Can Laughter Prevent A Heart Attack?

According to recent research studies, laughing everyday can help prevent a heart attack.

During the past 40 years many studies have been done on different personality types and the correlation of increased risk of heart disease.  Those with increased anger and hostility have higher rates of heart disease.  Is it plausible that the opposite might be true —

Benefits of a Home Care Agency with a Geriatric Care Manager

Not all Home Care Agencies are created equal.

Who is an advocate for your loved-one?
Geriatric Care Managers (GCM) are uniquely trained and skilled as patient advocates and as a health care resource for the patient and their family.

The in-depth training GMC’s obtain is in nursing, social work, or gerontology. 

Heart Disease in Women

February is Heart Month.
Did you know that more women than men die of heart disease each year?

Most people do not realize this fact; or how to address the symptoms.
With the symptoms of heart disease in women being different than in men; most women are not aware of the symptoms of a chronic condition or an oncoming heart attack.

Non-Medical Home Care Can Prevent Rehospitalizations

How can non-medical home care agencies enable effective care transitions after hospitalizations?

Industry data shows that hospital re-admissions are frequent and expensive.

  • 19% of Medicare patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge from hospital.*
  • 20% of patients experience post discharge adverse events.*
  • 75% of elderly rehospitalizations (which equates to 4.4 million people a year) may be preventable.*
  • Readmission often results from incomplete communication across a fragmented healthcare system.

Senior Exploitation: Home Care Agency Caregivers vs. Private Caregivers

As the owner of a licensed, insured & bonded Home Care Agency, an industry which is highly regulated in Texas, there are extensive safeguards to protect vulnerable seniors from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Extensive experience in the senior services business has taught me that no one is shielded from elder exploitation.

The old adage of “you get what you pay for” certainly rings true.

Protecting Your Identity on Facebook

In March, I attended the Long Term Care Conference in Dallas and had the opportunity to listen to our keynote speaker, Frank Abagnale (who you may remember from “Catch Me If You Can”, the movie biography that revealed his early life of crime.)

“Mr. Abagnale believes that because punishment for fraud and recovery of stolen funds is so rare,

Long-Term Care Insurance – Who Needs It?

Long-term care insurance (LTCI) is an insurance product that helps provide for the cost of long-term care that is generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid.

Long-term care insurance covers non-medical services to individuals who are unable to perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, eating, toileting,

Covid-19 Response