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How Caregivers Can Recognize Heart Attack in a Loved One

Caregivers in Tanglewood, TX - Recognizing A Heart Attack If you are caring for a loved one, you no doubt are concerned about his or her safety.  Knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack is important, as it's the #1 cause of death in the United States.  A heart attack can come on suddenly, or it may start slow and be mistaken for some other medical condition. If not treated promptly, a heart attack can be fatal. It’s important for family ... Read more

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 InsomniaSleeping 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, TXCarla 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

Have You Ever Considered That Age Is A Factor When Discussing the Topic of Elder Care?

Senior Care near Bellaire, TX – How to Talk to Your Elderly Parents about CareSeniors who are in their 60s, 70s or 80s+ may have different priorities, concerns and needs. According to care.com, it’s essential for family members to tailor their conversation to the values of their senior parent.“Seniors who are in their 80s have different priorities from seniors in their 70s, says Emily Saltz, LICSW and the director of Elder Resources -- a private geriatric care management firm in Newton, ... 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

PERSONAL CAREGIVING SERVICES launches new caregiver training program with the Institute for Professional Care Education

[PERSONAL CAREGIVING SERVICES] has chosen the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) to provide online caregiver training and compliance to all their employees.[HOUSTON, TX]: PERSONAL CAREGIVING SERVICES has made a commitment to providing the highest quality care to seniors in its service areas by implementing employee training programs developed by the Institute for Professional Care Education. PERSONAL CAREGIVING SERVICE’S employees now have access to IPCed’s online caregiver training as well as IPCed’s award-winning Medifecta series of DVD-based caregiver training.“We’re using IPCed’s ... Read more
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