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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 Insomnia Sleeping 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, TX Carla 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 Care Seniors 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

Try These Ideas For Opening the Lines of Communication with Your Senior Parent’s Doctor

Elderly Care in Bellaire, TX – Opening the Lines of Communication If you are an adult child who is the primary caregiver for an aging parent, you are familiar with how difficult this task can be. Not only have the family roles been reversed but you are also responsible for assisting your parent with daily tasks, including bringing them to the doctor. Speaking with and handling your parent’s medical team can be a challenge in itself. Often times your parent will tell you ... Read more

Implementing These 5 Steps Will Make You a Much Better Caregiver

5 Steps to being a better Caregiver and Reduce Stress near Sugar Land, TX One of the main goals for any caregiver is to improve the quality of care they provide. As a result, they will also be able to reduce the amount of caregiver stress they experience. When you are providing higher quality care more effectively for an elderly patient, it is going to make that job much easier. When you want to understand what it takes to be a better caregiver ... Read more

Have You Ever Considered How Being a Good Listener Can Play an Important part in Elder Care?

Say that Again … Understanding Each Other through Better Conversation: Elder Care near Sugar Land, TX Conversation is important. Human beings are considered social creatures and that means we aren’t designed to spend a significant amount of our lives alone. However, that is exactly how many elderly individuals spend their time: alone. Connecting with others is an important aspect for mental as well as emotional health and well-being. Depending on the situation, it could also have benefits with regard to physical strength and ... Read more
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