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NIA Recommends In-Home Care so Individuals Can Age in Place

in-home care means seniors get the helping hand they need to stay at home longer

Studies have shown that elderly individuals struggling with the reality of their declining ability to care for themselves actually fear the loss of their independence and being forced to move into a nursing home more than death itself. Thankfully there are many more options available to your loved ones now than simply “moving into a […]

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5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Elderly Folks

5 Easy New Year's Resolutions for Elderlr Individuals

New Year’s Resolutions for Elderly Individuals That they Can Keep! It’s not easy for anyone to stick to those New Year’s resolutions but elderly folks often have more difficulty in doing so than the rest of us. Part of the problem is many of us make resolutions that are simply too big. The secret to […]

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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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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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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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