13 Dec

Home for the Holidays: How to Recognize Warning Signs that Care is Needed

Getting together with older loved ones in the Dallas and Denton areas this holiday season? It may be a good time to take stock of how an elderly loved one is doing and to see if there may be warning signs that care is needed in the home. As families come together for the holidays, […]

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19 Aug

Warning Signs: Typical Age-Related Behavior or Alzheimer’s Symptoms?

Sometimes people won’t admit they need help to stay at home, and others may be unaware they need extra help in order to maintain a healthy and safe home environment. Knowing and watching for signs that could indicate extra assistance is needed may well fall on others: family, friends or advisers. Back in February, we […]

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05 Aug

Starting the Conversation: How to Talk to Your Loved One About In-Home Care

Remaining independent is vital to older adults, and oftentimes the thought of surrendering even a small amount of that independence can lead to objections. It’s common for elderly loved ones to feel uncomfortable with the idea of needing a hand around the house or having an in-home caregiver. But when a loved one is showing […]

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17 Jun

Secrets to Combating the Side Effects of Chemo

The side effects of chemotherapy can present patients with additional, uncomfortable challenges, including severe energy loss, depression, skin impairments, hair loss, nausea and change of appetite. As a caregiver, you can help your loved one combat the side effects of chemo in a number of ways. Skin Problems: Cancer patients are at risk for numerous […]

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03 Jun

Chemo 101: Understanding Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a common treatment used to fight cancer. It is often used to destroy cancer cells, stop cancer cells from spreading, and/or slow cancer cell growth. Many patients often have questions and/or a few fears about receiving chemotherapy. To help in your understanding of chemotherapy, Heaven at Home would like to explain the basics […]

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15 May

The Benefits of Referring to Home Care Agencies vs. Independent Contractors

The hours immediately following a hospital discharge are a vulnerable time for patients, a time when they require personalized, professional care in order to avoid further health issues and possible hospital readmission. But who can you trust to provide the best care for your patients? When making referrals for private pay home care services, it’s […]

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01 May

The Heaven at Home Approach for Better Patient Outcomes Through Home Care

As a patient’s needs change, so does his or her care environment. Oftentimes, patients move through the spectrum of care multiple times, transferring from home health services to full service private pay home care and back to home health services as new care needs arise. In order to assure that patients receive an excellent level […]

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24 Apr

Is It Alzheimer’s or Just Forgetfulness?

Where did I put my keys? Did I leave the iron on at home? As we age, mild memory loss is common, but with the rise in Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S., many people are becoming fearful that their forgetfulness is something more. Knowing more about the disease and its warning signs can help family […]

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17 Apr

Under Pressure: Stress Management Tips for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Oftentimes, the care for aging parents must be taken on by their adult children. Dubbed the “Sandwich Generation,” these adults have the added stress of raising children, dealing with financial burdens and limited resources, and maintaining a full-time job. But, because we tend to focus so intently on the Alzheimer’s patient, we forget that there […]

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08 Apr

Debunking Common Alzheimer’s Disease Myths

Even with the growing library of materials on Alzheimer’s disease, there are still a lot of misconceptions about how Alzheimer’s is developed, how it affects people and whether or not you can prevent the disease. To help clarify some of the more commonly believed Alzheimer’s myths, here are a few of the truths: Myth: Dad […]

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