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Managing life at home is an important part of stroke recovery

February 19, 2013


Managing care at home is critical for stroke recovery.  For example, forty percent (40%) of stroke survivors suffer serious falls within a year after their strokes. The National Stroke Association says that “rehabilitation is a lifetime commitment and an important part of recovering from a stroke.  Through rehabilitation, you relearn basic skills such as talking, eating, dressing and walking.  Rehabilitation can […]

Who can benefit from in home health care | downtown-houston

December 19, 2012


There are many things in life that can throw us for a loop but one of those at the top of the list must be the need for Home Health Care. Who could benefit from private duty home care? A family caring for an elderly, disabled or sick family member. A patient who has been […]

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

September 17, 2012


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


    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, […]

Do you ask yourself “how can I ever get through this?” Part 1, feeling lonely. | downtown-houston

August 1, 2012


When serious illness strikes a family the stress on a family caregiver can be immense. Whether the person needing care is a child or an adult our tendency can be to focus on getting the job of caregiver done and for short and not take the time to examine the feelings and frustrations we feel. […]

Enough serious stuff – let’s laugh

May 29, 2012


Grandparents and children have a special relationship and some of these may be old but please enjoy all of them. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she’d done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one […]

Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving : NPR

May 7, 2012


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 […]