Home Care Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions

When a client is hospitalized and then has to be readmitted a short time later, clients and their families may wonder what is going wrong.  When it comes to hospital readmissions, there are many variables at play. The patient’s willingness … Continued

Tips To Reduce Loneliness for Seniors

Seniors can have an especially hard time with the holiday season. While aging and maturity can bring the wisdom of years for many people, there are inevitable losses that come to even the most healthy individuals. Many of these losses are … Continued

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR SENIORS

Click on the link below for ideas for a senior loved one. Gift Guide for Seniors In addition, these gifts are great for grandparents and loved ones! BLACKOUT BUDDY This emergency LED blackout flashlight doubles as a night light, so … Continued

4 SIGNS TO OBSERVE DURING HOLIDAY VISITS

When families live far away from one another, the holidays may be the only opportunity that long-distance caregivers and family members have to personally observe older relatives. Age-related decline can happen quickly. Family members who haven’t seen their aging loved … Continued

The Flu: Who’s at the Most Risk?

Because your immune system weakens as you age, adults age 65 years and older are more susceptible to the flu. It is important all seniors get the flu vaccine. You have two options for vaccination: the regular dose flu shot … Continued

For the Elderly, Falls May Prove Deadly

Taking a tumble may do more than break a senior’s bones—it could also increase their risk of death. For people 65 years old and older falls are the number one cause of death from an injury, according to the Centers … Continued

Techniques for talking with Elderly Parents

Caregiving results in major changes in a family: physical, emotional, social and financial issues can arise. It changes the roles, responsibilities and feelings within the family, which can lead to tension and fighting. CareBuilders at Home Plano-Frisco would like to … Continued