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Elder Care Tips: Stroke Risk Factors and Prevention

Memorial, TX - Elder Care Tips: Stroke Risk Factors and Prevention Many seniors underestimate the effects of a stroke. While 85% of people who have a stroke end up surviving, half of them up end with some sort of physical or mental disability. A stroke – also called a brain attack - involves a blocked artery or hemorrhage in the brain. Strokes can be dangerous, but fortunately, most are preventable. As an elderly home care provider, you can help your client decease ... Read more

The Power of Music as a Component of Senior Care

Sugar Land, TX - The Power of Music as a Component of Senior Care Music can have tremendous benefits for people of all ages. For somebody who requires any type of senior care, it’s important not to overlook the value that music can have in their life.Whether you’re talking about learning to play a new instrument or just listening to music, the benefits are fast and long reaching. Let’s talk about the potential benefits of learning a new instrument.If the elderly client ... Read more

Parkinson’s and Its Impact on Daily Life … Professional Home Care Can Help

Katy, TX - Parkinson’s and Its Impact on Daily Life … Professional Home Care Can Help For a person who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, the long-term outlook might seem daunting. There has been a lot of attention paid to this disease in recent years, thanks in large part to celebrities who have been diagnosed with it, such as Mohammed Ali and Michael J Fox.How Parkinson’s affects people is going to vary from one individual to the next. Relying on professional home ... Read more

What are Some High Calorie Healthy Foods?

Elderly Care in Meyerland, TX – What are Some High Calorie Healthy Foods? Gaining weight can be quite a challenge for some people, especially seniors. As people age, their sense of taste and smell tend to diminish. This makes it more difficult to enjoy the foods they once called their favorites. Some seniors even lose their interest in food and become apathetic towards meals. What can you do to help a senior who’s not eating enough?Strategies to help a senior gain weight:1.      ... Read more

Strategies to Overcome Social Isolation for Seniors

Home Care in Bellaire, TX – Overcoming Social Isolation Aging adults face social isolation for a variety of reasons - the death of a spouse or partner, medical conditions, physical disabilities, or retirement. Many aging adults are opting to stay at home for as long as they can so they don’t have to be moved into a care facility. While staying in the comfort of their own home can be a better alternative, problems can occur if the senior is alone all ... Read more

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
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