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Home care provider having coffee with an older woman in Dallas, TX
Home care provider having coffee with an older woman in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:55 am on November 7, 2018

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….

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Older man with a credit card and phone in Dallas, TX
Older man with a credit card and phone in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 8:38 am on October 23, 2018

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…

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Celebrate Successful Aging with Positive Thinking in Dallas, TX
Celebrate Successful Aging with Positive Thinking in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 7:59 am on October 15, 2018

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…

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Home care provider in pink scrubs with an older woman in the living room in Dallas, TX
Home care provider in pink scrubs with an older woman in the living room in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 8:28 am on October 10, 2018

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…

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Older woman wearing blue with her daughter in Dallas, TX
Older woman wearing blue with her daughter in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 12:03 pm on September 18, 2018

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,…

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Son with older mother on the couch learning about home care options in Dallas, TX
Son with older mother on the couch learning about home care options in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 10:41 am on September 5, 2018

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…

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Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society 40 Year digital seal
Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society 40 Year digital seal
By Jennifer Satery, 8:50 am on September 4, 2018

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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Senior woman wearing pink doing yoga outside with a home care provider in Dallas, TX
Senior woman wearing pink doing yoga outside with a home care provider in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 8:34 am on August 30, 2018

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…

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Senior mother smiling with her daughter in Dallas, TX
Senior mother smiling with her daughter in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:26 am on August 8, 2018

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…

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Tired nurse with dark lighting in Dallas, TX
Tired nurse with dark lighting in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 1:24 pm on July 26, 2018

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…

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