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Elder Care Houston: October is National Depression Education Awareness Month

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Oct 17, 2011 | Comments Off on Elder Care Houston: October is National Depression Education Awareness Month

October is National Depression Education Awareness Month by Lu Ann Presser, Dorothy Love Retirement Community Major depression affects an estimated 19 million American adults every year. Nearly twice as many women as men suffer from depression. It affects the young and elderly alike and can go unnoticed, especially in our elderly who do not have…

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Elder Care Houston: October is World Blindness Awareness Month

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Oct 10, 2011 | Comments Off on Elder Care Houston: October is World Blindness Awareness Month

Elder Care Houston: October is World Blindness Awareness Month Don’t Lose Sight of Your Eye Health American Academy of Ophthalmology Reminds Americans of the Importance of Regular Eye Exams During World Blindness Awareness Month For many people, good vision means good eye health but that may not always be the case. Regular eye exams can…

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High-tech Ways to Provide Home Healthcare in Houston

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Oct 5, 2011 | Comments Off on High-tech Ways to Provide Home Healthcare in Houston

High-tech Ways to Care For the Elderly By Barbara Mahany Home Healthcare Houston– Used to be, the phone or good neighbors were the best bets for keeping tabs on someone you love who’s elderly and living alone – especially if you lived too far to buzz over every day. Now, a host of technological devices…

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Elder Care Houston: October is Organize Your Medical Information Month

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Oct 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Elder Care Houston: October is Organize Your Medical Information Month

October Is Organize Your Medical Information Month: Are You Prepared For An Emergency? By LTC Expert Publications Along with other observances this month, we want to share something that benefits our elder care clients, loved ones and friends. When it comes to your medications and dosage, allergies, or life threatening challenges to a medical professional,…

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Caregivers Houston: Let's Talk

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Sep 28, 2011 | Comments Off on Caregivers Houston: Let's Talk

Let’s Talk Do you have someone with whom you can yammer away caregiver stress? By Paula Spencer Scott It was a classic case of miscommunication. My sister-in-law — a.k.a. the mother of all caregivers, with six school-age kids and, at one time, three live-in elders — was under strict orders to call me at any…

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Caregivers Houston: Wish You Were Here

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Sep 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Caregivers Houston: Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here By Gwendolyn de Geest, RN, BSN, MA I am sitting in the restaurant having lunch with my husband, Howard. But Howard’s not here. We ordered our lunch; Minestrone soup (Howard’s favorite), Caesar salad, a nice panini bread, and tea. Howard excused himself, “I have to go to the bathroom Dear.” “Alright,”…

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Nursing Agencies Houston: 10 Things to Discuss with a New Caregiver

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Sep 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Nursing Agencies Houston: 10 Things to Discuss with a New Caregiver

10 Things to Discuss with a New Caregiver By Kate Rauch You’ve finally found a great nursing agency to provide a personal in-home caregiver or companion for your parent, and tomorrow is her first day. But wait: Have you forgotten to tell her anything? Use this list (and adapt it to your parent’s needs) to…

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In Home Care Houston TX: 5 Secrets to Aging Well

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Sep 22, 2011 | Comments Off on In Home Care Houston TX: 5 Secrets to Aging Well

In Home Care Houston TX: 5 Secrets to Aging Well How to be happier and healthier for the rest of your life By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com senior editor We’d all like to make it to 100 — but let’s face it, some people age a lot more gracefully than others. What’s the difference between…

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Home Health Care Houston TX: No Increase in Medicare Drug Premiums in 2012

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Sep 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Home Health Care Houston TX: No Increase in Medicare Drug Premiums in 2012

No Increase in Medicare Drug Premiums in 2012 Staywell Custom Communications In 2012, the average Medicare premium seniors pay for their prescription drugs will actually drop slightly, U.S. officials announced Thursday. Overall, the average premium cost of the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2012 will be about $30, a modest decline from $30.76…

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Home Healthcare Houston: Family Caregivers

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Sep 20, 2011 | Comments Off on Home Healthcare Houston: Family Caregivers

Family Caregivers: “I Feel Good That I’m Able To Help” Written by Melissa Galvez What will happen to Mom when she can’t care for herself? Every year, millions of Americans join the ranks of family home healthcare caregivers to look after an aging parent, spouse or other relative. They take on several unpaid jobs they…

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