Writing Workshops Provide Outlet for Long Term Caregivers

Writing Workshops Provide Outlet for Long Term Caregivers
In Austin, Texas, individuals dealing with the stress and burden of being a family caregiver have a program that can help them cope. Organized writing workshops are helping these caregivers regularly express their emotions in a healthy way. Writing Workshops The writing workshops are coordinated by a number of local organizations working together. The Austin ...

Local Senior Care Organizations Receive Grants from St. David’s

Local Senior Care Organizations Receive Grants from St. David’s
St. David’s Foundation’s semi-annual gift will be distributed among more than 30 non-profit organizations across Texas, including many in the senior care industry. Keeping People Active Half of the profits from St. David’s hospital are given to the foundation, which then in turn uses the money to assist non-profit establishments in the form of grants. ...

Foster Home Program Allows Texans to Remain in Community

Foster Home Program Allows Texans to Remain in Community
The likelihood that we will need some form of long term care services only increases as we age. For most people, nursing homes and long term care facilities are a last resort. The majority of people would rather receive care at home than move into a facility, away from their families and other loves ones. ...

Dallas Nursing Home Spends Weekend Without Power

Dallas Nursing Home Spends Weekend Without Power
A nursing home in Dallas was forced to spend the past weekend without power. Golden Acres Nursing Home Golden Acres Living and Rehabilitation Center experienced a power outage last Friday and despite attempts to have the power turned on, no such thing happened until Monday afternoon. The facility has more than 200 residents at the ...

9 in 10 Long Term Care Patients Use Family Caregivers

9 in 10 Long Term Care Patients Use Family Caregivers
As the need for long term care grows across the nation, so too does the need for caregivers. Family Caregivers When you need care for an extended period of time, you may be faced with a decision of where to receive care and how to pay for it. If you have long term care insurance, ...

New Long Term Acute Care Facility Opens in Round Rock

New Long Term Acute Care Facility Opens in Round Rock
A new long term acute care facility opened in Round Rock this week. Cornerstone Healthcare’s newest facility began operations a Monday, less than 1 year after breaking ground. Growing Need Ranked the 2nd fastest growing city of more than 100,000+ nationwide, the city of Round Rock has still been without its own long term acute ...

Alzheimer’s Association Houston Chapter Gets New Headquarters

Alzheimer's Association Houston Chapter Gets New Headquarters
The Houston and Southeast Texas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is getting a new home early next year. A $3 million renovation project will result in the nearly tripling of the organization’s current building size and make room for more community programs and services, representatives say. Expanding in Size Located on South Loop East, the ...

Talking Retirement with Your Loved Ones

Talking Retirement with Your Loved Ones
The fear of not being able to care for yourself is common, especially among the elderly. Facing that fear alone can lead to financial and emotional disaster in the future, which is why it’s important to engage your family and discuss your plans with them before retirement. Retirement Worries Merrill Lynch released a study that ...

Singing Show Tunes Boosts Brain Power in Dementia Patients

Singing Show Tunes Boosts Brain Power in Dementia Patients
The Society for Neuroscience 2013 conference this week in San Diego brought forth a multitude of new discoveries in the field. One in particular stood out to us, because it demonstrated an extremely simple way to help boost brain power of elderly patients with dementia. Music Programming Researchers at George Mason University evaluated the effect ...

Ombudsman Programs Help Long Term Care Residents

Ombudsman Programs Help Long Term Care Residents
When the time comes for someone to need long term care, it is typically because they are unable to perform some daily tasks on their own. Bathing, dressing, cooking, food preparation, and getting around with ease are some of the activities that people are likely to need help with when they are in a long ...