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  • Keeping Clear Boundaries in Patient and Elder Care

    Whether you are a patient or a senior caregiver crossing boundaries is non-therapeutic and unhelpful, often resulting in substantial setbacks to maintaining a healthy environment. The great fear is the sexual and/or emotional relationship that could develop between a man and a woman, but usually inappropriate interaction is not sexual in nature but violates privacy and intimacy boundaries. Inappropriate boundaries can present themselves in many combinations and most begin innocently. Simply sharing a meal invites a level of ...


  • Open Your Heart, Not Your Wallet, This Holiday Season

    Recent reports from Dallas Home Care market have shown that to a senior, the most precious gift for the holiday season is to spend time with their family and loved ones. According to a national poll that surveyed 500 individuals aged 65 and older throughout the United States, 98.6% recall who they were with for last year’s festivities, but less than half (42.4%) can’t choose their favorite gift. So it is no surprise that this year 91% plan on celebrating ...


  • Cutting Corners Puts Older Adults At Risk

    Evidence is mounting that older adults are cutting expenses to keep up with the economic downturn. Senior care experts warn families to be on alert to make sure seniors aren’t cutting too deeply. Warning signs include skipping medications, pulling the plug on heating and canceling social outings. Cuts of essential items such as food and medication should be of immediate concern to seniors’ families. Other reductions in spending can lead to less obvious issues. One ...


  • The Challenges of MidLife Caregiving

    "One person caring about another represents life's greatest value." Jim Rohn My mother never wanted to be dependent on anyone, but by age 76 the demands of caring for herself amidst her growing confusion became overwhelming. She left her beloved apartment on the beautiful Victoria harbour to live closer to her two children in order to get the help she needed. By midlife many of us are ready to kick back, relax more, and maybe begin a new venture, but ...