Category: Eldercare

Woman stressed alone in the room
23 Oct

Caring for a Loved One? You May Be at Risk for Caregiver Depression

There’s no question that it’s a great honor to care for people we love. Family caregivers encounter a closeness and bond with those in their care that very often far outweighs the difficulties. But yet there are challenges. A never-ending to-do list to make sure the senior loved one you’re providing care for is as […]

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chronic disease care management - elder care denton tx
14 Aug

A New Approach for Chronic Disease Care Management: Let the Patient Take Control

Regarding chronic diseases, older adults are the experts, hands down, with as many as three out of four older persons affected by several conditions that are chronic, call for extensive medical attention, and place limits on activities. With the constant barrage of bloodwork as well as other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, […]

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Caring for Elderly Parents - elderly care plano
07 Aug

How to Avoid Caregiver Injury Risks When Caring for Elderly Parents

While the ultimate goal is always to increase health and safety for the aging adults they love, family caregivers, regrettably, typically wind up compromising their very own health in the process. Believe it or not, an astounding 94% of caregivers in a recently available research study conducted by Ohio State University reported musculoskeletal pain one […]

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An adult daughter and her mother spending time together
27 Feb

Senior Home Care in Dallas Helps Manage Aging’s In-Between Stage

The earliest signs can be so subtle that many people wouldn’t even recognize that anything is amiss. Mom is extroverted, friendly, and conversational when visiting your family and while running errands. However those closest to her have begun to pick up on concerns: forgetting about the soup cooking on the stove, leading to a scorched […]

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Senior woman checking label on medication
20 Feb

Alzheimer’s Disease Care in Dallas: Understanding the Two Main Medications

The latest Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The condition is currently the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Even though deaths from other chronic conditions, such as heart disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have jumped in excess of 100%. The toll the illness takes on family caregivers […]

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Mature couple holding hands
12 Feb

Making a Marriage Work Amongst Strains of Senior Care

In marriage we pledge to stick together for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health – but what does not come up in our vows to one another is how to deal with the mounting challenges of senior care as our parents age. Nevertheless, with our life span increasing, it’s […]

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helicopter-parents
27 Dec

Could You and Your Siblings Be Helicopter Children?

We’ve all known helicopter parents, particularly when a daughter or son leaves for college. In fact, we could be guilty of hovering too closely ourselves. Discovering that perfect harmony between caring and overstepping our boundaries is not very easy. And now, with the additional number of sandwich generationers providing care for both aging parents and […]

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senior fall risk - university park home care
12 Nov

University Park 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 any senior fall risk such as 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 […]

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trip to the ER - home health plano
06 Nov

Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and… a Trip to the ER?

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 ER. 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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