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Danger Zone: the Transition from Hospital or Facility to Home | downtown-houston

March 7, 2013

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Being a patient in a health care facility can be traumatic for anyone.  For seniors, a hospitalization can be a tipping point that results in deterioration of both physical and mental health after discharge. Patients and caregivers can minimize these poor outcomes by taking defined steps.  Knowing these steps gives us enormous power to benefit […]

Two things you need to know about sodium | downtown-houston

January 9, 2013

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Two things you need to know about sodium Good nutrition helps us live better no matter what our age. The first thing you need to know about sodium is that Heart Failure patients should to monitor their sodium intake closely.  For a Heart Failure patient high sodium can mean a trip to the hospital. In […]

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

December 19, 2012

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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 […]

Homecare and Long-Term Care Insurance

December 18, 2012

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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 […]

“Alternate reality” and dementia patients

December 17, 2012

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All of us have a reality that we perceive and it generally agrees with the reality that others perceive,  this allows us to live together in a society.  But, what happens when our reality becomes out of step with the rest of the population?  This is a situation we generally leave to police and medical professionals. At […]

Dementia Caregiver Support in Houston

December 14, 2012

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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 Unseen Army Working for Special Needs Children | downtown-houston

September 17, 2012

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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 […]