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The Unseen Army Working for Special Needs Children | downtown-houston

September 17, 2012

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We work, play and worship with them; they are our friends, daughters, sons, sisters and brothers – they are caregivers of children with special needs.   There are some simple things we can do to make their lives easier and let them know we care.  We can’t know each individual but we can look at their […]

The Cost of Raising a Special Needs Child | downtown-houston

September 12, 2012

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    For parents of a normal child it is relatively easy to consider the emotional strain that a special needs child could place on you.  Imagine if your child needed 24×7 care, could not play outside with friends or was so depressed they wanted to take their own life and your heart feels heavy, […]

Hospital leaders, clinicians misjudge care quality

September 6, 2012

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Like us on Facebook. We can help you stay out of the hospital – see below. Amid calls to improve care, a new study suggests physicians and nurses may give themselves higher marks than they deserve for care quality for hospital patients prior to a serious complication, Reuters Health reported. After examining 47 patient records, Dutch […]

Bringing a medically-fragile patient home from the hospital | downtown-houston

August 15, 2012

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  We understand what it’s like to prepare to leave the hospital with a medically-fragile patient. Our second child was born on the Submarine Base in Groton, CT.  At that time the technology was not what it is today and he was born with a condition called Gastroschisis, See more at: via Bringing a medically-fragile […]

Dementia – Who is at risk for Wandering? | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 8, 2012

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Dementia – Who is at risk for Wandering? Six in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease will wander. Many of these people can not remember their name or address and may become disoriented and lost, even in their own neighborhood. Who is at risk of wandering? Anyone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who: Returns from […]

VA benefits for veterans over 65: Basic Pension | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 6, 2012

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This is part 2 in our series of VA, Veterans Administration, benefits available for veterans and their spouses needing in-home care. Part 1 “Monetary assistance with in-home care for veterans” dealt with qualifications the VA places on these  pensions.  Note that these Veterans Administration pensions not military pensions. Basic Pension The VA classifies any veteran […]

Do you ask yourself “how can I ever get through this?” Part 3, fear and worry. | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 5, 2012

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The stress on a family caregiver can be immense and the tendency can be to focus on getting the job done and not take the time to examine the feelings and frustrations we feel.  As we focus on the job at hand we can begin to feel loneliness, boredom, fear and worry and a loss […]