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senior using home care technology in Fort Worth, TX
senior using home care technology in Fort Worth, TX
By David Parks, 10:58 am on February 22, 2019

Home care technology is changing quickly with innovations for people of all ages. There is increased safety and security for older people who live alone and have concerns of falling, and now a loved one or caregiver can be alerted to check in on Grandpa if he doesn’t get out of bed by a specific time. Sensors have been used routinely for home security, but now they’re so sensitive that…

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Adult Day Care vs In Home Care
Adult Day Care vs In Home Care
By David Parks, 12:51 pm on February 8, 2019

When an aging loved one relies on you for help with his or her wellness decisions, it can be a huge responsibility. Since there are numerous solutions and resources available today, you may have the burden of sifting through a great deal of information so you can choose what is best for your loved one who depends on you. With independent, assisted and skilled care complexes available in each community,…

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home care for older vets
home care for older vets
By David Parks, 10:25 am on January 24, 2019

The population continues to age, with more older adults than ever before. Agencies within our health care system are looking for affordable senior health care programs that are effective, as well as considerate of elderly needs. Pioneering the way for years, our Veterans Administration (VA) has continually responded with inventive high-quality programs that cut health care costs. Surely, you’ve read about its bureaucratic problems at times, but the VA has…

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Will Medicare Cover In Home Care
Will Medicare Cover In Home Care
By David Parks, 11:21 am on January 11, 2019

What are you to do when you’re released from the hospital but need assistance at home? You need to know if your Medicare will cover in-home care, but the correct answer is it depends. It depends on whether you may need specialized therapy, skilled nursing care, or medical equipment and supplies as you are ill or recovering from illness or surgery. In the best scenario, Medicare will pay for your recovery…

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10 healthy snacks for adults in senior care
10 healthy snacks for adults in senior care
By David Parks, 11:16 am on December 19, 2018

Older loved ones in senior care need consideration of their nutritional care, too. It’s vital for them to consume whole foods, including vegetables and fruits, combined with servings of high-quality proteins, nuts and seeds, and legumes. Lunchmeats, red meat, and sugary or processed foods should be eliminated except on occasions. It’s important to absorb vitamins and minerals from healthy foods so senior strength is maintained and illnesses are prevented. Many…

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5 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
5 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
By David Parks, 12:41 pm on December 11, 2018

Have you worried about your own brain health when you’ve misplaced your car keys? It’s normal. Don’t worry. Have you ever been introduced to someone at an event and immediately forgotten the person’s name? Normal, also. These are memory lapses that people with normal brain health deal with occasionally. However, you may notice a loved one forgetting appointments or learn that he or she got lost while driving in his…

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Things to Do for Seniors with Diabetes in Fort Worth, TX
Things to Do for Seniors with Diabetes in Fort Worth, TX
By David Parks, 9:00 am on November 22, 2018

When an aging loved one receives a diabetes diagnosis, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. After all, you want the best for your parent, yet he or she may not be fully ready to accept the help. You can use the following strategies to keep your loved one’s blood sugar under control while still maintaining independence. Learn Everything You Can About the Condition A new health diagnosis is bound to raise…

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How to Manage Back Pain While Caregiving in Fort Worth, TX
How to Manage Back Pain While Caregiving in Fort Worth, TX
By David Parks, 9:00 am on November 8, 2018

Caregiving often involves heavy lifting, twisting, and turning multiple times a day, which can wreak havoc on the back. If not managed, it can raise the risk of chronic pain. Fortunately, there are things you can do as a caregiver to prevent back discomfort. Here are five tips for preventing caregiving-related back pain so you can better care for your elderly loved one. 1. Focus on Proper Body Mechanics When…

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How to Prepare a Loved One for the Flu Season in Fort Worth, TX
How to Prepare a Loved One for the Flu Season in Fort Worth, TX
By David Parks, 9:00 am on October 25, 2018

While the flu can simply mean a minor inconvenience for some people, it can be life-threatening for senior citizens. It’s especially dangerous for seniors who have preexisting medical conditions or suppressed immune function. Fortunately, several interventions can help your senior loved one dodge a bout of the flu, and if he or she does get the flu, symptoms may be milder. Here are 5 ways to help your parent get…

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How to Get the Support You Need as a Caregiver in Fort Worth, TX
How to Get the Support You Need as a Caregiver in Fort Worth, TX
By David Parks, 9:00 am on October 11, 2018

As a family caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed with your responsibilities, and at times you may feel invisible to others. You spend so much time worrying about the needs of your aging loved one that self-care is pushed to the side. Here are some tips to help you find emotional and physical support as a family caregiver. Join a Caregiver Support Group A support group is the perfect place to…

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