Posts Tagged: home care houston tx

Myth Busters : Exercise & Older Adults

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 ... Read more

Halloween Safety Tricks & Treats

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 ... Read more

Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

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 ... Read more

Fall Proofing Your Home

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans? Six out of every 10 falls happen in their own homes. Even falls that do not result in injury can negatively affect quality of life; older adults fearing falls limit activities and social engagements. This can lead to further physical decline, depression, social isolation and feelings of helplessness. Many times, with a few upgrades and use of caution, falls can be prevented. New Frontier ... Read more

Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

It's officially the first day of Summer and the temperatures are getting hot here in Houston! While these next few months are sure to be filled with BBQ's, pool days and outdoor activities, stay safe by following some easy "Summer Safety Rules": Avoid the Heat During extreme high temperatures, stay out of the heat and spend time in an air conditioned space when possible. If your home is not air conditioned, visit local shopping malls or even a movie theatre to get ... Read more

Easy Summer Chickpea Salad

With the Summer months upon us, we at New Frontier Home Care wanted to share a quick and easy recipe for a Chickpea Salad that can be eaten as a sandwich or even used as a veggie dip. Check it out below... What you'll need: 1 (15oz.) can of chickpeas - drained & rinsed 2 stalks of celery - finely chopped 1/4 cup red onion - finely chopped 1/4 cup dill pickle - finely chopped 1/4 cup red bell pepper - finely ... 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

Holiday Fun for All Ages

The holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends to spend time with one another. Sometimes it may seem hard to keep everyone happy and entertained with people ranging in age from infant to senior. If you feel yourself getting stressed about this issue, simply remember that feeling included is the most important part of enjoying the holidays! By putting some thought into gatherings, considering who will be attending and planning ahead, everyone will feel included and truly enjoy the ... Read more

Home for the Holidays

With Christmas right around the corner, many families are planning to get together with loved ones they may have not seen all year. While the holidays can be a joyous time, those with aging parents are sometimes hit with the harsh reality that mom and/or dad aren't doing quite as well as they implied during weekly calls home. The house is a mess; the fridge is empty or filled with expired items; prescriptions have not been refilled. Maybe mom looks like ... Read more

The Scary Reality of Fraud & Seniors

While no one is truly safe from scammers, it is a sad reality that seniors are a huge target. They make up approximately 12% of the U.S. population, however, account for about 35% of all fraud victims. These seniors are being bombarded by telephone calls, mail, e-mails and even the ringing of their doorbell. What are the scammers after? Anything from cash, life insurance benefits, pensions, annuities, home equity and personal belongings. Want to get flooded by mail? Send a small ... Read more
Page 1 of 212