A Geriatrician’s Top 20 Tips to Stay Healthy & Safe


“At all times of the year, older adults can take simple steps to be safe, recommit to healthy eating and regularly exercise at whatever level they can,” says Neela K. Patel, M.D., a UT Health San Antonio geriatrician.

Dr. Patel provides these tips to help her patients stay safe and healthy:

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The Positive Impact of In-Home Care


(For more information on In-Home Care Services, contact Heart to Heart Homecare @ www.HearttoHeartHomecare.net) As we enter our golden years, we may require extensive care. Families with elderly relatives inevitably ask themselves, “What’s the best way my loved one can stay at home with dignity and grace?” Traditional options include skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), assisted-living facilities, nursing...

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Four Benefits to working with the Professional Home Buyer


For many older Americans, choosing to move into a senior community is not an easy choice. There are many other decisions that need to be made like finding the right community and choosing what belongings are necessary. But one of the most stressful experience for a senior can be the sale of the family home. There...

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Communicating about Assisted Living during a Crisis


By Tim Hodge, CSA Ideally, we have conversations with our parents while they are still young and healthy. The two references can help improve your chances of having those difficult conversations. We’ve seen several examples where families were unsuccessful in having important conversations with their aging loved ones in advance of needing to make decisions. The unfortunate...

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Hospice Wish Come True


For Maybell, her dream came true. Maybell is a long-time resident of New Braunfels, Texas, and she spent the better part of her career as a seamstress designing and making traditional German folkloric dress attire for women known as dirndls. Known and loved throughout the community, Maybell, a Kindred Hospice patient, had a dream – to...

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