Who can help?

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Resources you may not know…but you should.

One of the reasons I love this industry and the work we do is because everyone is different and every situtation is unique. All of our clients have different wants, different needs and definately different stories. Some of their needs we can meet but some we have to refer out. As part of our ongoing attempt at education, I want to provide you with a few helpful programs and ...

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Signs that your loved one might need help

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Next time you are visting a friend or relative, spend some time checking for signs that they might need help. Often times older adults in an effort to remain independent try to hide things that might cause concern for loved ones. Use the list below to help spot issues that might raise a red flag.

a. Daily housework not being performed
i. Tired
ii. Overwhelmed
iii. Forgetting

b. Mail piling up
i. Overwhelmed with ...

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Holiday Realization

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The holiday season is in full swing. The radio is playing all of the classic holiday songs, toy drives and seasonal sales are constantly beaconing, we have even seen snow here in North Texas. It is during this time of year that we often get to spend extended time with family and friends.
For those of us with aging family members this time with them can be very telling. What we might have missed during a quick ...

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What is Medicare?

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Medicare is the federal government program that gives you health care coverage if you are 65 or older, or under 65 and have a disability, no matter what your income.

Part A – Hospital insurance
Covers hospital, skilled nursing, home health and hospice care
Free if you have worked and paid SS taxes for 40 quarters/10 years

Part B – Medical insurance
Covers Doctors services, preventative care, Durable medical equipment, outpatient, lab tests, x-rays, mental health care, some home health ...

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Staying on your feet

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As we grow older falling becomes a part of a lot of peoples lives and the aftermath of a fall can be very traumatic and costly. People who have fallen often spend weeks and sometimes months in the hospital trying to recover physically and mentally. Rehab centers are full of people spending hours upon hours in physical therapy to regain strength and confidence. I have heard horror stories of healthy older people falling and spending 12 or 15 hours laying ...

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A Little Wobbly

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I have recently started a new hobby in my life…worrying about my parents. It seems that I get more and more obsessed with the well being of my father especially. I describe him as “a little wobbly” but let’s face it, he is prone to falls. The irony is that he started an emergency response company 17 years ago. For those of you who are not familar with what emergency response is then just think back to the 80’s when ...

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