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11 Dec, 2017

23rd Annual Holiday Open House

2017-12-12T10:48:59+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Events|

You're Invited! Come check out our new office (WE'VE MOVED!) during our 23rd Annual Holiday Open House party! This year we are collecting toys for Safe Haven's Santa Sack. Stop by for some holiday cheer and say hello to Santa between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Wednesday, December 20th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Santa - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 1616 W Berry St., Fort Worth, TX 76110 (NEW OFFICES) Every year SafeHaven opens two “Santa’s Sack” storefront sites for ten days in [...]

8 Dec, 2017

Why Being Alone During the Holidays Is Especially Hard on Mom and Dad

2017-11-18T12:18:31+00:00 December 8th, 2017|At Home Care, Elder Care|

How To Keep Mom or Dad From Feeling Lonely During the Holidays Holidays can trigger loneliness, no matter what age, but for Mom or Dad who is living alone and getting up in years, the holiday blues can be a common occurrence.  Common or not, being lonely at an advanced age can hit hard and the signs can go undetected … with consequences you might not have considered. The big things to keep in mind are planning activities ahead of time to [...]

1 Dec, 2017

How to Plan a Holiday Party That Includes Your Aging Parent

2017-11-18T12:14:38+00:00 December 1st, 2017|At Home Care, Elder Care, Senior Moments|

Want your aging parent to enjoy the holiday activities you have planned? Wondering how to make everything run smoothly and keep everyone happy? First off, tell them waaay in advance – and keep reminding them, especially if they have memory issues. Put up a calendar with the date circled and in plain view. Discuss the details of the party and what’s going to happen. Older people don’t usually like surprises and feel more comfortable when they know the itinerary and what is [...]

24 Nov, 2017

In-Home Care vs. Facility Care: Weighing the Options

2017-10-30T09:57:09+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Elder Care|

More families are turning to home care to meet the personal and health care needs of their aging loved ones instead of sending mom or dad off to assisted living or a nursing facility. Two big reasons are quality of life and costs. Quality of Life Take quality of life. Studies have shown over and over that the longer elders can remain independent and live independently at home, the better their overall physical and emotional health. Non-medical assistance in the home is [...]

18 Nov, 2017

Gratitude Action Items

2017-11-18T12:04:09+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Senior Moments|

Gratitude Action Items by my friend and Corporate Trainer Sarah Zink I wanted to share these thoughts with each of you because it is the time of the year we all typically begin to count our blessings.  Sarah says:  Gratitude is a Super Power! Maintain a gratitude journal or jar: when you think of a blessing or gratitude write it down or drop it into a Gratitude Jar.  Say Thank You in a more authentic way. When dining out, look your server [...]

17 Nov, 2017

Are You Caring for Yourself While You’re Caring for Your Aging Parents?

2017-10-30T09:46:04+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Caregiver|

Caring for your aging loved one is a monumental way to show how much you care about their safety and well-being on a day-to-day basis. And it can bring so much meaning and rewards to your relationship. However, it’s easy to let that job consume your time and energy to the point where your ability to continue being a caregiver is put in jeopardy. Caregivers run the risk of neglecting their own physical and mental health so it’s important to take time [...]

10 Nov, 2017

Urgent Need: Medical Equipment and Supply donations for Mission Arlington

2017-10-30T09:53:51+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Community|

Do you have unwanted medical equipment or supplies you can donate? The folks Mission Arlington|Metroplex have an urgent need for medical equipment and supplies that are not being used that could be donated. They receive several calls daily from people needing medical equipment from scooters to walkers and everything in between. They never turn down donations and most equipment and supplies that are donated is put to use immediately. Another area of need is medicines, both prescriptions and over the counter, (even if [...]

27 Oct, 2017

Seniors, Don’t Be Spooked by Halloween: Stay Safe and Beat the Loneliness

2017-10-04T07:42:52+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Senior Moments|

Seniors can stay safe and beat loneliness on halloween despite the fact that "scary" is the main theme of Halloween; a holiday that kids love and parents and other adults tolerate. Trick or treaters can be an annoyance but to seniors they are potentially a threat. The constant ringing of doorbells after dark, not knowing what the intentions are of the kids coming to your door asking for a handout of treats. Even if your aging parent answers the door, a rowdy band [...]

21 Oct, 2017

Home Care Aids for Your Home-Bound Parent

2017-10-04T07:47:40+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Caregiver|

How Home Care Aids Lighten the Load When Your Parent Needs Help As the primary caregiver to your aging parent, it’s essential to have the right equipment … because you want to keep them healthy, active, safe, and make some of the caregiving tasks easier for you and more comfortable for them. Besides enlisting the help of a home health care provider, look into accessories, appliances, gadgets, and equipment designed specifically for aging seniors that can let you both rest easy, reduce [...]