Lifestyle Articles -
Focusing on topics, concerns and issues facing senior's,
children with aging parents, grandparents, baby boomers and caregivers.
Texas Home Care Options
are services that assist seniors, elderly
disabled with their activities of daily living including eating, maintaining personal hygiene, and basic mobility.
Assistance with medication is an area that toes the line between
medical and non-medical care. Medication reminders
is considered non-medical. Caregivers
medications, they can only remind and watch, to ensure the
individual takes them.
Home Health Agencies provide
licensed, skilled healthcare, including short-term nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy,
speech language pathology, medical social work
and home health aide services. Certified home health
in acute patient
conditions or environments. Unlicensed persons (not limited
to home health aides) can assist with administration of medications
without any RN supervision or delegation.
Senior Transportation is provided by
non medical in-home care agencies but only when you sign on to use their home care services.
Taking you to and from the doctor, grocery store, hair
appointments, etc. is included in their fee. However, some
provide what's referred to as al la carte' senior transportation so it's important to ask, meaning, you
don't have to use their home care services.
is a type of health care that focuses on the palliation of a
terminally ill patient's pain and symptoms and attending to
their emotional and spiritual needs at the end of life. Hospice
care prioritizes comfort and quality of life by reducing pain
Aging in Place
Options - To Age in Place simply means that you
will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your
life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living,
retirement community, etc. It's a "lifestyle" choice, and one
that should not be taken lightly, as it's not right for
help families narrow their focus
to the right level of care and the communities or home care agencies
that meet the senior’s personal criteria. Another advantage of
working with a senior care advisor is having access to insider
knowledge of the senior care market. They can guide you through the
process of finding the best housing or care option for your loved
one, based on their personal needs, and budget.
Technology utilizes a
series of pre-programmed data-collecting sensors to allow senior
care providers to monitor and alert on the activities of seniors in
their homes or care communities. These can include Apps and devices
for family members with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other conditions
with memory loss.
Senior Meal Prep
Companies provide various types of meal
services for older adults; meals prepared for seniors in their
homes by professional cooks / chef where they do the shopping
and cooking, preparing healthy meals in the person's kitchen; companies
that prepare home delivered meals (like other home meal
delivery services but who specialize in older adults).
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The determination of the need for senior care services and the choice of a facility is an extremely important decision. Please make your own independent investigation.