Who's At Risk? Self-Assessment Tool Helps North and Northwest Houston-Area Families Avoid the Dangers of Caregiver Distress
The Home Instead Senior Care office serving North and Northwest Houston including the communities of Katy, Cypress, Tomball, Waller, Champions Forrest, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Crosby, Channelview, Baytown and Spring Branch has launched Family Caregiver Stress ReliefSM to help family caregivers determine if they are at risk for distress and to minimize problems before they escalate.
Salute to Senior Service: Texas residents encouraged to nominate outstanding senior volunteers
The Home Instead Senior Care office serving North and Northwest Houston including the communities of Katy, Cypress, Tomball, Waller, Champions Forrest, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Crosby, Channelview, Baytown and Spring Branch is searching for outstanding senior volunteers. The search is part of the Salute to Senior Service program which recognizes the many contributions seniors make in our community. Nominated seniors will be considered for state and national recognition.
Free Alzheimer's Training Now Available To Local Family Caregivers
The Home Instead Senior Care® offices serving Northwest and Northeast Houston is offering a new training program called Alzheimer's CARE, designed to help families manage the challenges of Alzheimer's and other dementias – diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available. Visit HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com or call 281-440-5160 for more information.
Seniors' Economic Struggles Continue This Holiday; Santa Program Provides Assistance
The North Houston, TX office of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered with Northwest Assistance Ministries, the local Houston YMCA and Hartman Realty for the Be a Santa to a Senior program, which provides gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season. Read more
Craving Companionship: Recipe contest helps revive family mealtimes for local seniors
According to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network, lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime challenge for seniors. The local Home Instead Senior Care office is encouraging family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box to find that favorite dish, and prepare and share a meal with their elderly loved one. Enter that recipe and the story about what makes the dish so special to your family in the Homemade MemoriesSM Recipe Contest between July 15 and September 15, 2011. Read more
Answering the Call: Local Program Helps Family Caregivers Prepare for Senior Emergencies
If you're an adult son or daughter who lives in fear of getting "the call" – the one that tells you "Mom has suffered a stroke," or "Dad accidentally overdosed on his medications" – do you have the information you need to help your loved one? Many don't, according to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network. The organization conducted research with family caregivers to find out how much they know and developed a public education program with resources that can help family caregivers keep important information at their fingertips. Read more