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 â€¢for professional drive and dedication, for patience, acceptance and peace, for the tender mercies we see every day, for you — our friends and associates May you and yours have a joyful, relaxing time with family and friends this holiday season. May the people and things you should be thankful for remain crystal clear in your sight. That is our wish from all of us here at Encore Caregivers. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
14 Dec 2018
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.Continue reading
19 Jun 2018
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.Continue reading
16 Apr 2018
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.Continue reading
29 Jun 2017
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 supportContinue reading
25 May 2017
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 reputationContinue reading
30 Jan 2017
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.Continue reading
22 Nov 2016
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 â€¢for professional drive and dedication, for patience, acceptance and peace, for the tender mercies we see every day,Continue reading
10 Oct 2016
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. DifficultyContinue reading
10 Oct 2016
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 symptomsContinue reading
20 Aug 2016
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 careContinue reading