Adult Care in Houston & Katy, TX

Educational materials for care providers and family members

Superbugs? Infection Control

Infection Control – Better Safe Than Sorry

 Infection Control – Better Safe Than Sorry   Beware of Superbugs Germs are all around us. Even our own bodies normally harbor trillions of microorganisms. However, our immune system and a good balance of “good” and “bad” germs keep us from being ill, in spite of all the viruses,

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Watch Out! Slips, Trips and Falls

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Watch Out! Slips, Trips and Falls There are many reasons why older adults are at risk of falling—the effects of medications, slowed reaction times, brittle bones, stiffness, lack of flexibility, and impaired vision. But due to changes in the brain that

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Make Alzheimer’s Activities More Fun

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Make Alzheimer’s Activities More Fun Having fun and enjoying life is important for everyone. But people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) lose, little by little, the ability to do those things that they enjoyed in the past. Hobbies, concerts, guests

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Emergencies – Take Protective Measures

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Emergencies – Take Protective Measures   Recovering from an emergency or a natural disaster tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. In addition to the standard supplies of food, water and fi rst aid kits, consider t

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Preparing a Safe Home

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Preparing a Safe Home   Your goal in adapting the home for a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is to keep the surroundings as familiar as possible, while making the changes necessary to create a home that is calming, reassuring, safe, and suppo

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Elder Abuse/Neglect

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Elder Abuse/Neglect   Tricking a Senior Out of Money Elder abuse can take many forms, but one of the most common is “scamming” or tricking an elderly person out of money or property. Seniors are more likely to become victims of such crimes and, if

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Living with Incontinence

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Living with Incontinence   Incontinence is a problem that involves the leakage of urine or feces over which the person has no control. Bladder management medications are available; other possible treatments include bladder training, exercises to s
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Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Controlling Infection

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Controlling Infection   Does Your Home Get a “C” for Cleanish? Controlling the spread of infectious germs around the house doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Following some simple rules can drastically cut the chance of illness: Prevent cros

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Alzheimer’s Disease & Difficult Behavior

Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Alzheimer’s Disease & Difficult Behavior   Hoarding and Clutter In caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), some behaviors are more difficult to deal with than others. You must learn to cope with the behavior and to keep yourself from