Helping the Elderly Change-Topic For Geriatrics Grand Rounds – November 3, 2011

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Oct 31, 2011 | Comments Off on Helping the Elderly Change-Topic For Geriatrics Grand Rounds – November 3, 2011

Geriatrics Grand Rounds – November 3, 2011 (Please note change in location!) Please join us for Geriatrics Grand Rounds on Thursday, November 3rd at 8 AM. Please note the change in location from Smith Tower to BCM Faculty Center. Topic: Patient Adherence: Helping the Elderly Change Presenter: Donna Wrabel, LMSW (Administrator/Owner, At Your Side Home…

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Elder Care Houston–A Profile of Older Americans in 2010

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Oct 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Elder Care Houston–A Profile of Older Americans in 2010

A Profile of Older Americans: 2010 Elder Care in Houston The older population (65+) numbered 39.6 million in 2009, an increase of 4.3 million or 12.5% since 1999. The number of Americans aged 45-64 – who will reach 65 over the next two decades – increased by 26% during this decade. Over one in every…

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Elder Care Houston: Positive Attitude Extends Life

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Oct 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Elder Care Houston: Positive Attitude Extends Life

Positive Attitude Extends Life by Nancy Shohet West One day after taking my two children to visit an elderly neighbor, I asked them to imagine what it must be like to be his age. “Frustrating,” said my son. “He can’t walk fast or ride a bike or do sports. So he’s probably not having much…

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Home Health Care Houston: Fear of Antidepressants Keep Many From Disclosing Depression

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Oct 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Home Health Care Houston: Fear of Antidepressants Keep Many From Disclosing Depression

Fear of Antidepressants Keep Many From Disclosing Depression Staywell Custom Communications With October being National Depression Education Awareness Month, we wanted to share some more information. Depression is a serious condition and shouldn’t be ignored. The following article gives some statistics and general information and is a great read for caregivers providing home health care.…

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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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