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Senior Care – The Social Life of Seniors

Senior Care - The Social Life of Seniors in Katy TX Maintaining an active social life is somewhat of a balancing act as we grow older. There are numerous options available to seniors who are seeking to increase or maintain their current level of social activity. These include: Interest-based groups: Joining a group that meets regularly with a common interest is appealing to many seniors. Any kind of group, from gardening to cards to foreign films, collecting stamps, can allow any individual to ... Read more

SITTER VS. CAREGIVER

  Often times I hear from family members who have chosen a “caregiver” who is a relative of a friend or another “caregiver” to provide care and assist with a loved one.  While I understand the decision that the family makes in these cases for economic, familiarity, and quick turnaround, I would argue that it’s not necessarily the wisest decision.  I hate to use the expression that you get what you pay for, although it’s applicable in this situation as it is ... Read more

Understanding the Effects of Caregiving on Family Members

Effects of Caregiving on Family Members in West University Place, TX There are close to 36 million people that currently suffer from dementia - a group of mental disorders that disrupt and impair memory function, speech, and mental cognition.  Alzheimer’s Disease accounts for a large number of dementia patients, as studies have shown about 50% to 70% of are caused by Alzheimer’s Disease. Not surprisingly, close to two thirds of people who suffer from dementia live at home and require the assistance of ... Read more

Did You Know Statistics Show Insomnia Affects Half of All Adults over Age of 60? Find Out What Can Contribute to this Disorder.

Home Care in Houston, TX – Understanding the Issue of Senior Insomnia Sleeping can be very difficult and burdensome, especially in the age of constant connectivity with smartphones, computers, and tablets. Work, family, and an over-the-top social life can have negative detriments on sleep as well. While sleep is vital to staying healthy and energetic, more often than not sleep is one of the first things missed or affected when people are more stressed or busy. This definitely affects seniors as well. It ... Read more

Have You Considered Providing Elder Care for a Senior Loved One? Find Out Why Learning as Much as Possible is Essential for Providing the Best Level Of Elder Care.

Three Considerations When the Family Elder Care Provider Heads Back to School near Tanglewood, TX Carla came home from her first year at college excited and enthusiastic about her future. She had made a number of new friends, made the Dean’s list, and had even lined up an internship for the following fall semester. Over the summer she knew a job was necessary, especially if she wanted to have some disposable income for the following year. That’s when her mother suggested she ... Read more

Do You Know How Important It is To Remember to Take of Yourself while Being a Caregiver for Dad?

Life Doesn’t End when Your Days as a Caregiver Do near Meyerland, TX “One Son Being His Dad’s Caregiver near Meyerland, TX” Dan had grown accustomed to stopping by his father’s house on a daily basis. He never considered himself a caregiver, at least not until the past year. For about three years his father required his assistance with certain tasks around the house. He was more than happy to provide assistance when it was needed. That level of help could range from replacing ... Read more

UPCOMING CAREGIVER EVENT

Personal Caregiving Services is pleased to be participating in an upcoming conference “Lighting the Way: Illuminating Alzheimer’s disease” for clergy, professionals and family caregivers. The conference is scheduled from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on Tuesday January 13th, 2015 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Rd., Houston, Texas 77056, and is sponsored and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter and The Hope and Healing Center. Family caregivers are welcome and attendance is free. Personal Caregiving Services will ... Read more

Try These Ideas For Opening the Lines of Communication with Your Senior Parent’s Doctor

Elderly Care in Bellaire, TX – Opening the Lines of Communication If you are an adult child who is the primary caregiver for an aging parent, you are familiar with how difficult this task can be. Not only have the family roles been reversed but you are also responsible for assisting your parent with daily tasks, including bringing them to the doctor. Speaking with and handling your parent’s medical team can be a challenge in itself. Often times your parent will tell you ... Read more

Implementing These 5 Steps Will Make You a Much Better Caregiver

5 Steps to being a better Caregiver and Reduce Stress near Sugar Land, TX One of the main goals for any caregiver is to improve the quality of care they provide. As a result, they will also be able to reduce the amount of caregiver stress they experience. When you are providing higher quality care more effectively for an elderly patient, it is going to make that job much easier. When you want to understand what it takes to be a better caregiver ... Read more

Have You Ever Considered How Being a Good Listener Can Play an Important part in Elder Care?

Say that Again … Understanding Each Other through Better Conversation: Elder Care near Sugar Land, TX Conversation is important. Human beings are considered social creatures and that means we aren’t designed to spend a significant amount of our lives alone. However, that is exactly how many elderly individuals spend their time: alone. Connecting with others is an important aspect for mental as well as emotional health and well-being. Depending on the situation, it could also have benefits with regard to physical strength and ... Read more
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