Comfort Keepers In Home Care of Palo Alto, CA
Comfort Keepers is the most trusted name in the arena of in home care service providers. Comfort Keepers Home Health Care Palo Alto has been serving our loved seniors of Palo Alto for more than 15 years now. Throughout our service years we have helped hundreds of Palo Alto seniors to see better days in their declining years. We have brought happiness to many families and have inspired our loved seniors.
Comfort Keeper In Home Care Palo Alto has introduced the Interactive Caregiving approach into the geography of Senior Care Services in Palo Alto. With this Interactive Caregiving philosophy we have been giving our seniors what they mostly crave for- an independent living in their own homes. Moreover, through this, Comfort Keepers have successfully worked out a strategy that keeps our Palo Alto seniors socially active; and physically and emotionally energized.
Comfort Keepers have been providing an all-round senior care to our Palo Alto seniors. We provide services mainly in the following categories:
- In Home Care: Providing 24 hours care for our loved seniors within the comfort of their own homes.
- Interactive Caregiving: Keeping our respected seniors physically and mentally energised, and socially active.
- Respite Care: Helping all the informal family caregivers in Palo Alto with all the support they need.
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care: Providing the best quality care to help our loved seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
- End of Life Care: Making the last phases of our loved seniors in Palo Alto happier and easier so that we leave in peace.
- Transitioning Home: Helping to make the transition from hospitals or care facilities to their own homes smoother and hassle free.
In all of our Home care services Palo Alto we dedicatedly and with devotion try to do our best. We always ensure that the trust is never broken. In this regard we only enroll dedicated and expert caregivers who really have a passion for this humane vocation. Besides, we remain in constant search for newer and more advanced techniques and strategies to strengthen our caregiving procedures even more.
History and Culture of Palo Alto
In ancient times all of California and the surrounding areas were inhabited by the Ohlone Native Americans. Compared to its neighboring regions Palo Alto had fewer number of Ohlone Native Americans occupying the area when finally Spanish colonizing forces reached Palo Alto and the nearby region in 1769. However, this area was not much in use by the colonizers till 1827.
After the Spanish and Mexican separation in 1822 and from around 1827 many independent Spanish and Mexicans came to this region and started to buy land to built their ranches, farms and estates. During this period many of such ranchers and farmers came and established many ranches. Among some of the ranches and farms Rancho Corte de Madera, Rancho Rinconada del Arroyo de San Francisquito, Rancho Cañada de Raymundo, Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas, Robles Rancho, Ayrshire Farm, Palo Alto Stock Farm and so on occupied most of the lands. All of these ranches and farms gradually became more segmented and now forms the most part of present day Palo Alto.
Many of the historical names of roads, avenues, parks and buildings across Palo Alto still bear the the heritage of these Spanish legacies. But gradually property ownerships began to be handed over to some wealthy Americans like Elisha Oscar Crosby, Peter Coutts, Leland Stanford and some others as they started to buy lands in the area during 1875-76.
In 1855 the township of Mayfield was formed in the present day South Palo Alto region. In 1886 Leland Stanford came to Mayfield with a view to founding the Stanford University in memory of his son, who died of typhoid at a young age. He had a train stop created on Mayfield’s Lincoln Street, now California Avenue, and proposed further development of the town along with establishing the new University. However, he put forward a condition for the people that there will be no more alcohol in the town. But the people there were very fond of alcohol and refused Stanford’s proposal, hence, he had to move a bit north and start working on the founding of the town of Palo Alto. He along with his friend Timothy Hopkins started to buy vast amount of lands in 1887 for the new town. Which was finally formed as a Temperance Town in 1894. And Stanford established The Stanford University and a Train Stop on University Avenue in his new town.
With time along the lines of unbending efforts from Stanford, Palo Alto continued to grow and surpassed the abutting Mayfield in size and progress. Finally on July 2, 1925 Palo Alto voters approved the annexation of Mayfield and the two towns merged into one community on July 6, 1925.
Now, Palo Alto is one of the most expensive cities of the country and the inhabitants are the most educated in the nation. Many of today’s technology companies are now running their operations from Palo Alto. Hewlett-Packard, VMware, Loral, Tesla Motors, Skype, IDEO and so on would be to name a few. Besides, many of our groundbreaking tech pioneers, like Facebook, Google, Pinterest, PayPal, Intuit, Logitech, had their roots here in Palo Alto.
Senior Care Facilities in Palo Alto
Seniors are the most respected and loved part of our lives, community and economy. We Love them; we respect them, we care for them; and most importantly we learn from them a lot. Hence, senior care and well maintenance of wellbeing in senior lives should be one of the top priorities of every community.
Elder care services Palo Alto are very advanced, developed and quite adequate in number for the current senior population and requirements. In this we can very well say that our Palo Alto seniors are very well cared of and their daily needs are quite adequately fulfilled. But in some areas of the senior care services Palo Alto has scope to further improvements.
In Palo Alto there are top quality private home care service providers along with some government senior care facilities. Presently the government and the private sector are working in unison to ensure the best quality care to Palo Alto seniors.
To name few of the best senior care services in Palo Alto -
- Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center
- City of Palo Alto
- Community Association for Rehabilitation (CAR)
- Comfort Keepers In Home Care Services Palo Alto
Apart from them Department of Health Care Services, California Department of Public Health, California Department of Aging and Social Services Agency are the main governmental bodies that are running their regular elder care programs in Palo Alto. And there are some other services with attention to specific sector of caregiving in Palo Alto like meal services, transportation services for seniors and aquatic therapies etc.
Although our seniors are very well cared of by the available Senior Care Services Palo Alto, yet there are many seniors who are struggling with reaching to the right care and support. The situation is going to become even more so as the senior population increases. Even at present there are some 36% percent of senior population reported facing struggle in managing and maintaining their level of life standard and about 6% of them are already living below the poverty line.
According to the US census data 2010 Palo Alto had a population of 64,403 among which 28.0% are aged between 45 to 64 and 17.1% are 65 years of age or older. Among the population most of them are Whites, Asian, Hispanic or Latinos. The population from other races are very fewer in number. However with time the racial diversity in Palo Alto is expected to increase.
Between 1990 and 2000 the senior population of Palo Alto has increased significantly from 17.5% to 22%. And in 2010 we can see that it had dramatically increased to 28%. So, the growth in the senior population of Palo Alto is starkly visible. It is mostly because of the phenomenon called the Graying of America, where the generation termed as the Baby Boomers are gradually reaching their declining age. It may seem surprising but by 2030 the senior population in Palo Alto is expected to experience a 113% increase. This is massive!
So, there has arrived the time when our in home care services Palo Alto measures and endeavours have to be reevaluated in order to improve and enhance the services and procedures to care for the rapidly increasing senior population adequately.