Category: Senior Independence

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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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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08 Mar

Experiencing Caregiver Stress? Try These Tips to Brighten Your Outlook.

“It’s just been one of those days,” we sometimes mourn, shrugging our shoulders gloomily. Let’s be honest, sometimes things happen that are entirely out of your control, plus some days all of them seemingly happen at precisely the same time – making us wish we had made the decision to simply stay in bed! Nevertheless, […]

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Mature women talking
25 Jan

Denton Home Care Tips: How to Share Caregiving Without Family Division

Do you recall how challenging it could be as a child to learn the concept of sharing with your siblings? Despite the fact that the importance of thinking about others’ feelings, and of being fair, was impressed upon us early on, it can still be a difficult task to reduce sibling squabbles about difficult choices […]

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Senior man sitting on sofa
17 Jan

It’s Not Denial: Dementia’s Anosognosia Explained

“I don’t have dementia. There’s nothing wrong with me!” If perhaps you’ve ever heard a friend or family member with dementia frustratingly voice this or perhaps a very similar sentiment, it’s possible you have supposed the person was just in denial and unwilling to come to grips with a tough diagnosis. The stark reality is, […]

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Discussing an Elderly Parent's Ability to Drive a Car
10 Jan

Giving up Driving: It May Be Bad for a Senior’s Health

It is among the more difficult decisions we face in older years, and an exceptionally sensitive matter for adult children to broach with their elderly parents: giving up driving. Driving a vehicle, while delivering an intrinsic feeling of freedom and independence, can become tremendously dangerous due to a variety of conditions linked to aging. And […]

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16 Mar

Can You Tell if Your Loved One Is Losing His Vision?

Talking about health issues is hard for some seniors – they may think of their health issues as private, or they may fear that if they admit to having problems, they’ll lose their cherished independence. The same is true for vision loss. A loved one who is having difficulty seeing may do his best to […]

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16 Jul

Is Your Community Ideal for Older Adults?

Life unfortunately can get harder as we age—it’s harder to navigate your way through town, to get to the grocery store if it’s a distance away, and to stay social. Fortunately, some forward-thinking communities around the country are making innovative, senior-friendly ideas a part of the community plan. We hope the trend catches on, and […]

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17 Jun

Encouraging Parents to Accept a Helping Hand

There may come a time when adult children have to step up and take on a part of the parental role for their parents. To make the transition a smooth one and to help senior parents accept a helping hand, follow these four tips: Rule out cognitive function issues first. As people age, it’s common […]

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