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The older we get the more we need to fight for good health care

February 25, 2013

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As we get older assuming we will get good health care is not a good idea.  The older we get the more we need to fight for good health care for ourselves and our elderly family members. For some questions there is no right answer. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Why do […]

Managing life at home is an important part of stroke recovery

February 19, 2013

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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 […]

Game play for seniors – how technology changes in-home care and fitness

February 18, 2013

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Technology has been both a blessing and curse. Technology gave us cell phones, but in doing so, technology also took away our ability to remember phone numbers. Technology gave us the Internet, but at the expense of good old fashioned face-to-face interaction. I can’t find many things to not like about the new gaming consoles […]

Veterans Benefits for the Aging

February 18, 2013

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Seniors in our country are living longer and with higher living costs and the continued rise in healthcare expenditures, many are at risk of quickly depleting their savings.  For aging veterans, one of their most important benefit programs is the Veterans Non-Service Connected Improved Pension Benefit Program.  This program provides financial support to help veterans […]

My Crisis Action Plan

February 15, 2013

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This is not the time to realize you forgot something. Planing ahead makes sense. The moment a crisis strikes stress levels rise and our minds start functioning in ways that don’t always allow for the best decisions to be made.  Police and military practice and drill because when they get into high stress situations they […]

Fall prevention – a basic how to guide. | BrightStar Downtown Houston

September 14, 2012

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Injuries resulting from falls trigger a very large number of lawsuits in the US.  Every year, approximately 8.7 million Americans receive emergency medical care for injuries sustained in a fall. For the elderly these accidents become more problematic because the risk of catastrophic injury fall rises.  We covered this risk in another blog entry. In […]

State of Texas Legal Planning: Free Resources | downtown-houston

September 10, 2012

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State of Texas Legal Planning: Questions and Answers Estate planning and living documents are critical documents to implement or update when a loved one’s physical and/or mental health is declining. These documents allow an individual to name a trusted family member or confidant to make important decisions regarding their health care or legal and financial affairs, in […]