Blog Posts in 2016

How to Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Every year, the holidays roll around and, with them, the temptation to over indulge in deliciously rich foods. Just because this is a time of celebration and festivity does not mean you have to engage ...

Keep the Season Merry & Bright With Our Holiday Concierge Services

At Home Support, a division of At Home Healthcare, is helping families this season through our Holiday Concierge Services. At Home Support is focused on keeping you and your family living at home, and ...

Fall, Football, Friday Night Lights....Know the Risks

As a Pediatric Physical Therapist and a mother of an athletic teenage boy who participates in extreme sports, including football and rodeo, the thought of long term neurological impairments as a ...

Is It Autism? | Diagnosis and Treatment

Autism is a developmental disorder that begins within the first three years after conception and, according to the U.S. Federal Centers for Disease Control, afflicts 1 in 68 children in the U.S. It ...

Preparing for Flu Season

It’s that time of year that we all dread: flu season. The thought of getting sick or a loved one coming down with the flu is enough to turn anyone into a germophobe. There are plenty of ways to spread ...

Handling Caregiver Burnout

This upcoming November is National Family Caregiver month and it’s all about showing appreciation to those who take care of the ones we love. Because of this, we want to make sure caregivers ...

Tips to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

“No dessert until you eat all your vegetables!” Most parents find themselves saying this to their children at some point. Let’s face it, children can be picky when it comes to their food. In fact, a ...

Senior Mobility: If You Don't Use It, You Lose It

Ever heard the saying use it or lose it ? Turns out, this colloquialism applies to a variety of health topics. Research published in Ohio State University’s Research and Innovation Communications ...

I'm Worried My Loved One Isn't Safe at Home: What Should I Do?

As anyone with elderly loved ones knows, worries increase with age. Things that once seemed benign, such as stairs and kitchen appliances, can now be the source of serious anxiety for you and your ...

Getting Your Kids In the Routine of School & Homework

The end of summer is just around the corner. For your children, this means getting back into the routine of waking up early, getting to school, and dealing with daily assignments. As a parent, you ...

4 Tips for Parents: Making the Most of Life with ADD/ADHD

Attention deficit disorders don’t have to drive a wedge between parents and their children. Here are four simple steps parents can follow to help their children cope with ADD or ADHD. For parents with ...

Staying Hydrated in the Texas Heat

In the summer months, Texas can become uncomfortable from the high temperatures and heatwaves. Not only can this be difficult to deal with, it can also have an impact on your health when you become ...

Why is Mom Forgetting Her Keys? Key Signs of Alzheimer's

Watching our loved ones get older is a tough situation as they start to change and things become more difficult for them to do. It’s even worse if they develop a condition such as Alzheimer’s or some ...

Risks of Falls Around the Home

It’s a difficult task to watch our loved ones age and have trouble walking and moving around the house. After all, these were simple actions that once required very little energy to do. Now it may be ...

At Home Healthcare Hiring Skilled Professionals

At Home Healthcare has successfully managed 30 years of challenging changes in the healthcare industry and earned the continuing support of our patients, therapists and the medical community. We ...

Communication Strategies for Individuals with Dementia

When someone has dementia, it may be difficult to communicate with them. This doesn’t mean that it’s impossible, though. It is a situation that is particularly troubling when you are caring for ...

Dealing with Loss of Appetite in Seniors

Eating habits and appetites naturally change with age. However, when our loved ones grow older, their lack of interest in food and water can be concerning. It can be difficult to ensure your elderly ...

6 Springtime Activities for Seniors

The National Institute of Health’s study demonstrates the healing properties of the sun and going outdoors. They found that participants who suffered from depression experienced increased positive ...

Finding Time to Care for Your Aging Parents

Many adults find themselves forced into the role of caring for their aging parents or loved ones. Even in the closest family relationships, adult children can struggle to find the time to provide the ...

Elder Care After a Heart Attack

Hearts attacks take extensive tolls on the body. The damage occurs when plaque clogs the blood vessels that carry oxygen to the blood. The blockage causes the blood to stop flowing to the heart, which ...

What to Ask Your Pediatrician When You Suspect Developmental Delay

While every child grows at their own pace, doctors use milestones to measure developmental progress. The first years of a child’s life will be marked with growth in areas such as motor, verbal, and ...

At Home Healthcare Voted Best Home Health Agency

At Home Healthcare is proud to announce that the Van Zandt County Reader’s Choice Awards voted our Canton office Best Home Health Agency for 2016. This is our second year receiving such a distinction, ...

Smart Foods for a Healthy Brain

Food fuels not just the body, but the mind as well. For individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), certain “smart” foods can aid in ...

Patients Have a Right to Choose Home Care

When a person undergoes major surgery or has a significant medical episode, it can be difficult to keep the facts straight in their head. It can be even more complicated when they have to decide on ...

At Home Healthcare Recipient of 2015 HHCAHPS Honors™

At Home Healthcare is excited to announce that the Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) has recognized us as a leading home care service provider. We work ...