Author: Scott Vanderhoef

Senior woman with red Santa's hat holding hot tea and looking through window. Xmas, home, age, alone, senior concept.
16 Nov

Overcome Senior Holiday Depression with These Grayson Home Care Tips

Ah, the holidays: they’re either the most wonderful time of the year, or the most challenging. For many seniors who have lost loved ones, are struggling with chronic medical conditions, or are going through isolation and loneliness, it’s natural to experience some level of depression during the holidays. And, the family caregivers who take care […]

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Senior woman with caregiver
12 Nov

Denton Home Care Tips: Create a Plan to Reduce Senior Fall Risk

Falls involving senior citizens are all too common and may have dire consequences. Taking preventative measures is important, such as examining the home for fall risks like throw rugs and various tripping hazards, inadequate lighting, and a lack of appropriate grab bars and railings. But there’s another tactic being suggested now: developing a fall plan […]

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Senior man patient in hospital eating lunch
06 Nov

Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and… a Trip to the Emergency Center?

While we may well visualize a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving celebration, with the entire family enjoying quality time with each other and Grandma’s customary food, the truth for a number of families includes something unexpected: a trip to the hospital. The fact is, statistics illustrate that emergency center visits for older adults increase an astounding 10% […]

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Cropped shot of a mature businesswoman looking tired while sitting at her desk
24 Oct

Does Your Employer Offer Senior Care Leave? They Should!

Businesses have long respected the need for new parents to take time away from their career to focus on the many needs of a newborn, but what’s been acknowledged a great deal less is the equally important need for adult children to take time off to care for their aging parents. Yet as our life […]

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Sad elephant sitting on a bench on the glade
17 Oct

An Elephant’s Memory & Alzheimer’s Disease May Have an Interesting Connection

The old saying is true: elephants actually do have impressive memories, even into their old age. To illustrate, they are able to recollect and go back to very particular locations years after visiting them, irrespective of age. Just what can we glean from elephants which may lead to improving our own cognitive functioning as we […]

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Depressed senior man sitting with female carer
10 Oct

Safety vs. Independence: The Classic Senior Care Argument

It’s a disagreement that emerges for numerous families: older adults adamantly desire to age in place in their own homes, while their relatives are worried about their well-being. And there’s a debate to be made in both instances. Older adults, especially those who live alone, deal with a range of risks: falls that can bring […]

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Denton home care
20 Sep

Denton Home Care Tips: How to Provide Care for Difficult Parents

When it comes to caregiving for a family member, family dynamics can play a big part in the caregiver’s outlook. For people who have been brought up by caring parents who provided for all their needs, offering the same level of care may just be second nature. But what if you’ve been scarred by childhood […]

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Dallas home care
12 Sep

Tips on How to Talk to a Sick Person During a Health Crisis

Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had someone say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Although you may have been feeling relatively perky before that instance, all of a sudden you really DO feel tired and rundown. Our Dallas home care team […]

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Dallas home care
06 Sep

Alzheimer’s Care | Guns and Dementia. Cause for Alarm?

With an impassioned level of debate rivaling the Hatfields and McCoys, Dallas home care provider Heaven at Home Senior Care understands that it may be impossible to get to a final resolution regarding the issue of gun control. Yet regardless of which side of the issue you are on, there’s one little-spoken of scenario that […]

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Senior woman with laptop.
19 Jul

Planning for the Future as a Solo Ager

Baby boomers without children of their own can now boast a new title: solo agers. This strong and self-reliant group faces a few distinct concerns in aging, chiefly who to designate as guardian and decision-maker if they become unable to do so themselves. Inside her book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, author Sara Zeff […]

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