Caregiver in River Oaks TX

What’s Going on in Houston this Weekend?

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! October 5th  ... Read more

What is a CNA?

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 ... Read more

Recipe : Black-Eyed Pea Salad

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: Ingredients 1 Can Black Beans 2 Cans Black-Eyed Peas 1 Red Pepper 1 Yellow Pepper 3 Celery Stalks 1 Red Onion Chopped Cilantro 1/3 Cup Olive Oil 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 2 ... Read more

Houston Independence Day 2016 Activities

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 ... Read more

Senior Activities in Houston

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, ... Read more

Staff Spotlight : Pamela Soileau, R.N.

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 ... Read more

What is a Caregiver?

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 ... Read more

Home Care Agency vs. Private Caregiver

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 ... Read more

Support for Caregivers

Taking on the responsibility of caring for an aging parent, spouse or loved one is both a rewarding and stressful task. Being a family caregiver can also be one of the most thankless jobs a person can take on. While most of the focus lies on the aging and/or sick individual, the caregiver is often thought of second, not only by other loved ones, but also by themselves. We at New Frontier Home Care want you to know you are not alone! ... Read more

Staying Active with Alzheimer’s

If you have ever known someone with Alzheimer's or dementia, you know that there are many different stages of these diseases they experience. The most important thing you can do with a loved one who is going through this is to look at what they can do instead of what they cannot. Providing quality of live at each stage of the disease through music and exercise is one of the best things you can do.   You may have heard the saying, "If ... Read more
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