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22 Aug, 2017

What Do You Do When Your Parent is Resisting Care?

2017-08-07T10:58:35+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Caregiver, Elder Care|

You’ve noticed a gradual decline in your parent’s overall abilities. The signs of aging are on their face. It’s expressed in the effort it takes them to get dressed, fix their hair, get in and out of the car, the untidiness of their home, how often they can’t remember things, forget something you told them a few moments ago. When you bring up the subject of getting help, all you get is stubborn resistance and a refusal to acknowledge that they’re having [...]

16 Aug, 2017

How to “Senior Proof” Your Parent’s House

2017-08-07T10:53:28+00:00 August 16th, 2017|At Home Care|

If your parent has experienced some falls, if their muscle strength and dexterity are reduced, their eyesight failing, if they suffer from arthritis, if their cognitive abilities are becoming more impaired … these and much more are good reasons to make the place they live safer.  Here’s a checklist of 19 ways to help you “senior proof” your parent’s house: Keep everything on one level without the need for them to go up and down stairs, if there are any. If that’s [...]

27 Jul, 2017

Sue Wallace Wins Harriet Griffin Award

2017-07-27T09:03:59+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Community|

My Encouraging Story I was working at my home office this past Wednesday and it was a day when nothing seemed to go right and productivity was at an all-time low.  It seemed like the weight of the world was sitting squarely on my shoulders.  Finally, I decided the best thing I could do was to spend some time in mediation and prayer.  My prayer was very personal.   It went something like this:  Father, you know Assisted Services, Inc. has always been [...]

27 Jun, 2017

How Alzheimer’s Affects the Brain (Signs & Symptoms)

2017-06-06T14:44:49+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Dementia Care|

Alzheimer’s disease is the most severe form of dementia. It affects some 5.4 million Americans, with 200,000 of those being under the age of 65. Characterized as the disease that causes memory loss, Alzheimer’s is deadly and there are no known cures available. For those in the dementia care or Alzheimer’s care industries, these numbers are chilling. The good news is that if caught in its early stages, Alzheimer’s can be treated and quality of life can be improved. Here’s what we [...]

6 Jun, 2017

Tips to Keep Seniors Safe Online

2017-06-06T14:38:22+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Elder Care|

Keep seniors safe online! Internet technology has completely revolutionized the world. Unfortunately, it has also opened a new avenue for scammers to target the vulnerable. For seniors, the internet can also be a landmine of dangers, where bad folks are seeking to undermine their financial stability. To help keep seniors safe, we’ve listed a few simple tips to help you keep senior’s safe online. If you’re caring for aging parents, you’ll want to follow along. Sign Them Up for Last Pass Passwords are one of [...]

16 May, 2017

Brain Exercise to Slow Down Dementia

2017-05-16T15:21:29+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Dementia Care|

Brain exercise to slow down dementia? Yes! Studies show that exercising the brain can actually prevent and slow down dementia. And once some mental decline does take hold, certain abilities and skills can even improve with mental exercise. When the memory of someone close to you shows signs it’s starting to fail, your first thought is usually, “Is this a sign of dementia?” Then you start wondering, “Is there a way to stop it … and if there isn’t, is there something that [...]

1 May, 2017

Senior Synergy Expo in Fort Worth – May 4th

2017-05-01T10:52:45+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Senior Moments|

Assisted Services is honored to be a sponsor at this year's Senior Synergy Expo in Fort Worth at Will Rogers Exhibit Hall on Thursday, May 4, 2017.   If you are 50 years of age or better this free event if for you! It includes health screenings, workshops, demonstrations and more. You will leave the expo feeling more empowered to live a healthier lifestyle. Stop by the Assisted Services Booth and say hello!  Will Rogers Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, [...]

24 Apr, 2017

Home Care for Seniors – Convincing Your Parents They Need Assistance

2017-06-06T12:27:25+00:00 April 24th, 2017|At Home Care|

Aging is a process; sometimes requiring difficult changes. Home Care for Seniors can ease the challenges that come with aging. If your parent or loved one is aging and having trouble caring for himself or herself, then it could be time to use Assisted Services, Inc.  But what if your parents want nothing to do with in-home care? How can you persuade them to approve of the care they desperately need? These four tips can make it easier to talk about the benefits [...]

4 Apr, 2017

What’s Power of Attorney and Why Do My Parents Need It?

2017-04-04T09:51:39+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Caregiver, Elder Care|

Do you need Power of Attorney for your parents? Are you prepared for a time when your aging parents’ declining health will make them more dependent on you and might require outside assistance? What’s the best way to look out for their well-being? Having Power of Attorney is designed for just such situations. Naturally, you want to make sure you or others can step in and assume a larger role when a time comes they can’t do it all themselves. That’s why having [...]

27 Mar, 2017

New Hearing Aid Technology is Making Home Care Health Easier for Independent Seniors

2017-03-10T14:52:46+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Senior Moments|

Seniors with hearing loss need so much to be able to communicate with the outside world. Health issues and limited mobility can make them feel isolated. Being able to hear properly affects their ability to socialize and express themselves and be a part of the world around them, especially if they’re home-bound and rely on their families or home health care. Hearing aids today are so lightweight and fit comfortably and unobtrusively in the ear. But what’s even more exciting is the [...]