Browsing All posts tagged under »Senior Health«

Keeping seniors at home and safe requires some thought

February 18, 2013


Wouldn’t it be nice if we could push a button and make the home safe for the age of the residents?  Unfortunately, that isn’t possible which means that we need to be proactive. I remember seeing the burned notices on the side of my grandmother’s refrigerator that faced the stove.  She had left something on the […]

Aging well can require team work | downtown-houston

January 10, 2013


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 […]

Promoting Winter Safety for Seniors | downtown-houston

December 27, 2012


Baby it’s cold outside and in some parts of the country we have  dangerous temperatures and slippery conditions.  It’s even cold in Houston With family members of all ages, shapes and sizes getting together for what should be a joyous occasion, here are a few ways family visits can go off without a hitch despite […]

Signs an older relative may need more help | BrightStar downtown-houston

December 4, 2012


The holidays are a wonderful time for families to gather and reminisce.  If we have elder members with us, the holidays can also be a good time to assess whether there is additional help to keep them happy, healthy and safe this coming year. As you visit with them look for indicators signs there are […]

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

August 6, 2012


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 […]

Caring for the Elderly – Government Sites

May 12, 2012


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. 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


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 […]

Re-imagine your Life – Restart Living

May 4, 2012


Answer 5 simple questions to determine if you are ready to start again.  Attend a workshop in person or online.  Depression is a problem that goes largely untreated in the elderly but you don’t have to live with it.  Take charge of your life and begin again. Restart Living – Chronic Disease Self-Management Information and […]

May Health Information Calendar

May 3, 2012


Don’t forget Nurses Week starts May 6. May 1 – 31 Arthritis Awareness Month Arthritis Foundation P.O. Box 7669 Atlanta, GA 30357-0669 (800) 283-7800 (404) 872-0457 Fax   Materials available Contact: Carol Galbreath 1 – 31 Better Hearing and Speech Month American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2200 Research Boulevard, Mailstop 215 Rockville, MD 20850 (800) 498-2071 […]

Diabetes interventions work, even in older adults.

May 3, 2012


This is great news for all those with diabetes, particularly the elderly. If you have trouble managing your diabetes or know someone that does ask for help. This disease is a serious one that can result in very serious complications that can lead to an early death. Let someone know you are struggling, Medicare may […]