How to Help Seniors Stay Safe in the Summer

help keep seniors safe in the summer in-home care in plano texas

It’s that time again: time to find ways to help seniors stay safe in the summer heat. Those temperatures are creeping into the 70s in Plano and the Texas sun is due to be sweltering soon. As much as the hot weather is a hassle for us, it can be doubly so for the seniors […]

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5 Healthy Habits for Elderly Individuals Aging In Place

healthy habits for elderly individuals aging in place

The key to successfully aging in place is to maintain relatively good health. When your loved one starts to suffer health issues, their ability to function and care for themselves (even part of the time) is significantly decreased. There’s no miracle pill they can take to remain healthy. Staying well long into your later years […]

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Murder Mystery Dinner

The cast of “Murder in Sin City”  elated to find out the identity of the killer!.  Looks like everyone had a really good time for a great cause (Elderly Providers of Collin County), including our marketing director, Rhonda Jones.

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Ten Summer Safety Tips for Seniors and the Elderly

10 summer safety tips for seniors

Summer is a wonderful time full of joy and excitement for many. But for aging individuals (especially those in parts of Texas) summer can be difficult. The heat can cause a host of health problems and make life miserable. But with a little planning and some simple steps you can make summer fun again for […]

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April is National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

Nearly one million Americans are living with Parkinson’s Disease—a debilitating illness that can cause uncontrollable tremors, muscle rigidity, and bradykinesia (slowness of movement). While there is no known cure, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is not the end of the world. There are treatment options available and in home care can make life much easier for individuals […]

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How to Talk to Seniors You Love

How to talk to seniors

There comes a time in everyone’s life when the people who have taken care of us become the ones who need to be cared for. But how do we talk to seniors respectfully and still get the answers we need to help them? It can be uncomfortable carrying on these difficult conversations. We may feel […]

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Dementia Study Shows Promising Results for Aging Individuals

dementia study shows promising results

Dementia is a terrifying syndrome that affects millions of American every year. Impairment of core mental faculties makes daily life a nightmare and symptoms can progress to the point where individuals can no longer live without assistance 24 hours a day. But an interesting new dementia study published in the New England Journal of Medicine […]

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Happy Anniversary With Second Family Home Care!

Second Family Home Care is proud to announce that one of our clients recently celebrated his one year anniversary of service with us- congratulations to Mr. Floyd Aiken  of Plano, Texas! In honor of this milestone, Director of Marketing Tim Powell brought Mr. Aiken a special gift recently. One of Mr. Aiken’s favorite things to […]

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Obesity in Older Adults: January is National Weight Loss Awareness Month

combatting obesity in older adults

January is National Weight Awareness Month in The United States and while many of us don’t think about obesity in older adults, carrying around that excess weight can have a detrimental effect on seniors. Not only can it shorten their lifespan it can dramatically decrease their quality of life as well. But weight gain is […]

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Know the Risk Factors for Glaucoma — National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma affects over three million people in The United States, effectively stealing their sight within months. It’s the second leading cause of blindness in the country and, unfortunately, there are almost no symptoms before the disease takes hold. This can leave individuals with permanent disability or blindness even without a known history of vision problems. […]

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