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Senior Care News for North Houston, Cypress, Spring, The Woodlands, Tomball, TX

SYNERGY HomeCare of Houston provides insightful news and commentary on the topic of home care. Call us today if you or a loved one are looking for elder care anywhere in the north Houston, Cypress, Spring, The Woodlands, Tomball, TX areas.

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 A lot of people will be willing to offer you advice but who can you trust to give you the right advice? After all, you want the right care for dad.

This article will help you to understand the different types of care that are available to you. More is not better. In other words, try to go with the least amount of care that will solve the situation. Rushing to move someone may not be the wisest choice.

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Every family situation is different and there are signs that may help you decide to move your parent to assisted living. Here are some questions to help you decide if it is time to move an aging parent or if they are okay at home.

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There are a lot of things you can do even if you did inherit some “bad genes” from Dad. You may have been handed a lousy set of genes but that doesn't mean you have to activate them. Do what you can to stay healthy. These five steps may just keep a heart attack at bay.

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Are you worried a senior you love may be depressed? The elderly are especially vulnerable to depression. They have often experienced a lot of loss. Furthermore, health issues may keep the homebound. Here are some tips to help a senior you love beat the holiday blues.

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When the family lives away it can be very easy to fool them. Especially in the beginning stages, someone with dementia can often sound just fine especially over the phone. When you talk to aging parents who live far away it is important to let them talk. And it is also important to listen to people who live close by that may have a different view of how your aging parents are doing.

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When Denise decided she needed to move back home to care for her mother she looked at her options. The great news is there are now a lot of options. With the availability to video conference checking in with an employer or client is easy. A lot of jobs can be done remotely.

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Here are a few healthy and safe swimming tips to keep in mind when planning a summer adventure with your senior loved one and family.

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Sometimes a situation with your elderly loved one escalates to an argument. Here's why you need to avoid that.

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This recipe lets you devote a little bit of time the day before you know your schedule is packed and then enjoy a delicious, healthy meal in a matter of minutes.

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If you are like most people, you have heard quite a lot about the benefits of switching to a plant-based diet. Here are some of the benefits of making the switch.

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As the body grows older, many changes occur, and as a result, seniors have nutritional needs that are very different from those of younger adults. It’s important that family members and elder care professionals work together to ensure seniors are getting the nutrition they need. Here’s a closer look at how the aging body changes and some helpful nutritional tips for elderly individuals

 

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As a family caregiver, it's difficult to keep on top of everything for your elderly loved one all the time. Safety is a tremendous issue for so many elderly loved ones living in their own homes, and it's extremely important to regularly check in with the current safety levels. Approached properly, you can even do this without alarming your loved one or making her feel smothered.

 

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It’s no mystery that many seniors love reading and have a passion for telling stories. Since reading is such a common hobby, starting a senior book club is an excellent opportunity for incorporating socialization and continued learning and engagement for your elderly loved one. Here are some tips for helping your them start a successful book part as part of your home care plan.

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No matter what your age, your body benefits from physical activity. For your seniors, maintaining a physically active lifestyle means better mobility, fewer aches and pains, lower risk of a wide variety of diseases, and improved mental and emotional health. 

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If you are like many family caregivers of elderly adults, you have heard stories of them when they were younger going on dates or joining up with friends at the local soda fountain to enjoy special treats. A favorite treat at this time was the ice cream soda. While not as widespread today, the ice cream soda is a wonderful sweet and nostalgic treat to enjoy with your aging loved ones.

 

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Being a family caregiver for your elderly parents is one of the most meaningful and rewarding ways you can give back to your loved ones and ensure they live the highest quality of life possible. With all of the physical and emotional energy you put into fulfilling their care needs, however, it can also be extremely stressful. 

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The thought of a head injury is frightening for anyone, but as a family caregiver for your elderly parents, it is essential to understand the risks associated with this type of injury and how to proper manage them so you can make protecting your parents' life and ongoing health after a head injury part of your elder care plan.

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When a family has to go away for business, vacation, or even a surgery of their own, hiring a home care agency to send a companion to help with a senior parent's personal needs is a life-saver. Whatever calls the family away, their senior is sure to get the assistance they need while living in their own home.

 

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Having a crisis with an elderly parent can be truly frightening. It can also bring to light all the unexpected issues and problems that may appear along with it. What if you need to access a bank account to pay bills, or you need to find a wheelchair quickly? 

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February is American Heart Month, a month-long observance dedicated to helping Americans understand the risk factors, symptoms, and consequences of heart disease and the things they can do to reduce their risk.

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Pain can be difficult to treat as it isn’t always easy to pinpoint exactly where it hurts. Many times it takes several types of treatments and different doctors to make an accurate diagnosis before relief is in sight for an elder suffering with chronic pain. How can elder care help a loved one beat chronic pain?

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Being a caregiver is stressful and can lead to burnout, yet the thought of taking a vacation getaway seems out of the question. We want to be there for our loved ones and take care of their needs so who has time to take a vacation? As a caregiver, it is important to realize that you need to make and take time for yourself to disconnect and recharge.

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