22 Jan

Is Mom Eating Enough? Here’s How to Tell.

Some normal aspects of aging, like chewing issues and the effects of certain medications, can make it difficult for seniors to get the nutrition they need. Therefore, without constantly preparing and/or supervising all your loved one’s meals and snacks, it’s often hard to know if dietary needs are being met. Answering the following questions, however, […]

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07 Jan

Hard to Swallow: Older Adults & Eating Issues

Age changes many things about a person, including his or her appetite and eating habits. While a healthy diet is vital at any age, because of certain health issues and restrictions, many older people have trouble eating well. If you have an older loved one who is experiencing trouble maintaining a healthy diet, consider these […]

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20 Dec

’Tis the Season to Discuss a Plan of Care

You’ve come home for the holidays and you’ve noticed the warning signs that your loved one is in need of care. What now? Although it may seem difficult at first to set the wheels in motion, addressing that care is needed with aging loved ones can reduce worry and possibly prevent a serious emergency. The […]

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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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