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How to pay for Senior In-Home Care in Central Texas (TX) – Veterans Aid and Attendance (A&A) Program

Senior Helpers wants to make sure Veterans are aware of a little-known benefit that may help Veterans and their surviving spouses pay for home care (and other care services). If you or a loved one have any questions after reading this, please post your question in the comments area and we will make sure you receive the answers you need. Some of this sounds complicated–and it can be. However, it is worth it to the tune of up to $2,000 per month in potential benefits for qualified Veterans or their surviving spouses.

Senior Helpers In Home Health Care Austin, TX : Agency vs Registry Explained

When considering hiring a caregiver to help with services in your home, make sure you know the facts. Being well-informed can save you money and protect you from potential legal problems. Below are six components of senior care to consider when evaluating available care plans for your loved one.

Six Stress Reducing Activities for Seniors

There are a number of activities that seniors can partake in to take their mind off of anything that may be causing them stress in their lives. As a person gets older, it is important that they stay healthy and active both mentally and physically.

Preventing Falls: What Seniors and Families Need to Know

One in three adults age 65 and older will fall every year. Some will sustain moderate to severe injuries. Seniors who are 75 and older who do fall “…are five times more likely than those age 65 to 74 to be admitted to a long-term care facility,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention online article posted under the title Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview

Memory Exercises for Seniors

Our bodies are going to get older, that is just a fact of life. Not only do our muscles ache more, joints hurt more and things like that, our brains start to slow down. Even without symptoms of dementia, your brain starts to lose its speed around the age of 50 and from that point forward you will start to experience memory loss. Forgetfulness is one thing, but if you can keep your brain sharp and always on the go, these symptoms will not come as fast. Exercising your brain is one way to keep it sharp and functioning at a good capacity compared to when you were younger. Your brain is being used each day, all day and night long, but there are ways that you can exercise it to keep it sharper. The good news is that you can do these types of exercises to preserve, repair and restore some of brains functions.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Workshops Throughout Central Texas

Senior Helpers of Central Texas is offering the revolutionary Senior GEMS Workshop Series to the wider community in order to increase awareness and provide more effective techniques & strategies when caring for those suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia. The goal of the Senior Helper’s Workshop series is to better educate our community and to turn Can’t into Can by empowering the caregivers through education that will change how we care for those with dementia. Each workshop is interactive, encourages questions and implements activities to provide a fun learning environment.

Facts about Dementia

Did you know? Dementia is not a disease. It is only a term that covers a range of symptoms. These symptoms are those of which that are associated with memory loss. It’s only considered dementia once the symptoms have reached a point where they are having an impact on your everyday activities.

Senior Helpers of Central Texas Awarded Prestigious Senior Home Care Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse

We are very excited and honored to announce that we have been awarded the 2014 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award by Home Care Pulse!

Reasons They May Need Your Help

Living alone is liberating and gives you that great sense of independence that most people need. However, there might come a time in life where living alone is actually not in the best interest. As we age, certain occurrences may dictate that we can't be entrusted to stay alone because it's not safe. Our Austin home care group is accustomed to seeing this sort of change, and therefore we have certain signs that you should be aware of.

Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease and Professional In Home Care

February is drawing to a close and spring will soon be right around the corner. It’s almost time for spring cleaning and making room in our homes for the things we love and removing items we no longer care for. February is a great month to take special note of our hearts as it is American Heart Month. It’s time to remove the bad habits that are hurting our hearts and start to make room for heart healthy diets and activities.

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