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Dementia –– Victory Home Health

Dementia
By Joan Weems, RN, Victory Home Health, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

Dementia is not a normal part of the aging process, although it is common in elderly individuals. Dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting intellectual and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. […]

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Residential care homes provide affordable, unique option for senior care

Residential care homes provide affordable, unique option for senior care
Arty Care Home, located in Richardson, gives one family “peace of mind”

Courtesy Arty Care Home, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine

Making a decision on long-term senior care may seem daunting—it’s expensive, it’s emotional and there seem to be limited options. These days, however, with the United States on the threshold of a boom—the baby boom, that is—families will have more and more choices on how they will be cared for during their “golden years.” […]

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Diabetes – A Deadly Secret

Diabetes – A Deadly Secret

By Heather Branch, RN, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
Diabetes is more prevalent in the community than most realize. Over 25 million Americans have diabetes. In 2007, total diagnosed diabetes cost the U.S. $174 million. Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, nontraumatic lower limb amputation and kidney failure. The risk for stroke is two to four times higher for diabetics. […]

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Home Safety for the Homebound Patient

Home Safety for the Homebound Patient
By Doug Rodgers, First Texas Home Health, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
Managing a home-bound patient’s medical condition is obviously top priority for any home health company including ours. However, there are other key areas that can impact a patient’s medical condition and affect his or her health outcome as well. One of these very important areas is home safety. […]

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Is Your Homecare Provider “Paying For Your Vote?”

Is Your Homecare Provider “Paying For Your Vote?”
By Michael Fife, A.C.T. Home Health, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine
Ethics is a hot topic today for many industries, and healthcare providers are under the microscope more than ever before. Because of the intensely competitive nature of our economy, many homecare providers are seeking new and innovative ways to gain market share. […]