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Financial Advice for Family Caregivers
Financial Advice for Family Caregivers
By David Parks, 8:28 am on February 18, 2020

If you’re the caregiver in your family, then you know it can be demanding – and SO rewarding – to care for your senior loved one. But it’s also important to stop and care for yourself every once in a while! Part of your self-care should be ensuring you’re set up for financial success. Below we’re giving you our best financial advice for you during your role as a caregiver!…

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How Music Can Help Seniors in Home Care
How Music Can Help Seniors in Home Care
By David Parks, 8:24 am on January 13, 2020

Taking music for granted is an easy thing for many of us to do, and it’s probably because over the years, we have heard thousands of songs from different artists. Yet for seniors in home care, music can mean so much more! Music therapy is a medicine of the mind, especially if a senior is struggling with their cognitive ability or memory loss. There are also a host of health…

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Dementia Care in Fort Worth, TX
Dementia Care in Fort Worth, TX
By David Parks, 8:17 am on December 19, 2019

Having a senior in home care who suffers from hearing loss can be a difficult time for everyone involved — especially when you’re trying to have meaningful conversations with them. We understand your situation, and we’re working to help you communicate with your senior more effectively. Below, read through our advice to begin easily mastering these conversations.  Get Their Attention First Before you begin trying to have a conversation with…

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5 Unique Ways to Sharpen the Mind in the Senior Years in Fort Worth, TX
5 Unique Ways to Sharpen the Mind in the Senior Years in Fort Worth, TX
By David Parks, 8:13 am on December 13, 2019

So, you’ve been considering a career in senior home care as a caregiver. Senior caregivers are individuals who work directly with older adults who need assistance to perform the activities of daily living. Some of these tasks may include assistance with items like bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation and companionship.  With that being said, becoming a senior caregiver is not a job for just anyone! However, if you have…

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How to Help Your Senior Loved One Feel Included During the Holidays (1)
How to Help Your Senior Loved One Feel Included During the Holidays (1)
By David Parks, 10:19 am on November 28, 2019

The holiday season is just around the corner, and families everywhere are feeling the joy and cheer of the season while they plan their annual parties! But be careful not to leave out your senior in senior care… Often times, the holidays can cause feelings of depression or isolation for your senior while the rest of the family is busy preparing for the festivities. Don’t panic, though! You can still…

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in home care dieting tips
in home care dieting tips
By David Parks, 9:41 am on November 11, 2019

The keto diet – this is the latest fad diet you’ve been hearing all about! Folks have been cutting out carbs and sugar from their diets left and right, while many have been successful in losing both a little and a lot of weight. You may even be considering it for yourself. But if you’re an older adult, you could also be wondering if the keto diet for seniors is…

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long-distance senior care
long-distance senior care
By David Parks, 10:18 am on October 24, 2019

Need some help getting the logistics of long-distance senior care in order? Home Care Assistance is here to help you! We understand the challenge of caring for your senior parents who live far away from you, and the obstacles you have to get through. That’s why we have outlined some tips to help you provide the best long-distance care for your parents below. Assess the situation and know your options….

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staying social in senior care
staying social in senior care
By David Parks, 1:38 pm on October 10, 2019

It takes almost no time for younger generations like iGen, Generation Z, Millennials, and Generation X to learn the ins and outs of the latest technology. But for senior citizens, it is often a struggle to keep up with advancements. That’s where the younger generations come to the rescue! Those with parents or grandparents in senior care can teach seniors how to stay social, just like them. Take some time…

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Senior care legal documents
Senior care legal documents
By David Parks, 10:48 am on September 26, 2019

Have a parent in senior care? Getting ready to enroll a parent in senior care? If the answer is “yes” to either question, then it will be to your benefit to familiarize yourself with the legal documents necessary for a parent in senior care. Advanced Directive This is perhaps one of the most important pieces of legal planning for your senior. An advanced directive is a collection of documents containing…

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end of life care
end of life care
By David Parks, 11:28 am on September 15, 2019

We know it can be difficult to talk about end of life care planning but having the discussing can give peace of mind to you, your senior, and your family. Although it’s a heavy topic to discuss, planning out end of life care options now allows your senior’s wishes to be honored if they become unable to communicate their desires in the future. End of life care planning is a…

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