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Common Eye Problems for Seniors

Senior Care in Memorial TX As adults age, changes in vision and eyesight may occur.  In fact, it is quite common for seniors to experience new eye problems that they may have never experienced before.  One great way seniors can prevent and/or properly treat eye problems is by continuing to have their regular eye exams.  By visiting the eye doctor, seniors can get answers about any eye problems they may be having as well as begin any necessary treatment.  However, seniors do ... Read more

Tips for Making a Home Wheelchair Accessible

Elderly Care in Tanglewood TX Many elderly adults who use a wheelchair for mobility may believe that they will be unable to continue living at home.  However, the use of a wheelchair does not always necessitate a move to an assisted living facility.  In fact, many elderly adults who rely on a wheelchair can lead comfortable lives in their own homes with the help of a caregiver or home care aide.  If your elderly loved one is using a wheelchair but desires ... Read more

Cataract Surgery – What Seniors Need to Know

Senior Care in Houston TX Changes in vision and the development of cataracts are a natural part of aging.  When cataracts develop, they can cause blurry vision and an increased glare from lights.  Cataracts may make it harder for seniors to drive, read, and just do normal daily activities.  When cataracts make it too hard to do everyday activities, doctors often recommend cataract surgery.  Cataract surgery is very common and it is known to be very safe.  Many seniors in the United ... Read more

Caregiver Tips: Helping Your Seniors Cope with Pain this Winter

Caregiver in Meyerland TX You never want to think of your aging loved ones being in pain, but it is an unfortunate reality that many seniors deal with chronic pain on a daily basis. This pain can range from mild annoyance to debilitating pain that interferes with your parents' ability to participate in the activities that they need or want to do. This pain often worsens during the winter season when cold weather and longer periods of inactivity diminish the body's ability ... Read more

Seniors and the Flu Shot – What You Need to Know

Senior Care in Sugar Land TX As another flu season begins, there are many things that seniors and their caregivers need to know about protecting themselves from influenza. The reason why seniors are encouraged to get a yearly flu vaccination, or flu shot, is because adults over 65 are considered at “high risk.”  This means that seniors, due to a weakened immunity, are more susceptible to catching the flu virus and are at risk for more serious complications from it.Influenza is a contagious ... Read more

Elder Care Advice: Keep the Brain Young with These Tips

Elder Care in Meyerland TX Ever wonder why some seniors seem forgetful some of the time while others have a sharp memory? Unless they have an impairment or brain injury that makes it difficult to remember where they are or what they are supposed to be doing, seniors receiving in-home care with memory problems most likely are not taking care of their bodies the way they should. If your aging parent or relative does show abrupt signs of memory loss, they will ... Read more

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Caregiver in Sugar Land TX In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared November to be National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. If you know someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s, November is a month to raise awareness in your community, as well as show gratitude for those who provide care for persons suffering from this disease.What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that cause memory, thinking and reasoning skills to slowly decline. This memory loss disrupts daily life activities including concentration skills, poses difficulties following ... Read more

Warding Off Heart Disease in Your Elderly Loved One

Elderly Care in River Oaks TX Heart disease can affect anyone at just about any time. If your elderly loved one has had a very healthy life, you may not think that she's susceptible to heart disease now. It's important to talk to her doctor about her individual risk factors and what she needs to do in order to ward off heart disease. In the meantime, here are some steps you can take at home, too.Encourage Foods Higher in FiberFoods that are ... Read more

New course offerings for “How to Be a Family Caregiver” coming soon!

New Course Offering S. Gerber & Associates and Personal Caregiving Services is proud to announce the creation of the Academy of Advanced Caregivers with the first courses on “The Basics of How to Be a Family Caregiver” set to start in January 2016!  Mark your calendar for this exciting opportunity to become better educated and equipped to be a family caregiver!For more information, you may click here to view the flyer.If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Houston, ... Read more

Elderly Care: How Heart Disease Can be Reversed Through Food

Elderly Care in Spring Branch TX A lifetime of eating deep fried, greasy fast food, chips, pizza, and sugary desserts may quickly add up in old age, contributing to heart disease. The American Heart Association reported that 21 percent of men and 10 percent of women between the ages of 60 and 79 have coronary heart disease, while 35 percent of men and 18 percent of women over 80 have the disease.  The following are common symptoms of this fatal disease and ... Read more
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