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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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Loss of a Senior’s Driver’s License

A senior's driver's license is their key to the world.

There often comes a time when health or mental issues make it necessary to revoke a senior’s driver’s license. But taking away those car keys or that driver’s license could have a disastrous effect on your loved one’s health. In fact, a new study at Rutgers University shows that losing the ability to drive not […]

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Live Better, Live Longer: 5 Tips for Living with Diabetes

living with diabetes

Living with diabetes doesn’t have to be hard. Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in The United States. It’s estimated that just under 10% of the entire population—or about 29 million people—are living with diabetes. Over 25% of seniors 65 and older are struggling with the disease. However, new research shows that seniors with […]

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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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Dementia Care Professionals Combat Little Known form of Dementia

Dementia care services in Texas can help victims of Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Dementia care services in Texas and throughout The United States have been seeing an increase in individuals suffering from a little-known variation of Alzheimer’s disease called PCA. The disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, is likely not a new illness but one that has been recently discovered and is only now making its full presence known. While PCA […]

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Elder Care Tips: Easy Cooking for Seniors

batch cooking for seniors is an easy way to make a month's worth of meals.

Whether you’re the primary family caregiver for an elderly individual living at home or just want to spend some quality time with your aging loved one making memories and sharing stories in the kitchen, cooking for seniors is a wonderful way to brighten their day and enrich your life. However, there are a number of […]

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Learning to Live Comfortably with Arthritis

in home care in Texas can help arthritis patients live happier lives

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month—time to shine a light on this debilitating condition and give those suffering the hope and help they need to enjoy their lives to the best of their abilities–with or without in home care. The pain and inflammation of arthritis can prevent individuals from performing everyday tasks like tying their […]

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