Tag: home care

06 May

After-Stroke Support at Home Provides Positive Results

Each year, almost 800,000 Americans have a stroke. And while most people who have strokes survive, many are left with life-changing aftereffects. Some of the effects may be minor, but others may result in drastic changes in the stroke survivor’s personality, difficulties in the ability to speak, walk or perform everyday activities. A stroke can […]

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20 Jan

The Dangerous Link Between Senior Loneliness and Depression and How Home Care Can Help

One of the greatest fears many of us have of aging is the thought of spending long, lonely days, isolated from those we love. And the reality is, as seniors age, the loss of family and friends, and perhaps also the ability to remain as active and mobile as they once were, can add up […]

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26 Aug

How the Best Hospitals in Dallas Are Working to Reduce Readmissions

Hospitals are being held to higher standards than ever before. Thanks to healthcare reform, today’s hospitals are under the gun to reduce their patient readmission rates or face some hefty Medicare fines. In an article posted by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), entitled “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions,” we can see that hospitals […]

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03 Apr

Is Home Care the Right Choice for Your Loved One? Heaven at Home of Dallas Helps You Decide.

Aging in place is the popular choice for older adults today, and it’s a great way to help older loved ones remain healthy, safe, and independent at home as they age. But is it the best choice for your family? When researching the best care options for your loved one you must consider the level […]

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17 Mar

Family Caregiving in the Digital Generation

Need help caring for an older loved one? There’s an app for that! Actually, there are several apps on the market that can make family caregiving a little easier. We’ve compiled some of our favorites that we think will help family caregivers better manage their time and their loved ones’ care.

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05 Aug

Starting the Conversation: How to Talk to Your Loved One About In-Home Care

Remaining independent is vital to older adults, and oftentimes the thought of surrendering even a small amount of that independence can lead to objections. It’s common for elderly loved ones to feel uncomfortable with the idea of needing a hand around the house or having an in-home caregiver. But when a loved one is showing […]

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03 Jun

Chemo 101: Understanding Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a common treatment used to fight cancer. It is often used to destroy cancer cells, stop cancer cells from spreading, and/or slow cancer cell growth. Many patients often have questions and/or a few fears about receiving chemotherapy. To help in your understanding of chemotherapy, Heaven at Home would like to explain the basics […]

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15 May

The Benefits of Referring to Home Care Agencies vs. Independent Contractors

The hours immediately following a hospital discharge are a vulnerable time for patients, a time when they require personalized, professional care in order to avoid further health issues and possible hospital readmission. But who can you trust to provide the best care for your patients? When making referrals for private pay home care services, it’s […]

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24 Apr

Is It Alzheimer’s or Just Forgetfulness?

Where did I put my keys? Did I leave the iron on at home? As we age, mild memory loss is common, but with the rise in Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S., many people are becoming fearful that their forgetfulness is something more. Knowing more about the disease and its warning signs can help family […]

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01 Apr

Caring for Alzheimer’s Disease: Bond with Your Loved One Through Activities

Alzheimer’s disease can take a physical, emotional and mental toll on patients, families and caregivers. As communication skills fade for a person with Alzheimer’s, caregivers often find it frustrating to support the person’s sense of self while trying to minimize skills that may be compromised due to the disease. Doing simple, enjoyable activities together can […]

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