Home for the Holidays

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It is that time of the year when family get-togethers are right around the corner and everyone is excited to see grandma and/or grandpa. Although grandma and grandpa may seem to being doing well for the limited you see them, do you really know how they are doing on the day-to-day basis, being home alone? Below are a few signs to look for that may indicate your senior loved one needs an extra hand at home:

  • Does your loved one having bruising on his or her arms or legs?
    • Often times, when a senior falls or bumps into something, bruising is almost guaranteed to happened due to the skin and bones being fragile with age. This is a sign that your loved one may need help getting around their home or possibly around the town to doctor appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. Do not wait for a major fall to occur before you consider help; prevent it from happening now by seeking in home senior care services.
  • Are prescription medications being taking regularly and are they up to date?
    • Checking to see if the medications prescribed are being taking regularly is very important to a senior’s health. Often these medications are vital for keeping blood pressure stable and/or blood sugar at optimum levels. These medications not being taken as they should could indicate your loved one may need a little assistance inside of the home.
  • Forgetfulness
    • Everyone forgets things at time; whether its forgetting why you walked into the kitchen or not being able to recall the name of a movie that you just watched. But increasing incidents of forgetting to turn running water off, leaving the hot stove on, etc., could be an indication that in home senior care is greatly needed. The next incident of forgetfulness could be detrimental.

These are just a few things to look for when visiting loved ones over the holidays.

If you or an aging loved one are in need of elder care services in the Greater Houston area, please call the staff at New Frontier Home Care. We are available to answer your senior care questions!

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Gary Williams

Director of Marketing at New Frontier Home Care
Gary’s father suffered from transverse myelitis, which is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord & caused him to be wheelchair bound until he passed in 2011. After spending years helping care for his father, Gary became determined to get involved in the healthcare industry with the goal of providing care to those in need, in the comfort of their own homes.
Gary completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management on a full-ride scholarship at North Dakota State University. He returned back to his hometown of Houston & joined the Houston Police Department, putting his life on the line to keep others safe. Currently Gary stays involved with the police force through monthly volunteer work, but his main priority is New Frontier Home Care, where he serves as Marketing Director.
Gary is a Verified Google Author

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Gary’s father suffered from transverse myelitis, which is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord & caused him to be wheelchair bound until he passed in 2011. After spending years helping care for his father, Gary became determined to get involved in the healthcare industry with the goal of providing care to those in need, in the comfort of their own homes. Gary completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management on a full-ride scholarship at North Dakota State University. He returned back to his hometown of Houston & joined the Houston Police Department, putting his life on the line to keep others safe. Currently Gary stays involved with the police force through monthly volunteer work, but his main priority is New Frontier Home Care, where he serves as Marketing Director. Gary is a Verified Google Author