Category: Senior Safety

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 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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Spending time with grandma
14 Mar

Before Visiting Someone with Dementia, Consider This Advice.

It may be a little intimidating to understand exactly what to mention and just how to act when spending time with someone you care about with dementia. And, sadly, due to a number of inherent symptoms of the disease, often relatives feel so uncomfortable they avoid going to see the person at all. Understanding a […]

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sight loss
19 Feb

A Look at the Latest Technologies for Sight Loss

Impacting an incredible number of Americans, vision loss is as varied as the people who experience it – from simply the need to wear a pair of reading glasses to skim through the morning newspaper, to total blindness. Sight loss is even more common in older adults, with one out of every three seniors over […]

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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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07 Jun

Mom Lives Alone in Dallas: When Is Home Care Appropriate?

Since moving away from Dallas, you’ve made it an important priority to call Mom every Saturday afternoon, without exception. After talking about the week, she confirms that yes, she’s getting plenty of rest, eating well, taking her meds and is healthy. However, seeing her in person over a long weekend vacation to Dallas paints a […]

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24 Mar

Heaven at Home Senior Care Tips: Better Lighting for Better Vision

Dim lights and shadows can make it difficult for people with reduced vision to make out distinct objects. They may bang into objects that didn’t seem to be as close as they truly were, or trip over something they didn’t notice at all. This can lead to accidents in the home, which can result in […]

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08 Mar

Use Colors to Improve Safety for People with Low Vision

Of all our senses, the one we seem to fear losing most is our vision. So much of our world is taken in by what we see around us. Being able to see well is also a safety issue. Reduced vision may make it harder to see obstacles and dangers as we navigate the world […]

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