Blog Posts in 2018

Alex Anderson At Home Support Attendant of the Month June 2018

Alex started in the healthcare industry 5 years ago and has been on the At Home Support team for 2.5 years. Alex enjoys spending time with her clients and learning about their lives and putting smiles ...

Practical Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress

As a family caregiver, you know it tends to be physically and emotionally exhausting, even under good circumstances. You are likely under a great deal of pressure as you work to meet your aging or ...

Signs Your Senior May Be Developing Celiac Disease

Age and Celiac Disease Older adults (that is, adults 50 and older) can get celiac disease, too. Even if your loved one has been tested for celiac in the past and cleared, they could still develop the ...

Hospital Discharge Checklist for Seniors & Families

Unfortunately, a large percentage of elderly patients are discharged from the hospital only to be re-hospitalized less than 30 days later. This occurs due to medication errors, lack of support, and ...

How to Know When Your Arthritis Develops into a Disability

Whether you have rheumatoid arthritis (which targets your joint lining and damages your bones) or osteoarthritis (which happens as the cartilage in your joints wears down over time), the pain and ...

Warning Signs of Congestive Heart Failure

If you are tasked with caring for an aging family member or another loved one with a history of heart issues, it is essential that you know how to spot heart failure when it happens. Contrary to what ...

Kanisha Cook Attendant of the Month May 2018

Kanisha has been in the health care industry for about 3 years now. What she loves most about her job is being able to help the elderly. She enjoys the comapnionship and laughter they share together. ...

Should You Be the Primary Caregiver for Your Aging Loved One?

There is much more to being a primary caregiver than being willing or feeling that you ought to do so. If your aging parent or loved one has declined to the point of needing in-home assistance, you ...

How to Care for Multiple Parents with Dementia

Family dynamics tend to change as parents age. Children become caretakers and parents become dependents. When one parent experiences age-related decline or develops an illness, this transition can be ...

How to Help Parents Who Can No Longer Cook or Clean

Need help taking care of aging parents? We’ve got you covered. Call (877) 959-9093 today for in-home care in Texas. At Home Support is committed to being there for you when you need help. We ...

How to Care for a Parent After Their Spouse Dies

Caring for a parent whose spouse has died may leave you feeling heartbroken and unsure what to do. Willingness to help is meaningful and necessary, but it is equally important to be tactful and make ...

Pam Schaefer Attendant of the Month April 2018

What I enjoy most about my job is the one on one care and getting to know my clients, they're like family to me. I like to make sure their needs are met daily. I've been in healthcare for about 7 ...

Making Your Home Accessible for Handicapped Seniors

Altering your home to accommodate a loved one’s disability is vital to their safety. Getting your wholehouse ready for someone with a disability is a challenge and will require you to make changes you ...

Loneliness and the Elderly: How Companion Care Can Help

Call (877) 959-9093 to Request Companion Care Services in Texas At Home Support provides a range of home care services for families throughout the state of Texas. Our compassion and regard for our ...

When Parents Can't Drive Themselves Anymore

Caring for Elderly Parents Who Can No Longer Drive Sometimes the responsibility to care for your aging parent sneaks up on you. Even if your parent does not live with you or directly rely on you for ...

Olivia Williams Attendant of the Month March 2018

I have been in healthcare since 1975. When I received my Nurse Aide license I began in home health services and haven't looked back. I have been in home health for 17 years now because I love working ...

Alex McNertney Attendant of the Month February 2018

My passion is to take care of people. I believe God placed me here to help and take care of others to provide for my family. I have 2 amazing children (Kaysen,5 and Keslyn,4 months) When im not ...

Alzheimer's or Aging? Why Knowing the Difference Is Crucial

As your loved one begins to go gray, their hair color isn’t the only thing that changes. Small mental, physical, and cognitive changes slowly take place as they age. If a family member or friend is ...

What Alzheimer's Caregivers Need to Know About Sundowning

How to Help Your Aging Loved One Cope with Sleep Issues Sleep disturbances (known as “sundowning”) are common among people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This can look like agitation and anxiety ...

How to Dementia-Proof Your Home

Implementing Safety Measures and Devices in Your Home Can Be Crucial to Your Senior’s Wellbeing. Ever heard of baby-proofing? In the same way you might need to eliminate hazards and implement special ...

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Driving

As your loved ones age, you may begin to feel more personally responsible for their safety and wellbeing. As family member, your voice and compassionate concern for them are crucial to their continued ...

How to Know if Your Senior Is at Risk for Depression

One of the most difficult aspects of being a family caregiver can be managing your loved one’s mental and emotional health. The distinction between symptoms of aging and signs of mental or emotional ...

3 Ways to Avoid the Emotional Pitfalls of Family Caregiving

If You Are a Worn-Out Family Caregiver, We Can Help. Call (877) 959-9093 to Speak to a Member of Our Home Care Team in Texas. Being a caregiver for a loved one is often highly demanding, even if ...

Can Someone with Autism Live Independently?

Raising a child who is on the autism spectrum may be a challenge at times, but you may feel the greatest challenges can come when they choose to start an independent life. You may wonder if your child ...

Brenda Pirtle, AHS Attendant of the Month

We are excited to announce that Brenda Pirtle is AHS Attendant of the Month for January 2018. Brenda has 20+ years in the healthcare industry and after a year of retirement she is now getting to ...