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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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Houston Home Care: Learn to become an empowered caregiver at the Sept. 25 Virtual Support Group

By valerie | Sep 16, 2011 | Comments Off on Houston Home Care: Learn to become an empowered caregiver at the Sept. 25 Virtual Support Group

by Jay Kraker, Empowered Caregiver Network Not long after I launched the Empowered Caregiver Network, I heard Donna Wrabel, a licensed social worker and owner of a Houston home healthcare service provider, speak at a major caregiver conference about what it takes to become an “empowered caregiver.” We had never met, but her messages, founded…

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Houston Home Care: The Growing Alzheimer’s Family

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Sep 16, 2011 | Comments Off on Houston Home Care: The Growing Alzheimer’s Family

The Growing Alzheimer’s Family By Alzinfo.org One in eight older Americans, or some 5.4 million people, has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. And nearly 15 million family members and others are providing unpaid care for them. That means more than 20 million Americans either have Alzheimer’s or provide unpaid care for those with…

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In Home Care Houston: September 21 is World Alzheimer's Day

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Sep 14, 2011 | Comments Off on In Home Care Houston: September 21 is World Alzheimer's Day

September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day: Faces of Dementia Today, in countries around the world, awareness is being raised about Alzheimer’s Disease and the plight of those afflicted with it. These awareness events range from forums to wine-tasting fundraisers, but in each country, local activists are coming together in order to emphasize the importance of…

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Home Care Houston: Investigating the Quality of a Home Care Agency

By valerie | Sep 7, 2011 | Comments Off on Home Care Houston: Investigating the Quality of a Home Care Agency

When considering hiring a home care agency to provide senior care services for your parent or another elderly family member when you cannot be present to check in on them yourself, it is important to both examine the organization’s quality standards to ensure that they strive to employ qualified caregivers and provide the highest standard…

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Home Care Houston: Senior Nutrition

By valerie | Aug 25, 2011 | Comments Off on Home Care Houston: Senior Nutrition

The key to a long, healthy life includes eating a wide variety of foods including nuts, fruits, grains, vegetables, and lean meats. This is even more important as we get older and our nutritional needs begin to change. This year, March is National Nutrition Month, an awareness-raising campaign sponsored by the American Dietetic Association to…

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50 Ways We Can Help with Home Care in Houston

By admin | Aug 3, 2011 | Comments Off on 50 Ways We Can Help with Home Care in Houston

Personal Care Help with bathing & showering Assistance with hygiene Hair styling Skin care Assistance in & out of bed Help with dressing Incontinence care Medication reminders Light exercise assistance Help climbing steps Meal planning and preparation Monitor diet & eating habits Hydration reminders Safety supervision Family respite care Hospice client assistance Provide transportation Homemaking…

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