It is that time of the year when family get-togethers are right around the corner and everyone is excited to see grandma and/or grandpa. Although grandma and grandpa may seem to being doing well for the limited you see them, do you really know how they are doing on the day-to-day basis, being home alone? Below are a few signs to look for that may indicate your senior loved one needs an extra hand at home:
Does your loved one having ...
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 ...
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, ...
When the realization hits that in-home care services are needed for yourself or a loved one, the thought of finding the best in-home care agency can be very overwhelming. You are going to want to find out about the services they offer, their staff, costs and quality of care. New Frontier has put together a list of some questions to keep in mind when you are interviewing agencies below.
Is your agency licensed by the state?
What services does your agency provide (skilled, ...
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! ...
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 ...
November is winding down and the holiday's are fast-approaching! With Thanksgiving less than a week away, we have gotten an influx of inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities available in the community. Below you will find a compilation of a few of our favorite opportunities and resources for volunteering throughout Houston.
IM Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving
This is our go-to Thanksgiving Day volunteer opportunity. Interfaith Ministries has set a goal in 2015 to raise $80,000 in order to provide 16,000 holiday meals to seniors ...
People are living longer than ever before. In fact, life expectancy rates have been steadily growing for the past 100 years. According to AARP's report, the age group 65 and older will increase by almost 90% in the next 20 years, while the 85 and older age group will grow by almost 75%. We have improved lifestyles, nutrition, exercise, abstinence and education to thank for this.
While, in general, life expectancy rates are going up, those that experience a disease or injury ...
Senior Care in Memorial, TX – February 16th is President's Day
Presidents’ Day celebrates the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, both of which were in February. In 1968, a bill was passed by Congress to move a few federal holidays so they would fall on a Monday and make a 3-day weekend; it took effect in 1971.
Below are some facts about Washington and Lincoln. How many do you know?
· Was born on February 22, 1732
· Was the first President ...
Emotional First Aid through Proper Senior Care near Memorial, TX
Taking care of another human being is a great responsibility. When it’s regarding a senior who requires care, the first instinct is to focus exclusively on their physical needs. You want to make sure they are safe, have everything they need, and don’t slip, fall, or have any other health emergency.
One aspect that can be too easily overlooked happens to be emotional health. A senior who is dealing with some difficult challenges ...