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You may have seen the recent news video of the private caregiver being physically and verbally abusive to her elderly client. It was shocking and reprehensible.  

 

Fact: A caregiver hired from an unlicensed agency or hired privately represents an unknown that can pose significant financial and safety risks to your family. Could they be violent? Could they become injured, file for workman’s compensation and expose your family to a rude financial awakening? Yes and yes.

A caregiver hired from an agency that is:

  • Licensed
  • Bonded
  • Insured

represents a known quantity because the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services has policies and procedures in place to identify and certify each and every Certified Nurse’s Assistant or Home Health Aid placed in someone’s home. Before an Encore Caregivers’ team member can step into your home, he or she must go through a rigorous regimen of:

  • Drug test
  • Competency Test
  • Credential discovery
  • Personal background check
  • Professional background check
  • Criminal background check
  • State Employee Misconduct Registry check
  • Thorough interview process
  • Comprehensive orientation

Add to those points the fact that Encore Caregivers in-house nursing staff supervises and monitors all care provided and you are looking at safe, organized, professional, quality in-home care.

 

Don’t forget: Encore Caregivers’ team members are our employees — that means that all workers’ compensation and tax concerns – anything that an employer has to worry about – is squarely on our shoulders.

 

What does that mean for you and your family? Peace of mind. We give families like yours much needed peace of mind. That’s what we do.

 

●   Since 2009   ●   Celebrating 1 million hours of service to Houstonians   ●

14 Dec 2018

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The holidays can be a wonderful and joyous time of the year for many people. Amid decorating, shopping, and visiting friends and family, it can be easy to forget that individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia may have a difficult time coping with the season. We’ve put together some tips that may take some of stress out of the holidays for you and your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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19 Jun 2018

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It is a known fact that as summer approaches in Houston, the temperatures climb to steamy highs. That’s why it’s especially important during these hot months to check in on senior neighbors and loved ones. Now is the time for Encore Caregivers to share the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control’s) vital tips on how to keep older adults safe in hot weather.

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16 Apr 2018

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In experiments conducted using mice, Jorge Palop, PhD, and his team have found a way to reengineer certain neurons connected to epileptic activity, which is commonly observed in Alzheimer’s patients. This groundbreaking research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Alzheimer’s Association and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

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29 Jun 2017

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Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health posted a notable paper which gives the go-ahead to dark chocolate eating. (My best day ever!) Why? Extensive research by credible sources with interesting, positive results.

They report that cocoa is rich in plant chemicals called flavanols that may help to protect the heart. Flavanols have been shown to support

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25 May 2017

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We have a culture of attraction and accomplishment at Encore Caregivers – and that is why we hire and keep outstanding caregivers.
Following are some of the reasons why our caregivers are so loyal – they are sure that we care for them:

Large, established in-home care agency with a solid reputation

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30 Jan 2017

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You may have seen the recent news video of the private caregiver being physically and verbally abusive to her elderly client. It was shocking and reprehensible.

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22 Nov 2016

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It is time to be thankful — and as Encore Caregivers is preparing to celebrate our millionth hour of service to seniors, we want the world to know that we have a true attitude of gratitude. We are thankful … for our client, for the abilities of our caregivers to meet clients’ needs, for hearts for service •for professional drive and dedication, for patience, acceptance and peace, for the tender mercies we see every day,

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10 Oct 2016

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Are you worried that it’s Alzheimer’s? Only a qualified doctor can conclude (and not with 100% certainty) that a living person has Alzheimer’s Disease, but the following are 8 tell-tale signs. If you see these symptoms in your loved one, consult your family doctor. 1. Memory lapses 2. Confusion over words 3. Marked changes in mood or personality 4. Trouble with abstract thinking 5. Difficulty

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10 Oct 2016

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Influenza continues to spread illness across the country and flu-related hospitalization and death indicators have increased sharply in recent weeks with the heaviest toll on people 65 and older. The Center for Disease Control is urging seniors to seek treatment for flu-like symptoms promptly. Encore Caregivers is on the job, acting as the eyes and ears of the family, reporting any signs of flu-like symptoms

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20 Aug 2016

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When a client is cared for by Encore Caregivers, they can expect high quality companionship, homemaking and personal care. They get that and more as we strive to meet and exceed client expectations. What is sometimes an unexpected bonus, and a completely complimentary service, is Encore Caregivers’ ability to provide the client with all tools necessary to navigate the often confusing world of long term care

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