Physical Therapy Can Help Prevent Falls at Home

Help prevent falls at home with physical therapy for elderly individuals

More and more of us are choosing to age in place and grow old in our own homes—which is great! Sadly, injuries suffered at home are still one of the leading causes of hospitalization and accidental death for people over the age of 65. Chief among these potentially fatal accidents are falls. But new research […]

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Second Family Home Care Supports Texas Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders in Fundraising for The Longest Day!!

Second Family Home Care was proud to participate in The Longest Day with Dr. Kerwin and her wonderful staff at Texas Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders. The Longest Day symbolizes what a person with dementia and their family caregiver(s) endure every day in dealing with this terrible disease. Second Family Home Care, Owner – Becca Metoyer and […]

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Exercises for the Elderly—Chair Yoga Decreases Pain and Could Improve Brain Function

Chair Yoga is just one of the excellent exercises for the elderly you can help your loved one do to stay healthy in mind and body

You know what they say about bodies at rest. . . beyond the adage, there may be a lot of truth in that statement. More and more scientific research is pointing to a direct link between physical fitness and longevity in older adults. In addition, multiple studies have shown that increasing physical activity can have […]

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Year Round Healthy Resolutions for Elderly Individuals

resolutions for seniors

The coming of the New Year is a great time for everyone to set healthy resolutions for themselves and elderly individuals should be no exception to that rule. By setting a few simple guidelines to live by elderly individuals can be happier and healthier year round. But it’s important for family caregivers to remember older […]

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Could Yogurt Help Alzheimer’s Caregivers Combat this Disease?

Alzheimer's Caregivers may find a friend in probiotics

Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating disorder that affects an estimated 5.4 million people in America, most of whom are 65-years-old or older. While millions of dollars are being spent on Alzheimer’s research, to date scientists have been hard pressed to uncover treatments that actually combat the mental decline associated with the disease. However, interesting new […]

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Social Media’s Surprising Effect on the Elderly

The benefitial relationship between the elderly and social media

Joke all you want about elderly and social media (technology in general even) but don’t discount the potential benefits online social interaction may hold for aging individuals. In fact, social sites like Facebook and Twitter do have measurable effects on your loved one’s mental and physical health. Ask anyone who attempted to get their grandparents […]

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Second Family Home Care Welcomes New Marketing Director!

We are so thrilled to have Rhonda Jones, Director of Marketing as an addition to our team! Rhonda comes to us with a background in insurance and geriatric dentistry.  She is also a certified health coach and has expertise in nutrition and helping formulate a balanced diet to combat illness and increase energy.  Her love […]

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Is Your Elderly Loved One Lying to You?

elder care in plano can help you reconnect with your loved one

The answer to that question could be “yes.” You only want the best for your aging loved ones. But, as elder care professionals in North Dallas, we know helping them can be an uphill battle for many reasons—not the least of which is their pride. While observing an elderly individual can clue you into to […]

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Dementia Care Research Shows Vitamin D May Prolong Mental Health

dementia care professionals in Plano Texas say Vitamin D is essential for slowing progression of disease

Dementia care specialists in Plano, Texas know that until scientists discover a cure for this debilitating disease, the best treatments are those that slow the progression of dementia. Much of the ongoing research in this area focuses on living healthier lifestyles (modifying diet and increasing exercise). Recent studies have shown these changes do have a […]

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At-Home Care in Plano—Helping Texas Seniors Stay at Home Affordably

at home care in Plano Texas helps elderly individuals live at home safely and affordably

In the last ten years, the population of elderly individuals in many of the urban areas in Texas has nearly doubled. This has led to a unique situation in The Lone Star State: older individuals often outnumber younger people in any given neighborhood. Unfortunately, the cost of housing in these neighborhoods continues to increase. This […]

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