6 Reasons Why Hiring a Home Care Agency in Texas is Better than Relying on Friends

home care agencies in Texas

When the time comes to have someone assist your loved one so they can live comfortably in their own homes, you have many choices to consider and options to evaluate. Unfortunately, those choices aren’t always easy to make. Do you hire a professional home care service provider from a local agency in Texas? Do you […]

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Aging In Place in Texas: Elderly at Risk In House Fires

Aging In Place In Texas Safely through fire prevention

According to the Texas Department of Insurance there are roughly 80,000 reported fires in Texas annually. One every seven minutes. 65% (or 52,000) of those happen in residential settings. As devastating as these house fires can be, they take a tremendous toll on elderly individuals aging in place in Texas. Is Your Loved One At Risk? […]

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Proper Diabetes Management May Help Prevent Broken Bones

diabetes management may help prevent broken bones

New research has uncovered a link between two common ailments faced by elderly individuals here: Diabetes and Broken Bones. A new study suggests that the disease may play a larger role in contributing to severe fractures than previously suspected. If so, could the reverse also be true? Could proper diabetes management prevent fractures? The Many […]

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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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