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Accessible Home Health on How to Balance Work and Caregiving, as seen in SENIOR Magazine

Balancing Work and Being a Caregiver

Courtesy Accessible Home Health, for Collin SENIOR Magazine

According to a Metlife Mature Market Institute report, June 2003, an increasing percentage of the workforce is actively involved in caring for a relative or friend age 50 or over. Both women and men are equally likely to report themselves as the primary caregiver. […]

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Victory Home Health & Hospice on Taking Proper Steps for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients, as seen in SENIOR Magazine

Take Proper Steps When Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

By: Joan Weems, RN, owner/administrator of Victory Home Health & Hospice, for Texoma SENIOR Magazine

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias contribute to five million people age 65 and older in 2010 living with these devastating conditions and probably 500,000 people under age 65. With baby boomers rapidly reaching age 65, that number will increase rapidly. […]

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Dr. Reza Mobarak, Southwest Foot and Ankle Center  Numbness, tingling, loss of sensations. These may all be signs of neuropathy. This disease affects over 20 million Americans today and is still growing, but is recognized […]

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Mercy Hospice: Bereavement Program discussed in SENIOR Magazine

Mercy Hospice: Bereavement Program

By: LaDonna R. McBride, LCSW, ACSW, Collin SENIOR Magazine

Mercy Hospice provides bereavement services to our current patients, their family members and the community at large. Mercy Hospice provides bereavement under the auspices of what patients and families are experiencing and/or may experience from the inception of hospice services, after death, and up to one year post death. In addition, support groups, memorial services, and bereavement counseling give families a renewed sense of hope. […]