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5 Reasons You Need a Home Care Agency

Home Care in River Oaks TX It's understandable that making the decision to invest in hiring a specialized in-home care provider from a professional agency can be difficult. There are a number of clear and distinct advantages to relying on a professional senior care provider service when compared to other services or relying only on voluntary assistance.1. Seniors Require Specialized CareAs people become older, they develop unique medical and physical conditions that frequently make daily life more difficult and can exacerbate medical ... Read more

Helping Your Loved One Cope with Ulcerative Colitis

Home Care in Spring Branch TX The chronic inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis impacts approximately 700,000 people throughout the United States. It impacts the same number of women as it does men, and occurs in people of all ages. Symptoms including urgency, abdominal pain, and bleeding can be disruptive to life and lead to serious complications if not treated properly. If this condition has recently become a part of your home care journey with your aging parent, it is important to know ... Read more

4 Ways to Help Avoid Conflict While Caring for an Elderly Loved One

Elder Care in Memorial TX When you are the primary caregiver for your elderly loved one, other family members may still want some input about her care. This can cause conflicts, though, and family relationships can become strained. There are some easy ways to avoid those conflicts, though.Share Some of the ResponsibilitiesIf at all possible, everyone involved with your elderly loved one should be kicking in to share some of the responsibilities. Sometimes, that isn't actually possible, though, and loved ones can ... Read more

Knowing the Risk Factors of Kidney Disease

Senior Care in Tanglewood TX Throughout the United States more than 26 million Americans are suffering from kidney disease and more than 590,000 of those are dealing with kidney failure. What is truly startling is that many of these people do not even realize what is happening to them. Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the country and at any given time there are more than 95,000 people on the waiting list to receive a kidney transplant that ... Read more

The Value of Early Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis

Elderly Care in Meyerland TX Many people look at their health with a sense of complacent denial, operating under the idea that if they do not know that something is wrong, or do not acknowledge that something is wrong, then whatever it is cannot actually be wrong and they will not have to confront it. You may even be that way about your own health, skipping yearly checkups and avoiding those tests and screenings that you know that you should take, but ... Read more

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
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