Managing Daily Care

Understanding the diagnosis One of the most challenging aspects of care can simply be understanding the diagnosis. There are a variety of sources to help you learn more about the … Read more

Stress Management

Self-Care: As a caregiver, you spend a lot of time caring for your loved one and as a result, you may forget the most important person in the equation, YOU! … Read more

Long Term Care Options

Where can I access Long-Term Care Services? 1) In-home: These services can be provided in your own home. Hours are based on the individual’s needs. The services include: personal care services, … Read more

Social Engagement and Connection

What is social engagement? Social engagement is the opportunity for individuals to connect with other people, sometimes in one-on-one interactions and sometimes in group settings. Houston has a variety of … Read more

Veterans’ Resources

What help is available for caregivers of veterans? Navigating veterans’ benefits can be difficult; however, they can be extremely beneficial assisting you in managing care. The Family Caregiver Alliance has … Read more

Respite

Types of respite: Respite can be provided in a variety of ways.1) In-home: These respite care services are provided in the home and usually scheduled for 4-6 hours. The services include: … Read more

New to Caregiving

Tools you can use There are a variety of tools available to help you manage your caregiving responsibility. There are a variety of national websites with tools and information on … Read more

Healthcare Benefits

Medicare vs. Medicaid The words Medicare and Medicaid are frequently used and are often interchanged when talking about care. However, Medicare and Medicaid are 2 distinct benefits that cover different … Read more

Dementia

Education The Alzheimer’s Association Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter is a wonderful resource for education on dementia. You can access dementia presentations with topics ranging from identifying the signs and … Read more

Taking Care of Yourself

What is self care and why should I do it? Self care is any activity done to take care of your own physical, emotional, and mental health. Self care is … Read more

Caring While Working

AARP’s Caregiving While Working article reviews key tips and tools you can use for talking with human resources, talking to your manager, and understanding benefits available to you.