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Aging well can require team work | downtown-houston

January 10, 2013

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How do we have the difficult conversations about in-home care with our parents or a loved one? The best way to get your aging parents to understand how valuable home care solutions can be to their desire to age in place is to show them the advantages.   Try different approaches if you need to: Try […]

How to Keep Arthritis from Slowing You Down | downtown-houston

September 30, 2012

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Is arthritis pain interfering with your ability to do the things you enjoy?  There are things you can do to improve your mobility, reduce pain and protect your joints.BrightStar has physical or occupational therapists can help teach you how to modify activities and accomplish daily tasks more easily. But, there are simple things you can […]

Recruiting your care team and keeping them involved

September 2, 2012

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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 […]

Alzheimer’s Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories

May 18, 2012

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Great story from NPR on Alzheimer’s and storytelling therapy. Alzheimer’s Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories : Shots – Health Blog : NPR. You may also be interested in another blog entry about Alzheimer’s and story telling. If you have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia know that there are resources to help you. […]

Introducing Heart Failure Resources on CareTogether.com

May 14, 2012

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Nearly 5 million Americans have heart failure, and 1.3 million of those people end up being readmitted to the hospital – in fact heart failure has the highest readmission rate of all chronic diseases. Many of these costly and stressful return trips to the hospital can be preventable by learning how to manage the condition […]

Caring for the Elderly – Government Sites

May 12, 2012

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A list of Government sites that have information on care for the elderly, if you have additional information please let me know so I can add it. Medicare.gov. An all-purpose site with interactive tools for planning and paying for long-term care and choosing among drug plans. Includes searchable inspection results, good and bad, for the […]

Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving : NPR

May 7, 2012

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What is the cost of at-home caregiving? Many people don’t count the cost before making decisions about how to best care for an elderly loved one.  There is certainly no one true way that will meet the needs of every person and family, each must find their own answers.  It is true that there are […]