Entries by Indra Nicholas

Holiday Adaptions to Keep Seniors Merry

Everyone faces pitfalls during the holidays, but getting off track can set older adults back in their recovery from an illness or put them at risk for new health problems. Too much of a good thing is not so good. Some conditions of aging, such as dementia, can cause agitation in older adults. Tune into […]

How to Preserve Family Memories

Preserving family memories for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias is important for several reasons: Memories can help bring much happiness and joy to that older adult and preserving those memories helps establish an important legacy for future generations. Capturing and preserving memories can happen in a number of ways. It might entail […]

Global Aging

Between 80% and 90% of all babies born in developed nations today will live beyond the age of 65. Not only are older people a larger proportion of the population, this demographic will grow rapidly into the future. By 2050, 22% of the world’s population will be 60 and older. Positioning health systems to address […]

ANSWERING THE CALL – Prepare for Senior Emergencies

It’s the midnight call that can strike terror in the hearts of so many who are caring for or serving older adults. Maybe it’s that Mom has suffered a stroke. Or Dad has taken the wrong dose of medicine and gets sick. Perhaps you are a senior care professional who encounters an older adult who […]

Making Home Safer for Seniors

It’s unanimous. 100% of emergency room doctors in the United States surveyed by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, say it’s important that adult children dedicate one day a year to perform a safety check of their senior loved one’s home. Yet in the last year, less than half of […]

Happy Memories or Household Hazards?

Clutter is not unique to seniors, but some age-related conditions may make it worse.  An accumulation of daily junk mail, bills, newspapers and magazines can quickly overwhelm seniors who are struggling physically, mentally or emotionally. Even seniors who simply don’t know how to part with their possessions are vulnerable. The risks are many, from slipping […]

Protecting Seniors from Fraud

You don’t have to go far in our community to hear stories about seniors who have been scammed. Home Instead Senior Care urges families to be alert for scammers who may be targeting their senior loved ones with a variety of clever cons. These frauds could jeopardize not only seniors’ life savings but their independence. […]

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS

On any given day, you’ll likely see 78-year-old Ernest Bradbury buzzing around his community of Lubbock, Texas, off to visit the dying in his job as a hospice volunteer. He has helped an estimated 46 hospice patients in the past 11 years, and began volunteering to fill a void after his wife died. “The key […]

Home Instead Senior Care

There are significant problems associated with the quality of transitional care for older adults moving from the hospital to home. In fact, about one out of every five seniors is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of initially being discharged.  Research shows that many hospital readmissions could be prevented. Home Instead Senior Care’s “returning […]

Home Instead Senior Care

There are significant problems associated with the quality of transitional care for older adults moving from the hospital to home. In fact, about one out of every five seniors is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of initially being discharged.  Research shows that many hospital re-admissions could be prevented. Home Instead Senior Care’s “returning […]

WHEN SENIORS SAY “NO” TO HELP

A family caregiver’s job, by definition, is already a difficult one.  Time away from work and family, and the worry of caring for a senior adult all can take a toll.  But when you consider that many seniors often resist help, that job becomes overwhelming for so many caregivers in our own area. A study […]

Home Instead Senior Care

IT ALL STARTED WITH OUR FOUNDERS Home Instead Senior Care co-Founders, Paul and Lori Hogan’s own experience in caring for Paul’s eighty-nine year old grandmother in her home for 12 years inspired them to launch Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. Realizing that there were other families like theirs that needed help to keep their […]