09 Jun

Improve Your Patients’ Transitional Care with Heaven at Home

Patients move through the spectrum of care options continually, transferring from skilled nursing or rehab facilities to full service private pay home care and back again as care needs change. Providing patients with smooth transitions between care providers through better referrals allows for: Better patient outcomes Decreased hospitalizations

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19 May

Delay in Treatment Could Mean Loss of 1 Month of Healthy Life Post-Stroke

Fifteen minutes may seem like an insignificant amount of time, but it can drastically change a stroke victim’s life. A new study reveals that following a stroke, for every 15-minute delay in the receipt of the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a stroke survivor is robbed of a month of healthy, disability-free life.

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12 May

Turning Coffee Into a Drug to Treat Parkinson’s and Dementia

It helps you wake up in the morning, but could it also help treat cognitive disorders? Your morning cup of coffee could be worth more than just a means of getting you through the day. In fact, it could hold clues for treating chronic diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Scientists have found that caffeine has […]

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05 May

New Routines May Lessen Fatigue for Stroke Patients

May is Stroke Awareness Month. For many people, a stroke is a devastating experience that completely alters their way of life. Fatigue is a common side effect of stroke for many survivors, and often thought to be due to the physical effects of the stroke itself. However, new research shows that post-stroke fatigue may come […]

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15 Apr

The More You Know: Independent Hire vs. Home Care Agency

If you’re beginning to research in-home care for a loved one, you may have seen some ads online via caregiver registries or in the newspaper for caregivers for hire. Hiring a caregiver through a registry or through a newspaper advertisement can seem attractive because of the perceived lower hourly cost. However, it’s extremely important to […]

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03 Apr

Is Home Care the Right Choice for Your Loved One? Heaven at Home of Dallas Helps You Decide.

Aging in place is the popular choice for older adults today, and it’s a great way to help older loved ones remain healthy, safe, and independent at home as they age. But is it the best choice for your family? When researching the best care options for your loved one you must consider the level […]

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26 Mar

Senior Gamers: Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease via a Video Game

Video games have been getting a lot of press over the last several years, not just for their entertainment value, but for their cognitive benefits as well. And now the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, is hoping to find out if video games can detect and track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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17 Mar

Family Caregiving in the Digital Generation

Need help caring for an older loved one? There’s an app for that! Actually, there are several apps on the market that can make family caregiving a little easier. We’ve compiled some of our favorites that we think will help family caregivers better manage their time and their loved ones’ care.

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10 Mar

Heaven at Home Looks at Changing the Approach to Eldercare

All too often people think of care for older adults in terms of the tasks they can no longer perform due to age-related disability. However, some very interesting statistics have emerged that, moving forward, may play a role in how elder care is approached

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20 Feb

Recovery Time: Caring for a Loved One After a Heart Attack or Stroke

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases are the nation’s number one killer. Millions of Americans care for a loved one who is recovering from a cardiac event such as heart attack or stroke, and it can be a challenge. People recovering from a major cardiac event are typically forced into making lifestyle changes […]

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