HomeSpark Home Care Blog

Here at HomeSpark, we provide non-medical in-home care services for families in Bryan and College Station. Our in-home services include companionship, personal care, meal preparation, transportation, household duties, respite care, and 24-hour care.
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Whether it’s to stay healthy, in social gatherings with friends, or as an expression of our creativity, food is central to our days and happiness. Most people have food-related stories about their social events or holidays. However, as we age, sometimes that joy is diminished by our body’s decreased capacity to intake nutrients, mechanical issues with chewing and digestion, and a declining sense of taste.
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Heart Health and Aging

Home Spark | 09 Feb, 2022 | Health |
As we age, our hearts and blood vessels undergo changes. These changes may increase the risk of heart disease. While some components of heart disease are genetic, the good news is most are related to lifestyle. Simple changes in your lifestyle can help you avoid, delay, prevent and even reverse your risk. Advancements in smartphone technology can also help you manage your lifestyle and health safety.
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Holidays are a joyous time for families and celebration. However, the holidays can also be stressful and can pose some challenges for older adults and their families. For seniors with mobility issues or Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the holidays can bring forth a range of negative emotions such as holiday depression, loneliness, inadequacies and guilt about feeling like a burden. We have gathered some tips to help you make the holidays enjoyable for your older loved ones and the re...
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Siblings often disagree when faced with decisions about an elderly parent’s care. Here are some of the most common issues siblings argue about and advice to resolve them.
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Every caregiver’s situation is unique.  Some people become caregivers gradually over time and others are thrust into the position after a crisis. Some willingly take on the tasks of being a family caregiver while others become the default caregiver. No matter how you became a caregiver, the emotions that come along with the job are completely normal, valid, important, and allowed. 
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What is Long Term Care (LTC) insurance? What services does it cover and who should purchase it? On average, 52 percent of people who turn 65 today will develop a severe disability that will require LTSS at some point.
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Intergenerational Care

Home Spark | 16 Mar, 2021 |
Raising children while caring for your parents is a special kind of balancing act. Your senior may feel like they’re in the way. Your kids may act out when they sense that you are stressed about the responsibilities.
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Don't wait until there is an emergency to talk to your aging parents about accepting in-home care. HomeSpark has put together some tips on how to talk to your parents about care and knowing when it is time to initiate care.
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Thanks to advancements in modern medicine, the average life expectancy has increased by more than 30 years over the last century.  Physicians have extended our quantity of life but what can we do to help improve the quality of those extra years?
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