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Home Care Awareness: Recognizing the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

  Home Care in Houston TX In your home care journey with your elderly loved ones one of the most important things that you can do is be vigilant about their health and aware of risks that they are facing so that you can make sure that you take all of the necessary steps to protect them and get them the treatment that they need to remain healthy, happy, comfortable, and safe as they age in place throughout their later years. While most ... Read more

Tips to Help Meet Senior’s Unique Nutritional Needs

Senior Care in Meyerland TX As a person becomes older, there are quite a few things about their life that must change. For seniors, one of these things is their nutrition. For those who provide home care for seniors, understanding these new needs is just as important.Experts suggest that seniors eat plates that are as colorful as the artwork their grandchildren create – plenty of yellow, red, and green food. Also, as seniors continue aging, nutritional choices have to be made to ... Read more

Tips for Caregivers – February is Boost Self-Esteem Month

Family caregivers have the unique role of caring for a loved one, often without any type of compensation and sometimes without much recognition. Caregivers do their job by giving all of themselves and expecting very little in return. Needless to say, it takes a selfless, dedicated, and loving person to make a great caregiver. Too often, however, caregivers find themselves in a position where they feel they must ignore their own needs and desires in order to care for another. When ... Read more

Elderly Care Observances: Risk Awareness Week

Elderly Care in Houston TX February 7 through 13 is Risk Awareness Week. Though this weeklong observance was originally developed as a way to protect people in dating relationships, it has taken on many different angles over the years to be a weeklong opportunity for people to research, evaluate, identify, and resolve the various risks in their lives. In the context of your elderly care journey risk awareness is all about finding the areas of your care approach that could be modified ... Read more

United Way Elder Service Providers’ Network

Elder Service Providers’ Network Personal Caregiving Services is a regular participant in the United Way Elder Service Provider’s Network that meets once a month.   Personal Caregiving Services looks forward to the opportunity to share its experiences and assist other elder care service providers with understanding the nature of home care and to be educated and informed about other elder care resources available.  This networking group meets January 26th from 10 am to 12 noon at the United Way Agency office in Houston, ... Read more

Houston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce 2016 Kickoff Event

Chamber of Commerce Kickoff Event Personal Caregiving Services is proud to have recently joined as a member of the Houston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.  This chamber is one of the largest and most active in the country and has historically been instrumental in growing the Houston economy with a shared goal of helping small businesses develop entrepreneurship through education, networking and volunteering causes.  Furthermore, Personal Caregiving Services’ interest is more specifically interested in participating in the chamber’s very active senior alliance division that ... Read more

How to Prevent Bedsores for Immobile Seniors

Senior Care in Katy TX A bedsore, also known as a pressure sore, affects individuals who are not able to change their position on a regular basis. When sustained pressure is put on areas that support the body, it will lead to reduced blood supply to the location, and eventually the death of skin and underlying muscles. A pressure ulcer will typically be found in areas such as the sacral region, shoulders, elbows and heels and are staged or graded, which classifies the ... Read more

Tips for Caregivers – Caring for a Loved One with Diabetes

Caregiver in West University Place TX When an aging loved one is diagnosed with diabetes, it often means that the responsibilities of the caregiver will change.  Caregivers will need to lean the facts about diabetes and its effects on the aging body and what they can do to help their loved one to maintain the best health possible.  When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, it usually means that they will need to make many lifestyle changes that can be very difficult.  ... Read more

Senior Care: Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

  Senior Care in Bellaire TX Because Alzheimer’s disease is a disease of the brain, it can affect a person’s ability to care for him or herself, from getting dressed to bathing, bringing on new challenges for him or her every day. For this reason, caregivers and home care providers need to learn as much as possible about this disease.Below are some common signs of Alzheimer’s disease in seniors that you should know about:Anger and aggressionYour loved one may begin to have aggressive ... Read more

Staying Safe and In Control When Alzheimer’s Aggression Becomes Part of Your Elderly Care Journey

Elderly Care in Spring Branch TX Each year nearly 5 million Americans receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. For as many as half of these adults, aggressive and even violent behaviors can become a part of the progression of the disease, creating an uncomfortable and even dangerous situation for the senior himself as well as any family caregivers and his elderly health care services provider. Understanding this aggression and how you can handle it can help you to stay safe and in ... Read more
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