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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 [...]

20 Mar, 2017

When Hoarding Gets out of Hand, There’s Help

2017-03-07T13:35:45+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Elder Care|

Hoarding is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by compulsive purchasing, acquiring, searching, and saving items. a person with a hoarding disorder may have persistent difficulty parting with possessions. “Hoarding” is now considered a form of mental illness but can be a symptoms of another disorder as well. The result of this disorder can create cramped and unsanitary living conditions, health problems, and serious conflict with family members. Our on-staff Certified Senior Advisor, Sue Wallace, and her team can assist your loved [...]

13 Mar, 2017

How to Tell Your Parent It’s Time to Stop Driving

2017-03-10T14:51:32+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Senior Moments|

Having a conversation with your parents about giving up their car keys might not go over so easy, but it’s one you’ll need to have if you think their safety and those of others on the road are at risk. Don’t let an accident happen before you decide to have a talk. Approach your parents when you see signs they’re having problems with any one or more physical or mental issues such as vision, reflexes, mental acuity, overall body strength, resiliency. Think [...]

6 Mar, 2017

Irish Blessing

2017-03-10T15:22:03+00:00 March 6th, 2017|At Home Care, Elder Care|

I’m blessed to have a brother-in-law, named Bill who is first generation Irish and Bill is always sharing with our family beautiful Irish traditions including the following Irish Blessing: “May you always find blue skies above your head, shamrocks beneath your feet, laughter and joy aplenty, kindness from all you meet, good friends and kin to miss you if you ever choose to roam and a path that’s been cleared by angels themselves to carry you safely home.” I hope you enjoyed [...]

27 Feb, 2017

Hearing Aid Loops – Informational Community Meeting March 4th

2017-02-21T12:28:02+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Senior Moments|

What everyone with hearing loss should know about Hearing Aids and Hearing Loops Why people with hearing loss say they can hear but can't understand How hearing loops help you hear better in large public places How to get your favorite venue or church interested in a loop Hear for yourself - First Baptist Arlington, Fellowship Hall is looped Informational Community Meeting for anyone who lives with hearing loss and their family: Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:30 am to 11:30 am First Baptist Church, Arlington [...]