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Which Food to Serve My Elderly Parent After a Stroke in McKinney, TX
Which Food to Serve My Elderly Parent After a Stroke in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 13, 2019

After a stroke, the brain must undergo neurogenesis to generate new neurons. The process also involves neuroplasticity, which includes creating new pathways between the neurons to enhance communication between the cells. Along with physical therapy, diet plays an important role in recovery. There are many healthy foods that should be…

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Hospital Readmission
Hospital Readmission
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 6, 2019

If your senior loved one is hospitalized, preexisting conditions, medications, and lifestyle factors can raise the risk for readmission. Through education, hospital readmissions can be reduced. Here are some ways education can reduce hospital readmissions so seniors can spend more time at home. Explain Infection Symptoms Hospital-acquired infections are common…

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How Can You Increase Home Safety for Your Older Parent in McKinney, TX
How Can You Increase Home Safety for Your Older Parent in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 30, 2019

Your senior loved one’s safety at home should always be a priority. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, you can expect that your loved one will need help adjusting the home environment to meet his or her needs for safety. These tips can help you protect your loved one from harm and…

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Is Aging in Place Alone Safe for Older Adults in McKinney, TX
Is Aging in Place Alone Safe for Older Adults in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 23, 2019

Loss of independence is a major concern for many seniors. While living independently for as long as they can may seem desirable for most aging adults, there may come a time when this isn’t feasible. Here are four ways to tell if it’s unsafe for your elderly parent to live…

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Helping a Senior Parent Maintain Physical Fitness in McKinney, TX
Helping a Senior Parent Maintain Physical Fitness in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 16, 2019

Aging brings physical changes that impact physical fitness. However, staying physically fit is essential for living a long and happy life. Now that your senior loved one is older, you can use these strategies to help him or her maintain a healthy fitness level. 1. Address New Injuries Few things…

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Does Spending Time Outside Increase Cognitive Health in Aging Adults in McKinney, TX
Does Spending Time Outside Increase Cognitive Health in Aging Adults in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 9, 2019

Spending time outside is known to increase emotional wellbeing, and recent studies have shown that kids who get recess time outdoors tend to do better in school. However, people sometimes forget those same benefits can also help seniors who need to do everything they can to increase their cognitive functioning….

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By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 29, 2019

There was once a time when business owners could reimburse their employees tax-free when they had individual insurance policies, but this is no longer the case. As a leading provider of senior in-home care, the staff at McKinney Home Care Assistance believed it was important to keep our clients informed of this concern in the event it might affect them, and to make it easy to understand we’ve put together an infographic explaining all the key details of the healthcare reimbursement penalty.

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Tips to Reduce Stress in Older Adults in McKinney, TX
Tips to Reduce Stress in Older Adults in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 25, 2019

Stress levels in seniors can escalate as a result of current medical conditions, money worries, loneliness, and depression. It’s important that the source of stress be identified so an effective treatment plan can be implemented. Here are five tips for lowering stress in your senior loved one. 1. Promote Socialization…

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How Aging Adults Can Build Their Self-Esteem in McKinney, TX
How Aging Adults Can Build Their Self-Esteem in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 18, 2019

Seniors sometimes develop low self-esteem. For some seniors, retirement strikes a blow to their egos, since they no longer feel as though they provide a service to their communities. For others, a new health diagnosis could affect how they feel about their abilities. These six activities can help seniors boost…

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Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease in McKinney, TX
Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 11, 2019

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects approximately 500,000 people in the United States. Approximately 95 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease are over the age of 60. Though there’s no cure for the disease, early diagnosis can help with symptom management. Parkinson’s disease is often misdiagnosed in the…

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