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Top Vaccines for Elderly
Top Vaccines for Elderly
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People older than 60 tend to have immune systems that are more vulnerable to pathogens, and as a result, they often become ill more quickly and severely than their younger counterparts. As a leading North Houston home care provider, we encourage seniors to attend regular doctors appointments and get the vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Making sure to receive the following key vaccines can help seniors stay healthy and avoid complications from common illnesses. Flu Vaccine – Older people who contract the flu can become seriously ill, and it is important for them to get a flu vaccine before the outbreaks start in the fall…

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Heart Healthy Recipe for Elderly
Heart Healthy Recipe for Elderly
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February is American Heart Month, a campaign devoted to increasing awareness about heart disease and its risks. In honor of this wonderful campaign, Home Care Assistance of North Houston, TX wanted to share one of our favorite heart healthy senior recipes, stuffed sweet potatoes. Enjoying a heart healthy diet rich in vibrant fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to regulate heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. Doctors also recommend decreasing the amount of meat consumed, as animal products contain saturated fats that can lead to clogged arteries. The following recipe for healthy stuffed sweet potatoes is not only meatless, it does double duty for…

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Information about Elder Bone Health
Information about Elder Bone Health
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Maintaining good bone health is a major concern for seniors and older adults. Osteoporosis is a looming threat, and fractures and injuries heal more slowly in bones that are brittle and unhealthy. Furthermore, the leading cause of disability among seniors, falling, is often the result of weak or brittle bones. If you provide home care for a senior parent or loved, learning about general bone health and how to preserve it can help to ensure his or her safety as they age. The following are a few important things to know about senior bone health. Bone Density Testing The bone density test is an excellent screening tool that is used to…

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How to Live an Active Senior Lifestyle
How to Live an Active Senior Lifestyle
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A senior is no longer viewed as the grandmother knitting in her rocking chair or the grandfather smoking his pipe on the front porch. The older adult of today is leading a more active and healthy lifestyle that is purposeful. At Home Care Assistance of North Houston, daily physical activity is a vital component of our balanced approach to care and we encourage all of our senior clients to participate in as much exercise as physically possible. Here are just a few of the reasons why seniors should strive to live an active lifestyle: Fills the Vital Need of Social Connections – Many seniors retire with high expectations that include…

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Best Foods for Elderly Health
Best Foods for Elderly Health
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Choosing nutrient-dense foods is vital to maintaining a healthy senior diet. Often, older adults experience a decrease in appetite, so it is essential that the foods in their daily diet are good sources of essential vitamins and minerals. At Home Care Assistance of North Houston we emphasize the importance of a healthy diet for our senior clients. In fact, nutritious and well-balanced meals are a key component in our revolutionary Balanced Care Method™ and we wanted to share the following – our five top picks for nutritious (and delicious) foods that all senior diets should have: Dairy Products – Osteoporosis and brittle bones are major concerns among the elderly population….

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Home Care for Seniors
Home Care for Seniors
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Current trends in senior care are gravitating more toward personalized home care and less toward placements in traditional nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Home care in North Houston is the preferred option for almost every older adult, and it better supports a senior’s independence as well as relationships and family life. Most Seniors Prefer to Remain at Home It is natural for most elderly individuals to want to stay in their own residences as they age. Many times, they’ve raised their families in the house and have worked for years with the anticipation of enjoying their retirement years at home. In some instances, medical necessity dictates the need…

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