If you have aging loved ones or find yourself entering your senior years, then we are sure you have heard about Senior Centers. You might even imagine a sad and depressing image when you think about one. New Frontier Home Care is here to change your perception. Senior Centers are an amazing resource for activities, information and a sense of community for older adults. Find out the "Who? What? Where? And Why?" below:
Who Can You Find at Senior Centers?
Approximately 70% ...
For most, Halloween brings back fond memories of pumpkin carving, dressing up as our favorite character and going door to door collecting endless amounts of candy. Many seniors enjoy reminiscing these past times while handing out candy to the costumed children from their neighborhood. However, for those seniors suffering from Dementia, Alzheimer’s or other physical limitations, Halloween can instill negative feelings and fear which can contribute to negative behaviors leading up to and on the evening itself.
On top of the negative ...
It is October 5th and we are into our second “official” week of the fall season – whether Houston weather will let us believe that or not! While it is still a bit warm, New Frontier has been enjoying the cooler morning and evening temperatures we have had the past couple days! With that in mind, we decided to put together a list of some “out of the ordinary” events happening around Houston this week and weekend. Check it out!
Labor Day weekend is upon us. For most, this means a long-weekend, no work on Monday, and perhaps a last summer BBQ. Labor Day is a holiday meant to honor the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the country. And New Frontier Home Care thinks: What better way to celebrate than by whipping up some delicious food?
French Dip Sandwiches
(1) Package of Dry Italian Seasoning
(1) Package of Dry Au ...
Searching for the right care for your loved one(s) can be overwhelming. There are a multitude of types of care, ranging from in-home services to live-in facilities, as well as a wide range of medical terminology that may be foreign to you. As the Director of Client and Family Services for New Frontier Home Care, when I am speaking to families, I get asked this specific question a lot: "What is a CNA?".
CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant. In order to ...
It's the last day of June and Independence Day weekend is upon us! You may already have plans to spend time with friends and family, however, if you are still looking for some fun activities, check out the list of things going on in Houston this weekend:
Freedom Over Texas featuring Darius Rucker
July 4th 4pm - 10pm
Eleanor Tinsley Park
Cost: $8/person (before July 4); $10/person (day of show)
This is Houston's annual patriotic celebration where you can enjoy country music ...
As Director of Client & Family Services at New Frontier Home Care, I hear this concern a lot: "I don't want my parent(s) just sitting at home, alone, watching TV all day". As we age, I am a firm believer in the statement, "If you don't use it, you lose it". New Frontier encourages all of our clients who are able to get out of the house and get involved in activities and events available throughout the city of Houston. Below, ...
New Frontier Home Care would like to take a moment to shine the spotlight on our staff Registered Nurse, Pamela Soileau. While having an RN on staff is not a requirement for a non-medical home care agency like New Frontier, bringing Pam onto our team has made an amazing impact on our care plan development for our clients and the level of training we are able to provide our caregivers. She is an irreplaceable asset for New Frontier and has so ...
Caregivers have many roles and these roles can evolve as the patient’s needs change during a care period. Caregivers serve as home health aides and companions. They may help feed, dress and bathe the patient. Caregivers arrange schedules, manage activities of daily living and provide transportation.
A caregiver can have a huge influence – both positive and negative – on how a patient deals with their situation. Their encouragement can help the patient stick with a demanding treatment plan and take other steps ...
If you have come to the realization that your loved one needs some extra care due to aging, physical or mental handicaps or even loneliness and they want to stay in their home, hiring a caregiver will be necessary. One of the most common questions we get at New Frontier Home Care is, "Why should I hire your agency instead of a family friend or private caregiver?". Just like all services, there can be pros and cons to both. In the ...