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How To Assist Your Loved One With Eating After A Stroke in Dallas, TX

By Home Care Assistance, 9:55 am on November 7, 2018
How To Help Your Loved One With Eating After A Stroke

Nutritional Help with Someone in Stroke Care Patients requiring stroke care often have challenges eating meals. Sometimes it’s a chewing or swallowing issue, but other times, it’s a matter of getting food to the mouth. If the stroke has created memory loss, the stroke patient might not remember to eat. Always refer to your doctor when you need assistance in choosing a meal plan for someone in stroke care. The following tips may be helpful, as well: Encourage Wholesome Regular Meals Schedule regular meals. The person in stroke care may eat more when they dine with a loved one at the table. He or she may look forward to a regular time to eat, so …

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Protecting Seniors From Scams

By Home Care Assistance, 8:38 am on October 23, 2018
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Scammers like to prey upon older people in senior care because of their likelihood to be generous and kind. Money scams can happen by phone, email, the internet or even in person. Older residents in senior care need to be cautious with their finances.  They’re often on fixed incomes with little savings. These money scams can damage their future lifestyle and wellbeing. If an aging adult suffers a financial loss, children or grandchildren may end up paying the consequences, too, as they wind up assisting with the losses. What can be done to keep loved ones in senior care safe from scammers? First, be sure to talk with aging parents and educate them on common …

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5 Benefits to Living with Caregiver Assistance

By Home Care Assistance, 7:59 am on October 15, 2018
5 Benefits of Assisted Living

It’s a normal response for an independent adult to refuse the idea of a caregiver at first. When daily living tasks are finally too much of a challenge, the reality cannot be denied, and additional help must be brought into the home. Although the initial response is hesitance, once an older adult understands the advantages of in-home senior care, chances are he or she will be open to the idea and enjoy the benefits of a compassionate caregiver. There’s additional safety with a caregiver in the home and social engagement reduce loneliness, too. Personal safety and conversation are both vital to a high quality of life. Help a loved one benefit from a home caregiver. …

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4 Benefits of Assisted Living

By Home Care Assistance, 8:28 am on October 10, 2018
5 Benefits of Assisted Living

Once someone needing senior care learns about the many options of living with assistance, it may not feel so scary. There are numerous advantages that usually outweigh any concerns. For example, senior care assistance provides an additional layer of safety, besides the social opportunities, and both are essential to your health and welfare, or for your loved one. Please read the following 5 benefits if you are thinking about assisted living for a loved one: There is safety in living with assistance. As adults age, there are new safety challenges – falls, strokes, heart problems and other health emergencies. If someone needing senior care has assistance at home or in an assisted living community, support …

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Caregiving: Why Is Routine Important?

By Home Care Assistance, 12:03 pm on September 18, 2018
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Quality Caregivers Prioritize Routine Predictable schedules are probably best for everyone, but this becomes especially true as we age.  Surely, you’ve heard someone say that humans are “creatures of habit?” Consistent schedules remind older adults of what’s ahead, bringing a sense of comfort to them. When someone suffers from dementia, daily structure and routine provided by their caregiver is even more important. Structured Routines Provide Feelings of Security Structured routines for daily meals, bathing or dressing provide feelings of security for most older adults. Typically, they sleep better as a result of regular sleep and wake up times, too. Elderly people struggling with dementia become less confused with structured caregiver routines. Sometimes, a dementia patient …

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How To Tell The Difference Between Delirium And Dementia

By Home Care Assistance, 10:41 am on September 5, 2018
How To Tell The Difference Between Delirium and Dementia

Mental confusion and acute emotional distress can be symptoms of delirium and dementia, which would make it easy to confuse the two illnesses with each other. However, these are two distinctly different medical problems, and it’s critical for caregivers and community medical staff to understand their differences. Delirium commonly affects older patients and is often seen as a complication in hospital admission for the elderly. How do you recognize delirium? Delirium is an acute problem, with a patient displaying confusion, disrupted attention, muddled speech and sometimes hallucinations. Delirium is diagnosed by behavioral observation of the patient and medical help is necessary when someone displays potential symptoms. It’s usually a temporary condition and is typically reversed …

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Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society September Newsletter

By Home Care Assistance, 8:50 am on September 4, 2018
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Home Care Assistance of Dallas is proud to be a part of the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society DAPS)! Check out the featured news for September. One of the highlights is the Annual Kickoff Meeting featuring our own Jared Caplan as the featured speaker. DAPS Newsletter

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Staying Active is Important at Any Age

By Home Care Assistance, 8:34 am on August 30, 2018
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Staying active is important at any age. We need regular physical activity to keep our balance, strength, and cardiovascular health. Physical activity also reduces the chance of chronic disease. We can all increase our health and vitality, regardless of age! Experts recommend 150 minutes or more of weekly exercise. Go slowly at first, and gradually increase frequency and intensity. Walking is Perfect Walking is perfect for every age and ability with no need for a gym membership! Older adults can stroll the neighborhood or venture to nature areas with trails. Walking gets even better as a social event if family or friends come along! Do What You Can TV doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Ride …

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Changing Bad Habits of Elderly Parents

By Home Care Assistance, 9:26 am on August 8, 2018
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Can Older Parents Make Healthy Changes? Sometimes you worry about your aging parents, especially when it’s apparent that they need to make some healthy changes. Perhaps they’re not getting enough activity, social interaction, or eating regular meals. You care and want to help them out, but it seems like your voice just isn’t heard when you try to talk about making changes. So, how is it possible to persuade Mom or Dad to make healthy changes? Are you open to learning a few techniques? To get started, pick your battles wisely, and never lecture your parent. Engage in conversation during the time of day your parent is most amenable and try to keep a sense …

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How Caregiver Burnout Damages Our Brains

By Home Care Assistance, 1:24 pm on July 26, 2018
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What does caregiver burnout mean? Can it be prevented? It’s not unusual to read about work-related stress and how it leads to burnout, as it has been studied and talked about often. There hasn’t been as much research specific to family caregiver burnout, yet it can also be stressful and may actually damage the brain, as well. Caregiver Burnout Why might you have concern if you are a family caregiver? Realistically, a family caregiver may have more stress than what comes with a full-time career. Unfortunately, it’s even possible to cause damage to one’s own brain, as well as mental and emotional health by taking care of someone you love. The following may help you …

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