Category: Senior Independence

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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Happy and funny senior couple playing hulahop in park
19 Dec

Elderly Care Tips: Reestablishing the Concept of “Play” in Older Adults

Do you recall that feeling as a young child once the school bell rang, indicating the conclusion of science and the beginning of the best part of the day: recess? There was an enormous sense of freedom dashing out onto the playground, leaving behind the worries of school work for a quick period of unstructured […]

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A happy grandmother with her family on Christmas Eve
11 Dec

The Holidays: A Time for Family… and Detecting the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

From the minute the door swings open and your senior family member wraps you in a warm hug, through the joyous holiday meal and every timeless family tradition, opportunities abound for not only high quality time together, but also to evaluate how your parent is actually doing and if any red flags are observed.

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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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Depressed senior man sitting with female carer
10 Oct

Safety vs. Independence: The Classic Senior Care Argument

It’s a disagreement that emerges for numerous families: older adults adamantly desire to age in place in their own homes, while their relatives are worried about their well-being. And there’s a debate to be made in both instances. Older adults, especially those who live alone, deal with a range of risks: falls that can bring […]

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Senior woman with laptop.
19 Jul

Planning for the Future as a Solo Ager

Baby boomers without children of their own can now boast a new title: solo agers. This strong and self-reliant group faces a few distinct concerns in aging, chiefly who to designate as guardian and decision-maker if they become unable to do so themselves. Inside her book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, author Sara Zeff […]

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Senior woman in hospital bed.
06 Jul

Important News About Surgery and Cognitive Decline in Seniors


Cognitive decline in seniors is a concern on the minds of many families today, but could surgery be part of that concern? Experiencing a medical procedure for older adults always includes some inherent risks, but there’s a little-known effect impacting a substantial number of seniors after surgery that people all have to be conscious of: […]

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Elderly woman walking with adult daughter
07 Jun

Dallas Home Health Care: Four Tips for Family Caregivers

If you’re providing care for a senior loved one, it’s likely that you stumbled into the responsibility without any formal training: you saw the need, and gallantly stepped forward to meet it. Yet, at Heaven at Home Senior Care, extensive training is provided to each of our Dallas home health care professionals before they’re fully […]

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senior-man-with-cane-outside-gardening
09 May

When Helping Is Too Much: The Balance of Adult Children and Senior Independence

As you go through life’s stages, your independence can take on different meanings. They can be significant stages, such as leaving your parents’ home or getting married, or smaller stages, such as completing tasks you didn’t think you could manage. Then as you age, independence takes on yet another form—being able to stay in your […]

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Senior man eating vegetables on patio
21 Mar

How Brain Healthy Foods Can Boost Cognitive Functioning

The remarkable research of a recent AARP study is in: those that maintain a healthy diet plan are twice as likely to consider their mental acuity to be very good or excellent compared to people who rarely eat well. In particular, a meal plan rich in brain healthy foods such as fish, fruits and vegetables […]

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