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Family Caregiver Conference: A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

April 19, 2013


Join BrightStar of Downtown Houston, Sheltering Arms Senior Services and the Alzheimer’s Association for “A Loving Approach To Dementia Care.”  Laura Wayman, Nationally known speaker, trainer and author Laura Wayman will be presenting. In this special Family Caregiver Conference, learn how you can: Become a better, more nurturing caregiver Make meaningful connections with the dementia […]

The BrightStar care team is America’s choice for in-home care. professional, reliable & caring.

March 22, 2013


The BrightStar care team is America’s choice for in-home care. professional, reliable & caring. If you are considering in-home care it helps to have an understanding of what types of services are available.  In most States, and this is true in Texas, the services are broken down by tasks that can only be done by […]

With more of us taking care of someone we love we need to know how to survive as a caregiver. | downtown-houston

March 4, 2013


With more of us are taking care of someone we love we need to know how to survive as a caregiver. This is a follow up to my blog, “Giving myself and other boomers a kick in the pants”, where we discussed the worsening health of baby boomers.  Let’s look at the facts; the numbers […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Diagnosis is Important

January 7, 2013


Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive brain disorder that usually appears after age 65 but can begin in the 30s or 40s. The disease causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior that are serious enough to interfere with everyday life. Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s but sometimes it can be slowed down. This disease […]

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU; what to expect from Hospice | downtown-houston

December 20, 2012


The word “hospice” comes from the Latin word hospes: meaning to host a guest or stranger.  The modern hospice movement traces back to 1967 when Dame Cicely Saunders started St Christopher’s Hospice in England. We don’t like to dwell on the fact that we are all mortal but, in fact, we and our loved ones […]

Homecare and Long-Term Care Insurance

December 18, 2012


If you have long-term care insurance we can help you work through the processes involved in starting benefits for you or a loved one. Most people buy long-term care insurance just so they can receive care in their own home.  There are approximately 7.6 million individuals who currently receive care at home because of acute […]

Dementia Caregiver Support in Houston

December 14, 2012


Laura Wayman, author of A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, is coming to Houston again to work with those experiencing dementia in their own families.  The last time Laura was in town she got a standing ovation from every audience. This is sponsored by BrightStar Care of Downtown Houston Check out our Facebook page or Caregiver Junction for times of the […]

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

September 12, 2012


    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, […]

How family caregivers can relieve the stress of caregiving – part 2 | downtown-houston

September 7, 2012


  Realize that stress is not your friend, you are not immune to its effects, you are not alone and you must do something about it. In the United States, 21 percent of adults today care for someone an average of 20 hours per week. That unpaid care equals 18 percent of our national health […]

Recruiting your care team and keeping them involved

September 2, 2012


Recruiting and Scheduling Caregivers and Keeping the Community of Friends and Family Informed You or a loved one need help with care giving but how do you get it and how do you keep the caregivers engaged and active? Pick your team and keep them engaged in your loved one’s life. Caregivers can quickly realize […]