Category: Respite Care

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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16 Oct

5 Things That Can Worsen Alzheimer’s Symptoms

While there are particular commonalities, Alzheimer’s disease affects every individual differently. Our specially trained dementia caregivers know, for example, that although someone may enjoy being outside, another person may be overloaded by so much sensory input and prefer a quieter indoor environment. One person may prefer a morning bath routine, while a dose of creativity […]

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Portrait of tender mother daughter moment
10 Oct

Acceptance: It’s Not Giving Up to Get Help At Home

In Isaac Asimov’s opinion, “The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.” It’s a common feeling for lots of family caregivers when their loved one is diagnosed with a chronic condition, such as dementia. And though this may generate some level of comfort in assuming that life can carry on as […]

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19 Jun

Harnessing the Power of Positive Thinking Can Reduce Caregiver Burnout

Our facial expressions expose so much to those around us, and if you’re experiencing an abnormal level of stress, well-meaning family members will surely notice it. Perhaps you have heard some encouraging you to simply, “Cheer up, buttercup!” In reality, of course, it will take a lot more than a few words to turn your […]

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07 Jun

Study Highlights How Feelings of Elder Care Uncertainty Impact Family Caregivers

“Of course Mom can move in with me!” Increasingly more family caregivers are making this commendable choice on a daily basis, signifying the beginning of lifestyle changes they cannot yet truly appreciate. And while the rewards of providing care for an older parent are immeasurable, they are not without a variety of dilemmas as well. […]

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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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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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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 holiday depression - senior care university park
16 Nov

Overcome Senior Holiday Depression with These 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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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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