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 Public Library Friends Foundation’s program Badgerdog teamed up with Mobile Art Program and Health’s Angels. Health’s Angels is a service group of St. David’s Foundation Community Fund. These organizations have created the …

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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. CEO Earl Maxwell explained how important it is to the Foundation to keep the grants local in order to best continue helping the elderly in their state.

“We are an aging population. We …

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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. Fortunately, a relatively new program in Texas allows veterans to receive long term care at medical foster homes throughout their community.

Long Term Care Foster Homes

The Veterans Affairs Medical Foster Home program …

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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 moment.

In the mean time, the nursing home used backup generators throughout the weekend to help keep their vulnerable residents comfortable, but on Monday morning, they experienced a total blackout.

Repeated Attempts

A representative from …

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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, your policy will help you cover the cost of care and even help you choose a facility or licensed caregiver in your area. If you don’t have insurance, though, you may need …

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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 care facility. The closest are in downtown Austin and Temple.

Recognizing a need for this type of care in the area and supported by the city Chamber, Cornerstone began working late last year …

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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 new building was formerly occupied by Plus4 Credit Union and is nearly triple the size of the Association’s previous headquarters, which measured 5,800 square feet. The new location measures 16,300 square feet …

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