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Millennials Providing Senior Care
Millennials Providing Senior Care
By David Parks, 11:29 am on April 11, 2019

If you have ever thought about the word “caregiver,” it’s safe to assume that you probably don’t associate it with the Millennial generation. But you may find it surprising that Millennials are stepping into roles as “primary” caregivers and are a fast-growing group! Their parents, as a result, are becoming the “secondary” caregivers. As primary caregivers, Millennials are taking on the duties that come with providing their grandparents with the…

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Signs of Senior Depression
Signs of Senior Depression
By David Parks, 9:09 am on March 22, 2019

Depression is a common issue, particularly among seniors and the elderly. Senior depression often will even go unnoticed for long periods of time, due to a reluctance of discussing feelings of sadness and assuming that sadness comes with aging. There are several common causes and symptoms of senior depression, all of which can affect your loved one’s life and quality of their senior care. Familiarizing yourself with these can help…

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In-Home Senior Care in Fort Worth, TX
In-Home Senior Care in Fort Worth, TX
By David Parks, 9:04 am on March 8, 2019

Making the decision on whether or not your loved one needs in-home senior care can be a daunting task. However, it can be helpful to know just exactly what in-home senior care is, and how it works. This is a service that allows your senior to stay in the comfort of their own home to age for as long as possible, instead of being placed in a facility. These services…

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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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