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To RSVP, scan the QR code on the flyer.Groups will be every 2nd month of the Quarter on the 3rd Wednesday:May 15thAugust 14thNovember 20th

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GET TICKETS HEREConnect with dozens of local organizations dedicated to helping seniors and their families in White Rock, Lakewood and surrounding communities. Meet with experts regarding Medicare Coverage, Assisted Living, Mobility Solutions, Independent Living, Veterans Benefits, Audiology, Senior Travel, Health Insurance, Home Care, Medical Equipment, Hospice Care, Financial Planning, Legal Assistance, Aging in Place Home Improvements, Eye Care, Physical Therapy and much more.

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Local Aging Options

Lindan Park

Skilled Nursing 1510 North Plano Road, Richardson, Texas, 75081

Where the warmth of a smile comes from the heart and personal service comes from our commitment to healthy living. Where our residents enjoy the highest quality of healthcare and rehabilitative services in a secure and comfortable environment.This is a home! Visit with a grandchild in the gracious living room, or sunlit corner. Relax in a comfortable personalized room, or gather for parties and activities in the lounge. Clean and carefully maintained, our building has a place for every activity, whether its a walk in the sun or a peaceful moment reading a book.Lindan Park is a Paramount Healthcare Community.

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HarborChase of Plano

Memory Care 5340 Towne Square Dr, Plano, Texas, 75024

HarborChase of Plano: A Beautiful Community in the Heart of TexasLess than thirty minutes from Dallas, HarborChase of Plano offers exceptional assisted living and memory care services to the residents of Plano, Texas, and surrounding areas. With amenities such as housekeeping, laundry, and restaurant-style dining, residents enjoy a luxurious lifestyle in a supportive environment.Discover HarborChase of PlanoHealth and MaintenanceHarborChase of Plano prioritizes health and safety by utilizing Viking Solutions' all-natural, electrostatic sprayer for cleaning. This innovative product is salt-free, non-corrosive, and mimics the germ-fighting capabilities of white blood cells. Its positively charged ions ensure thorough coverage and effective sanitization without the use of harsh chemicals, making it safe and sustainable.Hospitality & Amenities    Distinct and Beautifully-Designed Dining Venues    On-Site Salon and Spa    Pet-Friendly Community (Additional Fees Apply)    Peaceful Location in the Heart of TexasExtraordinary Dining ExperiencesHarborChase of Plano offers an upscale dining experience with handcrafted cocktails and gourmet meals. Committed to farm-to-table dining, our on-site restaurants use locally sourced ingredients to provide flavorful and nutritious meals daily.Upscale Living SpacesOur luxury senior living community features beautiful common areas and spacious senior apartments. With one and two-bedroom options, our residents can find the perfect space to fit their needs while enjoying an enhanced quality of life.Choices at HarborChase of PlanoAssisted LivingOur trained experts and knowledgeable staff support individuals in maintaining their independence while providing necessary assistance.Mild Dementia Care "The Sound" program bridges the gap between Assisted Living and Memory Care, offering support and engagement for residents with mild dementia, memory loss, or short-term cognitive impairment.Memory Care "The Cove" is our specialized memory care program that focuses on meaningful moments and comprehensive care for individuals with Alzheimers or other forms of dementia.Respite Care HarborChase of Plano offers respite care services for short-term stays, providing relief for family caregivers or a firsthand experience of our community.Start Celebrating Senior LivingBegin your journey with HarborChase of Plano today by calling 972-597-8832! Our community proudly serves Plano, Frisco, Richardson, and beyond, offering exceptional care and an unparalleled living experience.

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Amada Senior Care

Non-Medical 14330 Midway Road, Farmers Branch, Texas, 75244

Amada Senior Healthcare "America's trusted resource for caregiving and long-term care insurance claims advocacy In-Home Health Care Eric vanGoethem, owner of Amada Senior Care Dallas, has made it his mission to help seniors live safely and comfortably in the comfort of their own homes. Eric deeply empathizes with families who have experienced the vulnerability and uncertainty of seeing a loved one battle a disease. He watched his father quickly deteriorate from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diseasea rare, degenerative prion disease that attacks the brain and is always fatal. Eric says, I watched my mom become my dads caregiver and saw the toll that it took on her physically and emotionally while trying to still be the loving, supporting wife that she had been over 40 yearsit drained her for years to come. Had we known and understood the benefits of in-home caregivers at the time, I know we would have navigated that difficult time of transition more smoothly. Chief Operating Officer Sabrina vanGoethems own family experiences sparked her interest in making a difference in seniors lives. She is inspired by her mother, who has been working as a caregiver for years in San Antonio. Hearing her mothers stories of feeling fulfilled by her work and witnessing her passion for being a caregiver, Sabrina developed her enthusiasm for providing in-home senior care. Says Sabrina, I just loved hearing her stories from her clientsthey have experienced much change in their lives, and it was fascinating to listen. Find the Most Outstanding In-Home Health Care for Your Loved One Providing care for your aging loved one is important but can place a significant burden on your day-to-day life. Home care offers you the ability to provide the most outstanding care to your loved one while allowing them to remain independent in their own home. Amada Senior Care provides the most exceptional home health care services in Dallas, TX. Our team of professional caregivers assist in a range of daily routine activities while providing companionship that will truly make a difference in the life of your loved one.  Amada Caregivers are Trained to Provide Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as: BathingErrands/ShoppingMost Non-Medical AssistanceLight HousekeepingMeal Preparation, FeedingMedication RemindersDressingToiletingWalking/Ambulation Assistance with Long Term Care Insurance Claims At Amada Senior Care, we are committed to caring for everyone that comes across our path. Thats why our senior home care has been awarded and certified by organizations like the Department of Defense as an employer of military spouses and the Home Care Standards Bureau. Amada Senior Care Dallas is A+ certified by the Home Care Standards Bureau and is designated as a 2020 Best of Home Care Pulse Employer of Choice and a Provider of Choice. Our Commitment For our team members at Amada Senior Care, providing in-home senior care is much more than just a job. It is a fulfillment of our personal goals to enrich the lives of our clients at every level. Whether it is helping a client adjust their care plan, engaging in an activity a client enjoys, sharing a friendly word with a family member, or preparing a meal that tastes like home, we truly enjoy what we doand it shows.Support Programs For VeteransSupport Programs for VeteransNumerous veterans, along with their spouses and families, might be unaware of the potential government assistance available to them. At Amada Senior Care Dallas, our commitment lies in aiding eligible individuals, including those qualified for VA Aid and Attendance benefits and various other financial aids, in fully utilizing these valuable resources.For further information regarding Aid and Attendance and additional benefits tailored to veterans, please call us at 214-888-4823.Determining Eligibility for Aid and Attendance1. Military ServiceA minimum of 90 days on active duty, with at least one of those days falling within a wartime period.Must not have received a dishonorable discharge.2. Assistance with Personal CareApplicants should currently require aid with daily activities like walking, eating, using the toilet, or dressing.3. IncomeThe majority of the applicants income must be presently allocated towards caregiving expenses.The benefits they qualify for will be determined by the proportion of income spent on care.4. Financial AssetsThe VA will establish an acceptable asset threshold for applicants.Determination of financial assets will take into account age and financial need.Advantages of VA Aid and Attendance BenefitsBy leveraging VA benefits, elderly individuals enhance their financial flexibility for tailored care plans and potential living arrangements. This encompasses the possibility of:Increased in-home care options.Selecting a preferred community for living.Receiving monthly benefits with no obligation for repayment.Direct tax-free payments from the United States Treasury to beneficiaries.

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Friends Place Adult Day Services

Adult Day Services 1960 Nantucket Dr, Richardson, Texas, 75080

Welcome to Friends Place, where we offer specialized daytime senior care for individuals with Alzheimers and other related dementias. Our adult day care center provides supervision and an active adult program for aging parents, spouses, and other older adults who need supervision during the day, helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.Our adult day program is an ideal alternative to assisted living, allowing caregivers to keep their loved ones at home and in the community. With a nurse on staff to monitor our members' health and dispense medication as needed, caregivers can have peace of mind knowing their loved one is receiving excellent care.Our adult social day care is affordable and flexible, making it a cost-effective alternative to nursing home care. At Friends Place, we believe in a wellness philosophy of care that emphasizes meaningful activities and socialization opportunities for those individuals with memory problems living in Dallas/North Texas.Our mission is to provide a much-needed break for caregivers while giving their loved ones a chance to enjoy life. Join us at Friends Place, and let us provide you with adult day care and respite services for your loved one.Specialized Dementia Care Activity Program Each day from 12 to 20 activities are planned and conducted (at the same time) in different locations both inside and outdoors - of the center.  The program is designed to be both pleasurable as well as therapeutic. Goals of ProgramMaintain language skillsStay physically & cognitively activeImprove retrieval of long term memoriesMaintain social skillsImprove their quality of life  Social Activity ProgramRecognizes the need of both large and small group activities Sing-a-longs, music and dancingEntertainmentExercisesBingoWord & trivia gamesDominoes, cards and scrabbleBasketball, bowling and other sportsCooking and craft projectsIntergenerational programsPet therapyMen and ladies reminiscing & discussion groupsTravel videos with discussions Early Stage ProgramsPlanned specifically for those newly diagnosed with dementia and/or with slight memory difficulty Mind Strengthening ActivitiesMemory Tips and StrategiesBook Club ( a read-aloud activity discussed by chapter)Art Appreciation ClassSpanish Made Simple Language Class Community Service ProjectsThroughout our life, many people enjoy the opportunity to do good works for others, and, a diagnosis of Alzheimers should not change that.  Our members stay connected with the community; enjoy being of service and feel like they are still useful because of meaningful projects such as: Working on special pillows donated to local hospitalsMaking brownies or cookies for the fire departmentBaking dog biscuits for local animal sheltersCreating book marks for childrens libraryStuffing envelopes and/or mailing projects for non-profit organizations Volunteer Program for ParticipantsOne of the goals of our programs have been to allow involvement by members with the life activities of the center to the extent they develop a sense of ownership in the program.  For people who derive greater enjoyment from working, they have the opportunity to volunteer.  Just a few of the many tasks are: Arranging fresh flowers for the dining tablesFilling outside bird feeders and/or watering plants and flowersFolding linen napkins for mealsServing as an ambassador to make new members feel welcome More About UsFriends Place Adult Day Services provides meaningful activities, socialization opportunities for those individuals with memory problems living in the Richardson and DeSoto and surrounding Dallas areas.

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Things you should know about Assisted Living

Assisted Living is a term has sent mixed feelings for many seniors and family members. It represents a big change for many in their independence, health, environment, and lifestyle.  Assisted Living has changed quite a bit from what people used to envision in their minds of a nursing home, with seriously ill or severely debilitated individuals with limited activity and quality of life. These days the options available in Assisted Living are vast, and many are resort style full of vibrant residents engaging in a calendar full of daily activities, chef prepared meals, groups, and outings, still living their best life with a little help.Taking a look at what makes up a quality Assisted Living Community, I found some good insights from an article by Dr. Steven Fuller, DO, PhD Seven Challenges Assisted Living Must Get Right - Caring for the Ages that would like to share parts of along with some professional experience working as a Senior Living Advisor for Ruby Care.Integrated CareQuality of health care must be at the center of any assisted living community, as declining health is the main reason for residents to move to assisted living. On the flip side, it is also the top reason for residents to leave assisted living.TransitionsChallenge for many people is failure to recognize that health care is managed in acute care settings (like hospitals) differently than in chronic care settings (like assisted living). The goal of hospitals is short term, standardized treatment of a residents illness or episode of care. In the hospital setting, the forming of nurturing and healing relationships often falls victim to fast-paced efficiency to reduce the length of stay and cost of care.In assisted living, however, the opposite prevails. The emphasis has evolved from treatment of an illness to recovery from the illness. Residents are now moving to a new home environment where relationships and person-centered care are paramount as well as continued recovery and care. AcuityIdentify limitations of individual communities on resident acuity that can be competently managed (Type A vs Type B). The consequences of accepting a resident whose health care acuity exceeds the ability of workers capacity to manage it endangers the existing residents by diverting staff and other resources toward the highest acuity residents, leaving the lower acuity residents with unmet health care needs.  Many assisted living communities have levels of care and hire staff based on the acuity level of the resident population. These levels of care come with increased cost.Chronic Disease ManagementAssisted living residents have multiple chronic diseases and take a multitude of medications to treat them. It is a significant challenge managing the delicate balance of medications to obtain optimum outcomes. How the assisted living schedules necessary tests and appointments for residents, arranging transportation, distributing/renewing prescriptions, communicating with families, and so on are all key things to know and ask.Managing chronic illness is a challenge. Many communities have helped provide better management by having concierge physicians that can make house calls and tele-med visits at the community.  This is even more prevalent since the past 2 years with COVID, to ensure that residents can receive quality medical care with minimal risk of exposure or transmission. This also allows the senior to remain in a comfortable/familiar environment reducing overall stress and anxiety.Quality MeasuresAssisted living communities must be able, upon request, to objectively validate the quality of the health care they are providing to their residents. Health care data should be collected, tracked, analyzed, and communicated to employees and families. Examples of important quality measures include emergency department transfers, hospitalizations, readmissions, falls, pressure ulcers, behavioral disturbances, pain control, ambulance calls and transfers, and resident and employee satisfaction surveys. Note that not all assisted living options are licensed and state regulated. All potential communities should still be checked to ensure that they are following best practices and federal guidelines regarding all quality measures. State regulated communities can be checked for any violations on the HHS Texas,gov site.FallsHow does the community work to help prevent falls?  Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a broken hip or head injury. Additionally, falls are a leading contributor to liability costs, which are then passed down in the rent paid by all residents. For more information on falls and how to prevent them refer to our previous blog: https://rubycaresenior.com/blog/f/how-to-prevent-fallingAs you can see, there is a lot to consider when thinking about Assisted Living and living out your or your loved ones best life possible.  When the time comes for you to look for Assisted Living or other Senior Living options, there are many senior communities available capable of providing quality and the continuity of care needed. Finding the right one can be a daunting task, with over 900+ in the DFW area. At an often already stressful time, enlisting the expertise of a Senior Living Advisor from Ruby Care can ease the stress.  We can be your guide to helping navigate the sea of available options based on what would be the best fit given the individuals care needs, financial constraints, likes/dislikes, location, family support available, etc. We even set up and tour with our clients, all at no cost to you! Our team is passionate about seniors in our community, and love what we do!Britt Hemsell  Ruby Care Senior Living Advisor & Blog ContributorResources: https://www.caringfortheages.com/article/S1526-4114(19)30325-7/fulltexthttps://apps.hhs.texas.gov/ltcsearch/providersearch.cfmAlzheimers Association  www.alz.org

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What I need to know about Parkinson's.

Parkinsons: What do I need to know?April is Parkinsons Awareness month, with April 11 being World Parkinsons Day.  Parkinsons is a type of dementia that impacts motor function and is degenerative.  Currently there is still no known cure for Parkinsons disease.   What is Parkinsons disease?According to the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (movementdisorders.org), Parkinsons disease is a neurogenerative disorder characterized primarily by the loss of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra part of the brain. SymptomsGenerally, symptoms develop on one side slowly over years, but the progression may differ due to the diversity of the disease.  People with PD may experience the following:   tremor, mainly at rest (described as pill rolling tremor in hands  bradykinesia  limb rigidity  gait and balance problems.Non-motor symptomsCommon Neuropsychiatric symptoms are:   mood disturbances  cognitive changes  autonomic dysfunction  pain  sleep issues  anxiety  apathyPrevalence is approx. 200 cases in 100K population, and about 25 cases per 100,000 population.  When motor manifestations appear, people with PD have lost more than 50% of nigral dopamine cells suggesting that pathological changes may begin several decades before the appearance of clinical signs.  Causes of Parkinsons diseaseIt is believed that Parkinsons disease is multifactorial. Contributing factors are:  Hereditary predisposition  Environmental toxins  Aging  Genetic mutations (GBA, LRRK2, PRKN, SNCA)DiagnosisDiagnosis is still clinical and based on motor manifestations.  A brain MRI or CT and molecular imaging of the striatum may be performed to support clinical evaluation.TreatmentLevodopa has remained the cornerstone of PD treatment for more than 50 years.  The challenge is after a few years of treatment the benefit lessons and motor complications appear in many patients due to disease progression.  The introduction of many other medications including inhibitors and dopamine agonists have been developed due to this decline.  More recently, surgical and infusion therapies have become available to improve management in selective patients with motor complications. Surgery options include:  deep brain stimulation.  drug infusions based on the possibility to deliver continuously either levodopa or apomorphine.Treatment noted is based on research according to Marcello Merello, MD Director of Neuroscience Dept. Head Movement Disorders Section Institute for Neurological Research Raul Carrea (FLENI) 2019 Updated by Angelo Antonini, MD, PhD Professor, Department of Neuroscience University of Padula, Italy.Parkinsonism (movementdisorders.org)A defining feature of Parkinsonism is bradykinesia (slowness with decrement and degradation of repetitive movements (Fatigue). Subtle bradykinesia is known to occur in the normal elderly population. The most common neuro degenerative cause of parkinsonism is Parkinsons disease.  Other causes include multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, and corticobasal degeneration.  Often called Parkinson-plus syndromes, they do not respond as well to dopaminergic treatments and generally have worse prognosis compared to typical PD. Parkinsonism can also be symptomatic because of various vascular drug related, infectious, toxic, structural, and other known secondary causes.  Vascular Parkinsonism tends to have a lower body emphasis with gait disturbance and concomitant cognitive impairment.Where to get helpWe are fortunate to have a Dallas Area Parkinsons Society (DAPS).  The DAPS provides not only information, but also hosts exercise groups and activities throughout the metroplex.  Several churches and senior centers also host Parkinson support groups and wellness classes. Dallas Area Parkinson Society | Home (daps.org)Parkinson's Disease Support Groups (verywellhealth.com)  American Parkinson Disease Association  DailyStrength Parkinsons Disease Support Group  Parkinsons Foundation  PatientsLikeMe  Parkinsons Movement Disorder and Alliance  Parkinsons Community  NeuroTalkAdult Day Cares and Assisted Living Communities often provide respite services for those with Parkinsons or other conditions requiring activities of daily living (ADL) care support.How can I help?The Michael J Fox organization provides free scratch and sniff tests that help researchers learn more about Parkinsons risks and contribute to research on the disease. (michaeljfox.org)Regardless of if you are reading this because you or a loved one has been impacted by Parkinsons disease or if you are just wanting to learn more, we hope that you are able to get the support you need and/or find ways to help cope Britt Hemsell  Ruby Care Senior Living Advisor & Blog ContributorResources:International and Movement Disorder Society https://www.movementdisorders.org7 Parkinson's Disease Support Groups of 2023 (verywellhealth.com)American Parkinson Disease Association  https://www.apdaparkinson.org/community/Dallas Area Parkinson Society | Home (daps.org)Some Adult Day Cares in DFW:  Friends Place Adult Day Care Richardson 972-437-2940

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Good Nutrition: Positive Impact on Dementia

Good Nutrition: Positive Impact on DementiaThere are over 6 million people living with dementia in the U.S. and 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimers or another form of dementia according to the Alzheimers Association.  While there are many different types of dementia there is currently no known cure.  Much research is taking place to indicate that good nutrition can have a positive impact on patients quality of life. Today we will talk about ways in which nutrition can play a key role in making a difference for patients with dementia.Definition of DementiaDementia is defined by the National Institute on Aging as the loss of cognitive functioning thinking, remembering, and reasoning to such an extent that it interferes with a persons daily life and activities.  Its important to understand what dementia is and the challenges those living with it face.  Dementia is considered a progressive condition, with Alzheimers disease being the most common form.  It affects memory, thinking, and behavior, making daily activities increasingly difficult. This can make it hard for one dealing with dementia to maintain a proper diet, which can result in weight loss, malnutrition, and other health issues.Nutrition in Dementia CareGood nutrition is important for everyone in maintaining good health, but especially plays a vital role in those living with dementia.  A balanced diet can provide a positive effect on a patients life, including cognitive function, physical health, and emotional well-being.  Cognitive Function - Good nutrition can slow the progression of dementia and boost cognitive function. Omgea-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins are associated with improved brain health.  Foods such as fatty fish (salmon & mackerel), leafy greens, and berries, can help protect brain cells and enhance cognitive abilities.  Weight Management - Dementia patients often experience unintentional weight loss due to decreased appetite, forgetting to eat, or difficulty eating independently. A proper nutritious diet can help maintain a healthy weight. Preserving muscle mass and reducing risk of complications.    Hydration - Ensuring proper hydration is important for everyone but is critical for dementia patients as they lose the ability to feel thirsty.  Dehydration can increase confusion, agitation, and other behavioral symptoms.  Regular fluid intake and offering foods with high water content can help prevent dehydration.  Emotional Well-Being - Sharing meals with loved ones or friends fosters social engagement and a sense of connectedness promoting well-being.  Delicious and nutritious meals also provide a source of comfort and pleasure.9 Top Foods for Those with Dementia1.  Leafy Greens2.  Berries3.  Fish high in Omega-3 fatty acid4.  Beans5.  Whole Grains6.  Nuts7.  Sweet Potatoes8.  Seeds9.  Healthy Fats (Extra virgin olive oil, Coconut oil)Additional Tips Working in the senior industry and many with dementia and their families, here are some additional tips to think about to make mealtime a more positive experience:  Frequent and small meals  smaller and more frequent meals may be easier to manage and provide better nutrition overall as they may be easier to manage than large meals.  Maintain a routine  consistent mealtimes can help reduce anxiety and make mealtimes more enjoyable and comfortable.  Consult with a dietitian  a registered dietitian can address the personal dietary need of the patient and customize meal plans.  Larger grip utensils and handles on cups  This helps the individual be able to help facilitate independent eating as the disease progresses.While there is no cure for dementia, the impact of good nutrition is notable and continues to be studied.  Having a well-balanced diet can help improve cognitive function, supports overall good physical health, and enhances the emotional well-being of dementia patients.  By focusing on nutrient-rich foods, hydration, and a mealtime routine, caregivers can help make positive and significant impact in the lives of those living with dementia.  Proper nutrition along with a loving and supportive environment, can improve the quality of life for both the patient and the caregiver(s).  May we all continue to strive for compassion and understanding in caring for those with dementia while researchers continue to search for a cure for this disease that impacts the lives of so many we love.Author: Britt Hemsell | Ruby Care Senior Living Advisor & Blog Contributor

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Grandparent Scams | Fraud is on the Rise

Grandparent Scams and Fraud are on the RISE! Fraud is on the rise, and one of the most popular scams is the Grandparent Scam. This scam hit close to home when my step-father, who lives in Mississippi received an odd call from a man claiming to be my son. The caller had greeted him with, Hi Grandpa, its Chris. Ive been in a car accident, Im bleeding and in jail. I need you to call my lawyer. The caller sounded a bit like my son, but it made no sense that he would be calling his grandpa two states away for help. I checked in on my son, who was sound asleep in his bed and had not been in an accident. My step-father had been the target of a Grandparent Scam! Grandparent Scams involve an imposter posing as a grandchild who is in trouble: theyve been in an accident, or arrested. Once they have the grandparent concerned and ready to help, they hand the phone off to another scammer posing as a police officer or lawyer who then will make arrangements to have the grandparent wire money to them. This scam is on the rise, but you can protect yourself by following these 5 tips: 1) Set privacy settings on your social media accounts. 2) Ask questions that only your grandchild could answer. 3) Tell the caller you will call them back, then call your grandchilds cell number. 4) Contact other family members to verify the story. 5) Trust your gut instinct. Fraud targeting older people should be reported to the FTC at 877-382-4357. Article submitted by Lori Williams with Lori Williams Senior ServicesCLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LORI WILLIAMS SENIOR SERVICES

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Local Business Videos

Decluttering for Seniors | Organized + Tidy

As we age, we tend to accumulate more possessions and sometimes struggle to let go of items with sentimental value. However, a cluttered living space can lead to stress and anxiety. In this article, LeAnn Holt with Organized + Tidy shares her views on decluttering for seniors. She explains how her journey in decluttering began with her grandma and how it has led her to help others in similar situations. Organized + Tidy offers solutions for seniors looking to declutter their living spaces and reduce stress. Read on to learn more about their services, including closet organizing and how they can help you achieve a more organized home.LeAnn Holt with Organized +Tidy shares her views on decluttering for seniors. 1. Decluttering helps to relieve stress and anxiety. 2. It all began with my Grandma's decluttering. 3. How Organized + Tidy can help you. Learn more about Organized + Tidy 

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Home Care After a Stroke

This video focuses on providing information about home care for stroke patients. It covers various aspects of stroke home care, including understanding the effects of a stroke, managing medications and appointments, promoting independence and mobility, preventing falls and accidents, and seeking emotional support and coping strategies. The video also emphasizes the importance of home care providers like Assisting Hands Frisco in ensuring a successful recovery for stroke patients. It highlights the benefits of working with professionals who have experience in stroke home care and can provide personalized care and support. This video is a valuable resource for anyone looking to learn more about stroke home care and how to provide the best possible care for stroke patients. It provides practical advice, helpful tips, and highlights the importance of working with professionals to achieve the best possible outcome.Learn more about Assisting Hands Home Care of Frisco, Plano, Prosper, Little Elm, Allen & surrounding areas.Video TranscriptAfter a stroke receiving appropriate care is vital for a successful recovery. Home Care can help prevent complications and enhance healing and there are several best practices that patients and caregivers can follow to ensure the best possible outcome. The first step is to understand the effects of a stroke which can result in a variety of physical emotional and cognitive repercussions knowing these consequences can help patients and their loved ones plan and prepare for Home Care. Managing medications and appointments is also critical to a good recovery. Stroke patients may require a variety of medications and it is important to follow doctor's orders and take drugs as directed. Keeping note of Health Care Professionals visits is also essential for tracking progress and changing therapy as required.Promoting Independence and Mobility is also important in stroke. Home Care patients may require assistance aids and physical therapy can help with mobility and lowering the chance of falling. Small house adjustments can also help encourage Independence and safety. Preventing Falls and accidents is another significant concern for stroke victims and making sure the house is well lit and clear of tripping hazards can help. Emotional support and coping strategies are also crucial as sadness, anxiety, and mood swings are all prevalent following a stroke. By following these best practices stroke patients can enhance their quality of life and restore their independence. Assisting Hands Frisco offers home care services to families in Frisco, Plano, Prosper, Little Elm, Allen and surrounding areas to help stroke patients achieve a successful recovery.

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Long-Term Care Insurance and VA Benefits 101

Long-Term Care Insurance & VA Benefits  101Eric vonGoethem with Amada Senior Care Dallas shares his expertise on Long-Term Care Insurance & VA Benefits with us. Eric brings 15 years of healthcare experience ranging from the operating room, to healthcare administration, to post acute in-home care.  During his time as a senior care advocate and the Owner of Amada Senior Care, Eric has helped hundreds of families navigate the long-term care insurance claims and VA Aid and Attendance qualification processes.  PurposeThe purpose of this educational activity is to increase the knowledge of the professional on Long-Term Care Insurance and VA Benefits on benefits available, qualifications and how to access/apply for benefits they qualify for; to improve quality of care and end of life experience for aging adults.ObjectivesThe participant will be able to:       Demonstrate education Long-term care (LTC) insurance policy structure to assist patients to understand what benefits they qualify      Discuss what to instruct patients to do who have LTC policies so they can access those benefits.       Describe the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit qualifications and application process so as to educate veterans to better access benefits.

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Senior Living Advisement Services | Lori Williams Senior Services

Lori Williams shares information on how senior living advisors assist families to navigate the senior housing options.Three questions she will answer:1) What service does your business provide?2) How is it a free service?3) How is your podcast used as an educational tool and where can it be found?Finding senior housing for yourself or for a loved one can be a time-consuming and stressful process. You can search google and find a senior community that sounds perfect, only to find out later that its way beyond your budget...or not the right fit for your loved ones care needs. We are here to help. Lori Williams Senior Services is a completely free senior living advisement service. Our senior experts are locally based, know the senior living options in the area, and are dedicated to helping you find the right solution for yourself or your family member.Lori's Podcast is called Aging in Style

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Experience the SYNERGY HomeCare difference, where we are united under one purpose, to bring wholehearted, life-energizing care to as many people as possible - on their own terms, in their own homes. And that starts with compassionate caregivers like YOU! When you join the SYNERGY HomeCare team, you will feel appreciated, recognized, and rewarded for the comforting, life-affirming care that comes right from your heart! Our promise to our clients is to bring full support for fuller lives and to elevate their confidence knowing they have a caregiver like you by their side.Do you:Enjoy serving others?Have a big heart with a lot of love to share? Take charge with a warm smile. We always have an opening for caregivers who can answer yes to these questions. At SYNERGY HomeCare we create a world of care at home for all, which means you will have the opportunity to care for a wide variety of people; spanning all ages and all abilities. We are seeking caregivers to join our independently owned and operated national agency.SYNERGY HomeCare offers:Competitive pay $12-15/hrDirect depositPaid orientation and ongoing trainingTime-and-a-half pay for overtime and holidaysFlexible schedules and matching caregivers with nearby clientsEmployee recognition programsAs a Caregiver with SYNERGY HomeCare, you will:Provide attention to the client's non-medical needs, including companionship and social engagementAssist client with light housekeeping, meal preparation, and medication remindersEstablish communication and a professional relationship with clients, family members, and co-workersProvide reliable care by being punctual and consistently covering shiftsCaregiver Benefits include:Flexible ScheduleBonus OpportunitiesPTO OpportunitiesFree Food at In-Person MeetingsIf you would like to join our outstanding team at SYNERGY HomeCare, apply today!

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Caregiver | Amada Senior Care Dallas

Caregiver Jobs with Amada DallasAt Amada Senior Care Dallas, we currently have openings for the positions listed below. If you are interested in joining our team, please click on the button above or the link below to send us your application.Home Care/Personal Care Aide HourlyWe are looking to add experienced and credentialed individuals to join our personal care attendant and in-home caregiver team. Scroll down to learn more about our caregiver jobs serving families living in the Dallas communities of Dallas, Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, Oak Cliff, Lake Highlands, Mesquite, Garland, Irving and beyond.Caregiving in DallasThe benefits of compassionate, top-tier in-home caregiving for vulnerable seniors and their families cannot be underestimated. We value and respect our caregivers because they are both the face and backbone of our company. We want you to succeed, and to support you in your mission to provide the highest levels of care we are proud to offer outstanding benefits and incentives. These include extensive training, sick time, paid time off (PTO), referral bonuses, and more.  Serving: entire Dallas area including Plano, Richardson, Irving, and many more communities. Benefits Competitive Pay: $11 $17 per hour Paid Time Off PTO Sick Time Medical Dental Retirement Plan Options Training Referral Bonus Hiring CNAs Full time and Part time HHAs Full time and Part time Caregivers  All shifts weekday, weekend, day, night. Amada Senior Care is seeking a CNA to work in the Dallas/Plano/Richardson area. Seeking a caregiver that has an extensive medical background in the home health field along with 5+ years of experience working with seniors. Caregiver needs to have a drivers license along with auto insurance and reliable transportation. 

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Caregiver | At Home Personal Care

Are you seeking a schedule that fits your needs? Flexibility to provide balance between work and home life? Pick your own client? Get all your hours with one company? High paying opportunities? Apply today! TO APPLY: https://www.athomeprctexas.com/copy-of-application-form At Home Personal Care offers all levels of licensed non-medical home care services with an impeccable reputation. Our Caregivers are the face and backbone of our business and provide much needed care and support to our families and their loved ones that are struggling to retain their independence. Our Caregivers are mature, caring, thoughtful and thorough adults who take joy in providing Professional Care to Seniors and other adults living in their own homes. They come to us looking for jobs for Caregivers, but what they find is that and much, much more! Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of clients as a caregiver? Do you want to help clients live in Comfort, Security, and Dignity by helping them to remain at home instead of being uprooted to move to unfamiliar surroundings in a nursing home or an assisted living facility? Do you believe, as we do, that clients can enjoy assisted living in their own homes by enjoying your expert care?

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Marketing and Sales Professional | Synergy Home Care of Hurst

Marketing and Sales ProfessionalSYNERGY HomeCare of HurstAPPLYCompensationUp to $20.00 per hourMinimum Years of Experience2 yearsMinimum Level of EducationAssociateDESCRIPTIONExperience the SYNERGY HomeCare difference, where we are united under one purpose, to bring wholehearted, life-energizing care to as many people as possible - on their own terms, in their own homes. And that starts with care-minded people like you who lead with passion and resilience. We are proud of the best in class, home care services we provide and are seeking a Sales Professional to partner with our continuum of health care providers to ensure that our communitys care needs are met.Do you:Have a successful track record in outside sales and business development? Enjoy meeting new people? Quickly establish positive working relationships?Succeed at converting prospects into loyal clients? We have an opening for a Sales Professional who can answer yes to these questions. Sales experience in the health care or home care industry is preferred, but not required. This role is responsible for developing strong relationships with referral sources that will generate client referrals for home care services.This is an outside sales position that requires daily face-to-face sales calls with referral sources. The Sales Professional must develop and execute sales plans that generate high-value clients. The ideal candidate for the Sales Professional position has a proven track record of generating new business in the home care industry or in the healthcare or senior care industry and has established relationships that can start generating new business immediately.Sales Professional Primary Responsibilities:Develop and execute sales plan to meet business development goalsEstablish and maintain relationships with referral sources, including hospital case managers, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing/rehab facilities, home health agencies, hospices, physicians offices, fiduciaries, etc.Complete daily face-to-face sales call with referral sources for purposes of generating business leadsPlan and organize community marketing events to enhance our visibility in the community and generate new relationships and business opportunitiesCompensation and BenefitsCompensation includes base salary and bonus/commission component. depending upon experience and results. (LIST ANY BENEFITS HERE)Use of company car (as applicable)Required Skills and ExperienceExperience in a sales role in-home care, healthcare, or related senior services businesses preferredKnowledgeable and experienced in the healthcare and senior care industries, with contacts and relationships that can be leveraged for business development preferredExperienced at cold callingStrong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skillsStrong computer skills and knowledge of CRM processes.Bachelors degree in business and/or healthcare-related field is preferredPersonal AttributesA passion for senior care and client serviceAbility to establish rapport and build trust both with company staff as well as with referral sources and prospective clientsAccountability for meeting sales goalsA desire to take a leadership role in growing the businessSelf-motivated with ability to thrive with minimal direct supervisionIf you would like to join our outstanding team at SYNERGY HomeCare, apply today!

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