16:27+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Testimonials|

Caring for Elderly Parents in Palos Verdes

We've heard the saying "once an adult, twice a child," but the impact of those words may not truly hit until your elderly parent is in need of living assistance. Your parents may have once seemed to be invincible beings that could conquer the world. Your parents are still the same great people they've always been; they're now just in need of a little help. The stress of caring for a family of your own, working a career, and maintaining your own self-care may feel overwhelming as it is. When a parent is in need of assistance, the responsibility may [...]

2017-10-17T12:32:09+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Articles, Senior Care|

Taking Care of Aging Parents From a Distance

Your parents are two of the most important people to you because they have raised you and cared for you your whole life. Now as they are aging, it's your chance to return the favor. When your parents are in need of living assistance, you may feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of procuring the help they need when you live far away. Trying to balance your own busy lifestyle with that of a parent in need may feel like too much to handle. The process doesn't have to be as difficult as it seems. Here are a few tips on [...]

2017-10-17T12:36:05+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Articles, Senior Care|

“Excellent Care and Very Dependable”

  "Excellent care and very dependable. Terry McGovern (the owner) came to my home the night we left the hospital and I had help the next day! Had a cheaper agency. You get what you pay for. I will not hire a lesser agency again. My husband is so worth the extra money." Janet Tepper, Torrance

2017-07-13T10:13:21+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Testimonials|