The 2017-2018 flu season is at it’s peak and is proving to be a severe one. During the first week of 2018, people were being hospitalized for the flu at the rate of 22.7 per 100,000 people. During the same week last year, that number was only 12.2. Here at New Frontier Home Care, we are going to break down the “Why?”, “How?” and “What?” of this flu season to help everyone get through this flu season better!
Why Is This Flu ...
In this month’s edition of “Myth Busters”, we are going to dig into why an active lifestyle is more important than ever as we age. Regular exercise has been proven to boost energy, maintain independence & manage symptoms of illness or pain—sometimes even reversing some symptoms of aging. It’s not only good for your body; it’s good for your mind, mood & memory.
As an in-home senior care agency, we get a lot of questions and concerns regarding exercise from our client’s ...
The month of November has been declared Home Care and Hospice Month. During this month, New Frontier Home Care and the rest of the home care and hospice community wants to honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists and social workers who make extraordinary differences for the patients, clients and families they serve. All types of caregivers play a vital role in the health care system and in homes across the nation.
An especially important week to New Frontier Home ...
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% ...
As we age, it becomes more and more common to deal with aches and pains. We may find ourselves saying, "Oh! My poor back!", or "My aching knees!", or even the dreaded "I've fallen and I can't get up!". Here at New Frontier Home Care, we are very adamant in believing "if you don't use it, you lose it" in the terms of balance, flexibility and strength. The more you sit around and do nothing, the harder it will be to ...
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!
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 summer time and easy-breezy recipes are a must for week night get-togethers and weekend BBQ's. No one wants to be stuck in the hot kitchen preparing food for hours. Some of my favorite recipes are dishes that can be multi-purpose and this Black-Eyed Pea dish is not different:
1 Can Black Beans
2 Cans Black-Eyed Peas
1 Red Pepper
1 Yellow Pepper
3 Celery Stalks
1 Red Onion
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
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, ...