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How To Get Someone With Dementia/Alzheimer's To Allow In Home Care: Dallas, TX Area In Home Health Care Guide

October 6, 2017 9:06 pm

Care Mountain home health care agency is an experienced (33+ years) provider of Dallas, TX area in home care for Alzheimer’s and in home care for dementia. It is from these years of dementia home care experience that much of the material in this article will be based upon. In determining the most effective approach for getting someone with dementia, such as a Alzheimer’s disease, to allow in home care, the stage of dementia and the messenger are two of the most important factors to consider. These two factors are not mutually exclusive. The Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association lists the stages of Alzheimer’s disease as Mild Alzheimer’s disease (early-stage), Moderate Alzheimer’s disease (middle-stage)

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The Best Time To Get In Home Senior Care For Dementia: Plano, TX & Dallas, TX Area Caregiver Guide

September 15, 2017 9:43 pm

If you are caring for a loved one with a diagnosis of dementia, you probably are regularly asking yourself, what do I do now? Care Mountain has been providing in home care for dementia in Dallas, TX and in home care for dementia in Plano, TX areas since 2014, and this experience is the main bases for much of the information provided. Factors determining the best time to get in home senior care for dementia will vary depending upon if the caregiver is living in the home (i.e.; spouse), or not. If the caregiver is a spouse, then factors will be more heavily weighted on the spouses coping skills. If there is no caregiver living in the home, then factors will be more heavily weighted on type of dementia diagnosed, stage of the dementia, recent

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The Alzheimer's Association Chapters In The Dallas, TX & Fort Worth, TX Metroplex Are Outstanding Alzheimer's Caregiver Resources

August 29, 2017 6:45 pm

If you are a caregiver for Alzheimer’s disease in the Dallas, TX area or a caregiver for Alzheimer’s disease in the Fort Worth, TX area, then you are very fortunate to have two great caregiver resources for Alzheimer’s disease with the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. For the last 12+ years Care Mountain has been providing Dallas Forth Worth area caregivers for in home care for Alzheimer’s and in home care for dementia, and has found these two organizations to be an exceptional help to families caring for Alzheimer’s disease at home. This article will high lite what we have seen. As a Dallas area home health care

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#1 Cause of Stress With In Home Alzheimer's Care & How To Avoid It: Dallas, TX & Arlington, TX Area Caregiver Guide

August 17, 2017 5:10 pm

Care Mountain is one of the Dallas Fort Worth Metrolex home health care agencies with the most experience and highest regarded reputations with the in home care for Alzheimer’s disease and with the in home care for dementia. It is from this experience that most of the information is based upon for this article. If you ask a family caregiver what stresses them most about caring for their loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you are likely to hear about behavioral related issues such as non-compliant behavior, same questions being repeated, agitation, arguing and inappropriate behaviors. We have found though, the stress level experienced has less to do with these behaviors, and more to do with the caregiver’s level of acceptance

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What To Do When Your Caregiver Can't Work: Richardson, TX & Dallas, TX Area Caregiver Guide

August 4, 2017 8:19 pm

What to do when your caregiver can’t work? For those without a plan, it is usually panic. No matter how reliable your caregiver is, it is not a question of if, but rather when they will be unable to come to work. Here are a few proactive things you do to allow you viable options when that time comes. Top rated in home care agencies in Richardson, TX such as Care Mountain home health care in Dallas will have plenty of reliable caregivers as backups, so you will never have to worry about being without a caregiver when needed. If you are relying on a family member or other private caregiver, then there are still some important proactive things you can do. First, ensure the caregiver you are using is highly reliable. At least once a week

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How To Prepare For Home Health Care While Waiting For Discharge From A Skilled Nursing Facility or Rehabilitation Facility: Arlington, TX & Dallas, TX Area Family Caregiver Guide

July 28, 2017 6:55 pm

Care Mountain provides in home care to Arlington, TX and in home health care to Dallas, TX area families. It is from this 31+ years of experience the information provided in this article is drawn from. During this time Care Mountain has worked with most all the established nursing homes and rehabilitation hospitals in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Some of which included Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington, Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Worth, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital, PAM Rehabilitation Hospital in Allen, Accel Rehabilitation Hospital of Plano, ICARE Rehabilitation Hospital, UT Southwestern

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Top Things Dallas & McKinney, Texas Area Families Can Do To Ensure Best In Home Care Results

July 14, 2017 6:16 pm

Over the last 31+ years providing in home care, I have noticed some common characteristics of those families that tended to get the best results from their usage of in home care in Dallas, TX area, and with in home care in McKinney, TX area. These characteristics fell into several areas, but in this article I focus on the areas of how they chose their home health care agency, and their level and type of involvement as service was being received. Nowadays the typical process in choosing a Dallas area home care agency involves calling around and selecting two or three agencies to interview in person, and then deciding on the best choice. The families getting the best results in this process relied less on on-line reviews of an agency and what

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Adult Day Care Versus In Home Care: A Dallas & Fort Worth Texas Area Caregiver Guide

July 6, 2017 8:43 pm

The decision to use Dallas area adult day care or Dallas area in home care is not a mutually exclusive one, as some families use both concurrently. The purpose of this article is to present some of the pros and cons of each relative to the other. An adult day care facility provides a supervised congregate setting that your loved one may stay at during set hours during the day. Meals, activities and some limited personal assistance are offered. Some examples of local adult day cares include Friends Place, Encore Day Care, The Rose Cottage of Texas, and the James L. West Adult Day Program. In home care is offered by a company such as Care Mountain where an aide comes to your place of stay or residence to provide companionship, general supervision,

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How In Home Care In The Dallas, TX Fort Worth, TX Metroplex Can Help Seniors/Elderly Feeling Lonely or Depressed

June 15, 2017 8:44 pm

While going on my 31st year providing in home care to the elderly, I never have, nor ever plan to tell anyone of our clients “I understand”. Without walking in their shoes daily and having had to cope with all that they have, how could I? When meeting with prospective clients experiencing feelings of loneliness or depression, they don’t seem to take much comfort either, in people telling them they understand what they are going through. The information shared here is mainly from my years of experience leading a home health care agency in the Dallas, TX area called Care Mountain. When referring to depression in this article, I am mainly referencing feelings of being depressed, versus major clinical depression. If caring for

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How Much Does 24 Hour In Home Care Cost In the Dallas, TX Area? And, Some Other Important Things To Know About 24 Hour Home Health Care

June 1, 2017 8:14 pm

24 hour Dallas area in home care can be done on an hourly shift work bases, or as a Live In. Live In home care doesn’t not necessarily mean someone is going to move into your home. It can just involve a caregiver staying multiple days in a row, and then switching out with another caregiver for a few days before returning, with both caregivers living somewhere else. As a general rule, the Live In home care option will tend to cost much less than doing 24 hour home care on an hourly shift work bases. Live In home care rates range widely depending upon if you are getting a caregiver privately or through a licensed in home care agency, where the caregivers are licensed, bonded and insured. The Live In rate paid to your caregiver will also

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Needing Home Health Care For Vascular Dementia? Home Care Guide For Beford, TX & Dallas, TX Area Cities

May 19, 2017 5:51 pm

Care Mountain has experience since 1986 providing care at home for vascular dementia. It is primarily from this home health care experience that the following home care guide is based upon. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, vascular dementia is a decline in thinking skills caused by conditions that block or reduce blood flow to the brain, depriving brain cells of vital oxygen and nutrients. From our extensive experience providing Dallas area home care for other types of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, mixed dementia, dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s related dementia, we have found vascular dementia unique in expected results from home care efforts. Vascular dementia takes on

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The Earlier Stages of Alzheimer's Disease May Require the Highest Level of Caregiver Skills: An In Home Care For Alzheimer's Guide For Richardson, TX & Dallas, TX Area Families

May 12, 2017 6:10 pm

Care Mountain has home health care leadership experience since 1986 helping families provide care at home for Alzheimer’s disease, and care at home for other types of dementia. It is from this experience that most of the information in this article is derived from. Most health conditions we provide home health care for do require a higher level of caregiver skill as the disease or health condition progresses. But, with the home care for Alzheimer’s disease, I believe the earlier stages often require the most skilled and experienced Dallas area caregivers. While there are several factors impacting this belief, it is acceptance of the disease that I feel is the most predominant factor. A relevant definition of “acceptance”

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Providing home care for someone with Alzheimer's disease in Richardson, TX or nearby Dallas cities? A sudden, significant behavioral change is likely not Alzheimer's related.

May 3, 2017 9:40 pm

Care Mountain provides home care for Richardson, TX and all other cities in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Having 30+ years of home health care experience working with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia home care, we have often seen families mistakenly attribute a sudden and significant behavioral change to Alzheimer’s disease, and as a result not got treatment for the true cause. Three common causes we have seen for sudden and significant changes in the behavior of someone with Alzheimer’s disease are urinary tract infection & bladder infection, medication issues and/or dehydration. While these causes may lead to behavioral changes in elderly without Alzheimer’s disease, those with this disease are

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How To Get Your Spouse With Alzheimer's Disease To Not Be So Agitated: Home Care Guide For Dallas, TX & Frisco, TX Area Cities

April 25, 2017 7:05 pm

Care Mountain home care has been providing caregivers for Alzheimer’s home care to Dallas, Texas area families since 2004. We are a six time recipient of The Outstanding Caregiver of the Year Award from The Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. This high quality achievement award for outstanding Dallas area Alzheimer’s home care is a highly competitive and coveted award that very few Dallas Fort Worth home care agencies ever receive. The suggestions and ideas in this article will be based upon these years of experience. My spouse who has Alzheimer’s disease gets very agitated with me and becomes uncooperative, is something we hear often from families seeking care at home for someone with Alzheimer’s

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Using An On-Line Caregiver Referral Site: Dallas, TX Area Families Will Want To Know This

April 16, 2017 7:06 pm

Over the last five years a substantial amount of new caregiver referral sites have been appearing on the Internet. Slightly different business models exist among these sites, but they all are trying to provide you with information to use in obtaining a caregiver. Since my leadership experience since 1986 has been in home health care, this article will focus on caregiver referrals for home health care. Some of the more visible Internet caregiver referral sites with home healthcare offerings include Honor Home Care, Caring.com, HomeCare.com, Care.com, Carelinx.com, APlaceforMom and SeniorAdvisor.com. The focus of this article is not on any particular on-line caregiver referral site; but, rather to provide some helpful information when evaluating

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Home Health Caregiver Guide To Coping With Grief & Loss: Experiences From Dallas, TX Area Families

April 7, 2017 6:50 pm

After 30+ years providing home health care supporting families, often times for many years, up to their loved one’s passing, I still find myself struggling for the right words and actions to help them deal with their grief and loss. I take consolation in this though, as I feel the day it is done with great ease and no struggle is the day I need to retire, because it is only easy when you don’t care. Care Mountain provides non-medical home health care which is commonly viewed at the nursing aide level. We are not a hospice company, but we work with many of them in the Dallas Forth Worth area to provide supplemental services that are not covered under Medicare hospice guidelines. My focus here is to share some helpful information

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Home Care For Vascular Dementia: Plano, TX & Dallas, TX Area Caregiver Guide

March 28, 2017 8:00 pm

The focus of this article will be on the non-medical home care for vascular dementia, or vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). Care Mountain is an experienced non-medical provider of home care for vascular dementia in the Plano, TX and Dallas, TX area. The information presented here will be based upon this experience with vascular dementia. Since the degree to which vascular dementia affects one’s cognition can vary significantly by each person, and it often coexists with other types of dementia, we will limit the scope of this article to those with mild to moderate vascular cognitive impairment. The progression of vascular dementia is often described as stair stepped, with a sudden change followed by stabilization for a period of time.

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The Different Types of Home Health Care Available In Dallas, TX Area Cities & How They Are Paid For

March 17, 2017 5:36 pm

The most common general home health care question Care Mountain gets asked from families in the Dallas, Texas area is about the types of home health care available and how they are paid for. The easiest way found to explain the different types of home health is by their source of payment. Home health care that is paid through Medicare will need to be prescribed through a doctor’s order. This will include standard home health care or hospice care. Standard home health care covers a lot of different activity, but most commonly physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing aide for bathing, and general oversight by a skilled nurse. The activity of these home health care professionals is limited to short in and out visits (averaging less

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Caring For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD At Home In The Plano, TX Area: The Key Role Of Non-Medical Home Health Care

March 9, 2017 8:47 pm

From my experience over the last 33+ years providing care at home for someone with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD, I have found home health care companionship to be the most critical factor in the non-medical home care aspect of this disease. While I have seen the cases of COPD decline over the years due to a decrease its main risk factors of smoking and second hand smoke, we still see about 5 percent of our service inquiries involve the care for it. At some point many diagnosed with COPD will need some form of oxygen therapy, and Care Mountain has in Plano, TX and surrounding Dallas cities home health caregivers experienced in assisting with oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy and oxygen tanks are what most people seem to associate

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How Home Health Caregivers Minimize Risk of Patient Falls: Home Health Care In Dallas, TX

March 1, 2017 9:47 pm

A local home health caregiver can help significantly minimize the risk of falling for elderly in the Dallas, Texas area. Care Mountain home health care provides the best caregivers in the Dallas, Texas area experienced at helping local elderly minimize their risk of falling and requiring care for a broken hip or some other resultant injury. Often when I meet and elderly person that has developed a heightened fear of falling, they have compensated for this elevated fear by cutting back on their activities. Realizing which activities may set you outside your boundaries of healthy limits is certainly prudent, but when driven my a strong emotion such as fear, then many tend to overcompensate by cutting back their activity, which can have unintended

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