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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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What Separates A Good Caregiver From A Great Caregiver? Home Health Caregiver Selection Guide For Dallas & Fort Worth Texas Area Cities

February 23, 2017 1:01 am

A good home health caregiver will get you by, but a great home health caregiver in the Dallas and Fort Worth area will best help you to get better. With the increasing cost of home health care, families are expecting much more out of their caregivers in order to get an adequate return on this investment. As a result, above average results are increasing expected of the caregivers. The focus of this article is not on what makes a good caregiver, but is instead on the critical factor differentiating this caregiver from a really great one. Care Mountain home health care has caregiver management experience since 1986. This allowed us the opportunity to gather plenty of data on various client cases, in order to gain a clearer picture on what caregiver

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What You Need To Know About Live In Care For Alzheimer's Disease In Plano, TX & Dallas, TX Area Cities

February 13, 2017 11:03 pm

Care Mountain home health care offers an option of Live In Care to care for Alzheimer’s disease in Plano, TX & other surrounding Dallas, TX area cities. The information shared here will be based upon Care Mountain’s leadership experience since 1986 of providing Live In Care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Live In Care is a popular caregiver option for those having an illness or disease that puts their health and well being at high risk if ever left alone in their home. Alzheimer’s disease and other common types of dementia tend to be the main diseases in this category. Live In Care takes on many different meanings. In some cases the caregiver moves in with their client and receives room, board and typically

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Important Role of Private Duty Caregivers & Non-Medical Caregivers In Stroke Recovery: Dallas, TX & Flower Mound, TX Area Cities

February 6, 2017 8:51 pm

There are so many determinant factors influencing one’s prognosis for recovery from a stroke. The focus of this article will be on the biggest way we have seen for private duty caregivers & non-medical caregivers to help someone recover from a stroke. The National Stroke Association also has some great resources on-line to assist caregivers and family members care for someone that has had a stroke. Care Mountain home health care has over 30 years of caregiver experience helping people recover from a stroke, so the informative material provided here will be based upon this first hand experience. Through clients we have worked with many of the Dallas, TX area neurosurgeons such as Texas Neurosurgery, Dallas Neurosurgical & Spine

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How Private Duty Home Health Care Enhances Results Of Physical Therapy For Elderly In Dallas, TX & Garland, TX Area Cities

January 27, 2017 10:46 pm

If you are searching for physical therapists or physical therapy in Dallas, Texas or Garland, Texas area cities, then it will be helpful to know how private duty home health caregivers can enhance your rehabilitation results. Care Mountain has 14+ years of experience providing Dallas, Texas area families non-medical caregivers and private duty caregivers that work with their physical therapists to obtain best possible rehabilitative outcomes. Since Care Mountain home health care focuses on helping with physical therapy for the elderly and physical therapy for seniors, this population with be the emphasis here. Keeping in mind though, that Care Mountain offers so much more services to help elderly in their homes. Care Mountain home health care

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Checking Your Caregiver's Background: A Home Health Care Guide For University Park, TX & Surrounding Dallas, TX Cities

January 22, 2017 9:15 pm

If you are looking for a home health caregiver in University Park, TX or in surrounding Dallas, TX cities, then getting an excellent caregiver background check done by a company like Care Mountain is now more important than ever! In my 30+ years of screening caregivers for home health care in Dallas, TX and other cities, I have found over the last six years that an increasing level of due diligence is needed in caregiver background checks. A big reason is that an increasing amount of home health caregiver applicants are coming to the Dallas, TX area from other states and countries. Care Mountain home health care does caregiver background checks that far exceed State licensing requirements. Currently the State of Texas only requires licensed

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Why The Type Of Dementia Matters For Home Health Care: Dementia Home Care In Keller, TX & Dallas TX Area Cities

January 15, 2017 10:09 pm

Care Mountain is one of the most experienced home health care agencies for dementia care in Keller, TX and Dallas, TX area cities. Our caregivers in Keller, TX and surrounding Dallas area cities have received in multiple recent years The Outstanding Caregiver of the Year Award, from the Alzheimer’s Association, in recognition for outstanding care at home for dementia. Through Care Mountain’s years of care giving for dementia, we have found knowing the type of dementia being cared for allows families to better cope with this disease. When caring for a progressive form of dementia, being proactive is of key importance in being a successful caregiver. As examples, lets use three of the more common types of dementia: Alzheimer’s

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Affordable Home Health Care For Dallas, TX & Lewisville, TX Area Families: Simple Home Health Care Products That Can Make It Happen

January 8, 2017 6:05 pm

Care Mountain is an affordable home health care agency providing 24 hour home health care in Lewisville, TX and all surrounding Dallas, TX area cities. Care Mountain makes home health care affordable by offering affordable home health care rates, and by helping families find more ways to meet their home health care needs at the minimal possible cost. Care Mountain offers free home health care assessments that can save you money, whether you use our services or not. This article will focus on some of the more common other ways we helped Dallas, Texas area families with their home health care costs. When we get calls for a home health caregiver in Lewisville, TX, or from other surrounding Dallas, TX area cities, most are not aware of the many

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How To Get Someone With Alzheimer's Disease to Bathe: A Dallas, TX & Arlington, TX Area Caregiver Guide

January 1, 2017 4:35 pm

Care Mountain home health care offers successful caregiver experience since 1986 to help families cope with how to get someone with Alzheimer’s disease to bathe. Care Mountain provides home health caregivers in Arlington, TX and all surrounding cities in the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas Metroplex cities. When we get a call from a family member who needs help caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease in Irving, TX or any surrounding city in the Dallas, TX area, over 80% of those callers are needing help with, among other things, bathing and personal hygiene issues related to the care of Alzheimer’s disease. In order to best serve families facing this challenge, I felt it best to focus this article on challenging situations

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With an entire 29+ year professional career dedicated to home health care of elderly and senior citizens, you would think by now this would be easy for me; but, it's far from easy - It's only easy, if you don't care.

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