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My Aging Relative Refuses to Eat Healthy Meals

As if family caregivers didn’t have enough to worry about with their elderly loved one, the idea of healthy meals and snacks should always be a top priority. When aging adults live alone, their eating habits tend to worsen. In many cases, they only like junk food and refuse to eat healthy meals. There are many reasons for this, but no matter what the cause, family caregivers need to come up with a plan to make sure the senior has nutritious ... Read more

Can Seniors Develop Anxiety Disorder?

Everyone feels anxious now and then, but if your aging loved one is struggling from extreme worry, fear or distress that lasts for longer than a few weeks, they could have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is the persistent and invasive feeling of nervousness and fear that interferes with a person’s daily activities. Anyone who looks after an elderly loved one should spend some time researching the symptoms and treatment for anxiety disorder, so they can recognize when a person needs help.   While ... Read more

Run for the Rose

Personal Caregiving Services was proud to have recently participated and donated to the Marnie Rose Foundation and the 2019 Run For the Rose in memory of Dr. Marnie Rose. Dr. Marnie Rose was just 27 and in the first year of her pediatric medical residency at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital when she was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. Although she passed away in 2003, the Houston community and communities nationwide honor Marnie's spirit, courage and strength with an ... Read more

Tips for Taking Older Adults on Outings

No one enjoys spending all their time stuck at home. It can make them feel restless and lonely. However, many older adults have difficulty getting out of the house on their own, so they spend most of their time in their houses alone. However, it’s entirely possible for seniors to go on enjoyable outings with caregivers with a little planning. Below are some tips for caregivers to use when going on an outing with their elderly family member. Take Special Needs into ... Read more

FAQs About Seniors Adopting a Dog or Cat

Many family caregivers that worry about their aging mom or dad growing lonely in their old age wonder about helping them adopt a pet. Studies show that dogs and cats can provide a lot of benefits to seniors, but family caregivers may still be unsure. Before dismissing the idea completely, family caregivers should look at the facts surrounding pet adoptions and seniors. Once they learn about the benefits, they may form a different opinion. Here are some frequently asked questions about elderly ... Read more

What Should You Do if Your Senior Wanders Off?

If you’ve been worried about your senior wandering off, you might have been prepared for this moment. But many caregivers are absolutely not prepared for the first time their senior wanders away. These tips can help to keep you calm and find your senior. Start Contacting Neighbors As soon as you notice that your elderly family member has wandered off, start talking to people in the area. They’re most likely neighbors, but they could also be people who are walking in the area. ... Read more

What is RSV?

RSV stands for respiratory syncytial virus. It’s an illness that most people associate with young children. However, people of any age can get it. And, for older adults, it can be particularly dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are aged 65 and older are at the greatest risk of developing a severe RSV infection. In fact, around 177,000 seniors in the United States end up in the hospital because of RSV each year and ... Read more

How to Get the Most out of Meditating as a Caregiver

Meditation is one of those often-suggested solutions that a lot of caregivers scoff at because "Who has time?" The great thing about meditation is that you don't have to follow the "rules" if they don't work for you. You can tailor meditation to your life and your needs. Don't Worry if You Feel You're Meditating "Wrong" If you're meditating just for your own mental health and well-being, then worrying about doing meditation "wrong" isn't something you need to sweat about. The idea behind ... Read more

Dehydration is One of the Biggest Health Risks the Elderly Face

The July 2017 edition of Nutrition and Healthy Aging released a report on dehydration and the elderly. Of the seniors questioned, just over half said they drink at least six glasses of some type of drink each day. Nine percent said they drink fewer than three glasses each day. Dehydration is a serious concern in the elderly. Just a two percent deficiency in body fluid can impact physical health. It can also lead to cognitive issues. The sense of thirst decreases in ... Read more

Another Great Review From a Satisfied Client

My family and I simply love Sid Gerber and associates.  They represent the whole family when it comes to caring for your loved ones. My family and I have been with Sid Gerber and Associates for the past 6 years.  Sid and his team came into our family during a very difficult time.  Our mother was diagnosed with dementia and our father was very depressed and worn out from caring for our mom.  Sid was a wealth of knowledge in this ... Read more
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