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5 Times Caregivers Should Use Respite Care

January 24th, 2022

If you’re of a certain age, you may remember those old TV commercials for Rolaids® antacid. The announcer would ask a housewife, blue-collar worker, or celebrity, “How do you spell relief?” If you’re a caregiver, particularly if you’re caring for a spouse, parent, or older adult 24/7, your answer may well be “respite care.” What Read the full article…

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7 ways assisted living improves quality of life

January 17th, 2022

You may be wondering if a loved one would be better off in an assisted living community where they could get the help they need. After all, you could hire a caregiver to provide assistance in your loved one’s home. But would help be available 24/7? And do you really want to manage the caregiving Read the full article…

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9 colorful plants for your winter garden in Houston

December 20th, 2021

In many parts of the country, winter is a time for leafing through seed catalogs and dreaming about what to plant in the garden once spring arrives. But in Houston, gardeners can grow plants all year long. Of course, not all plants do well in all seasons. So to help you decide which plants to Read the full article…

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How a Continuing Care Retirement Community provides peace of mind.

December 13th, 2021

We all want to worry less and enjoy life more. One way to do that is to weigh the pros and cons of living at home versus moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). If home maintenance is becoming a hassle, or if you’re feeling increasingly isolated and alone, or if you don’t want Read the full article…

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4 Reasons to Move to Senior Living Before Winter Hits

November 16th, 2021

For older adults who live north of the Panhandle, winter can be a tough time of year. The cold temperatures and icy conditions make something as simple as a trip to the mailbox treacherous. As a result, many seniors become isolated in winter. Their activity level falls, which affects their physical and mental health.   Read the full article…

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How to set the table for a safe Thanksgiving get-together.

November 9th, 2021

This was supposed to be the year we could all get back to celebrating Thanksgiving together at Grandma’s. We knew more about how COVID-19 spreads from one person to the next; we got smarter about wearing masks and keeping our distance; and we had the vaccines to protect us. Then the Delta variant appeared, schools Read the full article…

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The Importance of Continuous Learning for Seniors

October 15th, 2021

You may not be in school anymore, or have even set foot in a classroom in many years, but it’s never too late to learn something new. In fact, there’s growing research that says seniors should always be putting effort into intellectual pursuits. The cognitive benefits of exercising your mind have become quite clear in Read the full article…